There are so many ways to boost our immune system. Lymphatic massage or dry brushing is one of them. Lymph system together with many different organ structures and substances like white blood cells, bone marrow, tonsils, thymus and spleen work together to protect the body from infections and disease.
Lymphatic system is one of the main components of the immunity and helps to cleanse our bodies on cellular level. It helps to release the waste products, toxins and other debris from the tissues and by adding dry brushing to our daily routines we will not only activate and boost the cleansing process of the lymph system and natural detoxification process, but also will boost the function of the immune system.
Another reason why dry brushing is also important part of detoxification is because it helps to the body to get rid of dead cells so that healthy new cells can form. Dead skin cells prevent skin from breathing, so this form of massage increases circulation and brings more blood to the surface of the skin. The body actually breathes through the skin and absorbs oxygen, so it is important to gently boost the body’s natural process of eliminating the toxins. Your skin will glow and will look years younger.
Incorporating dry brushing into your daily routine
Make this a daily routine practice by using a natural firm bristle brush each morning, just before showering. This is a stimulating and energising practice, so it is best done in the morning.
Brush your entire body. Starting with your feet and moving up your legs using long sweeping strokes in an upward direction always brushing towards your heart. Brush firmly, but not hard enough to cause damage to the skin.
Once finished with your legs, move the brush across the buttocks and up onto the centre of the back, using large, sweeping, circular strokes into the centre of the body. Move the brush around the side of the body to your front torso repeating the same process.
Using the long sweeping movements brush the outside arm upwards towards the shoulder and the inside arm up towards the armpit. Finish brushing the neck downwards from the base of you skull and your jaw line.
You can make it a daily few minutes practice or do it once a week as a self-care ritual.