The skin is the body’s largest organ and is often called "the third kidney" because of its importance in the body’s process of detoxification. Daily your body regenerates new skin cells leaving many of the dead ones still on the body. The brushing of the skin helps the skin regenerate more efficiently allowing the load on the kidney and liver to lessen.
Massage is important for many powerful reasons, including detoxification and stress relief. But, when people ask me why to get massage or why it’s important the answer that resonates with most “type A” New Yorker’s is that it helps you get into good shape faster with less stiffness and soreness, allowing you to push your body harder. Perhaps most important is that massage helps prevent the injuries that will set you back.
I have been giving a weekly massage to a wonderful elderly woman, Marie, for many years. She’s a petit spitfire... View Article