I’ve been dry brushing for many years, and I don’t go a day without it.
It gets the lymphatic system going, which greatly helps the immune system, and helps you detoxify. In turn, your skin looks great. I also believe it decreases the appearance of cellulite.
When the kids are sick, I dry brush them as well. When they have swollen lymph nodes, I dry brush them, and the lymph nodes go down instantly. It’s a cool trick to try next time you’re not well. Getting your lymphatic system moving when you’re not feeling well is critical, and it will greatly accelerate healing.
You need to use a firm brush, which takes some getting used to. I started with a soft one, and worked my way up. You can get them on Amazon, higher end markets, and many other online sources. I’ve provided some links throughout this post.
I dry brush before I shower and/or before my saunas. It only takes a minute, so it’s very easy to add into your routine. Like anything, it’s just about making it a habit. Start with the bottom of your feet, work your way up your legs, up your back and abdomen, and up your arms. You want to go toward your heart. Do about 10 strokes in each area. Quick, brisk strokes. Not too hard, but not too soft. Anything that involves moving your lymphatic system generally makes you feel better and more energized, so you will most likely like the way you feel after, and want to keep it up.