Japan Has a Bizarre New Way to Help You Relax

There’s nothing like the sense of security provided by a mother’s womb, right?

Well, maybe there is — in Japan.

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“Otona maki,” which translates to “adult wrapping,” was recently introduced on Japanese TV.

Apparently, the practice is believed to help the body relax by wrapping it tightly in what looks like a large sheet made of a breathable cloth, Viennajuku said.

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With its orientation in the fetal position, otona maki provides the feeling of returning to the womb, mimicking the sense of security we all surely miss.

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It is also said to help make one more flexible.

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Quite obviously, this practice is not for the claustrophobic. People are wrapped for at least 15 minutes, and we can only imagine how folks scared of tight spaces would fare that long.

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In these sessions, a health care professional is on standby to ensure the safety of those getting wrapped.

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Interestingly, those who have tried otona maki claimed they indeed felt relaxed and even sleepy, Kotaku reported.

Would you try otona maki?

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