Korean relaxation is a source of muscle relaxation par excellence.
Korean relaxation differs from Balinese massage, Asian massage (Shiatsu massage and reflexology), Oriental massage, Thai massage, Ayurvedic massage, Californian massage, Swedish massage, seated massage, and Kashmir massage in that it is the patient’s body that works more than the practitioner’s body that applies relaxation.
What is Corean relaxation?
The term “Korean massage” is little used in comparison to “Korean relaxation” because it is a manual practice particularly reserved for specialized practitioners.
The technique used in Korean relaxation is mainly vibration, i. e. the stimulation of the body’s natural waving by stimulating the brain.
However, to obtain this undulating effect, however, a subtle work is required, imitating the pendulum system:
- The trick lies in choosing the speed of movement and the practitioner’s attention to the patient’s body.
- Vibration is only really successful if the practitioner feels it on his own body.
Korean Relaxation: How a session unfolds
The Korean relaxation session is essentially based on a wave system and is divided into 2 stages:
- The first active step, during which the patient is shaken to cause this vibration.
- The second step, passive during which the patient assimilates the sensations obtained. This step is also called integration.
Korean relaxation can be applied to a specific area of the body such as the arm, forearm, elbow, neck, feet or legs.
The patient lies down, keeping his or her clothes and without any support other than a cloth to cover the floor. The selected part of the body is shaken for one minute to one and a half minutes.
The undulation gradually spreads to the whole body. This is then left to the integration of the resulting vibration. The two stages, active and passive, form a cycle, and for more efficiency, a Korean relaxation session consists of 3 successive cycles.
To finish the session, the practitioner massages the face and head of the patient who is going to plunge into a euphoric state of lightness and well-being.
Corean relaxation: for what benefits?
Korean relaxation, as its name implies, is a relaxation of the whole being. It brings many benefits like:
- The awakening of the senses.
- Relief of pain in muscles and joints.
- Overweight loss.
- The fight against insomnia, anxiety and stress.