Pregnancy and Infant Loss
I offer a space for you to come and take some time for yourself after experiencing the loss of your baby. If you are looking for some way of marking your loss, you may find the Closing the Bones ceremony helpful.
This practice is based on traditional postpartum healing ceremony hailing, in some form or another, from across the world, nurturing the mother and supporting her healing. The blog Schrodinger's Cat (and her experience of Closing the Bones post-miscarriage - linked to at the end of this page) has a very blunt (and raw) way of putting things:
"Whether you gave live birth, still birth, had an abortion, had a miscarriage, whatever way your body transitioned from pregnant to not pregnant, you are postpartum. You have had a partum, and it is now post. Ergo, postpartum." 
Closing the Bones is a ceremony that acts as a way-marker along your life's journey. Away to witness and honour your experience.
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
Not only the physical opening of ourselves resulting in pregnancy, but also on an emotional and spiritual level there has been a tremendous opening. Whether your loss was during pregnancy, or later through stillbirth or infant loss, 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. This is especially important with regards to pregnancy and infant loss, as these experiences are so often suppressed and the accompanying grief not acknowledged by wider society.
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 I offer as part of the ceremony:
Floor-based abdominal massage (using a bespoke aromatherapy blend) and rebozo 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
I do not charge for Closing the Bones after bereavement following the loss of a child, in whatever form that might have taken.
Experiences of Closing the Bones after loss