Dry Skin Brushing

Dry Skin Brushing

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Dry Skin Brushing is an amazing way to soften your skin and rejuvenate how you feel! It is easy to do and only takes a few minutes of your daily routine.

How to do it

Ensure your skin is dry to help slough off old skin cells, improve circulation and stimulate the lymphatic movement. Using a dry cloth, loofah or an actual brush designed for dry skin brushing, begin at your feet and lightly brush your skin on your legs upwards, towards your heart.  Then start on your fingers and brush up your arm, again towards your heart.

Give it a try and you’ll be amazed at how soft your skin becomes and how rejuvenated you feel!

How it works

They lymphatic system helps the body get rid of waste products and toxins.  It is comprised of lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, lymphocytes and specialized lymphatic organs (thymus, spleen, tonsils).  Its main function is to move fluid (lymph) throughout the body to clear unwanted material and help fight infections.  Unlike the circulatory system, the lymphatic system relies on gravity, muscular movements and active stimulation to move fluid through the lymphatic channels.  Therefore, routine activities, such as dry skin brushing and alternating temperature showers are great to support our body’s detoxification abilities.


Detoxification is an important topic of discussion in our practices.  In an increasingly toxic world, our bodies become more and more burdened with toxins, leading to a myriad of health concerns.  Helping our bodies support its natural detoxification process can involve incorporating simple lifestyle habits such as dry skin brushing.  Dry skin brushing daily stimulates the lymphatic system – our bodies’ most important household cleaning system.

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