BONGERS Ancient Oriental Massage Tools
are traditional massage tools in Japan. They're good for breaking down muscle tension and stimulating circulation. Most people store tension in their neck and shoulders, and that's usually where BONGERS are most effective. However, they feel good all over (but don't hit the kidneys!), giving an invigorating, Shiatsu-like massage. Their flexible shafts do all the work, allowing the masseur/se to BONG indefinitely without trying. The Japanese call them magono te ("grandchild's hands"). They also call them, onomotopoetically, pon pons, after the sound they make when struck against imitation leather jackets. Eventually the learned doctors of the West discovered the principle behind Bongers, percussive massage. They named it tapotement. We simply say they work like meat tenderizers. HOW DO BONGERS WORK? For Sore Muscles, Headaches, Poor Circulation, Cellulite
BONGERS are traditional massage tools used all over the Orient. They are good for breaking down muscle tension and stimulating circulation. Almost everyone stores tension in their neck and shoulders- BONGERS are just about always effective in that area. However, BONGERS feel good all over (but don't hit the kidneys! - see diagram).
They give an invigorating, Shiatsu-like massage. Their flexible shafts do all the work, allowing the masseur/se to BONG indefinitely without effort. BACK PAIN:
The scientific name for the BONGERS percussion-like massage is tapotement. We prefer to explain it as the same principle as tenderizing meat. Most back pains are caused by over-worked muscles which contract suddenly (spasm), turning hard and knotty. This constricts the blood vessels that bring oxygen to the muscles and carry waste from them. Muscle cells start dying. You feel pain. That pain is your body crying HELP !! BONG ME !! HEADACHES
Nine out of ten headaches are caused by tight neck muscles. BONG the neck gently on both sides of the spine for 30 to 60 seconds and watch headaches disappear !! CELLULITE
Doctors say there's no such thing. Ask any woman over 30 and she'll tell you different! Actually, both are right; that cottage cheese effect comes simply from clogged capillaries that don't let blood circulate through them any more. As a local circulation agent, BONGERS work even better than exercise (though they are certainly no substitute for physical activity). They act like hydraulic pressurizes, forcing the blood back through. FOR FUN
BONG your friends and lovers; BONG yourself. After work or a workout. BONG the bottoms of your feet, your pectorals, your leg muscles, whenever it's sore. It's fun to close your eyes, put on some music and BONG your head - watch the pictures flow!!