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Japan: 'Adult wrapping' therapy promises to vanish aches and pains in Tokyo02:18

Japan: 'Adult wrapping' therapy promises to vanish aches and pains in Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo
January 29, 2017 at 12:36 GMT -00:00 · Published

A new treatment known as 'Otonamaki' or 'adult wrapping,' has been trending in Japan for improving stiffness and posture problems. Footage shows a workshop, which costs 26 dollars, being conducted in Tokyo on Sunday.

The therapeutic treatment is gaining in popularity in the east Asian country. One class lasts approximately 20 minutes, with many reportedly highlighting the success of the treatment, which was developed by Japanese midwife Nobuko Watanabe as an alternative massage for alleviating physical and stress problems.

The practice originates from the Ohinamaki, whereby babies are wrapped in cloth intended to aid their physical development. Midwife and Nurse Naomi Ikeda, who runs the Tokyo business, stressed that "Babies also have stiff shoulders. If they grow up with hard shoulders then, as people who attend also said, kids might have problems such as they can't use chopsticks well or can't throw balls smoothly."

Japan: 'Adult wrapping' therapy promises to vanish aches and pains in Tokyo02:18
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A new treatment known as 'Otonamaki' or 'adult wrapping,' has been trending in Japan for improving stiffness and posture problems. Footage shows a workshop, which costs 26 dollars, being conducted in Tokyo on Sunday.

The therapeutic treatment is gaining in popularity in the east Asian country. One class lasts approximately 20 minutes, with many reportedly highlighting the success of the treatment, which was developed by Japanese midwife Nobuko Watanabe as an alternative massage for alleviating physical and stress problems.

The practice originates from the Ohinamaki, whereby babies are wrapped in cloth intended to aid their physical development. Midwife and Nurse Naomi Ikeda, who runs the Tokyo business, stressed that "Babies also have stiff shoulders. If they grow up with hard shoulders then, as people who attend also said, kids might have problems such as they can't use chopsticks well or can't throw balls smoothly."

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