When I was in Medical School in Manipal, India at the Kasturba Medical College campus, I had anatomy class for 2 years straight!
Every day, we had classes and learned about each bone, muscle, and organ. We also had many hours of examining and interacting with many preserved body in the anatomy lab class.
For hours and hours, for two years, we dissected people that had donated their bodies to the furtherment for humanity for science.
I saw skin, bones, organs, and nerves of people of almost every age.
I saw all of the ways the body communicates, cleanses, and heals itself first hand! I saw what happened to organs of people of every age if flow, circulation, and communication within the body stopped!
Your body is so beautiful, complex, and able to flow massive amounts of water, blood, air, nourishment, and data through it!
You are more extraordinary than you have ever been lead to believe! I know how extraordinary the body is because I experienced being without having any beliefs!
How did I experience being without beliefs? Well, multiple near-death experiences.
When I had my near-death experiences I would experience, being out of this incredible body. I would experience myself as free flow energy.
And then I would feel my pure energy adjust to and become limited by my body and beliefs!
In near death, I would experience my cells and my body as light! So beautiful to be free and just pure energy!
In my body, I felt I became again condensed light energy!
So much I want to share with you so you may understand the deep mysteries of yourself!
I now know ways to explain your pure energy and your potential to you!
In our current environment all around the world, the number one thing you can do is DRY BRUSH THE SKIN YOU ARE IN!!!!
For years I have recommended Dry Brushing and Oil Pulling!
Dry brushing is more important than ever!
Right now, more than ever, I believe it is time for you to have thicker, cleaner, and dry brushed skin!
In our current environment all around the world, the number one thing you can do is DRY BRUSH THE SKIN YOU ARE IN!!!!
Dry brushing as a practice—which involves scrubbing down your dry skin with a natural bristle brush. Brushing toward your heart!
It is far from just pampering. It is stimulating and detoxifying. A practice that keeps you younger by exfoliating and reducing cellulite.
Sounds a bit too good to be true, so learn the facts. It is even better than that!
How does dry brushing work?
The exfoliation part is easy to understand. Gentle dry brushing will slough off dead, dry skin, improving its appearance and allowing it to hydrate more efficiently.
Your skin cells remove toxins, circulate your blood and your lymphatic system is purged!
As for detoxifying, dry brushing is similar to massage.
The light pressure against your skin and the direction in which you brush helps move lymph fluid into the lymph nodes so this waste can then be eliminated.
A healthy body naturally does this, but dry brushing speeds up the process. Dry brushing boosts circulation, delivering oxygenated blood to the skin and other organs, which helps them do their jobs. Dry brushing can help the body communicate with itself better in its nervous system and circulatory systems!
Your skin cells have Stem cells! Your skin is very important tissue in our bodies. It protects us from infection and dehydration and allows us to feel many different things, such as pressure or heat. Our skin has to be constantly renewed throughout our lives. It relies on a whole host of different stem cells to keep it in good shape.
Why a dry brush? Why not just brush skin in the shower?
Brushing the skin while it is dry allows you to exfoliate and increase blood circulation without robbing it of moisture, as the hot water in the shower can.
What kind of brush should I use?
You want to use a loofah or rough cotton cloth and work up to a natural stiff-bristled bath/shower brush, preferably with a long handle.
Work your skin up to the bristles that are stiffer than others. Develop your skin’s sensitivity and preference. The long handle helps you reach your back.
How do I do it?
You always start on dry skin using a natural bristled brush. I typically start from the feet/ankles and work my way upward in long fluid strokes on limbs and circular motions on torso and back. I move in the upward direction. It can be sensitive on the abdomen, breasts, and neck, so lighten up the pressure as needed.
A long handle is helpful so that you can get to the back, which can be brushed in downward strokes. A few overlapping swipes per area is enough. If you go over one area too long, you can actually break the integrity of the skin and cause irritation or bleeding. You generally do this once each day and shower immediately afterward.
When should I dry brush?
The best time to dry brush is just before a shower.
A great time is in the morning when you are waking up! Much of your blood will have had time to flow to your skin. A lot of toxins can be removed! It can be a great way to get you back into your body!
Then you can wash off any dead skin cells and flaky skin.
What if If I have sensitive skin, can I dry brush?
Never brush over skin that is broken, which includes cuts, scrapes, lesions, sores or burned skin, including sunburns. Don’t ever brush over areas of infection, redness or general irritation, inflammation, cellulitis or skin cancer. Stop dry brushing if skin becomes irritated or inflamed. I also do not recommend using the brush on your face.
These brushes have bristles that are usually pretty firm.
The Dry Brushing Research that motivates you to take on this practice!
- 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:
- Removes cellulite
- Cleanses the lymphatic system
- Removes dead skin layers
- Strengthens the immune system
- Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands
- Tightens the skin preventing premature aging
- Tones the muscles
- Stimulates circulation
- Improves the function of the nervous system
- Helps digestion
- Removes brain fog
- Stimulates your brain and body connection
- Awakens your body and it’s innate abililities
- Stimulates body intelligence
- Stimulates sense of proprioception. The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself. In humans, these stimuli are detected by nerves within the body itself, as well as by the semicircular canals of the inner ear.
