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 Bellybinding

"Post-pregnancy belly wrapping, also called belly binding, has a long history among cultures around the world, though it is only now becoming well-known in the United States.  Cultures differ in the dimensions, material, and wrapping methods, but all traditional post-pregnancy belly wraps serve the same purposes.  In Mexico and Central America, women wrap themselves with a scarf called a faja. In Japan, the traditional wrap is called a sarashi. The bengkung style of wrap originated with women in Southeast Asia, such as Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.

Belly wrapping supports the return of the uterus to its pre-pregnancy size, a process called involution, as well as helping to encourage the abdominal muscles, ligaments, and internal organs to return to optimal position and function."

- Vitalityafterbirth.com

 

Bellybinding is safe for most postpartum circumstances (including c-section births), and is most effective within 6-8 weeks postpartum (though benefits have been seen as far as up to 2 years post-birth). The two styles of bellybinding that I offer are the traditional Malaysian bengkung-style (pictured) or a tubular bandage style.

Bengkung-style bellybinding sessions include an abdominal rub with oil/paste/warm stone/etc. (if desired). This service also includes a handmade wrap to keep, a warming paste/oil recipe card and self-bind tutorial in addition to a full wrap session.