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Lymphatic Skin Brushing

Lymphatic Skin Brushing

By Liz Olivas

“Indeed, the skin is a powerful interface between the mind, the body, and the external world”  Bernadine Healy, M.D.

Lymphatic Skin Brushing is an incredibly relaxing self care technique as well as being detoxifying and stimulating to your immune system and your greater health.  The repetitive rhythmic strokes will work on so many levels to purify your skin as well as calm your mind and body.

Benefits of Lymphatic Skin Brushing Technique

  • Exfoliate dead skin cells
  • Unclogs pores
  • Stimulates surface circulation
  • Stimulates surface Lymphatics
  • Invigorates nervous system
  • Aids digestion
  • Increases cell renewal
  • Improves immune responsiveness
  • Improves exchange between cells
  • Smoothes and tones skin
  • Stimulates hormone and oil-producing glands
  • Improves appearance of cellulite

Lymphatic Skin brushing technique is designed to gently exfoliate the surface skin cells.  More importantly this method is designed to soften the surface tissues, fluids and to mobilize the lymphatic structures.  At The Therapeutic we Import premium body brushes from the Keller Burstein Company in Germany.   These are very special brushes, the bristles are chosen specifically to lift exfoliate and stimulate your skin.   We carry a full line of body brushes for many skin types. 

Come to our store and check out our brushes:

Skin is an amazing organ that covers the entire surface of our body.  It serves as a protective barrier that prevents internal tissues from exposure to trauma, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, temperature extremes, toxins, and bacteria.  Skin functions include sensory perception, immunologic surveillance, thermoregulation, and control of insensible fluid loss. 

Skin defines us and separates us from the outer world, it shapes how we present in this world and it is a primary vehicle of expression.  From the shiver up the spine to the hair raising experience, we cannot deny this very important role skin plays in how we experience ourselves and our emotions.  When we are tense and stressed it is often reflected in the appearance of our skin. Skin is truly the on the frontline of our sensory experience in this world. Taking care of it and making sure it is optimally healthy is our goal. 

Keller Burstein are not only devoted to making premium brushes, they are also very devoted to making products in an ecologically sound manner.   In this way we can take care of the ecology of our skin and our environment! 

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