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What is Skin Brushing?

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I was first introduced to dry skin brushing years ago by a friend  and have utilized the technique ever since.  The first thing you should know is it has nothing to do with the hair on your body (unless your man looks like an ape and needs that type of grooming).  Dry skin brushing is an easy, inexpensive way to invigorate your health.  Through the gentle brushing of your entire body, you can actually improve cellulite, drain your lymph system, stimulate digestion, improve dry skin, increase circulation, and even stimulate a low libido.  The key to the effectiveness, however, is consistency.

What Do I Need?

The only thing that you need to buy for this therapy is a good, natural hair or fiber brush in which to brush your skin.  Personally, I use a brush that is actually a natural shoe polisher (I’m resourceful).  It works perfectly and has just the right amount of tension in the hair.  You can find the real deal at your local health food store or the bath/toiletries section of the drugstore.  I like natural hair or fibers as they don’t stress your skin like some synthetic types can.  Also, a brush with a long handle is helpful for the hard to reach areas.

How Do I Do It?

•  Begin with your feet and brush vigorously in circular motions.

•  Continue brushing up your legs.

•  Proceed to your hands and arms.

•  Brush your entire back and abdomen area, shoulders and neck.

•  Use circular strokes on the abdomen.

•  Lightly brush the breasts.

•  Brush upwards on the back and down from the neck. Better yet, have a friend, spouse or family member brush your back.

Follow along with this video for detailed instructions.

Key Points to Remember

1.  Always brush toward the heart as brushing away from it puts stress on your heart valves.

2.  Start at you feet and work your way up.

3. Brush the abdomen in the circular direction that digestion occurs (right ascending colon to the left descending colon).

4.  For effective lymph drainage, use the technique every day for at least 3 months.

5.  Try to do the brushing for at least 10 minutes a day before bathing.

6.  In times of illness, skin brushing can be done twice a day for a more aggressive cleanse.

I hope that you get a chance to try dry skin brushing.  It has a powerful impact on your body for such minimal time and effort on your part.  Be well-be beautiful.

***The content of this article is informational and is not meant to replace the advice of your health care provider.  Women’s Life Link, it’s authors, associates, commentators, and linked sites do not claim that this information will diagnose, improve, or cure any condition or disease.

Photo by Poiupoiu

Video by Carolyn Dickerson

About Kellie R. Stone

"I make no excuses for my diverse roles as a Rock Your Feminine Type Coach™ and Branding Expert, best-selling author, and crime thriller novelist. Yes, I do still chuckle a bit at the irony. I kick ass as a women’s biz coach by day and kill off vulnerable fiction characters at night. What the hell, it makes for some interesting dreams. I believe that everyone should pursue their passions no matter how out there they seem to be. One of those pure heart-fluttering passions for me has always been writing. Since I did, indeed, chase my dream of being a writer, I've published two non-fiction books in the self-development genre, co-authored an international best seller, and now I'm finally pushing my much-too-old-to-be-in-the-nest novel out the door and into the world. My whole world is empowering and I adore showing others how to live life unfiltered, whether I do that through the written word or my coaching work. I love my job!" ~Kellie R. Stone

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2 comments

  1. Hi Kellie, I just love following your blogs and your contributing bloggers and professional women. I tried this yesterday, and noticed a slight improvement after one use..Can’t wit to continue to do and hopefully see some great results. Thanks!!!

  2. Never heard of this! I always learn something new over here, Kellie. 🙂

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