Bizarre new craze of adult swaddling hits Japan
express.co.uk -- Feb 09
Adult swaddling - a bizarre craze that's swept though Japan - involves wrapping people up like babies as a method of therapy.

The treatment involves wrapping a person up in cloth in a bid to improve flexibility.

Called Otona Maki, the practice was invented by Japanese midwife Nobuko Watanabe.

Once a person is wrapped up tightly in their cloth, they are rocked gently from side to side.

The movement aims to loosen up muscles and bones and is most popular with new mums.

According to its inventor, adult wrapping can help women who suffer from post-natal stiffness in their shoulders or hips.

Baby swaddling was all but eradicated in the 1980s because of possible health problems it caused in infants.

But it's made a comeback in recent years for its benefits in keeping babies warm, helping them sleep and preventing the crying associated with colic.

News source: express.co.uk
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