Stretched pelvis, pleasing to the eye: why Japanese women tend to compress and tighten their bodyBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/stretched-pelvis-pleasing-to-the-eye-why-japanese-women-tend-to-compress-and-tighten-their-body
Japanese women have a real cult of pulling. They wear tight black knee socks, sleep in special compression stockings and cannot do without elastic belts and corrective underwear. The passion for pulling and squeezing is characteristic not only for overweight and elderly women — Japanese women begin to use all this from school. Why do the women of the Land of the Rising Sun suffer discomfort for years?
After visiting onsen baths on geysers, our compatriots notice in the locker rooms that many Japanese women have tight elastic belts covering their pelvis. They are obviously happy to get rid of this accessory, from which it can be concluded that it compresses the body quite strongly.
Oddly enough, but the custom of wearing elastic belts has both meaning and benefit. Haramaki is a soft and elastic cuff that Japanese women first pull on as a child. It does not so much tighten as it warms — in Japan, it is believed that the stomach must be kept warm.
The second part of the female body that is always taken care of is the kotsuban, that is, the pelvis. Since ancient times, Japanese women have been sure that this part of the body plays an important role in the life of any woman. Therefore, there are many different belts, cuffs and bandages for the pelvis. They pull the kotsuban even during pregnancy — for this there are special inelastic panels made of cotton fabric.
Japanese women believe that a modern lifestyle, for example, sedentary work or shoes with heels, negatively affect the condition of the pelvis and even cause displacement of its bones. Because of this, problems arise that are difficult to associate with this imperceptible deformation. For example, the waist will swell with fat, swelling of the limbs will begin or the symmetry of the face will be broken.
We most often associate such changes with age, but in Japan is different. There, from a young age, they begin to wear pelvis-tightening underwear in the form of an ingenious harness, which helps to keep the kotsuban in an ideal position for health. A Japanese woman, whose pelvis is held by a special belt, is not afraid of sitting for hours, or an uncomfortable mattress, or even pregnancy and childbirth.
Japanese women who constantly wear such belts claim that they not only support and warm, but also relieve pain in the hip joints and coccyx. And it's also comfortable in them — the belts sort of group the body. However, this does not prevent the ladies from sighing with relief, getting rid of these "armor".
Pelvic support belts are usually worn on the buttocks, but there are models that also combine abdominal support and start from the waist. This underwear has not just a tightening effect — it also supports internal organs. To use such underwear, no doctor's recommendations are needed — it is simply bought at the slightest feeling of discomfort in the pelvic area, or even just for prevention.
Belts are produced with a special lumen for the buttocks, so that the underwear does not make them flat, because Japanese women do not differ in lush buttocks anyway. Girls are trying their best to give their fifth points a rounded shape with the help of exercises and all sorts of tricks and do not want to flatten them even for the benefit of kotsuban.
Belts are produced in different types and sizes, while there are many recommendations for which and for what they are better suited. There are belts and therapeutic, not for permanent wear. To maintain the pelvis in optimal shape, special seats for chairs and tatami are also produced.
All these Japanese tricks are not just a figment of the imagination of manufacturers. Almost all of them are made on the basis of scientific developments and approved by well-known osteopathic doctors. It is difficult to find another country in the world where they also took care of the back, pelvis and joint health as in Japan. Probably, that's why even Japanese women at a very advanced age often demonstrate excellent posture.
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