Massage is in integral part of indonesian approach to innner and outer health and beauty. Massage ini Indonesia usually associated with helping the body rid itself of disease, regain its inherent health and ensure an on going state of good health. Two traditional types of massage are practised: pijat and urut. The word pijat means massage in Indonesia, while urut means massage ini Javanese. Pijat is the ubiquitious massage (it is also the name for masseur), and is very relaxing. In its most basic form, its known as cape, a massage that is widely practised in the village an consist of a simple, repetitve squeezing movement of the flesh between the fingers and palm of the hand. Urut is more specialized and is usually used for treatment of bone fracures. Urut treatments are considered halus, meaning refined or smoth: fluidy and gentleness are the hallmarks of this massage.
ng with the snakes’ movements are said to be good for your metabolism.
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Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa in Jakarta, Indonesia offers a massage that involves pythons of different sizes wiggling around on your bare back.
The fear sparked by the creepy treatment is said to get your adrenaline going, and this reportedly has a positive impact on your metabolism when paired with the movements of the snakes.