Embrace the Sacred Ritual of Closing of the Bones: Honoring Your Journey into Motherhood
In the ancient traditions of Mexican Midwives, there exists a profound ceremony known as La Cerrada, or A Closing of the Bones. This beautiful healing ritual allows new mothers to revere their bodies, symbolically "closing" their energetic space around the 40th day, marking the end of the transformative fourth trimester, a phase often overlooked in our Western culture. Pregnancy and the miraculous journey of childbirth can leave a woman feeling vulnerable, both psychologically and spiritually. With my compassionate care, I guide you on your path as a mother, offering counsel and support to help integrate the different aspects of yourself that may feel fragmented or absent. This ceremony holds space for postpartum mothers, those who have experienced an abortion, or anyone seeking closure after a significant life event such as separation, illness, or any transformative stage. The ceremony begins with a ritual bath, known as bajo de hierbas, where you are immersed in a warm herbal infusion carefully selected to invigorate circulation, boost vitality, fight infections, and restore vital warmth and moisture to counteract any postpartum "cold" states. The herbs, infused with essential oils, release their therapeutic properties, promoting recuperation, balance, and relaxation. The ritual bath alone has profound effects on the cardiovascular, hormonal, immune, musculoskeletal, and respiratory systems. Next, you are gently wrapped in a rebozo, faja, or shawl, and lovingly embraced by two partners who sequentially "hug" your body from crown to toe. This nurturing embrace realigns and releases any muscular pain or tension that may have accumulated, harmonizing your emotions, fears, and insecurities that have arisen from conception to postpartum. Special hand massage techniques, infused oils, and careful attention are dedicated to closing the hip bones, ensuring balance and support around the pubic bones, belly, and hips. The Closing of the Bones is an intimate ritual conducted in the comfort of your own home, where I bring the magic to you. It can be a simple and tender experience for you and your baby, or we can create a beautiful ceremony tailored to your desires. You may choose to invite a few trusted women to join you in this sacred experience. If you prefer not to select specific individuals, I can bring an assistant to provide additional support and presence. Please allocate approximately 3 hours for the entire process, including setup and time for breastfeeding your baby. It is advisable to have an extra pair of hands, such as the presence of a friend, or even Papa, to tend to your little one while we engage in the ceremony. Embrace the transformative power of the Closing of the Bones ceremony and honor your journey into motherhood. Contact me today to embark on this sacred experience of closure, restoration, and profound connection.