Dry Brushing For the Lymphatic System
Benefits of Dry Brushing
Cancer is certainly on the rise. I believe that our bodies are being overloaded with toxins and, even though the body is constantly detoxifying itself, it is a losing battle unless we get pro- active in helping our systems to eliminate toxins. I have a sister that is battling cancer right now. She has had Ovarian Cancer for the past 5 years. She is still doing quite well. I sincerely believe that part of her current success is due to the fact that she has taken up several alternative health techniques to eliminate toxins and she continually works hard at providing different homeopathic options, along with a nutritional diet to help strive for a cancer-free environment. One of the techniques I am referring to is called Dry Body Brushing. When we are moving around doing housework, exercising, jogging, playing tennis, etc., our lymph fluid is moving throughout our bodies at a good pace.but the lymphatic system can become sluggish very easily, causing swollen ankles, limbs if we aren't up and moving around. This is called lymphedema. Now, the lymphatic system doesn't have its own pump system like the heart does, so the lympatic system needs our help. This brushing of the skin, is going to help the lymphatic fluids to move along and be eliminated through different avenues, such as skin, organs, and other waste eliminations.
The lymphatic system is interactive with every part of our body, delivering nutrients,fighting virus and bacterial infections and detoxifying our systems of everything from cancerous cells to waste products and toxic heavy metals. The lymphatic system is located just below the skin’s surface. The lymph contains large proteins and particulate matter that cannot be transported in any other way back into circulatory system to be expelled, except when we dry brush toward the heart.
When we begin to dry brush, we notice our body feeling more energized and awake. Your skin will feel tighter and firmer with time and will feel softer smoother and more moisturized.There are many organs in the body which help to eliminate toxins, the skin is the largest of these organs.
All this brushing will stimulate your immune system and help to rid your body of waste, toxins, and viruses and bacteria. The end result is more energy, vitality , less sickness, and more balance skin.
This is what the brush looks like. It has soft, natural bristles.
Basic Directions for Brushing
You will use a light touch with this soft-bristled brush.
The best time to brush is right before you get into the shower. Start at your feet and work your way up your calves and thighs. Next brush your hands and up your arms, brush upward on your abdomen toward your heart.. You will brush downward on your neck, shoulders and back. So, downward on areas above the heart and upward on areas below your heart. Always brushing in the direction of the heart.The only exception is your back. The whole of your back is brushed downward. After Brushing follow with a hot shower.
Make sure you wash your brush with soap and water on a weekly basis.
I liked this video from The Green Smoothie Girl
Dry brushing has a whole bunch of benefits. The superficial ones include: removing cellulite, tightening the skin to prevent premature aging, and removing dead skins layers! The deeper benefits of the dry skin brush technique are the improvements to lymphatic function. It strengthens the immune system, stimulates hormone producing glands, and stimulates circulation. It will help to rid your body of waste, toxins, and viruses and bacteria. The end result is more energy, vitality , less sickness, and more balance skin.