Dry Brushing Lymphatic System

February 19th, 2016 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING

Dry Brush Lymphatic SystemThe most important 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, viruses and bacteria. The end result is more energy, vitality, and less sickness. Dry Brushing The Lymphatic SystemThe entire body should be brushed, including your back, but skip the face and scalp. Use long sweeping strokes starting from the bottom of your feet upwards, and from the hands towards the shoulders, and on the torso in an upward direction to help drain the lymph back towards your heart. The lymphatic fluid only flows in one direction which is towards the heart, so it is important to dry brush in the same direction. 1.  Use light pressure in areas where the skin is thin and harder pressure on places like the soles of the feet. Don’t overdo it 2. Skin brushing can be done daily, preferably first thing in the morning. A thorough skin brushing takes about 10 minutes, but any time spent brushing prior to bathing will benefit the body. If you are feeling ill, increasing the treatments to twice a day can be beneficial. 3. Avoid sensitive areas like bruises and anywhere the skin is broken, such as areas of skin rash, wounds, cuts or infections 4. For added benefit: finish up with your regular shower and end with three hot and cold cycles. Turn on the water as hot as you can take it for several seconds, then as cold as you can handle it, then hot, then cold for three cycles.

Basic Directions for Brushing

1. You will use a light touch with this soft-natural bristled brush. The best time to brush is right before you get into the shower. 2.  Start at your feet and brush vigorously in circular motions. 3.  Continue brushing up your calves and thighs. 4. Next brush your hands and up your arms. 5. Proceed upward on your abdomen toward your heart using a circular counter-clockwise strokes 6.  You will brush downward on your neck, shoulders to the middle of back and upward from bottom of back to middle of back. Remember always brushing in the direction of the heart, so downward on areas above the heart and upward on areas below your heart. 7. Use light pressure on the breasts and any other sensitive areas. 8.  After Brushing follow with a hot shower.  Make sure you wash your brush with soap and water on a weekly basis.

 This is bwb’s March 2, 2014, post revisited.