Dry body brushing seems to be popping up everywhere at the moment, which is wonderful! The benefits of this ancient Ayurvedic technique are incredible, add in dry body brushing to:

– Increase muscle tone
– Improve skin texture (luminosity and suppleness)
– Reduce the effects of stress on the body
– Promote weight management by supporting healthy metabolism
– Support natural detoxification
– Improve lymphatic circulation
– Enhance circulation
– Stimulate areas that accumulate cellulite

How to:

– Skin brushing is best done in the morning before bathing, with dry skin that is free from lotion or oil
– Using gloves or a brush, massage vigorously to stimulate the skin and lymph
– Keep the direction of the stroke always toward the heart
– Use circular strokes on the stomach and joints (shoulders, elbows, knees, wrists, hips, and ankles), and long sweeping strokes on the arms and legs (toward the heart)
– Massage from the feet upward, continuing to the torso and on to the neck
– Massage from the hands to the shoulders
– Massage the stomach and buttocks in circular clockwise motions
– Apply light pressure where the skin is thin or sensitive and firm pressure on thicker areas like the bottoms of the feet

Be careful not to do dry body brushing if you have any of the following:

– Very sensitive skin
– Skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema
– An open wound (skip the area)
– Inflamed skin due to sunburn or an allergy
– Illness

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