Red blemishes on skin due to the coining treatment are a familiar sight for us, Indonesians. What happens if a world celebrity, like Justin Bieber, was found by netizens to have many red blemishes like he just had a coining therapy? The hilarious thing is Justin Bieber’s Instagram followers alleged that such blemishes were kiss marks from Justin Bieber’s girlfriend.
Then, Justin Bieber clarified in his Instagram that the red blemishes on his neck came from a therapy he just taken. The therapy is called Graston Technique. Graston Technique is an independent medical therapy, which has been patented in the United States. This therapy utilizes several distinctive iron tools. This method is applied in a highly similar method to Indonesian’s coining treatment. What a coincidence! Such iron plates are continuously scrapped one by one to the patron’s body until red blemishes occur.
The underlying difference between the Graston Technique and coining treatment is the therapy objective. Americans are not familiar with the “masuk angin” term (literal translation is the wind entering the body. The best English equivalent is catching the colds). Thus, the Graston Technique was introduced as a minor treatment for muscle pains and weary body. So, the fatigue and injured muscles can recover speedily.
For world class musicians like Justin Bieber, the Graston Technique therapy may become a solution in the middle of their activities, especially when they have a packed tour schedule. Just imagine if the Indonesian coining treatment is popular in the United States. Of course, can you imagine if the coining therapy method, which uses Balsam Lang, is also famous? Bet the Gastro Technique therapy will give warmer outcome and be more potent.