This traditional massage is a must for all women who have experienced birth, either recently or many years ago. This massage comes from Ecuador, women are given this massage within hours of birth, and receive it again at least 5 or 6 times during the first 40 days postpartum. The massage stimulates blood flow which in turn; cleans, renews, moved fluids (may help with milk supply/lochia), moving hormones, improving the immune systems, toning muscles and tissue. In traditional cultures, the 40 days of the postnatal period represent a sacred time. In this time the woman will have the closing massage at least 5 times, the first being 6 hours after birth, this help to put the bladder and uterus into place.
The hips supports the weight of the spine and head and therefore the seat of unsolved emotions and trauma, which can be felt upon the hips as adrenalin crystals, that need to be popped and released during the massage. The massage itself includes sifting with a rebozo (Mexican shawl), using the robozo for closing the hip bones, and using various hand massage techniques using oil around the pubic bones, belly and around the hips.
I feel that beyond the physical aspect of closing the bones, there is a spiritual aspect to the massage, which provides a safe space/ritual for the mother to feel nurtured and release emotions associated with the birth and motherhood. Having experienced the massage myself and given the massage to new and not so new mothers, I have both experienced and witness how powerful this ritual can be in releasing birth emotions, even many years after the birth itself.
A healing blend of essential oils is used for this massage you have a choice of warming, nourishing, energizing or calming essential oils. This blend is made for your individual needs, and later in the day/evening you may like a relaxing bath and you have a choice of either bath bomb or a bottle of lavender essential oil, to further aid your relaxation.
After the abdominal massage I wrap the robozo’s around her head, shoulders, hips, knees and feet, then cover her in a blanket. Ideally if there are some close female friends and family e.g. 8 women this can be done as a group, and it is deeply moving and cleansing for all involved. Each friend/family one on each side of her body, another at her head and one at her feet giving firm traction on the end of the robozo, closing her hips. The robozo’s would be secured, and then we all would hold space for her (touching her body over the blanket). Supportive female friends and family could organise a lunch in honour of you after the massage and then later when they have all left you could relax in your special bath (as mentioned above). What a wonderful way to complete this chapter of your life, and look forward to the next, with peace and calm and of thanks to those who have supported you.
This massage is like no other and is deeply releasing and any stored up emotion may be released in the safety of those closest to you.
Price £75 for two hours in the comfort of your own home. Also available as a Gift by purchasing a Gift Voucher. Much more beneficial that flowers! I will bring all necessary equipment and will ensure that it is tailor made to your individual needs.