"Closing the Bones"
In many cultures, the first 40 days post partum is regarded as sacred and, in Mexico, a mother might be offered a Closing the Bones Ceremony as many as 5 times during this time, beginning within just hours of childbirth.
Deeply moving. it has been described as an all over body hug!
So what happens during a Closing the Bones Ceremony?
A Closing The Bones Ceremony begins with space clearing and gentle rocking of the body in a Rebozo, or Mexican shawl.
A carefully designed abdominal massage is then offered, along with scar healing, as needed, aimed at assisting the Mother's body to return to it's pre-pregnancy state. Once this is complete, rebozos are used to gently bind and tie the body, with ceremonial reading and song, leaving the recipient to release and rest a while in a relaxed and deeply held state, before gently untying the rebozos and offering a safe space for the new mother to come round slowly...
The perfect New Mother or Mother's Day Blessing!
This treatment is typically offered after childbirth, helping to bring stability and strength back to the pelvic girdle but it is so deeply nurturing, that it can helpfully be administered long after a woman has given birth and after other forms of trauma, too.
Group ceremonies can be arranged, with the Mother inviting her closest friends and family to participate in the singing, wrapping and binding, if desired.
At a time when attention is often directed towards the baby, a Closing the Bones Ceremony can be the perfect gift for a new Mum!
Julia is happy to introduce this idea to Women's and Mother and Baby Groups. If you'd like to book, or find out more, do give her a call on 07833 545 008.