COMPLETE SEALING CEREMONY PACKAGE: $300 (approximately 90-120 minutes)
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)
This package includes an application of herbal paste and traditional bengkung belly bind on the mother. The mother will receive her own wrap to keep as well as enough 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.
Supplies for a mama about to get a full service package, bath, oils, crown, candles, herbs and a brand new wrap!
...and the "during" photo!
Taiwan flat knot technique-smoother feel for under clothing & longer wear time.
3 days after birth
7 days later
Rounded knot technique, while this makes for a "pretty" knot formation down the center that's fun for display, it can be uncomfortable and unforgiving of mistakes.
Flower crowns to honor the beautiful woman-mother you are!
Healing herbal and floral bath for mama-baby. Never any crying, it's simply enchanting to watch how much babies love these baths!