Now that we’re on the topic of detoxification I want to talk a bit about dry skin brushing. I encourage all my clients to begin their Coffee Enema rituals with dry skin brushing.
Here is why.
The skin is the largest organ in the body, and is responsible for 1/4 of the body’s detoxification via the lymph. Our lymphatic system primarily relies on our movement for its functioning. Skin brushing helps move lymph fluid.
Dry skin brushing also cleanses the lymph system.
Under normal circumstances the skin eliminates more than one pound of waste products every day! If skin pores are clogged, toxins will remain in the body. This stresses the body’s other organs of detoxification.
Benefits of dry skin brushing:
- Increases circulation to the skin making it stronger, healthier and more resilient.
- Exfoliates the skin so it can breathe – absorb nutrients and eliminate toxic waste.
- Improves vascular blood circulation which is overall health building.
- Stimulates lymphatic drainage – discharge metabolic waste from the body.
- Stimulates and tones the nervous system.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Assists Digestion
- Increases cell renewal.
Use the Right Kind of Brush
The brush used should be a long-handled, bath-type brush. It is essential that it contain natural bristles and not synthetic ones. Synthetic bristles will scratch the surface of the skin and are harsh and irritating. Keep your brush dry.
How to Do Dry Skin Brushing
To brush the skin, use long gentle, but firm, strokes
- Start at your extremities (feet first) and brush toward your heart.
- Don’t brush your face or nipples