I have been researching heaps about how to detox the body. There are so many awesome ways to get these nasty toxins out of our body!
To detox the body, we essentially want to get stuff out! That means, we want to get it out through whichever organs we can. The main one is naturally our bowels, second to that is the skin, then there is sweating it out and there is also eliminating the emotional stuff – well crying it out! (note: this actually work!) There is also breathing it out – hence why deep breathing makes us feel so much better!
There are two which I thought I would share with you today, which are super easy and offer fantastic benefits to us.
Number 1 – The Dry Brushing Technique
Basically, what this does is actually stimulate the lymphatic system into gear. Lymph nodes carry waste out of the body but it is a little challenging because they need movement – usually in the form of exercise, to work. By dry brushing, we can stimulate the lymphatic system very easily.
Dry Brushing also works as it takes off the top layer of dead skin, I would also recommend using the the best moisturiser for dry skin. This opens up the pores and allows the sweat to get out more easily. – ever noticed how you get ingrown hairs on your legs? This is the pores being clogged with oils and stuff.
The cool thing about dry brushing is that it actually helps with cellulite and also makes us look younger – all over! I love the way my skin feels after doing it for a week!
Okay, sounds good. How do we do it?
Well, Dry Brushing is actually really easy. You need a brush – one with natural bristles which you can hold in your hand. Now, brush from your toes up to your heart in small strokes. Start on one side of the body and move your way up. (naturally you are naked doing this :)) Your goal is to move towards the heart. Brush your arms towards the heart and your chest down to the heart.
It will tingle slightly, which is just wonderful!
Do this morning and night, just before your shower or when you get up. Just like you brush your hair or teeth, brush your body and you will get the detoxing going!
Number 2 – The wake-up shower
I personally don’t really like this one much but it is super easy to do and you don’t even need to buy anything! All it is, is after you take a shower, which is generally hot, you finish with a cold burst at the end. The idea behind this is that it invigorates your body all over! It encourages extra blood flow to the area, where you have had hot water – usually on your back and abdominal area. More blood flow is good for healing. It is based on the Swiss Hydro Therapy techniques.
It does wake me up really well, so I have been doing it! It also seems to reduce the puffiness under my eyes!
There are heaps more and heaps of herbs we can take too….I shall share more soon 🙂