"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."
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.