Body brushing helps speed up the process of eliminating waste via lymph stimulation. The lymphatic system is important for eliminating waste and dead cells from our body, by transferring them to the bloodstream ready for elimination. The lymphatic system does not use a pump like the circulatory system, where the heart keeps the bloodstream flowing. It depends on the contractions of muscle, through body movement, breathing, exercise or manual stimulation, to push the fluid along the lymph vessels. This is where body brushing can help to encourage blood flow through the channels and clean out the metabolic waste that can build up in the tissues and lymph nodes.
Our skin is the largest waste elimination organ in the body. Body brushing exfoliates the skin & removes dead skin cells that may be clogging up pores and interfering with toxin elimination. This process also assists with the prevention of dry skin, as it stimulates sebum secretion from the sebaceous glands, leading to softer, lustrous skin.