Closing The Bones is a ritual massage from Central and South America. It is traditionally done after birth to close the circle of pregnancy and support postnatal recovery.
Growing a baby and giving birth means your body opens - physically and spiritually. Almost all societies have postnatal traditions, many of which include bodywork that encourages the body to close again and return to its pre-pregnancy state.
Closing The Bones can be performed within a few days of birth*, and may be done several times in the weeks following.
It can be done years, or even decades after giving birth and still be of benefit, both physically and emotionally. It can be done on someone who has never given birth. It is reported to be very healing if you have lost a baby.