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6 Reasons to Start Dry Brushing Now!

Updated: Feb 2, 2023


Dry brushing is a skincare practice that involves brushing the skin with a stiff-bristled brush before taking a shower or bath. The brush is typically used to exfoliate dead skin cells and improve circulation, which can help to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Dry brushing is typically done in a circular motion, starting at the feet and working upwards towards the heart, using gentle pressure. Some people also use dry brushing to boost lymphatic drainage and to promote overall relaxation and stress reduction. It is important to use a brush specifically designed for dry brushing and to be gentle to avoid damaging the skin.


Dry brushing is not only a widespread technique in Reiki healing, but it is also popular as one of the best natural health treatments for detoxification. The method is commonly used for centuries in Scandinavian countries, but it became popular worldwide after a Finnish doctor first proposed it to his patients as an established medical treatment thirty years ago.


If you live in the northern hemisphere and have a long winter, your body is probably already craving spring. This gentle, stimulating technique works to thin mucous membranes, making them more supple and helping to eliminate toxins that have built up over the winter months. This is beneficial for circulation and lymphatic drainage — lymph nodes are directly connected to the thin tissue on your skin, so this increased flow can ideally lead to better cell breakdown, absorption and detoxification.


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How to do dry brushing?


Find a calm and quiet place where you can stand comfortably. Make sure you have enough space to move freely and that you won't be disturbed for the duration.


Begin by grounding yourself. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and focus on the sensation of the roots coming out of your base chakra and extending into the ground through your legs. Imagine that your roots are firmly attached to the core of the earth.


Use the palms of your hands to dry brush yourself, starting at the top of your head and moving slowly down towards your feet. Take deep breaths as you brush, focusing on the sensation of the brush moving over your skin and the feeling of relaxation and mindfulness that this brings.


As you brush, meditate on the idea that you are clearing blockages from your seven chakras. Imagine that you are removing toxins, debris, and low vibrational energy from your energy field as you go.


When you reach your feet, focus on the sensation of the negative energy flowing into the ground and being transformed into positive energy that can be used again.


Remember to be gentle and use a light touch, especially if you have sensitive skin. Dry brushing can be done daily or as often as you like and can be a helpful tool for those seeking to cultivate spiritual growth and development through Reiki meditation.


You do not have to use an expensive brush, but make sure it is dry, stiff, and natural.

It would be best if you tried to do this every day before you take a shower because this will help open up your pores and allow the soap to clean deeper than normal.


How to find the spiritual benefits of dry brushing?


There are several benefits associated with dry brushing such as removal of dead skin cells, stimulation of hormones, tightening of skin, strengthen immune system and toned muscles. While these benefits seem quite tempting, no scientific evidence proves dry brushing can cure cellulite or other medical conditions. Overall dry brushing is considered as a safe process to maintain healthy skin and it can be implemented along with other treatments for healthier skin.

  1. Connection to the body: Dry brushing is a physical practice that can help to connect you with your body and bring you into the present moment. By focusing on the sensation of the brush moving over your skin, you can cultivate a sense of mindfulness and awareness of your body.

  2. Increased energy: Some people believe that dry brushing can help to increase energy and vitality by stimulating the flow of life force energy (also known as prana or chi) through the body. This can help to improve overall well-being and bring a sense of vitality and vigor to your daily life.

  3. Cleansing and purification: Dry brushing is often associated with cleansing and purification practices, as it can help to remove toxins from the body and improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. This can help to create a sense of spiritual clarity and purity and can be a helpful tool for those seeking to cultivate a sense of spiritual growth and development.

  4. Improved circulation: Dry brushing helps to stimulate the lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing toxins from the body. By increasing blood flow to the skin's surface, dry brushing can help improve circulation and boost the immune system.

  5. Exfoliation: Dry brushing is an effective way to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and improving the texture and appearance of the skin. This can help reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve the skin's overall health.

  6. Stress relief: Dry brushing is a relaxing and soothing activity that can help to reduce stress and improve overall well-being. By taking a few minutes each day to dry brush, you can create a sense of calm and relaxation that can help to reduce stress and improve overall health.

Dry brushing is a healing practice. Also, dry brushing helps detoxify the body by releasing toxins trapped underneath the top layer of the skin. Finally, it can help stimulate the release of endorphins, improving moods and creating feelings of well-being.


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