Self Care Rituals - Every day and in every way… For over 20 years I have been committed to a healthy lifestyle and have been fascinated by the world of natural healing. It is amazing to me all the healthy l alternatives there are that assist us in maintaining and obtaining an optimum level of wellness. Each day, I incorporate a variety of self care rituals and I would love to share them with you. I credit them with keeping me youthful, happy and healthy.
Monday Morning Dry Brushing Ritual (Dry Brush Directions Provided by Dr. Denice Moffat)
Upon arising, before you get into your shower, dry brush your skin. To dry brush, use a soft natural fiber brush with a long handle, so that you are able to reach all areas of your body. 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 a softer bath brush with nylon bristles 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.
Tips and Tricks for Dry Brushing:
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.
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.
Once you have completed your dry skin brushing, give yourself a massage with oil. I personally use Essence of Vali Massage & Bath oil (the brand I created) with jojoba and essential oils. You can even massage your scalp and face. Let the oil soak in for a few minutes before stepping into the shower.
There are many benefits to dry skin brushing included tightening the skin, removing cellulite, toning the muscles. It is a wonderful health and beauty regime to incorporate each day!
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