– Massaging your skin stimulates your lymphatic system. When you massage your skin, whether it be with your hands or a brush, the lymphatic capillaries underneath your skin are stimulated and flow is increased.
– When the lymphatic system is stimulated from massaging your skin, your body’s cortisol levels are decreased and your lymphocytes, the cells crucial for immune system functioning, are increased.
– Gentle massaging strokes increase blood flow, oxygen and lymph transport to tissues and organs, boost the immune system, aid in detoxification, and aid in autonomic nervous system regulation.
How to Do It?
– Gently massage your skin with light pressure allowing for your skin to move and stretch. Massage your skin in small motions in the direction of your heart.
– Massage each part of your body including your torso, limbs, and scalp.
– Do this for 10 minutes at least twice a day for optimal health benefits.