Closing the Bones
A Closing of the Bones is inspired by a Mexican tradition where the postpartum mother is anointed, massaged and wrapped in the Mayan tradition. There is a calling of her spirit back to herself as she has been a portal for carrying new life, and has walked the threshold between worlds. A transformation has also begun as the mother embraces new aspects of herself through this rite of passage into new stages of motherhood. This massage ritual creates a space, a nurturing and supportive environment in which healing can take place on many levels. A variety of healing modalities are used involving massage, aromatherapy and reiki healing. The ‘closing’ is done by gently wrapping the cranium, the midsection and the pelvic area, helping to facilitate shrinkage of the uterus guide the bones back to their original positioning, bringing together and containing the woman energy field. Once complete, she will lie quietly and integrate her experience. This process literally helps “close” a Mother’s body, which “opens” in so many ways, both in preparation for, and during birth itself. The ritual can also help “close” a new Mother energetically, as both pregnancy, and particularly the intense process of labour and birth, can be very vulnerable times for a woman, psychologically and psychically.
The Closing of the Bones ceremony is designed for mothers from 6 weeks postpartum and beyond. The ceremony is open to all mothers at any time who wish to find some closure for themselves and wish to take part. It is very healing for those who have experienced trauma in birth. It is also very healing for women who have not given birth, those post hysterectomy, miscarriage, still birth and those experiencing peri menopause, menopause as well as those who are post menopausal. I believe every woman should have this experience!!
The closing of the bones is a very nurturing experience which requires time and space. It is done in the comfort of your own home. Preparation will be discussed on booking. I will travel to any destination within 1 hour of Old Windsor (travel expense applies). Can be purchased as a very thoughtful gift for mothers (the baby gets so many gifts!)