Made from compostable materials, this dry brush is great for stimulating circulation of the lymphatic system and removing dead skin.
Our lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump in our body unlike the heart for our circulatory system. The transportation of lymph relies on muscle contraction, physical activity, and the valves that prevent the lymph fluid from flowing back. Body brushing helps this process.
What are the origins of dry-brushing?
Body brushing is an ancient practice hailing from Ancient Greece, to the Americas, the Middle and Far East, and especially as part of the Indian traditional Ayurvedic treatment, called Garshana. Ayurveda is a 5,000 year-old Hindu traditional holistic medicine. The exfoliation and massage techniques of body brushing have barely changed throughout time. The benefits, such as improved circulation and lymphatic drainage, exfoliation of dead skin cells etc., have been constant.
Body brushing practice is such a simple and easy routine, and also very rewarding. It only takes around 3-5 minutes of your time, preferably in the morning, as body brushing helps increase circulation and boosts energy which leaves your skin feeling fresh, invigorated and your whole body enlivened.
How to dry brush
Start at your feet. Use short or long strokes toward your heart and lymph nodes, located in the groin. Continue upwards towards your hips, belly, moving towards the heart and the lymph nodes in your neck. For your arms, start at your palms and stroke towards the lymph nodes in your armpits.