Sacred Bengkung Belly Binding

"Bengkung Belly Binding is an ancient Malaysian method of wrapping the postpartum mother's abdomen in a long narrow piece of muslin or light weight cloth.  Wrapping the belly is an effective and important part of a mother's recovery that aids the body to shrink and recover in a shorter time period, normally 6 to 8 weeks.  A sacred belly wrap provides a mother's postpartum body with 360 degree support to assist the abdominal wall muscle retraction, improve posture, stabilize loosened ligaments, and provide support to the torso while vital organs return to their pre-pregnancy size and position."
                            -Sacred Pregnancy  

What is Bengkung Belly Binding?
Bengkung belly binding is the art of wrapping a postpartum women's belly for physical support and to help hasten the recovery process after childbirth.  This belly binding technique uses a long strip of cloth to wrap around around the abdomen from the hips to the ribcage.  Women are traditionally wrapped as soon after birth as possible, ideally on day five and then worn for 40 days or longer as needed. The Bengkung belly binding technique is rooted in Malaysian culture however various countries and cultures around the world use a form of belly binding to help support the healing process.

Benefits of Belly Binding

  • Provides postural support for the torso and organs as they return to pre-pregnancy position

  • Supports and assists abdominal wall healing and diastasis recti recovery

  • Supports the body's natural spine and posture realignment post birth

  • Constant pressure on the torso and abdomen hastens healing by reducing water, fat and air in the tissue and cells

  • Stabilizes loose ligaments

  • Helps to prevent and relieve lower back aches and strains

  • Prevents slouching while feeding or holding your child

For Best Results
Women should be wrapped as soon they can after birth, ideally on day five postpartum. The belly bind should be worn daily for 10-12 hours a day for at least 40 days or longer. Often women who use a belly bind after birth return to their own pre-pregnancy size in 6-8 weeks.

After a cesarean birth women should wait at least 6 weeks until the incision is mostly healed before they are wrapped.

Babies and Partners Welcome
Your are welcome and encouraged to bring your newborn to your session at our office. We will also gladly teach your partner or family member to bind you as well so you can have the luxury of having someone bind you daily at home.

Our Unique Belly Binding Services

We hope to share with you this beautiful way to honor and bring support to your body. It is a wonderful way to make time to nourish yourself and care for yourself while you are healing from childbirth. We offer a relaxing belly massage or full postpartum massage and then wrap you with our simple hand dyed and locally made belly binds. At the end of our session we teach you how to use the belly bind so you are able to confidently wrap yourself daily.  

Our Unique Postpartum Belly Binding Services Include:

Belly Binding Session $111

  • Belly Bind Application

  • Belly Binding instruction to teach you how to bind yourself daily at home. A friend or family member is welcome to learn so they can assist in wrapping you at home.

  • Includes your own Bengkung Belly Bind to take home and a handout with detailed instructions

Belly Binding and Postpartum Massage Session $185

  • 60 minute postpartum massage including a therapeutic belly massage with an application of healing belly salve

  • Belly Bind Application

  • Belly Binding Instruction

  • Includes your own Bengkung Belly Bind to take home and a handout with detailed instructions