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Thursday, January 29, 2009

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?

Detoxification is performed by a number of organs, glands, and transportation systems, including the skin, gut, kidneys, liver, lungs, lymphatic system, and mucous membranes. The dry brushing technique deals with detoxification of the skin.

Dry brushing is a way to stimulate all the above organs of detoxification because it provides a gentle internal massage.
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, but there are many other benefits as well:

1. Removes cellulite
2. Cleanses the lymphatic system
3. Removes dead skin layers
4. Strengthens the immune system
5. Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands
6. Tightens the skin preventing premature aging
7. Tones the muscles
8. Stimulates circulation
9. Improves the function of the nervous system
10. Helps digestion
11. AND it’s easy, inexpensive and invigorating!

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What You Need To Do Dry Brushing:
To dry brush, use a soft natural fiber brush with a long handle, so that you are able to reach all areas of your body. One with a removable head with a strap for your hand is a good choice.

Also! Visit for tips and tricks on Dry Brushing.

I LOVE Dry Brushing!!! Do it Every day!!! The results are remarkeable. You won't believe it :)

You can pick up a Dry Brushing brush at any Health Store.

For my birthday last year, a really close friend was sweet enough to give me what is now my favorite bathroom "tool." It's an Exfoliating Loofah Complexion Round. Like a skin brush for your face. They're the most amazing things you'll ever have!! You can get them from . They are Completely renewable plant fiber!

Loofah discs offer superior exfoliation and deep pore cleansing for normal skin.


Marc said...

I use loofah as well, but Terressentials is much too pricey. I have bought the loofah discs at the Natural Bath & Body Shop for only $2.97 for a six-pack (instead of $3.50 for three) and the four inch raw loofah is only $1.97. Shipping only cost me $1.68...a much better bargain.

Kristen's Raw said...

Love the dry skin brushing routine - my husband is always telling me how soft my skin is. :)

I love Terressentials - they're a great company. Oh, and that's a great friend you have!


Malynda Twitchell said...

Marc: that's awesome that you found the discs for a great deal!! way to go :))

Kristen: YES!! I too get compliments on my soft skin ;) OH! and YES!!! My friend is TREMENDOUS!! absolutely, one of a kind!!