CLOSING THE BONES
Closing the Bones is an oil massage of the abdomen and uses fabric (a mexican scarf called a Robozo) to rock, bind and close the pelvis. It is a traditional ritual used in Ecuador and other parts of Central and South America after women have given birth to support their postnatal recovery. As well as many benefits physically, it is felt that there is also a spiritual aspect to the massage, it provides the mother space to feel nurtured and release emotions associated with the birth and motherhood. The ritual can be considerably powerful in helping to release birth emotions, even many years after the birth itself.
TAILOR MADE TO SUIT YOU
Closing the Bones can be done privately just you and I (your baby could be looked after by someone else or present with you during the massage)
It could be performed by myself and another practitioner for more of a ceremonial experience yet still feel private
Or it can be very powerful to have it as a ceremony with a close circle of woman friends and family around you. It can be a powerful way for friends and family to acknowledge the transition you are going through and invite them in to celebrate and support you
I will come to your home or venue of your choice and bring all thats needed to get the space ready with mattress on the floor, candles an essential oil defuser, music if you would like. All I ask is the room is quiet, private nice and warm for you to enjoy!
The format and price is slightly different depending on how you choose to have Closing the Bones.
Just with me £60 1.5 hours
We will chat beforehand to see what you are hoping to get from the massage and if there is anything to do with your birthing experience or motherhood that feels relevant to share before we start. I will then use the Robozo to rock your pelvis, do an abdominal massage with essential oils, rock your pelvis some more and then bind it. Once your pelvis is wrapped I can do all, some or one of the following; sing to you, lead you into a meditation, read a poem, or simply sit with you with my hands holding you.
With myself and another local practitioner £100 1.5 hours
We will chat beforehand to see what you are hoping to get from the massage and if there is anything to do with your birthing experience or motherhood that feels relevant to share before we start. I will then use the Robozo to rock your pelvis, do an abdominal massage with essential oils, rock your pelvis some more and then bind it. All the while the other person will gently be beside you offering some soothing touch. Once we are at the binding stage, we will wrap your pelvis and if you like we will bind and wrap your whole body - many women find this deeply comforting and a lovely experience. Once your pelvis or all of your body is wrapped, while you lay there we will lead you through a meditation, sing to you, hold you, read a poem, use singing bowls/drums as a way to mark your right of passage as a mother.
Myself leading a ceremony for your women friends and family to attend (4 -12 people). £150 2 hours
I will hold the space as a ceremony allowing your friends and family a chance to share their love and support for you as well as honour your journey and transition into and through motherhood. This is a space to invite your loved ones in and if need be a place to release any emotions or trauma from your birthing experience or postnatal period and move forward as an empowered and supported mother. I will meet with your friends and family first to share a song with them and let them know how they can be present. You will then join. We will have a circle to share everyones blessings, then begin the massage, at the time of wrapping, your loved ones will take part here. We will then sing together, share a poem, meditation and have hands holding you. To finish we will go round the group with some words of more love and support and then close. You may also like your friends to each bring a dish and then you can feast afterwards!