Sacred Wrapping is a healing ceremony. It is traditional used as part of nurturing the mother after birthing her baby, to end the journey of pregnancy as her life as a mother begins. This aspect of closing one part of life means it can be a good transition for any major life events.
Most healing traditions have a ceremony for wrapping the new mother. Many people have heard of the Ecuadorian ceremony Closing the Bones, but this is a common practice in Morocco, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan….there are many ways of wrapping the mother as part of the nurturing she needs post birth.
During pregnancy and birth, a woman’s body is opened, both physically and spiritually. Her ribs and hips are widened by the growing baby, during birth her body and spirit has been stretched to the limits. Pregnancy and birth can be an intensely vulnerable time for women. Sacred Wrapping helps to bring closure and allow the mother to integrate her passage into mothering this baby, to bring her back to herself and her new way of being.
Sacred Wrapping will be tailored to individual needs of each woman; each experience of pregnancy and birth is different, so it’s essential that the ceremony is flexible to enable each woman to receive the healing and nurturing that she needs.
Typically there is abdominal massage followed by a total wrapping from head to toe ; you will remain this way until you are ready to be released. It can be a profound experience – almost like a rebirth.
Although I can work alone, experience has shown that Sacred Wrapping is better performed by two and I work with another Mizan practitioner to provide this service. It can be done at your home or in my therapy room. I will discuss with you beforehand what you would like to include as part of the ritual, for example, you may want candles, crystals, music, silence, prayer, poems, incense, drumming; whatever you want to assist you on the journey.
The fee will depend on what you want, but typically ranges from £100 to £150, which will include leaving you with one of the rebozos used as part of the ceremony.