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What is it and what does it do?
Bengkung is a traditional Malaysian belly binding method to provide physicalsupport in the postpartum recovery period. The art of belly binding is achieved by wrapping a long strip of cloth around the abdomen from the pubic bone to the ribcage. Wrapping is done 2-4 days postpartum and should be worn for at least 40 days, 10-12 hours a day. This technique:
-gives support to the womb after birth
-speeds up the healing process of the uterus
-helps reduce common back and shoulder pain associated with nursing by improving posture
-helps to tone up your abdominal muscles and shape your hips
-relieves muscular and tendon tension throughout the torso
-relieves water retention
-accelerates fat burning
-excellent support after surgical birth (recommended after 4-6 weeks)
-decreases postpartum bleeding time
Traditional Bengkung Binding Session
-belly firming/warming paste (applied to the belly due to its warming properties which stimulate blood flow to the area, resulting in firming, toning and strengthening of the internal stomach muscles as well as releases retained water)
-1 belly binding session with verbal and written instructions
-1 batik bind wrap, yours to keep
Mother Honoring Ceremony
-flower crown for you to keep
honey and milk bath for you to wash away lochia and return mother to pre pregnancy fragrance. Not to mention so relaxing and leaves skin feeling smooth!
-body rub down with sesame oil to warm the mother
-sacred ceremonial tuck in to bless the mother. done with heat packs made of flaxseed and lavender seeds
-belly binding session with batik fabric (yours to keep) verbal and written instructions
Please contact me before 37 weeks of pregnancy to put you on my calendar!