The skin is the largest organ of the body and is one of the elimination organs. It is therefore also called the third kidney. Many acids and toxins can be excreted through skin respiration. A regular, supportive dry brush massage increases the elimination of stressful substances.
Dry brushing supports the detoxification process in both direct and indirect ways. Directly by opening skin pores and stimulating dead cells. Toxins that are deep in the skin are released. During brushing, the skin is exfoliated and impurities are removed. It also stimulates the sweat glands, which eliminate toxins from the skin through sweat.
What does our lymphatic system do?
The indirect effect is related to the body's lymphatic system, which consists of lymphatic capillaries and lymphatic vessels. An important function of lymphatic fluid is to collect toxins and waste products in the body and transport them to the liver, the body's main detoxification organ. It renders the toxins harmless to the body and helps eliminate them from the body. Because the lymphatic system relies entirely on a pumping mechanism through muscle and skin stimulation, it needs to be activated through specific breathing techniques, gentle bouncing, and skin stimulation.
Without these stimulations, the lymph fluid moves very slowly. Frequent consequences are then accumulations of toxins in the body and a feeling of sluggishness and listlessness. Lymph fluid moves through the body via the lymph capillaries.
The lymph capillaries are located just below the surface of the skin. Dry brushing is a great way to stimulate these capillaries and encourage movement of lymphatic fluid. In this way, the lymphatic fluid can be transported to the liver and successfully eliminated from the body.
What do you need for a dry brush lymphatic massage?
For a lymphatic massage with a dry brush, you need a dry brush. Our dry brush consists of 100% natural vegetable bristles. The wood is oiled beech wood and the bristles are medium to firm. The massage at home is particularly suitable for those whose skin is not too sensitive.
In order to strengthen the elimination through the skin, we have also put together a mixture of essential oils. Our Lymph Blend contains eucalyptus, rosemary and cypress. All three support the lymphatic system in transporting the lymph fluid even better and also have a tissue-tightening effect.
For a dry massage with Lymph Flow essential oil blend, spread a few drops of the blend in the palm of your hand and dip in with the brush.
Benefits of a dry brush massage
- Promotes blood circulation
- Acts like an exfoliant, improving the appearance of the skin.
- The body massage stimulates the nervous system – stress is reduced.
- Reduces the appearance of cellulite by increasing blood flow.
Step 1: Start with circular movements or short strokes on the top of your feet.
Step 2: Continue with the legs, then hands and arms, brushing towards the heart.
Step 3: Brush your entire back, shoulders, and neck.
Step 4: Make larger, clockwise movements around your belly button.
Step 5: Brush lightly across your breasts, avoiding nipples.
Our lymphatic system works like a vacuum cleaner that removes all the superfluous fats, water deposits and proteins from the body and thus stimulates blood circulation. A dry brush massage has an activating effect and is therefore best done in the morning.
A beauty roller made of rose quartz, jade or obsidian is ideal for supporting the lymphatic system in your face. The bristles of the dry brush are too firm for the face and the skin is too sensitive. If you want to know more about your facial lymphatic system, read the blog post about Beauty Roller. You will find ithere.