This months "treatment" that we thought we would try and review is Dry brushing. Dry Brushing is a new trend that is aimed at releasing built-up toxins in the body. Dr Perrin recommends the Perrin technique to help release toxins that have built up in the lymph nodes and other bodily systems. Dry brushing is similar to the Perrin technique but can be done without seeing a practitioner, which is why I was curious to try it.
I brought a set called Snoozing Beauty from Amazon and started following their step by step guide. The first thing I noticed was how relaxing it was. I would definitely recommend it for those looking to expand their self-care routines. My muscles felt relaxed and mentally I felt restful. My body did come out in a huge rash but apparently, that's to be expected.
After dry brushing, it is recommended that you have a shower or bath which might put you off but I found the bath itself a lot easier after dry brushing in terms of pain levels and fatigue. Something that is recommended alongside Dry brushing is "Dandelion Tea". This tea supposedly cleans out the toxins from your liver, which does make sense as the whole idea of dry brushing is to flush toxins from your body. I wish I could say I found it helpful or not but, it is a herbal tea and I enjoy them anyway to relax. so it's not abnormal or bad tasting for me, but I'm sure there are people who hate green leafy teas like this one.
Overall, I feel very positive about dry brushing and I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It does take some time to learn the techniques but I found the instructions simple to follow with different levels of brain fog. Energy-wise, it is a commitment and can take around 10/15 minutes without including the shower. In conclusion, I think it's worth a try and it's definitely within a lot of peoples budgets - it's hard to tell what the physical effects are long term but in the short term it is relaxing and soothing.
There are many bloggers and non-toxic lifestyle bloggers that know more about the specific effects of dry brushing and the Perin technique such as "emmablondevoyage" who has a blog and website with tons of information about all things non-toxic and the Perin treatment.
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