Mexican Midwives refer to this whole treatments as La Cerrada Ceremony, or A Closing of the Bones which enables a new mother to re-honor their bodies with this healing ritual which literally is meant to "close" a new Mother energetically around the 40th day, which marks the end of the final fourth trimester which is not spoken about here in our western culture.
Both pregnancy, and particularly the intense process of labor and birth, can be very vulnerable times for a woman, psychologically and psychically. With my care, I help honor your new path as mother, and can also council my beautiful mother’s and help bring back together parts of themselves that may feel fractured or absent. This can also be done after an abortion or as a way to complete any type of process, such as a separation, a disease or any other process or stage of life that wants to be finalized.The part that went through the transformative experience of birth is literally and figuratively ‘shattering’ us, breaking us open to bring through the new soul and the new part which is mother.
After receiving a ritual bath or bajo de hierbas (a warm herbal infusion) specifically chosen to stimulate circulation, energize the body, fight infection, and recover vital heat and moisture which is thought to reduce a "cold" state in a postpartum Mama. There are essential oils that are released by the herbs with the heat that affect recuperation, balance, and relaxation. Hot baths alone can positively influence cardiovascular, hormonal, immune, musculoskeletal and respiratory systems.
The Mother is then wrapped up and laid down. Two partners sequentially "hug" her body together, from crown, all the way down to the toes, with a rebozo, faja, or a shawl .This hugging container is made throughout the body, helping to readjust and release any muscle pain or tension that may have been stagnant. It aligns the column and helps to balance the emotions, fears, insecurities ... that have been generated from conception to postpartum. Italso helps to close the hip bones using various hand massage techniques, using infused oil around the pubic bones, belly and around the hips.
Closing of the Bones is a very intimate ritual performed in your home. I bring all the magic! it can be a simple and sweet ritual for you and your baby, or we can create a beautiful ceremony by choosing design your ceremony under the “ Ceremony “ tab.
The choice to have one to a few trusted woman in your life who you would like to share in this experience. If you don’t have anyone in particular you want there, I can bring an assistant with me.
Plan on 3 hours of time between set up, feeding your baby. Please plan to have someone as an extra set of hands (Papa perhaps) present to attend to your baby while we are in ceremony.