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Stroke Away Stress…

November 8, 2019

When was the last time you felt stressed? A week ago? Yesterday? Today? Stress is something that we all feel, whether that’s sometimes or all the time. We all need to relax, to calm our thoughts and focus on ourselves.


Something a lot of people don’t realise is that the power of touch, and stroking the skin does more for you than you think. It is especially important to include this around times where you or your body may be under stress. Wellness expert Avni Trivedi explained that “when you massage your skin, you help to stimulate the part of the nervous system that calms the body and mind. In our day-to-day lives, many of us are stressed and on the go too much. Conscious touch is a simple way of destressing and regulating focus.”



Dry body brushing is one great way to ‘stroke away stress’. The therapeutic practise of daily dry skin brushing offers a range of benefits from the inside out. It enhances our body’s natural waste removal system, which contributes to the correct functioning and health of our other organs.


Our skin is a mirror that reflects our overall health. It plays a crucial role in supporting detoxification by helping to eliminate toxins. Dry brushing, also similar to massage, is a self-care technique that can help to decrease stress. Chronic stress eventually leads to an imbalance in hormone levels that can increase inflammation, therefore making sure to include dry body brushing in your routine can help your mind to relax, and your body to function properly.



As well as helping to relieve stress, dry body brushing has a range of other benefits such as:


Increases Circulation: Dry brushing stimulates blood circulation to increase oxygen and nutrients to deep skin layers, and encourages cell renewal for healthier, younger looking skin.


Exfoliation: The process of stroking the skin with dry, natural bristles helps to loosen and remove dead skin cells. Whilst exfoliating, it also helps to clear oil and dirt from the pores, allowing skin to breathe.


Reduces Cellulite: Stimulates the lymphatic system to drain toxins away safely from the fatty layers in the skin, helping to prevent a build-up of cellulite and to reduce puffiness. An efficient lymphatic system helps to protect the immune system and improve digestion for better well-being and increased energy.






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