As mentioned before, the pituitary gland in the endocrine system is the gland which is primarily responsible for secreting growth hormone. This gland is located at the forward base of your brain. It is widely held that you can spur growth by stimulating reflex points in the body that have a special nerve connection to the pituitary gland. These points can be stimulated with the reflex point massage technique.
Thumb Reflex Point Massage
The main reflex point you should massage is located on the pad of your thumb. In other words, you will be massaging the actual thumbprint area on each thumb.
To do this, begin with your right thumb. Using your left thumb, rub the pad of the right thumb firmly in a clockwise motion. If your hands are dry, a little hand lotion will make this much easier and more enjoyable. Once again, you will need to be very firm when doing this because the pad of the thumb is protected by fatty tissue.
Massage each thumb pad for 2-3 minutes each day. We recommend that you perform the massage in the evening prior to bedtime since growth hormone secretion is greatest when you sleep.
Neck Reflex Point Massage
The second area you should massage is each side of your neck. Many people find their blood flow stagnates in their neck region. By massaging the neck very gently, you allow the blood a smoother passage to your brain, thyroid, and pituitary gland, which in turn will allow for a more efficient distribution of your growth hormone.
To massage your neck, hold your index and middle fingers together and rub in a gentle, circular motion over one side of your neck. You can start on either side. We recommend beginning at the upper portion of your neck just below the ear and slowly working your way down to your collar bone. Then, begin again at the top just below your jawbone and and once again slowly work your way down to your collar bone.
Repeat as needed then switch to the other side of the neck. Each side will only take a minute. Finally, slowly roll your neck in a full, circular motion a few times for a nice, gentle stretch.