Have you heard of dry brushing? My mom used a dry brush when I was younger. I remember asking what it was after seeing it; she told me about it and how healthy it is for skin, lymph and our circulation, and that was that. I never really gave it much thought again until recently.
For as long as I can remember, I've always had an issue (I suppose there are worse issues) with having literally cold feet. I recently came across some dry brushing information and decided to try dry brushing to improve not only my circulation, but my overall health. I think doing anything I can to improve my lymph is a good thing, so I did some research and found a very affordable and quality dry brush here. I've been dry brushing for around a month or so now and I can honestly tell you I've noticed a difference with my feet, though they are still cold sometimes (I don't think dry brushing is necessarily a cure all) I'm finding them to be less cold less often. I've also noticed an improvement in my lymphatic system around my ears and throat area, as I'd had a couple of swollen lymph nodes over the past few months.
A fews things to be mindful of if you would like to begin dry brushing:
- purchase a natural bristle brush, like this one
- do not use a dry brush on broken skin
- dry brush according to this diagram for optimal flushing of toxins
- drink plenty of purified water to aid in flushing the toxins
- take an epsom salt bath to further increase the release of toxins after dry brushing
- do not dry brush your face
- do not use on children
Do you dry brush? I've also heard it can improve cellulite! I'd love to know what your experiences have been.
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