The Rebozo Closing Ritual is a postpartum healing ceremony which stems from a profoundly meaningful Mexican tradition. In this ancient nurturing tradition, the postpartum mother is massaged, bathed with carefully selected herbs and her body is gently wrapped with rebozos and tucked in blankets.
The whole ceremony gives the mother the space she needs to activate her own healing abilities, to thank her body for all the hard work it did during pregnancy and childbirth, to process her birth and reconnect with her body. This intimate, gentle and soothing ceremony is a celebration of the amazing journey a women undertakes to become a mother. It is as well a sacred space to nurture and honour the new mother.
During birth, the body experiences a remarkable opening not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well. Once the baby is born, the body needs to close both physically and energetically to feel grounded and for the healing process to begin.
The closing of the bones ceremony as it is often referred to is performed by gently wrapping key areas of the body to help facilitate shrinkage of the uterus, guide the bones back to their original position. Once closed, the mother is tucked in warm blankets and left for a moment where her body and mind can completely rest and recuperate simultaneously while listening to beautiful affirmations and the whole atmosphere is infused with carefully chosen music and scent.
During the ceremony you will be served a warming detoxifying herbal tea. You will be given the space to tell your birth story or stories.The ritual is highly recommended and comforting for mothers who have experienced a stillbirth, miscarriage or a traumatic birth. The session takes 2.5 to 3 hours and takes place in the comfort of your home provided that you have a bath tub available.
The Rebozo Closing Ceremony is for mothers from 8 weeks postpartum. However, it is open to all mothers/women at any time who wish to find some closure for themselves. We honour your journey, by holding space. This beautiful ceremony will leave you feeling deeply nurtured, nourished and loved.