To move the stagnant energy from birth and welcome the new phase of your life as new mum.
During pregnancy you will expand every aspect of your being and this expansion will peak during labour, when your body and energy is designed to open in an absolute way to welcome and receive your beautiful baby.
However, if the process of maximum expansion of the being (on a physiological, energetic and emotional level) continued long after the end of the pregnancy, it would be overbearing and cause uncalled vulnerability for the mother. Therefore, during the postpartum period it is so important that all that expanded returns to the mothers’ center, so she can feel back to her individual herself, whilst still being connected to her baby.
The postpartum is a period where the mother must keep herself warm so that the huge changes in her body and energy can be nurtured back to her prenatal form. The postpartum is the most delicate stage of all the trimesters - despite of not appearing to be. Your body needs the type of tenderness and care that many of us do not normally offer ourselves. You need to recover and regenerate that goes beyond just a few days.
Your body needs rest, to release toxins and regeneration. It needs respect for each and every structure to go back to their place again. Just as we have waited 40 weeks or more to receive our baby, the postpartum is another stage equal to, if not longer and even more important receive the care than in pregnancy.
The Cerrada or Closing the Bones is a ceremony to honour your rite of passage and acknowledgment your transition, efforts and it is a recognition of you as source of power and pride to your children.
The ritual will nurture and support your transition with the following four steps:
1) Massage - Head to toes with hot stones
2) Herbal Bath - To purify your body (it has the option of foot bath or yoni steaming instead)
3) Sweating - Detoxifying through warming drink of pure cacao and resting.
4) Closing the Bones - Ceremony done by rocking and wrapping rebozos to return the birth energy to your body.
Whilst you rest I may incorporate other ritualistic and healing elements to the process, such as reading a poem, singing and drumming and leave you to rest for a while to integrate the process.
You have the option of having the cerrada on a massage table (rather than on the floor, according to your preference).
I will come to your home with all the equipment necessary (this is tailored to your needs) and the whole ceremony lasts around 3 hours from start to finish, including a chance to integrate the experience.
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Rebozos are traditionally a part of the wardrobe of Mexican women and it is a tool used by traditional Mexican Midwives and by Birth Keepers around the world to jiggle, sift and modify baby position for an easier labour and birth as well as to care for the mother in postpartum.
Some use rebozos instead of slings for baby carrying.
I have previously trained to use rebozos with biomechanics manoeuvres and most recently, I trained with Traditional Midwife Naoli Vinaver to resolve difficult births with rebozo and to look after women during postpartum by performing the ritual of Closing the Bones ceremony.
I use Mexican Rebozos as an adjustment and relaxing tool during pregnancy and childbirth, to help correct and adjust various fetal situations, lies, presentations and positions which may make labor difficult or challenging.
Among them are posterior positions, breech, oblique, de-centralized situations, lie outside the maternal axis and others.
To open space within the pelvis, by facilitating the birth of large babies , asynclitic, or babies riding on the pubic bone AKA "cephalopelvic disproportion". Hopefully avoiding instrumental births with forceps or vacuum extractors or cesarian sections.
Relax, open space and if needed, relieve pressure from babies' head on the pelvis in the case of asynclitism or breech presentation.
Used in alone or in combination with other biomechanics techniques, rebozo is a proven and pleasurable solution.
With this movement that produces a kind of "downward screw" to help the baby fit in the pelvis and stimulate labour simultaneously.
"Home-based rebozo for breech presentation before external version reduces the rate of cephalic presentation at birth".