Closing the Womb
I offer private closing the womb sessions, or if you’d like to hold a ceremony that includes your birth crew or others that can be arranged as well.
The Closing of the Womb is a way of honoring a woman’s completed journey through childbirth. It helps to physically and emotionally close their body after being open and vulnerable during pregnancy and birth. Many women often feel depleted, or emotional and restless, out of their body after giving birth and this is a ritual steeped in deep traditions throughout the world that help to ‘close’ the womb, deal with the feelings and emotions of giving birth.
Sometimes it is a celebration that ‘you did it!’ and sometimes there is letting go to do. Perhaps that dream birth didn’t manifest, perhaps there is sadness or guilt or anger associated with the birthing. A closing ceremony can help with this. Either in private sessions or shared with close family and friends, or open to all as a celebration when things did go the way you wanted and you are happy with the outcome. If the birth was a traumatic experience, then closing the womb is especially helpful in healing the path between body and soul.
During this sacred closing session, the focus is on warmth and womb healing through heat, baths and/or steams, wrapping the body, specific herbs and liniments, massaging the uterus, relaxation and visualization and rebozo techniques of sifting, hip squeezing, and alignment. All tools aimed at grounding the energy opened and released during birth. We go deep inside and heal those places that need healing and celebrate that which brings happiness.
Private sessions are $75/hr. and are usually 1-2 hours. Ceremonies run a bit longer, and the cost depends on what is wanted/needed. It starts with a conversation to understand your specific needs and to craft the session and/or celebration you envision.
Contact me for more info, a brief talk about your vision and pricing.