5 Things to Know about Dry Brushing
Dry brushing began with the Ayurvedics and became a staples in slimming treatments. Typically dry brushing is done at spas during a body treatment to stimulate circulation and exfoliate. “Dry brushing stimulates the detox process by increasing circulation and forcing toxins towards the heart where they can be carried out of the body the bodies cellular water-waste system, the Lymph.” says Spa Director Jill VanAusdal. “We recommend coming for a professional detox every 3 months with regular brushing at home. Our 80-minute Nordic Detox Treatment uses a self-heating marine based seaweed wrap applied to the entire body to opens your pores and pull toxins out of the body.”
Dry brushing at home 3-4 times a week will help protect your body from toxins by improving your circulation, eliminating clogged pores, and may even tone your body by decreasing the severity of cellulite. Here are 5 tips from our therapists for dry brushing at home.
2. Take 5-7 minutes to brush your entire body before showering. Apply enough pressure to stimulate circulation using lighter pressure on more sensitive areas with thinner skin. Always brush up towards your heart in small short or circular strokes.
3. Start with your feet and work your way up your legs past the lymph nodes in your knee towards the lymph nodes in your groin. Brush in a circular motion on your stomach. Up from your hands past the lymph nodes in your elbow towards the lymph nodes in your armpit and chest.
4. Wash your brush weekly with mild shampoo and hang to dry.
5. Apply a moisturizer to your skin and make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to aid the release of toxins.