Postpartum Belly Binding
"Belly Binding after birth is a practice used around the world in older traditions, with good reason. It offers such stability and comfort, like being hugged at a time when there is so much empty space inside."
-Ysha Oakes Ayurvedic Practitioner and Postpartum Doula
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Zulu Belly Binding - $110 plus travel fee
It is an honor and a privilege to share this Zulu tradition with blessings from my teacher, Kama Tai Mitchell, and her teachers before with the Zulu Birth Project.
This methodology takes 45 minutes-1 hour depending on the birther's alignment. We begin with gentle scalp massage while the birther lies comfortably and fully clothed on a floor mat. Intentional stretches and compressions are performed while standing/kneeling over the client. Using a woven cloth and my hands, I help to release muscles on the back body from the head to the ankles, focusing intention on aligning the pelvis and hips and balancing spinal musculature.
After helping to align and stretch, a healing oil will be gently massaged into the belly to support organ positioning and digestion.
Next I will wrap 3-5 yards of cotton stretch material around torso from bottom rib to top of hip bone. It is suggested to stay wrapped for at least 24 hours the first time, and to schedule a follow up visit within a week. of first appointment.
Bengkung Belly Binding - $150 plus travel fee
Bengkung Belly Binding is a Malaysian postpartum method of wrapping the birther's abdomen in a long narrow piece of muslin or light weight cloth. Wrapping the belly can be a supportive daily ritual in a birther's postpartum experience. This technique aids the body to heal and recover often in a shorter time period. A sacred belly wrap provides a birther's body with 360 degree support to assist the abdominal wall muscle retraction, improve posture, stabilize loosened ligaments, allow for ease in the pelvic floor and provide support to the torso while vital organs rest and reconfigure.
Bengkung Belly Binding Session
- Application of a postpartum healing belly oil and intuitive craniosacral and abdominal massage
- Belly Bind Application
- Wrap of your choice to keep
- Belly Binding instruction to teach you how to bind yourself daily at home. A friend or family member is welcome to learn so they can assist with wrapping you at home.
***We also offer 30 minute in-home binding sessions without massage therapy. Pricing is $95 plus travel fee***