Mother Roasting has a deep connection to heat and herbs for their healing properties. Whether thru teas, herbal steam, binding or peri wash, heat is believed to seal the gateways which have been opened up by birth. In cultures all over the world, mothers and their babies have been kept warm through various means. In Malaysia rocks are heated and placed over the new mother’s shrinking abdomen… in parts of Southeast Asia, new fathers light a fire that is kept burning for weeks near or under the the mother’s bed. In other parts of the world, sand, oil and herbs are heated and applied to the mother in various fashions, nourishing the new mama back to wholeness.
I offer services that gently ease women through their final stage of birth: MOTHERHOOD by providing Moxabustion, Belly Binding, and Warming Baths.
Moxabustion Treatment $75 Moxabustion is an external heat therapy, that is applied on or over an acu-moxa point or an affected site. It is made form the herb Mugwort. Moxabustion, also called moxa, assists with postpartum healing by warming the abdomen, alleviating pain, moving Qi, circulating the blood, safeguarding health, facilitating a speedy recovery and energizing the mama.
Love Wrap: Belly Binding Bengkung Binding is a binding method that supports physical changes the vertical abdominal muscles and organs go thru during pregnancy and after birth. With this binding, we support those muscles and organs as well as provide a warm environment in which healing is more rapid. Wrapping the belly reduces swelling, compresses loose skin, and forces you to engage your core muscles. Like being wrapped in the warm arms of your sisters, binding provides the support tired muscles require.
$95 BasicBinding (Includes moxabustion treatment, belly binder, and one appointment in which I show your partner how to wrap you)
Closing Birth Bath Ceremony $125 Herbal baths, with their healing properties from ingredients such as Plantain, Calendula Flowers, Lavender Flowers, Myrrh Powder and Sea Salt provide soothing, anti-septic and anti-inflammatory relief to sore muscles and tender perineum. The soothing comfort of baths postpartum assist in closing up the birth, warming mama and bringing heat to seal up the gateways that have been opened by birth.
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