A Closing The Bones ceremony is restorative and healing.
It is focused on closing the circle of pregnancy, honouring the changes your body has gone through and thanking it for its work. The massage itself encourages the abdomen and pelvis to begin to close again having expanded to make room for growing and then birthing a baby. It works on several areas in a gentle way, always guided by feedback from you on how it feels. It can be done soon after the birth (if you have had a caesarean you will need to wait until your body feels ready) and is very beneficial if done multiple times.
It is reported to be very spiritually healing if you have lost a baby.
It is not only for the immediate postpartum period though: it can be done years, or even decades after giving birth and still be of benefit, both physically and emotionally. It can also be done on someone who has never given birth, such as teenagers who have recently started menstruating.