Otonamaki: wrapping oneself in cloth to ease pain


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/13/otonamaki-wrapping-oneself-in.html


#2

Human burrito?


#3

Burial shroud without the burial. Hmm.


#4

Hell no. I don’t even like having bedding near my face, much less being completely wrapped up like that. And I don’t see how being curled up into a ball could be good for posture.


#5

Lest anyone be confused, this is not the right way to swaddle an infant.


#6

I don’t know much about the posture thing and physical therapy to even make an educated guess. However i do find being in an enclosed space somewhat relaxing, depending on the setting of course.

As a kid i used to set up a small tent on my bed and it’d make sleeping easier (used to have insomnia). These days on weekends when i wake up early and don’t need to be up i may hide under the covers while i’m surfing the web on my phone.

Would i try this out? Maybe, it looks silly but i suffer from some minor back problems and anxiety and if it was suggested to me as a form of relief i would consider doing it once for the sake of it. Does it look silly as hell? Yep.


#7

But what kind of craitur will emerge!?


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Otonamaki: wrapping oneself in cloth to ease pain

I suppose with your head like that you wouldn’t be able to watch CNN.


#10

Hah! But tempting…


#11

I think I see how they think it works - like a physical therapist manually operating your limbs a little past the point you could manage for yourself, to aid in stretching muscles.
But think I also see why the doctors who oppose it do - because of the strain and damage overstretching can cause.


#12

Otonamaki: Tricking humans into being wrapped up for dinner by puppy sized spiders.


#13

We’ve seen this before, okay? When can we have a story about okonomiyaki?


#14

This is exactly what came to mind when i first read the headline :smiley:


#15

What about okonomiyaki otonamaki - people being swaddled in a giant seafood pancake?


#16

whispering from within their calm white cocoon.

In the U.S., we call that suburbia.


#17

I kind of want to do this every time I look at social media.


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#19

Is this like, bondage-lite or something?


#20

Otonomaki, or “Adult wrapping,” sees the subject swaddled cosily, even tightly, in a muslin-like cloth.

Guess we won’t be trying that in the US any time soon. You know, 'cuz of the muslin ban.