This is a rigorous full body massage, one that certainly should not be executed by an inexperienced and unskilled therapist. Traditionally the massage is applied frequently, in the morning, and is given by an elder female family member, such as an aunt or grandmother, but also by professional folk healers.
It’s a typical African massage practice that includes stretches, shaking, inverted suspensions, tossing in the air, firm rubbing, tapping and stroking, abdominal work, using oils (such as Touloucouna oil), butters (Shea butter), and hot herbal applications.
The massage treatment is believed to be a ritual to welcome and integrate a new baby to the world. It is believed that the massage is aimed at increasing overall blood circulation in the baby’s body and strengthening the baby’s nervous system, muscles, joints, and limbs. The firm routine is also believed to make the child less emotional, less afraid, and more intelligent in life. As an organisation, Genuine Kunga Therapy has borrowed a lot from this practice and incorporated it into its own blended therapy.
Our experts have studied and researched on the Senegalese massage and concluded that the philosophy and practice is a good source of inspiration and knowledge in the treatment of various physical conditions commonly seen and experienced by humans since time immemorial.