"Post-pregnancy belly wrapping, also called bellybinding, 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. I offer several different styles of bellybinding, including the traditional Malaysian bengkung-style (the pictured knotted style), as well as many other basic bandage/scarf wrapping styles from around the globe.
Basic bellybinding wrap garments from my collection are available to be brought to your home for complimentary use during any of your postpartum support sessions, and are laundered between uses/clients. If you enjoy any of the ones from my collection, I am happy to order a personal one for you (additional fees apply).
Bengkung-style bellybinding sessions include an oil/paste/warm stone abdominal rub followed by full traditional wrapping of the midsection, as well as a document containing the warming paste/oil recipe and self-bind tutorial videos. Bengkung-style bellybinding sessions can be purchased individually as a standalone service, or can be added to any postpartum support session for an additional fee. For these bellybinding sessions, you have the option to either provide your own personal bengkung wrap garment, or I can order one for you (additional fees apply).
*Also available as an online service*