Skin Brushing can be done both wet and dry. Macrobiotic style skin brushing is usually done in the shower with a natural bristle brush or natural fiber washcloth. Most skin brushing is recommended to do dry and then shower afterwards.
5 Reasons for Dry Skin Brush:
- Raise your energy. Lymphatics move when the muscles move so if you are sitting at a desk all day the dry brushing is an important way to boost the natural elimination process of the skin.
- Reduces cellulite
- Improves skin condition and attractiveness
- Assists or prevents bruising
- rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin.
Most of the brushing is in the motion moving toward the heart but you'll want to watch a few videos to learn the direction and technique.
One of my favorite people,Teresa Tapp, offers a great dry brush starter kit with DVD. She also has a video work out with the starter kit that runs just 20 minutes long and targets the lymph system with great weight loss benefits.