- Happy Habits
- Piojito Power
🐜 Spanish for "little lice"
Piojito is the gentle scratching of a child's scalp. As if relieving it of the itching of imaginary lice — hence the name.
The stroking turns on special nerves in the skin called C-tactile fibers. These nerves detect a specific speed of caressing. Activating these fibers feels good. It reduces the perception of pain and lowers the heart rate.
Receiving Piojito relaxes and makes you feel at peace with the world. It also helps you bond or connect to the person who's caressing you.
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