This massage is traditionally given to women in Ecuador 5-6 times during the first 40 days postpartum, helping to tone the pelvic muscles and tissue, stimulating circulation and fluids, and supporting the uterus and bladder as they return to prenatal position.
Many women suffer from pelvic misalignment, causing hip issues, pelvic disease and energy leakage. The pelvic bowl holds the energetic imprint of trauma and repressed emotions throughout our lives, and only by releasing it in a safe sacred space, are we able to move forward.
This beautiful ceremony provides a nurturing, loving space to release emotions and to honour our bodies for all they do, be that create new life, birth new ideas or bring us untold joy.
Closing the bones can be a postnatal ritual and massage for mummas, whether new or many years postpartum, thanking your body, closing the pelvis on both a physical and energetic level.
It can be a release ritual and massage, giving you space to grieve and be held, be it for loss or for a big life change, so that you can work through to the next chapter.
It can be a ritual of acceptance, for those dealing with pelvic disease or discomfort, allowing you to acknowledge your womb space and reclaim it as the seat of your power.
It can be used as part of a celebration ritual, whether it be a first menarche or a menopause ceremony. A beautiful way to honour the stages of womanhood and the journeys they offer.
Everyone should have a sacred space, somewhere they feel held and loved. We should all have the opportunity to honour our bodies and thank them, which is why we would encourage all women (mumma's or not) to have this at some stage in their lives.
Closing the Bones can be done one on one or as part of a group, so why not gift it to mumma's to be as a baby shower or gender reveal gift?