Closing of the Bones Ceremony
Moroccan Sacred traditional postpartum medicine
- 5 hr5 hours
- Customer's Place
In Morocco the new mother, traditionally, would get a closing about 3-4 times in the first week alone. The sooner it is performed within the first 40 days, the more effective it will be for the body. It is almost always done after the hamam (stage number 4), which is another amazing ritual where the new mother is lovingly washed, rubbed, massaged, steamed and scrubbed. She is always kept warm; warming foods and drinks, covered head, feet and body, closed and celebrated. The woman is 'swaddled' 'closed' 'pulled' using this cloth from head to toe. Starting from the head and going down, all parts of the body are closed, aiming to aid the bones, muscles, organs and everything to slowly go back to the pre-pregnancy state. After the full closing, the women lays on her side and her legs are massaged and rubbed strongly, her hips are squeezed down, her pubic bone is slightly pushed and then a belly binding is done using the same cloth. There is also another variation where the woman is also closed on her side and also massaged with olive oil on her legs, arms and stomach. It is a sacred ritual and ceremony, which heals the new mother but also helps to close the pregnancy and birth phase which has ended. It is a physical, emotional and spiritual experience; usually prayers are made before starting. It is combined with other nourishing, nurturing and celebrative rituals, rather than a stand-alone affair.
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