Ayurvedic Dry Brush
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Dry brushing - also known as gharshana, or skin brushing, is a technique that is recommended by Ayurveda practitioners around the world.
The practice is quite simple, but can provide you with profound health benefits by helping to speed up the removal of toxins from the body.
HOW TO DRY BRUSH
Prep Your Bathroom
Dry brush upon awakening in the morning before showering. Dry brush in the shower, or on a towel, in the bathroom to collect dry skin.
General Rules of Thumb
Apply medium pressure so that you can feel the movement, but not scratch the skin.
You always dry brush towards your heart to help get the lymph moving upward. Once you get above the heart, on the neck, move strokes in a downward motion towards the heart.
Feet and Legs
Begin at the feet with long sweeping motions moving towards the heart. Move along each limb on its own, repeating strokes 2-3 times on both the front and the back of the legs.
Use shorter motions when working around joints like knees and elbows
Use light circular, clockwise motions. Repeat 3-4 times at a slow-to-moderate pace.
Starting with the hands make your way upward toward the shoulders. Repeat strokes 2-3 times on both the front and the backs of the arms.
Neck and Heart
Start at the jaw line and very lightly move toward the chest. Repeat strokes 2-3 times on each side. Complete by drawing light circles around the heart.
Shower and Hydrate
Always take a shower post dry brushing to remove dead skin. Hydrate with body oil to ensure your body is moisturized to replenish the new layer on the surface of the skin.
Care: Be sure to change your dry brush every 4-5 months.
Improved muscle tone
Enhanced skin health, ‘glowing’ skin
Decreased physical effects of stress
Helps to enhance metabolism and thus helps to regulate weight
Encourages the removal of ama (toxins)
Helps to fight and remove cellulite
Dry brushing also stimulates your nervous system leaving you feeling invigorated. Be sure not to brush too hard, you don't want to irritate or tear the skin.
Dry body brushing helps shed dead skin cells resulting in smoother and brighter skin. It also stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
The traditional Ayurvedic dry massage is called garshana. The ideal time to dry brush is in the morning before showering. Read more about how to dry brush skin.
Vegan bristle dry brush is made of sisal and wood.
3 1/2" w x 9 1/2" l
Made in Japan