Ivory figure of a man massaging the back of another man who is reading, Japan, 1701 to 1900

Netsuke of a man being massaged, Japanese, 18th or 19th century.
A Japanese ivory figure of a man massaging the back of another man whilst he reads. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, massage helps the qi energy flow in channels around the body.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1701-1900
Inventory number :
A641202