Dry brushing is the simplest way to enhance our overall health and well-being and is very effective for chronic pain relief.
Dry brushing enhances blood flow and stimulates the c-tactile afferent nerves (the pleasure or the stroking nerves) which play a major role in pain management as they help override the pain signals, leaving the body feel calm yet invigorated. It is an Ayurvedic practice that has been around for centuries and has been practiced by many other ancient cultures.
It involves ‘massaging’ the body surface by gently brushing dry skin with a dry and gently firm-bristled brush and performed in a particular sequence. *
The gentle friction of the brush with combined pressure over sensitive areas provides immediate pain relief by reducing muscle tension, boosting circulation, and delivering oxygenated blood to the organs for optimal functioning, internal detoxification, and stimulating the lymphatic system.
Dry brushing also helps with skin exfoliation and the breakdown of fat deposits and cellulite (toxins trapped in fat deposits). The lymphatic fluid helps to discharge these accumulated toxins and metabolic wastes, which can be one of the many contributing pain factors.
* Our recommended video on how to dry brush effectively with Kelly Kennedy