We are now carrying brushes from P. Jentschura for both wet and dry brushing, which continues Jill’s mission to work on your body’s wellness and appearance both internally and externally. Have you ever heard about or experienced dry brushing? Let’s break down the benefits and proper technique of this invigorating, detoxifying experience.
The skin is the body’s largest organ for elimination and is responsible for 1/4 of the body’s detoxification every day. In fact, it eliminates up to a pound of waste acids each day. So you can imagine that it’s important to take care of your skin to encourage elimination and encourage an alkaline environment in your body. Dry brushing does this and so much more. When you vigorously brush your skin, you:
- Remove dead skin
- Cleanse the lymphatic system
- Aid in digestion
- Strengthen the immune system
- Stimulate hormone and oil-producing glands
- Tighten the skin
- Tone your muscles
- Remove cellulite
- Stimulate circulation
- Improve the function of the nervous system
With a stiff natural bristle brush, such as the P. Jentschura brushes available in the studio, and using long strokes, briskly brush in the direction of areas of elimination. Below the elbow and knee, brush toward the fingertips and toes; above the elbow and knee, brush toward the armpits and the groin. Getting the idea? Above the breasts, brush outward to the armpits; below the breasts, brush downward toward the groin.
Do this before you bathe or shower. Dry brushing is a key step in creating a more alkaline environment, and you’ll be amazed at how invigorating it feels and how soft your skin will be afterwards.