In the last issue, we introduced you to scalp conditions.
This time, I would like to talk about massage.
It is said that the amount of blood in the human body is 8% of the body weight. Blood circulates throughout the body, carrying nutrients and oxygen from the food we eat to the cells at the ends of the body, and also plays an important role in carrying waste products and carbon dioxide produced in each tissue to the organs that process them, such as the liver and kidneys. Therefore, when blood circulation is poor, nutrients are not distributed throughout the body, and waste products accumulate, causing symptoms that are not good for the body.
Of course, this also affects the hair. The hair matrix cells that make hair and push it upward are the most actively dividing cells in the human body and require a lot of nutrients. Good blood circulation in the head is a lifeline for hair, so it is important to keep blood circulation in the scalp in mind on a regular basis.
Now, here are the three massages we recommend
- fuchi (windpipe)
The “Hyakue” mentioned in the previous column and the acupuncture point called “Fuchi” can be found by placing both thumbs on the neck at the back of the head and sliding them toward the top of the head, where the fingers stop. (See figure).
With particular attention paid to these two points, massage the entire head in a circular motion with the bellies of your fingers. Lightly pinching or tapping the scalp is also effective. It is recommended to do this for about 30 seconds for the health of the scalp. 2.
- neck and shoulders
Stiffness in the neck and shoulders should also be relieved. Place your index, middle, and ring fingers, in that order, on the areas where you feel stiffness, and slowly press down to loosen them.
- foot pressure points
Foot pressure points have become popular in recent years, and are also recommended. The feet are called the second heart. The meridians of the various organs are gathered in the soles of the feet, and you can refresh yourself by pressing these points with your thumbs or a round-tipped stick. While a foot massage is a good way to refresh yourself, there are many books on foot pressure points available in bookstores these days, so you can easily try it at home.
It is also recommended to combine a massage with a bath and moderate exercise. It is easy to do, so please give it a try.