Dry brush massage is a wonderful way to detox your body. Why? Because the skin is the largest organ of your body. And is also known as the third kidney due to its responsibility to get rid of toxins in your body.
In general, adults have a total surface area of 1.5 to 2 square-meters of skin, or about 22 square-feet and it accounts for 6% to 10% of your body weight, edging out the liver, your body's second-largest organ, which accounts for approximately 2.5% of your body weight and about twice as hefty as the brain. Just two cm square of skin contains 3 primary layers, 11 miles of blood vessels, 650 sweat glands, 60,000 melanin-maker cells, and over 1,000 nerve endings.
Your skin is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet the first to show signs of imbalance or deficiency. Your skin sheds 50,000 cells every minute, approximately one third of all body impurities are eliminated through your skin. This equals more than half a kilo of waste disposal every day.
So what are the benefits of dry skin brushing to assist detoxing. Dry Brushing
• Stimulates lymphatic system
• Removes dead layers of skin and clears pores
• Increases circulation to the skin and internal organs
• Stimulates skin renewal
• Stimulates oil producing glands and nerve endings
• Assists muscle tone, distribution of fat and tightens skin
• Assist pumping of lymph through its system
With a dry natural bristled brush work in a circular motion starting at the soles of the feet working up the body. Brush with a comfortable pressure. Feet to legs, hands to arms, back to abdomen and chest to neck, following the flow of the Lymphatic System, brushing strokes toward your heart. Avoid sensitive areas and where the skin is broken or infected. Follow with a warm shower, towel dry and massage your skin with pure plant oils (olive, avocado, apricot, almond, sesame, coconut or cocoa butter). Your skin will be radiating and silky smooth to touch and you would have performed your easiest detox.