While many people feel that self-care is and indulgent luxury or for women only, they couldn’t be farther from the truth. Self care is an important part of living a healthy life.
If you don’t take care of yourself you will run out of energy to care for others. Over the next few Sundays I will address different forms of self-care. Try one or try them all. Some cost nothing and some have a bit of a cost do what you are able.
The first form of self-care I want to describe is Dry Brushing
Dry Brushing is a simple form self-care that can be done daily. It takes very little time and can be done anytime of the day. I like to dry brush in the morning before my shower or if pressed for time in the evening before bed, preferably before an evening soak. The cost is just that of the brush. I prefer a natural bristle brush with a long handle.
To begin dry brushing you will want to start at your feet and sweep the brush toward your groin area. You are brushing towards your lymph nodes so that your lymph system can remove toxins that you may get moving. Using long strokes brush the front and back of your legs, move to your arms from finger tip to shoulder towards the lymph nodes in your arm pit. Next move on to your trunk, again brushing toward your lymph nodes.
The benefits of dry brushing are increased circulation, the breakup of fat cells under the skin, and removal of dead surface cells. Dry bushing can be meditative also.
So take a few minutes and get a healthy glow dry bushing.