The lymph system is an important part of our immune system and cleansing of our body. The lymph system does not have a pump like the circulatory system. The lymphatic fluid can become stagnant. By exercising and stretching we help get things moving. We can further help move lymph fluid by brushing the skin vigorously.
Simply take a dry brush of natural hair, dry loofah or wash cloth and vigorously brush the skin in small circles. Be sure the brush is firm but not too harsh. Start at the ends of the body – the arms and feet and work your way toward your heart. Be sure to brush lightly on more sensitive areas.
Do this before showering for a few minutes and enjoy a healthier moving body, an increase in immune response and a bit of exfoliation as well. Our skin is the largest organ of our body. Treating it well, keeping it healthy, adds to overall health.
Benefits of Skin Brushing –
- Stimulates lymph and blood flow
- Stimulates oil and hormone glands
- Strengthens immune system
- Stimulates nervous system
- Detoxifies the skin
- Reduces cellulite
- Tightens the skin