So I’ve heard of people going to extremes to detoxify, which can be great with a doctor’s supervision. Yet, there’s something that I absolutely love that I use daily to improve my detoxification. Its call body brushing and I wanted to talk about it because I’m not sure who else out there is engaging in this easy and wonderful, health promoting activity. So if you don’t do it, you might want to consider including it in your routine.
What Is Body Brushing?
Well, as you might imagine, it is something done with a big brush to brush the skin while it is dry. The skin is one of the largest organs in our body and it needs to be taken care of like the rest of the body. Eating well and exercising helps the skin, but sometimes your skin craves for some care of its own. On a very basic level, body brushing helps remove dead skin cells and exfoliate the skin. I’ve also heard that it can help better distribute the fat deposits under the skin. That’s pretty good, but the
How does it feel? Put yourself in your dog’s shoes for a second. My poodle gets constant knots which turn into something like dreadlocks if I don’t work them out. She hates getting her knots pulled, but she puts up with it for one reason; it feels good on the rest of her body to be brushed. One of the best times to brush is in the morning before showering. Doing so stimulates the body and an added plus is that it will leave you feeling invigorated going into your day. For that reason, it makes sense
Go for a brush with a handle so you can reach the back and other tough to reach spots.
This only takes a minute or two, so it is not a bad investment. While you probably won’t see a dramatic, immediate result with body brushing, the long term benefits are worth it. In a world where we are exposed to more toxins than people ever were before in history, it is worth taking a couple of minutes to