Bengkung Belly BindingWarming and Sealing CeremoniesPlacenta Services (scroll to bottom)A Beautiful Gift for new mommies...
COMPLETE SEALING CEREMONY PACKAGE: $300 (approximately 90-120 minutes)
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This package includes a beautiful warm milk and honey and herbal bath for mom and baby complete with fresh fragrant floating flowers. (the herbs, milk and honey aid in healing wounds for the mother, healing baby's umbilical cord/stump so it falls off sooner, softens and moisturizes skin, and feels downright luxurious) This is a lovely photo op for those wanting a unique moment to capture a precious mother baby bonding session! The mother and baby's needs come first and help is given (as desired) with entering and exiting the tub as well as handling baby in water. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for new mothers or those who have not had the experience bathing with baby in a tub full of water. Often baby nurses during this bath which is a wonderful sign of contentment and relaxation! The warm soothing water creates a lovely "space" to process the birth story however it unfolded and leave any discontentment behind to wash down the drain, emerging with fresh fragrance, healed energy and renewed motherly confidence.
After the bath, the mother will receive her own wrap (similar to what is shown above) to keep as well as herbal paste or a spray bottle of essential oils for use during her entire postpartum recovery. She will have the paste applied to her belly and be bound, as well as taught how to bind herself as she is bound so she may continue with daily binding as recommended. (10-12 hours a day for about 40 days postpartum)
What is needed for this service: Privacy! This ceremony/package takes about 90 minutes to two hours, and pauses will be taken as needed to incorporate baby care and nursing, however it is necessary that other children/family/friends honor the need for mostly quiet, and private space so the new mother can fully relax without distraction during this process. The home should be thought of as a spa for this time if at all possible! Also needed: A clean and serene tub for your bath (free from toddler bath toys), a bowl, spoon and oil of your preference for applying the belly paste. A sheet of plastic wrap to help keep the paste off the bind is also very helpful.
BINDING ONLY: $200 (approximately 45-60 minutes)
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This package includes an application of herbal paste and traditional bengkung belly bind on the mother. The mother will receive her own wrap (similar to what is shown above) to keep as well as herbal paste for use during her entire postpartum recovery. She will be taught how to bind herself after bathing or taking a break from binding. It is recommended to stay bound for 10-12 hours a day for about 40 days postpartum
What is needed for this service: Approximately 45-60 minutes. Comfortable clothing. A pack of square flannel receiving blankets and a sheet of plastic wrap for protecting your clothing and wrap (and baby) from absorbing the herbal paste. A spoon, bowl and oil of your preference for mixing the paste.
Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation
There are many traditions for the placenta or “tree of life” following the birth of a child. No other time in life does the body grow a specific organ, and no other organ is SO vital in a baby's life. The placenta is literally baby's life line. That fact alone commands at least some gratitude for such an organ.
In some cultures the placenta is hung from a tree or floated down a river, in others it is buried under to doorstep with the belief the child will always return home, or even buried under a special plant or tree that grows as the child grows.
In practices that use the placenta for medicinal purposes, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is prepared with warming herbs lemon and ginger and ground into powder which can be encapsulated for consumption. The mother is reintroduced to vital nutrients; vitamins, minerals, iron and hormones that are chemically unique to each pregnancy and stored in the placenta. Why does the body do this? It is the norm for mammals of the wider world, humans included, to consume these stored nutrients.
So.... what's the benefit? I frequently hear and have witnessed repeatedly the following; pain relief following birth, more rapid initiation of a milk supply and an increase in supply when capsules are increased or reintroduced after the initial “milk coming in”, better weight gain in babies whose mothers are consuming placenta capsules, markedly faster cessation of postpartum bleeding and more rapid return of the uterus to pre-pregnancy size, hormonal balance resulting in a decrease or completely non existent "baby blues", even moms who have struggled with moderate postpartum depression (many of which required medication) after past pregnancies seem to sail through reporting the difference feels like night and day! Increases in energy, so much so that moms are back on their feet sooner-I caution our moms to NOT take the placenta capsules after 3pm or they'll be awake all night!
You don't have to take my word for it, do an internet search for “placenta encapsulation research” and you'll rapidly see for yourself the goodness of this rising trend.
There are a few options for you to choose from: just the capsules, or a package which includes everlasting tincture, and/or a placenta print work of art!