Discover the Restorative Japanese Ritual of Kenyoku-Ho

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We caught up with our Reiki master, Jasmin Harsono, to discover more about the importance and benefits of dry skin brushing.

In Reiki, ‘Kenyoku-Ho’ means ‘Dry Bathing’ and is a purification technique that is incorporated into Reiki. Kenyoku-Ho is mainly used before and after we offer Reiki to create new space, to invite new energy into our bodies, minds and spirits and in preparation for sharing Reiki. 

Kenyoku-Ho can also be used to boost energy, to combat fatigue or if you are feeling drained or perhaps have a big interview or event and want to bring a sense of empowerment and confidence when you enter the room. It’s a great practice, it works and it shifts energy fast!

  • Bring your right hand up to your left shoulder and make a swift diagonal stroke all the way down to your right hip. 

  • Take your left hand up to your right shoulder and make a swift diagonal stroke all the way down to your left hip.

  • Then once again, right hand to left shoulder and make a swift diagonal stroke all the way down to your right hip. 

  • Then take your right hand up to your left shoulder and swiftly draw your hand down your left arm to meet your left hand.

  • Take your left hand up to your right shoulder and swiftly draw your hand down your right arm to meet your right hand.

  • Last, take your right hand up to your left shoulder and swiftly draw your hand down your left arm to meet your left hand.

You can find our head of wellbeing Alex’s advice on choosing the right body brush here, along with some great tips including how to care for your brush.