Because It Feels So Good When You Stop?

At first glance, it’s hard to imagine that bonking yourself on the head would make you feel better. I found “Mr. Energetic,” the quaint wooden hammer, in the self-massage section at Tokyu Hands, looking rather low-tech compared to the other dedicated work-the-kinks-out tools. It claims to be useful “whenever and wherever you want” – perhaps while sitting at the immigration office, waiting hours and hours for your number to be called…?

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo Mystery Series, published by Penguin/Intermix. If you’d like to visit the Tokyu Hands in Shibuya the next time you’re in Tokyo, directions are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

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