GARSHANA LYMPHATIC MASSAGE -Removes dead layers of skin which allows the body to excrete toxic material more efficiently. -Targets the lymphatic system which does not have a pump. It is located directly beneath the skin. Dry brushing the skin towards the heart and lymph nodes moves the lymph more vigorously so that the waste can be eliminated.-Moves toxins in the lymphatic system into the venous system where it can go to the liver and be cleaned.-Accumulation of lymph leads to inflammatory problems in the joints and cellulite.
-5 to 10 minutes, 5-6 times a week before showering.
-Start with dry, clean skin.
-Use medium to firm pressure.
-Using silk gloves or a brush, vigorously massage wrists and the tips of elbows in circles.
-Using long strokes, massage up from your fingers to the top of your upper arm, directing the lymph to the nodes in your armpits.
-Massage your stomach and buttocks in a circular motion.
-Massage your knees in a circular motion.
-Massage your thighs in long strokes up the leg, directing the lymph to the nodes in your groin area.
-Move on to your ankles and feet, massaging them in circles.
-Massage up your calf in long strokes.
-Exclude face, chest and heart area.
-Take your shower. At the end, alternate the water between very hot and very cold several times to enhance circulation.
Thanks to my daughter Reba for this post. (The sketch is mine.)