FEEL CENTERED

FEEL WHOLE

FEEL RESTORED

FEEL FOCUSED

FEEL BEAUTIFUL with Belly Binding

             & Bone Closing Ceremony!

YOU'RE EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE,
BUT THIS IS FOR YOU.

- By: Brown Girl Jane

Ancient Art of Belly Binding 

History/Her-story

 

The traditional practice of binding the belly post-childbirth is an ancient art that was implemented in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The binding techniques commonly involved very long strips of cloth wound firmly around a woman’s midsection after giving birth to her child. To aid in healing while toning the abdominal muscles, to reduce swelling and to tighten overstretched muscles; as well as, loose skin after childbirth. As a new mother’s abdomen contracted down, the cloth was shortened and tightened. Below you will see three different binding styles.

Why Belly Bind?

 

Belly Binding can help women who have Diastasis Recti also known as ab separation.  It's having that, "I'm seven months pregnant look" and you look down and still can’t see your feet. That's a sign of Diastasis Recti. Diastasis-who? Diastasis Recti leaves a gap in the abdominal muscle. While a woman is pregnant her abdominal muscles widen and thin to allow room for her expanding uterus and growing baby. For many women, their abdominal muscles will go back together. For most of us, that muscle hasn't gone back together because either the muscle's connective tissues were stretched too far apart or they closed somewhat, but not fully. 

The Benefits of Binding

  • It helps to slim the ribcage, belly, and hips.

  • Pulls in the separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) back together. 

  • It’s an ancient traditional natural way of healing after birth.

  • Helping the body regain its pre-pregnancy shape: Due to water + air retention, pelvic expansion, and larger organs (such as the uterus returning to its original size), belly binding supports the body in returning to its previous state.

  • Pelvic + Back support: supports good posture in walking, sitting, and even the dreaded “nursing slouch”.

  • Prevents excessive postpartum bleeding while keeping the uterus in a contracted position.

  • Gives support to the womb after birth

  • Speeds up the healing process of the uterus and provides a cleansing of blood clots

  • Helps to reduce common back and shoulder pain associated with nursing by improving posture

  • Helps to tone up your abdominal muscles and shape your hips after childbirth

  • Relieves muscular and tendon tension throughout the torso

  • Accelerates fat burning

  • Improves circulation

  • Excellent support after surgical births (wait 1-2 weeks to allow proper oxygen to the wound for healing)

  • Provides comfort for anxiety and PPD

Sarashi

Nigerian

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