Tips and Tricks for Dry Brushing:
A loofah sponge or a rough towel can also be used. Most nylon and synthetic fiber brushes are too sharp and may damage skin although I found a softer bath brush with nylon bristles that seems to do the trick. The important thing is to find something that is just right for your skin. Once your skin becomes “seasoned,” you can switch to a coarser brush.
- Always dry brush your dry and naked body before you shower or bathe because you will want to wash off the impurities from the skin as a result of the brushing action.
- You can do the brushing head-to-toe or toe-to-head. It really doesn’t matter as long as the entire body is brushed. Long sweeping strokes starting from the bottom of your feet upwards, and from the hands towards the shoulders, and on the torso in an upward direction help drain the lymph back to your heart.
Note: Stroking away from your heart puts extra pressure on the valves within the veins and lymph vessels and can cause ruptured vessels and varicose veins.
- Use light pressure in areas where the skin is thin and harder pressure on places like the soles of the feet.
Skin brushing should be performed once a day, preferably first thing in the morning. A thorough skin brushing takes about 15 minutes, but any time spent brushing prior to bathing will benefit the body. If you are feeling ill, increasing the treatments to twice a day is good. You can also dry brush areas of cellulite five to 10 minutes twice a day to achieve cellulite dissolving but the technique needs to be done consistently for a minimum of five months.
- Avoid sensitive areas and anywhere the skin is broken such as areas of skin rash, wounds, cuts, and infections. Also, never brush an area affected by poison oak or poison ivy.
- Finish up with your regular shower and ending with three hot and cold cycles. That means turning on the water as hot as you can take it for several seconds, then as cold as you can handle it, then hot, then cold for three cycles. End with either hot or cold. This will further invigorate the skin and stimulate blood circulation, bringing more blood to the outer layers of the skin.
- After getting out of the shower, dry off vigorously and massage your skin with pure plant oils such as olive, avocado, apricot, almond, sesame, coconut or cocoa butter. Add a little peanut and Castor oil to the mix if you have arthritis. Edgar Cayce says this works to take out some of the pain, and I have found that to be true over the years with what clients have shared.
- Clean your skin brush using soap and water once a week. After rinsing, dry your skin brush in an open, sunny spot to prevent mildew.
- Any well-designed program will take about 30 days to see and experience the changes. Please be patient and keep up the program! For a thorough lymphatic cleansing, perform skin brushing daily for a minimum of three months.
- Coconut oil rubs on the skin about once a week is ideal for your skin after a shower. You may also do coconut oil on your skin 20 minutes before you shower once or twice a week for moisturizing retention and added skin benefits of antibacterial, antiviral, and protective nature of organic coconut oil after you dry brush!
How to Dry Brush (Easy, Fast Instructions):
- Begin with your feet and brush vigorously in circular motions.
- Continue brushing up your legs.
- Proceed to your hands and arms.
- Brush your entire back and abdomen area, shoulders and neck.
- Use circular counter-clockwise strokes on the abdomen.
- Carefully brush the breast in a circular motion.
- Brush upwards on the back and down from the neck. Better yet, have a friend, spouse or family member brush your back.To stimulate the pituitary gland, hold the brush on the back of your head near the base of your neck and rock the brush-up and down, then side to side, both sides
- Hold the brush in your left armpit with your right hand and rotate it counter clockwise
- Repeat on your right armpit with your left hand.
- Brush upward from your upper right thigh to your right armpit. (Repeat process on your left side. Women may need to hold their breast out of the way with their free hand.)
- Brush your spine from tailbone up as high as you can reach holding the brush with two hands or with the detachable wooden handle.
- Finish your lower back by stroking it around toward your sides.
- Hold the brush in the right groin with both hands and rotate it
- Repeat with the left groin.
- Brush from right knee to right hip
- Work all the way around your leg continuing to brush upwards (towards the heart).
- Brush up from right ankle to right knee and work all the way around your leg, brushing up towards your heart.
- Brush around your right ankle.
- Brush back and forth over the top of your right foot from toes to ankle.
- Brush across your right toes on top and underneath
- Brush the bottom of your right foot heel to toe
- Now do the same with for the left foot, leg and thigh.
- Brush upward from right elbow to your armpit and shoulder
- Brush from your right wrist to the elbow in the same manner
- Repeat steps on your left arm.
- Lightly brush the webbing (or junction) between your left thumb and index or pointer finger on the palm side, then on the non-palm side.
After brushing, take a hot shower with soap (about three minutes in duration), followed by a 10-20 second cold rinse. If the hot/cold showers are too extreme, a warm shower can be used. Follow the shower with a rubdown with either a sponge or towel to remove dead skin.
I want you to understand what you are.
I want you to be all you are here to be!
I love being able to help you have the things in life that help you be the highest expression of yourself!
The practice I am explaining will truly help you!