The Sacred Art of Belly Binding - What is Bengkung?
Bengkung is a traditional Malaysian belly binding method. Essentially it is a practice of tying a long strip of cloth around the abdomen during the postpartum recovery period to ensure a strong support to our womb after childbirth. The Bengkung wrap is different than the traditional western girdle or belly binder, it is long enough to wrap your hips to your rib cage not just your waist.
Everything during labor is about opening - physically, emotionally, spiritually - but once the baby is born, the body requires sealing or closing that which has been opened and is raw and vulnerable.
The wrapping of a mama’s belly is an effective aid in the recovery of the body after delivery. The belly wrap is an important 360 degree supportive tool, which maintains pressure to the torso and abdomen.
All of the core is supported, aiding in the re-positioning of the vital organs, maintaining the stability of the loosened ligaments, holding the abdominal wall in a way that allows for strengthening and preventing diastasis, as well as improving posture and alignment through the spine and pelvis.
A belly bind helps the postpartum mama feel supported through her transition back into her pre-pregnancy body. It will help to reduce any discomfort or straining while carrying or lifting her baby. It will provide the back with support during breastfeeding, helping to reduce the slumped over or slouching posture.
Used in combination with the belly binding the herbal firming paste is applied to the abdomen and torso area and covered with a thin cloth before the belly is wrapped.
The firming paste is made with 100% natural organic ingredients: cardamom, cinnamon, clove, cumin, ginger, kaffir lime, nutmeg, & turmeric which have warming properties, stimulating blood flow to the area on and around the abdomen, resulting in the firming, toning, and strengthening of the internal stomach muscles as well as the loose abdominal skin. The ingredients also stimulate the body to release retained water in the tummy and torso area.
Cost for Belly Binding is $135.00
Handmade 100% cotton bind
Organic spice blend Belly Firming Paste
Organic Sesame oil
All materials for application
Initial binding. (Partner or companion will be instructed how to do subsequent bindings.)
Additional wrap session if needed $50
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