Benefits: Dry brushing is a scientifically backed ancient Ayurvedic technique that increases blood circulation, detoxifies the body, promotes lymphatic flow & drainage, and exfoliates the skin.
Dry brushing also stimulates the nervous system, invigorating the body to make you feel good!
How to Use:
The Dry Brush: Dry brushing is typically done before bathing so the best place to dry brush is right in the shower or tub, this also catches all those dead skin cells you'll be exfoliating (and remember to leave the water off, so you can keep your brush dry). Starting from the hands use long gentle brushstrokes up the arms, likewise brush from the feet up towards your legs. Continue using long brushstrokes working in the direction of the heart, use circular motions on your abdomen, chest, and back. Always use caution around more sensitive areas and avoid brushing damaged skin.
The Ritual: Traditionally in Ayurveda dry brushing is followed by Abhyanga, a self massage using warm oil (traditionally sesame but many different oils are used including our favourite, hemp!), in this massage you will be coating your whole body with oil, including the scalp and feet, and there are many resources online so you can see how to do this properly.
This step is wonderful but if you don't always find the time, you can modify this step and take your bath or shower right after dry brushing. And of course, moisturise with Merkaba Raw Hemp Oil afterwards
Materials: Merkaba dry brushes are made from wood and natural bristles from agave. Wood is engraved: Merkaba Raglan Hemp Collective