Wrapping the belly is an important part of your postpartum recovery. It aids the body to shrink and recover in shorter period of time, normally six to eight weeks. A Bengkung belly wrap provides your postpartum body with complete support to assist abdominal wall muscle retraction, improve posture, stabilize loosened ligaments, and provide support to the torso while vital organs return to their pre-pregnancy size and position.
During pregnancy our bodies retains water, fat, and air which cause swelling and expansion in many body parts, including the organs in the womb area such as the cervix and vagina. The water retained by cells support the amniotic fluid and the purpose of the air is to cushion the baby, the internal organs, and bones as our center of gravity shifts and baby grows bigger and bigger. This is why a most mamas gets more and more swollen during the last months of pregnancy. When your baby is born, the excess water, fat, and flatulence are no longer needed and the cells will naturally release and shrink back to their pre-pregnant size. However, the purpose of a post-pregnancy wrap is to speed up this process with constant pressure on the abdomen and torso area.
A long post-pregnancy wrap provides a holistic support to all the abdominal and pelvic organs, including the muscles in the pelvic area. Support to the pelvic area is very important in the immediate weeks after birth as the cervix dilates 10 cm when active labor is reached (the equivalent to the size of an average bagel). Therefore, the pressure of a longer wrap on the hip area helps the cervix shrink and allows the pelvic muscles to heal without being further stretched. Steady, pressured support on the hips allows the body to “close” more easily than if just left in its expanded state. The Bengkung style of binding is known to help heal diastasis recti (abdominal separtaion) with the constant supportive pressure on the abdomen area.
Traditionally Belly Binding is done daily for 40 days postpartum starting on day 3-4 after birth. Although it is most effective and best used during the first 8 weeks postpartum, it can be useful for support during anytime of the postpartum period.
Belly Binding services are ONLY offered LOCALLY in the Central Florida area.
* I will come to your home in the early postpartum days (ideally day 3 or 4 after the birth) to wrap you once. The session includes a light womb massage and an application of belly firming paste made by me with 100% natural ingredients that have warming properties which stimulate 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 and smells delicious! After the light massage, I will wrap your womb in a belly bind. You will keep the wrap for a period of 40 days and then return the wrap and receive your $50 deposit back. If the wrap is damaged or lost, the $50 deposit will be retained.
* Package includes Bengkung Belly Binding wrap and three Binding Sessions in the early postpartum days with light womb massage and Belly Firming Paste application. I will come to your home in the early postpartum days to wrap you and put paste on your womb on three different days within the first month postpartum.
* During this private at-home rite of passage Postpartum Healing Ceremony, we’ll begin with a sealing birth milk bath with herbs and flowers. This space will be created for you to relax, be honored, and reflect on your birth journey. After the bath, you will be kept warm and escorted to your bed where you will be nurtured by a warming oil rub down, aromatherapy, reiki, and rebozo tuck in where I’ll be “closing” you by gently wrapping your head, midsection and pelvic area, to help facilitate shrinkage of the uterus guide the bones back to their original positioning and assist in energetically sealing the birth process. Then you will enjoy a nourishing cup of tea and finally you’ll receive a belly firming paste application and Belly Binding Session. Please allow 2-3 hours for this ceremony.
If you have any questions or you wish to book your Belly Binding Session please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org