Workshops, Belly Binding & Tuck-in Services
2 Day Sacred Baby Workshop
Early bird $225
Space will be limited, preregistration is required
Please see our events page for workshop dates
Building community and sisterhood! Come together, along with baby, as we sit together to honor the rite of passage of bringing a baby earthside. Whether it is the transition from maiden to mother or adding more children to your family, you will be empowered by the support of other mothers, as we build our village during a time of challenge, beauty and growth. During our circle meets we will do artwork, crafts, journaling, explore postpartum self care and complete practical projects such as making DIY eco cleaning products, baby creams and pampering for mothers, uses of essential oils, baby yoga & massage, intro into baby wearing and so much more.
Description of Services
Bengkung Belly Binding:
Bengkung is a traditional Malaysian belly binding method. Essentially it is a practice of tying a long strip of cloth around the abdomen during the
postpartum recovery period to ensure a strong support to our womb after childbirth. The Bengkung wrap is different than the traditional western
girdle or belly binder, it is long enough to wrap your hips to your rib cage not just your waist.
Everything during labor is about opening - physically, emotionally, spiritually - but once the baby is born, the body requires sealing or closing that which has been opened and is raw and vulnerable. The wrapping of a mama’s belly is an effective aid in the recovery of the body after delivery. The belly wrap is an important 360 degree supportive tool, which maintains pressure to the torso and abdomen. All of the core is supported, aiding in the re-positioning of the vital organs, maintaining the stability of the loosened ligaments, holding the abdominal wall in a way that allows for strengthening and preventing diastasis, as well as improving posture and alignment through the spine and pelvis.
A belly bind helps the postpartum mama feel supported through her transition back into her pre-pregnancy body. It will help to reduce any discomfort or straining while carrying or lifting her baby. It will provide the back with support during breastfeeding, helping to reduce the slumped over or slouching posture.
Used in combination with the belly binding the herbal firming paste is applied to the abdomen and torso area and covered with a thin cloth before the belly is wrapped. The firming paste is made with 100% natural organic ingredients: cardamom, cinnamon, clove, cumin, ginger, kaffir lime, nutmeg, & turmeric which have warming properties, stimulating blood flow to the area on and around the abdomen, resulting in the firming, toning, and strengthening of the internal stomach muscles as well as the loose abdominal skin. The ingredients also stimulate the body to release retained water in the tummy and torso area.
Sacred Sealing Ceremony:
As every Sealing Ceremony is tailor-made to suit each mother, the fee will vary, based on level of involvement and planning.
The new mother deserves to be honored in a truly meaningful way. At Mother Honorings we celebrate the new mother. The journey of birth and
postpartum is profound and deserves to be marked and celebrated!
Here are a few of the options to be included in an Mother Honoring / Birth Sealing Ceremony.
• Birth Story Sealing with Tea Ceremony to represent washing away the birth and celebrate the newness of motherhood
• Hot stone abdominal press introduces heat, expels gas and trapped air.
• Moxibustion brings heat and life force to womb space
• Vaginal herbal steam to nourish and restore your uterus
• Ceremonial bathing
• Bengkung belly binding with warming herbal paste.
• Traditional Closing The Bones or Sacred Tuck-in to bring life force to mama and help feel held and warm.
• Herbal teas, tinctures, balms, body butter, salves and baths.