What happens during a closing the bones massage?
Ahead of the massage we discuss your preferences with you.
When we arrive, we have a chat with you, to get to know you and what you are hoping to get from the massage.
We prepare a mat on the floor and lay one or more shawls on top (we often use a traditional Mexican shawl called a rebozo) . We may also use relaxing music and lovely scents for the room according to your preferences (a diffuser, some scented candles), and pull the curtains to make the space lovely and cosy.
You then lie on your back on the prepared mat.
First we rock your hips for a while using a rebozo or other scarf or shawl.
Then we massage your abdomen and hips, using a special warming oil, and we follow a specific sequence of movements designed to loosen and relax you.
We then rock your pelvis some more with the rebozo
Finally we wrap your hips, or wrap you from your head to your toes with several shawls and cover you with a blanket to keep you nice and warm.
Whilst you lay there we add elements that fits your circumstances, reading a poem, singing a song, drumming, or simply keeping our hands on your body, whilst you integrate the process.
When it’s finished, we leave you to relax for a bit.
We go and prepare you a lovely drink.
There is a chance to chat about the experience for a while afterwards.
The whole process usually lasts between 1.5 and 2h.
This video shows the rebozo massage and wrapping process (without the “hands on skin” massage part) to give you an idea of the feel of the ritual