Why is dry brushing good for me?

Updated: Jan 22, 2019

It is estimated that 33% of all impurities which leave the body are eliminated through the skin -- more than one pound of waste per day!  If pores are clogged, the elimination from the skin is impaired and the overworked liver and kidneys have to eliminate these toxins.

Garshana is a simply dry brush massage that is a quick and simple technique to assist the lymphatic system by cleansing the skin so that the toxins can be eliminated from the body more efficiently.

By removing dead surface cells, the skin is nourished and oxygenated.  This prevents premature aging and degenerative diseases.  

Dry brush massage stimulates blood circulation, the nervous system, and the oil-producing glands in the skin.  Muscle tone is also assisted as fat deposits are more evenly spread and improved blood flow assists in the breakdown and removal of cellulite tissue.

The massage should only take about 5 minutes. LEARN MORE!


Kirsten Erickson, C-IAYT, YACEP, E-RYT200, RYT500, iRest® Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher, Yoga Wellness North