One day, after a whole day of treating arthritis patients, Yuki came home and just broke down. Suddenly, the phone rang…
It was her father!
Yuki immediately thought about her father’s beautiful and strong hands. She remembered – after a long day of soba making, her father would perform a sophisticated hand massage on himself.
Without hesitation, Yuki asked about this massage. Here is what her father told her:
“Soba is as good as your hands. To make excellent soba, you need good hands.”
“Our ancestors perfected a self-massage technique based on these points called ‘Tsubo’.”
“By massaging these points, it promotes the hand’s natural healing ability and prevents the progression of ‘tired hands’ disease.” - Yuki’s father