Another thing that I do on a daily basis is dry skin body brushing (another thing that was recommended to me by my naturopath).
- wakes you up;
- sloughs off dead skin cells;
- stimulates the lymphatic system;
- stimulates blood circulation;
- helps eliminate toxins from the body;
- tones muscles;
- tightens skin;
- strengthens immune system;
- encourages cell regeneration; and
- improves function of nervous system.
You’ll need a natural bristle body brush that’s specifically for body brushing (you can buy one at a health food store). The only thing you need to know is to always brush in the direction of the heart (to support the body’s natural circulation).
I *love* body brushing. I body brush in the morning and before I go to bed at night. On days that I shower, I body brush before the shower. After my body brushing session, I end off with moisturizing with coconut oil. It feels like a simple at home spa treatment and my body loves it.
Note: Body brushing is also a technique that can be used to help autistic children with sensory integration disorder. This type of body brushing involves a soft plastic surgical brush and involves a different method of brushing. For more details, see here.