Natural Fibre Body Brush
Natural Fibre Body Brush
A natural fibre body brush with unbleached cotton canvas strap and detachable extension handle.
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The Dry Brushing Technique
Did You Know?
- The skin is the largest most important eliminative organ in the body and is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification each day?
- The skin eliminates over one pound of waste acids each day in the average adult, most of it through the sweat glands?
- That the skin is known also as our third kidney?
- That the skin receives one third of all the blood circulated in the body?
- That the skin is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet the first to show signs of imbalance or deficiency?
Dry Brushing was recommended by the Finnish Dr., Paavo Airola for his patients 30 years ago and is still popular in European spas and many cancer treatment centers today. The Russians, Turks and Scandinavians have used this treatment for centuries. Dry brushing is promoted as a preventative for dry skin and a way to exfoliate the skin, thus stimulating skin renewal that is super soft to the touch – which is only the tip of the iceburg of benefits!
Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing can:
- Remove cellulite
- Cleanse the lymphatic system
- Remove dead skin layers
- Strengthen the immune system
- Stimulate the hormone and oil-producing glands
- Tighten the skin preventing premature ageing
- Tone the muscles
- Stimulate circulation
- Improves the function of the nervous system
- Help digestion
- Always dry brush your dry and naked body before you shower or bathe because you will want to wash off the impurities from the skin as a result from the brushing action.
- Stroking away from your heart puts extra pressure on the valves within the veins and lymph vessels and can cause ruptured vessels and varicose veins. So always brush in the direction towards the heart.
- Use light pressure in areas where the skin is thin such as inner thighs or neck, and harder pressure on places like the soles of the feet.
- Brush your skin everyday for maximum results – preferably first thing in the morning. A thorough skin brushing takes about 15 minutes, but remember that this means you will have to spend less time scrubbing yourself down in the bathe and shower – using the rinsing time to relax
- You can also dry brush areas of cellulite five to 10 minutes twice a day to achieve cellulite dissolving but the technique needs to be done consistently for a minimum of five months.
- Avoid sensitive areas and anywhere the skin is broken such as areas of skin rash, wounds, cuts, and infections.
- After getting out of the shower, dry off vigorously and massage your skin with pure plant oils and balsams such as olive, avocado, apricot, almond, sesame, coconut or cocoa butter. Use Chirinka Body Balsams for optimal moisturizing results without clogging the skin.
- Make sure to clean your dry brush every week. After rinsing, dry your skin brush in an open, sunny spot to prevent mildew, as if often the case if left for long periods in a dark lit bathroom.
- It will take about a month to see and experience any changes. Please be patient and keep up the brushing. Also, you may wish to increase the efficacy by doing a customised detox with your naturopath. Perform skin brushing daily for a minimum of three months for more long term thorough lymphatic draining results.
- Begin with your feet and brush vigorously in circular motions.
- Continue brushing up your legs.
- Proceed to your hands and arms.
- Brush your entire back and abdomen area, shoulders and neck.
- Use circular counter-clockwise strokes on the abdomen.
- Lightly brush the breasts.
- Brush upwards on the back and down from the neck. Better yet, have a friend, spouse or family member brush your back.
After brushing, take a hot shower with or without soap for about a minute, followed by a 10-20 second cold rinse. Repeat this procedure three times. This will further invigorate the skin and stimulate blood circulation, bringing more blood to the outer layers of the skin. If the hot/cold showers are too extreme, a warm shower can be used. Follow the shower with a rubdown with either a sponge or towel to remove dead skin.