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Rebozo Massage

Closing the bones is a gentle, effective and safe massage technique and ritual that originates in South America and remembers the ancient wisdom of looking after the new mother.

Rebozo Massage

Rebozo, also known as closing the bones, is an extremely nurturing  post-natal treatment that focuses on the abdomen and hips. This technique helps to loosen the lower vertebrae and release tension that has built up during pregnancy. It is also an effective way to help mobilise the pubic bone back to position whilst helping to move the uterus and bladder back into pre-pregnant place. This is so nurturing for the new mum and gives the body permission to let go of energy held in the hips. This treatment can be received soon after giving birth and at least 3 sessions are recommended for the treatment to be effective.

Benefits of Rebozo massage include:

  • Helps to move uterus and bladder back to pre-pregnancy position
  • Releases tension and stagnant energy held in the hips
  • Loosens lower vertebrae which has been compressed in pregnancy
  • Helps to mobilise the pubic bone back into position
  • Gives the new mum some valuable nurturing time
  • Can prevent hip problems in older age

What to expect:

I will take a consultation where your needs and preferences will be taken into consideration, as well as taking a full medical case history. A warming aromatherapy blend of spices and herbs are included in the treatment to enhance the massage by uplifting emotions and also helps treat aching muscles and joints.

During a Rebozo massage you are fully clothed lying on a mat and blanket on the floor and supported with cushions and bolsters. A Rebozo (a special woven South American shawl) is used where you are gently rocked to a distinctive rhythm which helps to release lower vertebrae and mobilise the pelvis.  A gentle but firm abdominal massage follows which works from your pubic bone up to your ribs. The focus here is to remove tension in the uterus and bladder and work deeply as needed into the hip bones, thus releasing energy that has been trapped in the body since pregnancy.

The treatment finishes with rocking again from the Rebozo and then the mother is firmly tied around the hips and abdomen (using the Rebozo) to hold the uterus and bladder in place. Rebozo ritual and massage leaves you feeling “whole” – bringing back energy into the body,  whilst re-connecting with yourself and leaving you feeling safe, nurtured and cared for.