Dry Skin Brushing
Dry Brushing was recommended by the Finnish medical doctor 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. The technique is also known as Lymphatic Body Brushing.
Lymphatic System – Stimulating Lymph Flow
The lymphatic system is an essential part of our circulatory system. It’s the body’s housekeeper composed of a tiny, delicate network of lymphatic vessels all over the body that pump the lymph around the body.
Along the lymphatic pathways are collections of lymph nodes – 400 to 700 of them – dotted around the body. These filter and purify the lymph, reclaim fluid and break down pathogens and toxins. As well as cleansing and detoxifying, the lymph system reclaims digested fats and proteins, the body’s source of energy, and adds them to the body’s circulation.
The superficial lymph vessels terminate just below the outer layer of skin and flow back into the deeper lymphatic vessels. Any blockage at the superficial lymphatic level will result in congestion throughout the whole lymphatic system.
Skin-brushing is considered an excellent way to stimulate the activity of the entire lymphatic system – though no formal studies exist to demonstrate its effectiveness. It can also be a useful addition to any detox regime.
Skin – Improve the Texture and Appearance of the Skin; Diminish Cellulite
Although dry brushing advantages are obviously not only skin deep, this technique does provide extraordinary cosmetic benefits. Dry brushing exfoliates the skin and removes the outer layer of dull, dry skin. The appearance of the skin is noticeably softer and brighter. Dry skin brushing keeps toxins from polluting the skin, which promotes a clear, supple complexion. People who use this technique regularly notice reduced cellulite and better muscle tone.
Blood Circulation – Stimulates Peripheral Blood Circulation
Dry skin brushing increases circulation to skin, encouraging your body’s discharge of metabolic wastes. Increased surface blood flow begins entering the areas brushed. Not only can this help speed healing of damaged tissue, but it brings oxygen and nutrients resulting in glowing skin.
Nervous system –Stimulates Cutaneous Mechanoreceptors
Dry skin brushing improve the function of the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin.
20 min session – $15.00 + tax
Add to any spa massage – free