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Garshana is a traditional Ayurvedic dry massage that refreshes and stimulates the skin and lymphatic system, enhancing blood circulation and the release of accumulated toxins. Its practice gently removes dead skin layers leaving the skin supple and glowing. The ideal time to perform dry brushing is in the morning before you shower so that you can rinse off the impurities loosened by the massage.

Your options for this practice are using Garshana gloves spun from silk and have a nubby, gently exfoliating texture, and are incredibly good for the skin. If you choose a bath or shower brush, a longer handle is beneficial, and make sure the bristle is not too stiff so you exfoliate the skin and not harm it.


1. Massage your entire body, being careful of the face and sensitive areas and where the skin is broken or inflamed.

2. Use circular strokes on the stomach and joints and long sweeping strokes on the arms and legs towards the heart, which helps the lymph, drain correctly.

3. Apply appropriate pressure depending on where skin might be more sensitive.

4. Once done, either shower or apply appropriate doshic oil to the body.

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