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Closing the Bones

It is an honour to be able to offer Closing the Bones to the women of Doncaster and its surrounding areas!  This practice is based on traditional healing ceremony hailing, in some form or another, from across the world and was shared with me by Sophie Messager, who in turn learnt from Rocio Alarcon (from Ecuador).

Closing the Bones is a ceremony that acts as a way-marker along your life's journey.

Physical

On a physical level,  the practice helps to realign the abdomen, pelvis and lower back, stabilising your core. It is relaxing and restoring, helping to alleviate tension and stress. A warming aromatherapy blend is used to further enhance the nurturing, strengthening aspects of the massage.

Emotional & Spiritual

Pregnancy and giving birth mean opening up on a wider scale.  Not only the physical opening of ourselves to allow baby to be born, but also on an emotional and spiritual level there has been a tremendous opening - nurturing a new life within you to the birth of that life into this world.  In some cultures the mother is seen as walking the threshold between the land of the living and the dead. Postpartum a woman can feel "broken open" and leaking - physically, emotionally and energetically.

Closing the Bones works to seal this opening.  Closing you physically, emotionally and energetically.

 

We may often hold feelings and experiences in our physical body, this can lead to imbalance and feelings of tension (for example, think of the terms "butterflies in our tummy", if we are nervous, we feel it in our abdomen!)  As women we hold so much of what we experience in our wombs and if we don't offer a space to acknowledge and work through these feelings, they can take root and manifest in other ways.  

 

Closing the Bones helps to give space to release these tightly held feelings and experiences, giving space to draw energy back to your creative centre: your womb.

Closing the Bones offers a sacred space for the mother to relax and release, honouring the journey she has taken. 

What It Involves

Both a nurturing celebration of the mother and a support to her healing, it can be as individual as the mother.  As part of the ceremony I offer: 

 

  • Floor-based abdominal massage (using a bespoke aromatherapy blend) and rebozo (manta) rocking techniques (using a shawl)

  • Spoken blessings (or prayers if preferred) and singing.

  • The "Closing of the Bones" (wrapping) of the pelvis (or full body).

  • Intuitive energy healing

In addition further massage and reflexology can also be incorporated. Please see below for more information.

 

A Private or Group Celebration

Closing the Bones can be done as a private ceremony for the mother.  Alternatively it can be a group celebration involving close family and friends (arranged similarly to a Mother Blessings, including the Closing the Bones Ceremony - where up to 9 people can take part with the final Closing and there are further options to create something as a group gift for the mother).  Please visit the Mother Blessings page and contact me to discuss if you would like to know more.

Closing the Bones can also be a very healing experience for all women, for example those who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss; or at major milestones such as menopause, where the ceremony can act as a closing celebration of one period of life and the beginning of the next.  It can form a part of the Holistic Consultations that I offer if you would like me to work on something more individual to your needs.

Closing the Bones

 

A private Closing the Bones ceremony, giving you the space you need to immerse yourself in the experience and enjoy  focused one-on-one attention.

1.5 hours :: £55.00

Closing the Bones

with Full Body Massage

Private session incorporating a nurturing full body massage before the Bone Closing ceremony.

3 hours :: £95.00

Closing the Bones

Group Ceremony

 

Your closest family and friends can take part in this special experience in the comfort of your own home.

2.5 hours approx :: £95.00

+ minimal travel costs if more than 5 miles away

Max of 9 people can take part in the wrapping.  Time includes set up and tidy up afterwards and is approximate - may take longer depending on what is wanted.

Closing the Bones & Full Body Massage - Group Ceremony

 

Your closest family and friends can take part in this special experience in the comfort of your own home.  Full body massage to take place before-hand.

3.5 hours :: £110.00

+ minimal travel costs if more than 5 miles away

Max of 9 people can take part in the wrapping.  Time includes set up and tidy up afterwards and is approximate - may take longer depending on what is wanted.

 

Closing the Bones

Packages

 

Package of 3 :: £150.00

Package of 4 :: £200.00

Closing the Bones 

with Full Body Massage

Packages

 

Package of 3 :: £260.00

Package of 4 :: £350.00

Multiple Practitioner

 

It is a privilege to work alongside Abby Hopewell, Doula and Jane Legg, Doula - both of whom are incredible, inspiring birth workers.  You may choose to have either (or both) join me for your Bone Closing ceremony.