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Closing of the Hips and Bones

Traditional Healing

  • 7 hours
  • At your perfered location or at our site

Service Description

The closing of the bones is an Indigenous ceremony and body work technique practiced in North Africa, Asia, Mexico, Central/South America and sometimes the Caribbean. The ceremony is offered primarily to postpartum women but can also be received by anyone who has experienced grief, trauma, major life accomplishments, birthdays, or any one whom needs regenerative healing, womb and heart care. The intention is to give the woman reciving the opportunity to express herself around her birth experience or transformation and recieve much needed tender loving care after such a monumental life changing event. She can share her birth story, cry laugh or express herself in anyway she needs. The closing can be very effective, even for women whom have had thier babies long ago. The hips are know to expand in childbirth, it is the portal of all life and is a place which supports the rest of the upper body, it carries a lot of weight and can hold a lot of energy. Those trained to work with the Melhafa cloth or the Rebozo give a gentle rocking massage at the head, the shoulders, the abdomen, the hips, the thighs, the legs, and the feet. We rock back and forth with the cloth which produces a soothing feeling similar to a baby being rocked by the mother and we "close" by swaddling the recipient. This has proven to provide a big release and move the emotional energy in a powerful way, providing closure to one chapter of life and fortification to move forward feeling renewed and rebirthed. The entire ceremony it is designed to hold, detox, warm and comfort the woman. The offering is conducted in a space of your choosing or at our location , we usually have at least two women come to care for you but you are more than welcome to have two additional supporters to accompany you. This is womb work. It is a womens ceremony, a space cultivated for sisterhood, motherhood, and deep healing. This this offering consists of: Introductory Circle (Platica) intention setting Bath ( Limpia) Massage ( Masaje) Closing of the hips and Bones ( Cerrada) Closing Circle and much more. Depending on the needs of the woman , this entire session can take 4-7 hours, women can decide if they want to recieve all parts of the offering or just some parts. Please message for futher consultation. Special considerations for no low or no income BIPOC, migrant workers, undocumented citizens, housless community members, victims of human trafficking. rape crisis survivors.

Contact Details


Fred Jackson Way, Richmond, CA, USA

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