Words by Stass & Co Founder, Bec Jakstas
A healthy lymphatic system is the key to a connected Self.
Dry body brushing is an ancient beauty technique that promotes healthy, glowing skin. It helps stimulate the normal lymph flow and increases blood circulation within the body, aiding the body to detoxify itself naturally.
1/ Stimulates lymphatic flow and increses blood circulation
Dry Body Brushing promotes healthy, glowing skin and aids lymphatic drainage. Dry body brushing the skin helps stimulate the normal lymph flow and increases blood circulation within the body, helping the body to detoxify itself naturally.
2/ Helps to reduce cellulite
Cellulite can be frustrating for individuals who attempt to remove it. Waking up the lymphatic system by dry body brushing will help reduce excess fluid, bacteria, and cell waste which results in smoother, brighter skin.
Used regularly, dry body brushing can be used as a natural cellulite treatment. This along with a healthy, well balanced diet and moving your body daily through exercise and yoga is an ideal match to reduce cellulite.
3/ Aids in the detoxification process and improves digestion
Dry body brushing is a powerful detoxification aid. The skin is our largest eliminative organ in our body. Dry body brushing is major player in the detox process as it stimulates your lymphatic system and helps it to release toxins.
Adding dry body brushing to any kind of juice cleanse or fast will help speed up the detoxification process. Many detox programs and experts across the world have been using this age old practice for many years and have supported its method.
4/ Strengthens body and immune system
Dry brushing supports lymph flow, which is essential to immune function. The lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system. If the lymphatic system is congested, it can lead to a build-up of toxins, causing inflammation and illness.
5/ Firms the skin and makes it glow
Dry body brushing will give your skin a brighter, tighter, and more radiant look by increasing the flow of blood to your skin's outer layers. Like any exfoliator, it sloughs away dead, dry surface cells. It removes the dead skin layer and allows the body to breathe, leaving you with smooth and even-toned skin in no time.
To further the glow and invigoration, we love to use a natural plant based oil such as organic coconut oil with essential oils after bathing.
6/ Increases energy
You will crave the sensation! Many people start dry brushing for the health benefits but end up continuing because it makes them feel good. If you are feeling sluggish, a few minutes of dry body brushing is an excellent way to wake up and rejuvenate in the morning.
Dry body brushing helps to balance the autonomic nervous system, which supports adrenal function by reducing stress. When you have relaxing, soothing, tactile input that’s stimulating the nerves in the right way, it calms your brain.
Taking five minutes to dry body brush in a meditative way using your breath can help you feel more grounded and connected. Re-establishing this connection with yourself daily can be extremely powerful. This simple, all natural practice is the perfect way to start your day, or calm your soul in the evening.
Keen to try Dry Body Brushing? Check out the Stass & Co dry body brush