While daoliao looks scary, devotees swear by it and practitioners, who maintain vegan diets and aren’t allowed massage if they’re in a bad mood, claim the knives have healing powers.
The knives are always “recharged” by placing them near meteorites before being used on a client. Before being massaged, clients must hold “cosmos” sticks to balance their energy, before having their karma washed via the knives. Afterward, the practitioners will also read your fortune.
According to the BBC, no client in the center’s history has ever been harmed during a massage.
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