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Trish Dent

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Brushing up well

Here’s a health tip that costs no more than the investment in a natural bristle brush and a few minutes each day.  Body brushing is a straightforward technique to gently aid the natural processes of your own body, with great health benefits. 

It helps to:

  • Remove the top layer of skin that holds some acidity and toxins.
  • Move lymph through the whole body, aiding with removal of toxins.
  • Stimulate and improve the circulation
  • Stimulates the skin, helping it to eliminate wastes also.

Avoid brushing varicose veins, rashes or open wounds.

If you are constipated, address this problem before working with skin brushing as mucus and toxins will be released into the bowel after using this technique.  Better to wait until constipation has eased.

First buy a natural bristle brush, preferably with a handle, so you can reach your back.  Do not use the brush for other purposes, or get it wet.

This technique is best done first thing in the morning, before showering or washing. Use the brush dry and work with the skin dry.

Brush the skin as vigorously as is comfortable with the brush, working from the extremities towards the heart all the time. Begin with the feet, then your legs. Work hands, then arms. Finally brush your body, working all the time towards your heart.

Pay particular attention to hands and feet, but include all parts of your body, excepting your face and any other delicate areas.

Spend 2-3 minutes on this technique daily and you will be rewarded with glowing healthy skin, improved circulation and a wide-awake approach to your day.