Massage Brush up on Vitality1 Jun 2012
Just five minutes a day, say experts such as Zia Wesley-Hosford, author of The Beautiful Body Book (Bantam), will not only improve circulation and encourage fat cells to shift, but invigorate most of our bodies’ systems. Daily dry brushing is believed to get rid of toxins and ultimately boost energy levels.
Another advocate for dry brush massage is Helene Silver. In her book The Body-Smart System (Bantam), she explains how dry brushing improves overall complexion and makes you look younger and feel better.
“A dry massage opens pores, promotes blood circulation and lymph flow to help your body excrete toxins and invigorates the nervous system by stimulating the nerve endings,” says Silver. “Stimulation by dry massage can help enhance immune system functions, promote muscle tone and help break down cellulite.”
Look for a brush made of stiff, natural vegetable bristles, preferably with a long handle so you can reach all body parts. You’ll find an assortment of body brushes at your natural food store.
Dry brush massage opens pores and cleanses skin without removing natural oils. Just five minutes each morning can improve the vitality of your skin as well as pleasantly awaken you.
When your five-minute skin brushing routine is complete, shower or bathe in tepid water. Be sure it’s not too hot since your peripheral circulation is already well stimulated. Briskly dry off with a thick towel and apply your favorite natural moisturizer.
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