Dry brushing is an ancient ritual that supports the health of the lymphatic system.
The body has two circulatory systems, the cardiovascular system and the lymphatic system (sanitation and recycling system which removes excess waste from the body). Lymph flows in one direction: toward your heart and it doesn't have a central pump to transport the fluid throughout the body - it relies on the pulsing of arteries, skeletal musle contractions and breathing, which is why self massage and dry brushing, breath work and and exercise are all very important to your lymphatic health.
The lymphatic system is also an essential part of your immune system, creating white blood cells which help to destroy pathogens while also helping to maintain fluid homeostasis in the body.
Stimulating lymphatic circulation and drainage can provide many benefits such as achieving glowing skin, balancing immunity, flushing out toxins, improving digestion, energy, healing and sleep. Reducing anxiety and cellulite, relieving constipation and menstrual cramps, and supporting a healthy inflammatory response in the body.
Ritual: When your skin is dry, start at your feet and use long and light brush strokes in an upward motion towards your heart.
After dry brushing you can shower and use our sea salt body scrub or our sunrise body oil which both further support lymphatic health and nourish the skin.
Brush is made in Canada from sisal fibers and can be composted at the end of life.