The general belief with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is that the head is the focal point of the Yang. A comforting head massage can cause the ren and du meridians to align with qi-rich blood, providing a refreshing experience for the mind and a boost to the body. Head massages can also stimulate blood circulation, increase the blood supply to the brain and rouse the nervous system. Washing and combing your hair provides an excellent opportunity for a whole head massage. First, use your ten fingers like two combs to comb your scalp. Put a fair amount of pressure on your head and glide your fingers – using the soft, flat parts and not the finger tips -- through your hair, from the hair roots to tips. Follow a front to back brushing motion with your hands and repeat the process 15 to 20 times, adjusting the amount of pressure to make the scalp warm up a bit. After combing, use your fingers to rub your scalp in circular motions from the front to the back of your head and then from left to right. Repeat this process 3 to 5 times. Then, begin lifting the scalp gently using your thumb, middle finger and index finger. Continue this process over the entire scalp using soft, gentle pressing motions. If too much pressure is applied, you can end up with pains all over your head.