The lymphatic system is very important in helping the body to eliminate waste and toxins. Through the lymphatic system the lymph moves, which is made of white blood cells, particularly of lymphocytes, cells that attack bacteria in the blood.
The lymph nodes have the function of filters in the lymphatic system. Their job is to filter out and trap bacteria, cancer cells, viruses, and other undesired substances, and to ensure their elimination from the body.
Physical inactivity or long sitting hours can lower the effectiveness of the lymphatic system and cause great toxin overload. Nevertheless, there are ways which can prevent this from happening.
You can boost the work of the lymphatic system by doing exercises and rebounding, but also you can try dry skin brushing which is one of the top techniques used for stimulating the lymphatic system. Moreover, it is not expensive and very cheap.
So, how does it work?
If you did not know, the skin is the largest organ for cleansing the body. Through this body organ a third of the body’s contaminants are expelled through the skin’s pores. Dry skin brushing technique helps in unblocking the pores thereby allowing your body to excrete all the toxins that would have been trapped.
DRY SKIN BRUSHING: HOW TO DO IT
For dry skin brushing you need to buy a natural bristle brush with a longer handle so that you can use it on your back. Enter naked in a tub, and start brushing. It is better to do it in the tub as in that way you will save time on cleaning up the dead skin.
The procedure goes like this, start brushing at your feet and then move in long sweeping motions towards the heart. Make sure to always brush towards the heart. Brush a number of times in every area, overlapping as you go.
You need to be very careful when you brush over more sensitive areas, like for instance your breasts. In time your skin will be less sensitive due to the regular dry brushing. When you finish brushing your entire body, go straight into the shower. Once you finish with the showering, pat dry skin and apply rose hip or coconut oil. For optimal results perform this method twice a day, in the morning and in the evening.
This method will offer you many health advantages, like the following ones:
- Better Circulation
- Stimulation of the Lymphatic System
- Decrease of Cellulite
- Stress Relief
Improved Digestion and Kidney Function–a great number of naturopathic doctors use dry brushing to treat bloating because massaging the lymph nodes helps the body to get rid of excess water and present toxins. The first thing that you will notice is smoother skin, better digestion, kidney function, and many more.