Brush Away the Old Make Way for the New

Written by Karen Verna Carlson, N.D., Ph.D.. Posted in Holistic Living.

• User Friendly and Cheap •  

             Like most of my suggestions, this is user friendly and cheap.  Time is your biggest investment, amounting to a few minutes once or twice a day, and yields substantial rewards at least 10 times greater.  Read the accompanying “Dry Brush Massage Basics” for technical how-to details, and “Dry Brush Massage Benefits” for specific health enhancing effects.     
             Beyond those physical benefits are more subtle but equally important holistic benefits for mind and spirit that exponentially increase the physical ones.  In other words, DBM has a purely mechanical value that more than justifies your time investment.  However, you can exponentially enhance that physical value with some holistic emphasis—10 times 10, at least.  I won’t turn this into a mathematical treatise, because I want to really excite you about the astronomical dividends you’ll get by making this a truly holistic endeavor, rather than just a physical one.  
            Here’s an idea.  Think about the ingredients for bread.  Flour, water, yeast, maybe an egg, vigorous kneading, quiet rest and oven heat.  Now imagine taking a baguette fresh from a hot hearth, holding it in a towel, breaking open its golden crusty shell, inhaling its fresh steamy aroma, and popping a small piece into your mouth to melt like cotton candy.  The transformation of those separate ingredients into a delectable, sensual gourmet experience is a holistic event.

Writer's Bio: Karen is a naturopathic physician who has taken holistic healing and education into the realm of quantum physics. She is credited with “the first major breakthrough in Swedish Massage ~ research demonstrating energetic interconnections ~ since Peter Ling systemized it in the early 19th century.” International recognition for her healing and educational work includes an honorary degree, a silver medal, listing in Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, appearances on TV and radio, lecturing in Europe and in the U.S. for professional symposia, colleges, corporations, community groups, and being featured in professional journals, magazines and newspapers. She has published more than 200 articles on holistic health and education. She has facilitated joyful well-being and health for hundreds of students she has personally certified in holistic healing and holistic massage and for hundreds more clients she has personally touched including luminaries in science, medicine and religion.
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