Here at Water Temple Floatation & Holistic Health we have taken a great deal of time in sourcing the best quality range of products for our clients and we want to share with you all the health benefits of “Dry Body Brushing”. We’ve recently partnered with “Bodecare” who supply us with all our Vegan Friendly, Non-Toxic Dry Body Timber Brushes & Tea Tree Oils.
Below is an extensive list of 10 health benefits of dry brushing:
- It can help reduce the appearance of cellulite
By dry brushing the skin, you are able to massage the subcutaneous adipose tissue thereby breaking down the toxins that may be piled in it. These broken-down toxins can then be eliminated through the skin and other “filtering” organs such as the kidneys. Regular exercise and healthy eating and floatation therapy are recommended to speed up the elimination process commenced by dry body brushing.
- It eliminates dead skin
If you didn’t know this; yes, your skin dies! And it is then replaced by new skin cells. This process is so fast that we do not even realise it is happening. Dry brushing your skin expedites this process as it quickly gets rid of the dead skin cells thereby speeding up the formation of new ones. New skin cells are usually softer, smoother and have a natural glow.
- It enhances blood circulation and cleansing of the lymphatic system.
Toxins form part of our everyday lives; from the air we breathe, to the food we eat and the water we drink. Other organs in the body also release toxins as by-products of their metabolism. It is the lymphatic’s systems responsibility to wash away these toxins.
When you dry brush your skin, you improve blood circulation which in turn helps make the lymphatic system more efficient so that toxins are expelled faster.
- It Promotes Even Fat Distribution
There is a high tendency for one section of our body to get more fat than the rest. This fat accumulation depends on the metabolism rates of such areas. Continuous dry body brushing, however, can help evenly distribute the fat across the entire body instead of depositing them in the same places every time.
- It enhances nutrients absorption by the skin
A mixture of dead skin cells, broken or crooked hairs, environmental pollution and sweat can block our pores. And sometimes, the regular daily shower may not be enough to fully clear these blockages. When this happens, the skin cannot effectively absorb vital nutrients and substances our body needs. Frequent dry body brushing will help clear and open up the pores of the skin to freely eliminate waste and absorb nutrients, moisture and sunlight for overall well-being.
- It Rejuvenates the nervous system
Our nervous system plays a major role in the functioning of our entire body, and most of our nerve ending are near the skin. These nerve endings are responsible for communicating senses to the brain which allow us to react according to the situation. When a person regularly dry brushes their skin, these nerve endings are rejuvenated, making the body much more alert and responsive to stimulation, especially touch.
- It enhances digestion and kidney functionality
We have already discussed the role of our lymphatic system and how dry body brushing can help this system. The other important effect of dry brushing the skin is that, when the lymphatic system is cleansed, extra water and toxins that may be stored in the lymph nodes are expelled, which means the cells would need new supply of nutrients. The faster this cycle repeats the faster food is digested to provide nutrients. This relieves stress on the kidneys as filtering of the body system is also faster thanks to the supportive role of high functioning skin and fast-draining lymphatic system.
- It smooths and tightens Skin
As a person continually dry brushes their skin, the blood flow to and from the skin is enhanced. This, over time, strengthens the skin, giving it a natural glow and a smoother look and feel.
- It relieves stress
Many doctors and therapists have recommended dry body brushing as a great means of releasing stress. The process is very meditating especially when done at a slow rate and upwards towards the heart. With a combination through brushing and floatation therapy, you will without a doubt be feeling the benefits of self care.
- It promotes happiness
The process of dry brushing your skin simply feels great! It is even better when done among the first things you do in the day. The improved circulation helps make you more alert and relaxed.
Feel free to contact Water Temple to discuss our range of brushes always available!