CLOSING THE BONES
POST NATAL RITUAL & CEREMONY
Closing of the Bones is a postpartum healing ceremony. Created to nurture the mother after her passage through giving birth, and her journey into motherhood. It is a celebration, a setting of sacred space, and a way to nurture Mum & baby. A way to create a moment of stillness, of meditative peace and reflection in the rollercoaster of emotions of new motherhood.
Many women find that when they have given birth they feel ‘broken open’. The body, mind and spirit have to open and let go from a deep place to bring a new soul into the world. We open ourselves to the most dramatic life experience and sometimes traumatic experience.
The pelvis is a complicated piece of engineering, with bone, muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia helping both stabilise the body and allow for motion.
Emotionally, the pelvis is the home of the second chakra, “Svadhisthana”, which is closely associated with emotions and with the unconscious. The hip muscles are programmed to be easily activated for “fight, flight or freeze” response. When the body suffers a trauma, our instinctual reflex is to clench these deep muscles. The problem is, we don’t let go. These unresolved emotions and trauma can be felt upon the hips as adrenalin crystals, that are released during the massage.
During pregnancy, the hips, open, becoming wider and wider to accommodate the growing baby and prepare the body for birth. It is vitally important to help the hips close post birth, otherwise, mothers suffer from pelvic instability as a result.
This is an intimate ceremony just for you. A sacred space, with relaxing music, candles and incense and oils. The space is warm and cosy. You will be invited to lay on the massage table with several pieces of cloth on top. Your hips are rocked. Then your abdomen and hips are massaged, using a special warming aromatherapy oil. Finally, you will be wrapped up in the cloth, from your head to your toes and covered with a blanket to keep you nice and warm.
The ritual is then finished with a warming drink and a chance for you to talk about the experience.
This ritual can be performed as part of the “Deep Rest” package incorporating Reiki Healing.
Closing the Bones sessions can be done as a home visit.
Sessions are 2 hours and cost $180 at The Calm Room or $250 for a home visit.
To book please message or call me 0427 288 344