Massage with a dry brush for weight loss. Technique
Dry brush massage, also known as dry brushing, can help improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and is claimed to help reduce cellulite and weight loss. Here’s a technique for performing dry brushing:
What you’ll need:
- A dry brush (a special dry brushing brush or a natural soft brush).
- A quiet place to perform the treatment.
- Perhaps some body lotion or oil (optional).
- Prepare: Have a dry massage before your shower or bath, as it can remove dead skin cells and dust, which will be more easily washed off under water.
- Posture: Stand naked (or in your underwear) in a quiet place. You will be more comfortable performing the procedure standing or sitting. Start at the top of your body and work your way down.
- Massage Method: Take the brush and start the massage in the direction of blood flow (upwards, towards the arms/legs). Use gentle, circular movements or movements towards the heart. Massage each area of the body 2-3 times, avoiding sensitive areas, wounds and irritated skin.
- Pressure: It is not necessary to apply firm pressure. The pressure should be enough to feel a pleasant tingling and stimulation, but not too much to cause pain or skin irritation.
- Exclude tender areas: Avoid massaging tender areas of the skin such as the face, neck, chest, etc.
- Caution: Be careful and gentle when massaging near the nipples, groin area and other sensitive areas.
- Finish: After the massage is complete, go under the shower to wash off dead skin cells and debris. After showering, use a moisturiser or body oil to hydrate your skin.
- Regularity: To achieve results, perform dry massage several times a week. Remember that results may vary from person to person and dry massage is not a panacea for weight loss.
Remember that dry massage can be uncomfortable for some people, especially if your skin is sensitive. If you do have any medical conditions or concerns about the safety for you, it is recommended that you consult a doctor before starting this procedure.