Dry Brushing for Detoxification

Our skin is our largest organ and aids in detoxing our bodies. The pores in our skin benefit from “exercise” to better rid toxins from the body. Cardio-vascular exercise, sunshine, dry saunas, and keeping toxic chemicals off our skin all help this process. Dry-brushing may also help our skin detoxify and keep us looking our best. While there don’t seem to be any scientifically-based studies on this, natural medicine providers often recommend  this detox method.

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Potential Benefits of Dry Brushing:
Removes dry, dead skin and clears pores, allowing the skin to “breathe”.
Stimulates the hormones and oil-producing glands in the skin.
Increases circulation.
Assists the body in the removal of toxins.

How do you Dry Brush?

  1. Once a day, preferably before bed or before a shower or time in a dry sauna.
  2. Brush, starting at the feet, and work up towards the heart using light, short strokes (always brushing towards the heart). Then work from the arms towards your chest. Don’t forget your palms and soles. The skin should be stimulated, not red or irritated.
  3. Dry brushing the entire body should take from 45 seconds to 2 minutes.
  4. It’s best not moisturize afterwards so the pores can breathe and rid themselves of toxins.

Where do you get a dry brush?
Most drug stores carry them. I prefer one with a long handle so I can easily reach my back. A favorite brush can be found on Amazon.

Here are some more easy, at-home detox methods you might want to try:
Castor Oil Packs
Oil Pulling




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Theraputic Massage Sessions to nurture the Body, Heart and Mind

Come to beautiful Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii and let me and guide you into a deeply restful presence that therapeutically opens your body’s healing abilities and replenishes the entire being, leaving you feeling relaxed, revitalized and whole.

My Style: Listening to your individual needs, I combine my understanding of anatomy with compassion and heart-centered warmth to customize each session especially for you.  My approach to bodywork is influenced by Taoist mind-body practices and 5 Elements Theory.  My work is characterized by slow, nurturing long strokes & deep anatomical detail work, making the session both therapeutic and relaxing. I also use rhythmic rocking, compressions, stretching, & holding to encourage deep relaxation so the body, heart and mind can find its own equilibrium, increased ease and openness.

Modalities: As appropriate, I blend different modalities into therapeutic and relaxing bodywork sessions.  After sessions I offer self-care recommendations including stretches, yoga, subtle body practices and qigong.

  • Deep Tissue
  • Esalen (slow-long-flowing-integrative)
  • Table Thai stretching
  • Acupressure
  • Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal-organ)
  • Medical QiGong

Training: I have been practicing since 2006 and have over 1000 hours of massage training in a range of bodywork modalities.  I am certified as an advanced massage practitioner in San Francisco, CA  as well as in Hawaii: MAT-11847

Rates: $90 / 90 minutes      (Kama’aina rates often offered on Yelp)  Out-call massage services available for an additional fee

Schedule a session: (808) 938-2743  or taowithin@gmail.com  Studio is in Captain Cook (Kealakekua Bay) down Napoopoo Road on the Big Island of Hawaii about 20 minutes from Kailua Kona

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The Tao Within Massage & Wellness
Located at

82-5682 Kahau Place,
Captain Cook,

Phone: (808) 938-2743