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    Dry Skin Brushing

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    UmmBinat's Note:

    Swiss are very much into natural Medicine. Here is a ritual that removes cellulite, cleanses the lymphatic system, removes dead skin layers, strengthens the immune system, stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands, tones the muscles, stimulates circulation, improves the function of the nervous system, helps digestion, AND it’s easy, inexpensive and invigorating! It will take about 30 days to see and experience the changes. For a thorough lymphatic cleansing, perform skin brushing daily for a minimum of three months. From http://www.naturalhealthtechniques.com

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      You also need, a soft natural fiber brush with a long handle (a loofah sponge or a rough towel can supposedly also be used).
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      (You will do most steps 7-14 times. Hang in there—it’s not as complicated as it sounds and doesn’t take as long as it seems once you get the flow of it.).
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      Using your right hand, gently slide the brush along your right jaw line starting from your earlobe to the underside of your chin 7 times.
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      Place the brush at the hairline on your neck and gently pull around the right side of your neck to the Adam's apple 7 times.
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      Hold the brush with your right hand at the bottom of your neck (where it joins the top of your back) and bring it around your neck to the right and down along your right collar bone and end up between your collar bones 7 times.
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      Stroke your breastbone in a circular fashion to stimulate the thymus gland 7 times.
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      Carefully brush the breast in a circular motion 7 times.
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      Repeat the above steps for your left side holding the brush with your left hand.
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      To stimulate the pituitary gland, hold the brush on the back of your head near the base of your neck and rock the brush up and down, then side to side, both sides 14 times.
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      Hold the brush in your left armpit with your right hand and rotate it counter clockwise 7 times, then clockwise 7 times.
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      Repeat on your right armpit with your left hand.
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      Brush upward 7 times from your upper right thigh to your right armpit.
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      Repeat process on your left side. Women may need to hold their breast out of the way with their free hand.
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      Brush back and forth over your belly button and around your waistline 14 times (like passing a basketball behind your back).
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      Brush in a circular motion over your belly-button, counter-clockwise 7 times then clockwise 7 times.
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      Finish brushing the front of your body in any direction starting at the bottom and brushing all the way up 14 times. Very little pressure needs to be applied to the genitals and women's breasts because the skin is sensitive and will redden if irritated.
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      Brush up and down your spine from the base of your neck and down as far as you can 14 times.
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      Finish your upper back by stroking it around toward your sides.
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      Brush your spine from tailbone up as high as you can reach 14 times, holding the brush with two hands or with the detachable wooden handle.
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      Finish your lower back by stroking it around toward your sides.
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      Brush up from right ankle to right knee and work all the way around your leg, brushing up towards your heart.
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      Hold the brush in the right groin with both hands and rotate it 7 times counter-clockwise, then 7 times clockwise.
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      Repeat with the left groin.
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      Brush from right knee to right hip 7 times.
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      Work all the way around your leg continuing to brush upwards (towards the heart).
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      Brush up from right ankle to right knee and work all the way around your leg, brushing up towards your heart.
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      Brush around your right ankle 7 times.
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      Brush back and forth over the top of your right foot from toes to ankle.
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      Brush across your right toes on top and underneath 7 times.
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      Brush the bottom of your right foot heel to toe 7 times.
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      Now do the same with for the left foot, leg and thigh.
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      Brush upward from right elbow to your armpit and shoulder 7 times.
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      Brush from your right wrist to the elbow in the same manner 7 times.
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      Repeat steps on your left arm.
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      Lightly brush the webbing (or junction) between your left thumb and index or pointer finger on the palm side 14 times, then on the non-palm side 14 times.
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      Brush your left palm from wrist to fingertips and back 7 times.
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      Brush the back of your left hand the same way 7 times.
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      Brush each left hand finger individually back and forth 7 times on the areas that have not been brushed yet.
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      Repeat the steps for your right hand.
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      Take a hot shower with soap (about three minutes in duration), followed by a 10-20 second cold rinse. Repeat this procedure three times. If the hot/cold showers are too extreme, a warm shower can be used. Follow the shower with a rubdown with either a sponge or towel to remove dead skin.
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      FURTHER TIPS:.
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      Always dry brush your dry and naked body before you shower or bathe because you will want to wash off the impurities from the skin as a result from the brushing action.
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      Use light pressure in areas where the skin is thin and harder pressure on places like the soles of the feet.
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      Skin brushing should be performed once a day, preferably first thing in the morning. A thorough skin brushing takes about 15 minutes, but any time spent brushing prior to bathing will benefit the body. If you are feeling ill, increasing the treatments to twice a day is good. You can also dry brush areas of cellulite five to 10 minutes twice a day to achieve cellulite dissolving but the technique needs to be done consistently for a minimum of five months.
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      Avoid sensitive areas and anywhere the skin is broken such as areas of skin rash, wounds, cuts, and infections. Also, never brush an area affected by poison oak or poison ivy.
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      Finish up with your regular shower and ending with three hot and cold cycles. That means turning on the water as hot as you can take it for several seconds, then as cold as you can handle it, then hot, then cold for three cycles. End with either hot or cold. This will further invigorate the skin and stimulate blood circulation, bringing more blood to the outer layers of the skin.
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      After getting out of the shower, dry off vigorously and massage your skin with pure plant oils such as olive, avocado, apricot, almond, sesame, coconut or cocoa butter. Add a little peanut and Castor oil to the mix if you have arthritis. Edgar Cayce says this works to take out some of the pain, and we’ve found that to be true over the years.
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      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.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 11, 2013

      55

      this is well written easy to follow,complete

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    • on October 12, 2011

      55

      This is great! I used to have a skin brushing practice (in my bachelorette, pre-kid days LOL) and I had forgotten how terrific it is. You have done a marvelous job giving detailed instruction as well as good information to keep it safe (ie not brushing against vein flow). I have recently gotten into lymphatic drainage massage, and I am intrigued at the similarities here. Thanks so much for posting :). Made for Almost 5 Tag.

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    • on June 19, 2011

      55

      I was wondering how to get my 20 year-old skin back. ZWT7

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    Nutritional Facts for Dry Skin Brushing

    Serving Size: 1 (0 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

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    Total Fat 0.0 g
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    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
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    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
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    Sodium 0.0 mg
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    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
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    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
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    Sugars 0.0 g
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    Protein 0.0 g
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