Body brushing is an invaluable way to detoxify the body by stimulating the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins and improve circulation. This ritual also helps remove dead skin cells, revealing smoother, brighter skin.
PREP THE BRUSH
Start with a dry brush. Rub a drop of a mild essential oil (such as Lavender) on the brush to clean it.
- Using light, sweeping strokes, begin at the feet and work up the legs, front and back toward the torso. Brush towards the center of the body to encourage lymph flow toward the main lymphatic ducts under the collarbone.
- Brush up both sides of the arms and across the shoulders, and continue up the back and neck.
- Finish with small circular strokes across the abdomen in a clockwise direction.
Afterwards, massage body oil into the neck area and underneath the arms.