Are you interested in trying dry brushing? This ancient Ayurvedic massage, sometimes referred to as Garshana (pronounced gar-shun-uh), helps cleanse the lymphatic system and is a powerful method to aid in the natural process of detoxification within the body.
Garshana is usually done with raw linen or silk gloves; however, many prefer using the natural bristle of a body brush. This technique is particularly recommended for people with symptoms of ama. This can manifest as sluggishness, lethargy, and feeling mental or physical constipation, dullness, and an impaired immune system.
Dry brushing is an excellent way to practice during the Kapha season, which runs from winter to spring. Water rises, snow melts have, filled the earth, and the wind carries pollen from flowers. This season of the year, Kapha may begin to build up in the lymph or sinuses, causing an imbalance throughout your body.
Remedial Massage can help stimulate the body’s Kapha and promote movement and the elimination of mucus.
Since Darshana stimulates, those mostly Kapha in their constitutions will benefit from doing Darshana regularly. People who are mostly pitta can practice it 4-5 times every week. Those who have more vata will benefit most from performing this exercise at least 2-4 times per week.
To determine the most dominant dosha in your case, take the dosha test.
Suppose your skin appears on the dry side or is at risk of vata imbalance. It is vital to perform abhyanga ( Ayurvedic self-massage) with warm oil immediately after dry brushing to moisturize the skin. This assists in bringing vata dosha back to equilibrium by relaxing nerves.
The benefits of Dry Brushing in Ayurveda
According to Ayurvedic detox, the lymphatic system (rasa dhatu) is directly related to the well-being and harmony of each other body (tissue layer) throughout the body. Dry Massage is among the most effective methods to ensure the health and circulation of the lymph. This, in turn, can be highly beneficial across the entire body.
Here are a few advantages of practising garshana.
· Muscle tone is increased.
· Enhances the texture of the skin as well as luminosity and suppleness.
· Reduces the impact of stress and strain on your body.
· Supports weight loss by promoting healthy metabolism
· Supports natural detoxification
· Improves lymphatic circulation
· Improves circulation and ensures good blood flow
· The stimulation of areas that store cellulite
Garshana Guidelines: Dry Brushing the Ayurvedic Way
If you’re a novice to dry-massage, you are welcome! It is a simple self-care practice to master and integrate in the routine. The primary goal is to stimulate your body and create stimulation for your body. It’s difficult to fail.
First, it is recommended to brush your skin. This is recommended to be done early in the morning before showering, using dry skin free of oil or lotion. Also, you should ensure that the area where the Massage is taking place is a warm and comfortable temperature so that you can completely relax and enjoy the experience.
Follow these easy steps:
1. Sit in the shower/bathroom or on the towel to prevent having flaky skin on the floor.
2. Utilizing a toothbrush or gloves, Massage vigorously to stimulate lymphatic drainage and the skin.
3. Maintain the stroke’s direction always towards the heart.
4. Utilize circular strokes to massage the joints (shoulders, elbows, knees, elbows and hips), wrists, and ankles) as well as long, broad strokes on your legs and arms (toward your heart).
5. Massage the feet from the top upwards, continue to the torso, and then towards the neck.
6. Massage the hands and massage the shoulders.
7. Massage the buttocks and stomach in circular clockwise movements.
8. Apply gentle pressure to areas where you feel the skin’s surface is relatively thin or delicate and apply firm pressure to thicker regions like the bottoms of your feet.
Contraindications and the Reasons to Avoid Garshana
Dry Massage is usually regarded as to be secure and beneficial. However, it is possible to stay clear of garshana if you suffer from one or more of the following issues.
· susceptible skin
· A skin problem that causes itching, for example, eczema or the eczema
· An unclosed wound (skip the region)
· Skin irritation, such as sunburn
· an acute illness
This gentle detoxification method removes toxins without disrupting the balance of your body. It will also help you feel energized and rejuvenated. It’s a thrilling breath of air and not dull!