"Closing the Bones" Ceremony
"A woman's rite of passage into motherhood needs to be honoured - her being, body, soul, energy.
Because when a baby is born, a mother is too."
- Chantel Kismet
What is "Closing the Bones" ceremony?
The female body goes through tremendous changes during pregnancy into birth and beyond. There is an essence of vulnerability and openness at each stage - during pregnancy, the body opens and grows life, during birth it opens up as the gateway for life.
An ancient ritual with roots from South America (also known as la cerrada del postparto), “closing the bones” is a ceremony to mark the significant closure of the birthing body, most importantly, to celebrate and honour the Mother.
At Blooming Births, we combine womb massage with hot stone, rebozo massage, vaginal steaming (optional) with a healing meditation and tea ceremony, this ritual can help a woman heal on an emotional, mental, physical and spiritual level.
What to expect?
A connection call is arranged prior to the session to get to know each other better. This ceremony can be done in your own home or at The Nurtured Space - each session lasts about 60 to 90 minutes.
During the session, all you need to do is unwind and rest. It is normal for a woman to experience a release of emotions during these sessions, one may feel restored and energised after the session. The massage brings articulation and movements to the joints, ligaments and muscles speeding up recovery.
Who & when can I do this?
This ceremony is encouraged for all women who have grown, held and birthed life. You can do this as soon as you have birthed your baby in your early postpartum days or even many years after childbirth. "Closing the bones" ceremony can offer closure and a space to be held for women who have experienced loss (such as abortions, miscarriage, stillbirths) or underwent surgeries such as hysterectomy, removal of cysts and fibroids.