BENGKUNG BELLY BINDING
Bengkung belly binding originates from the island of Java and is a tradition that dates back thousands of years. It was later adopted by Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore and has now been popularized through the West as a way of postpartum recovery.
What is belly binding and how does it help with your post birth healing journey?
A long 12-17 yard or more piece of muslin cotton cloth meant to bind the belly post birth.
Binding the Bengkung way is a wonderful tool to supporting post birth healing. Bind low, slow and go with your own flow! Can be supportive of the pelvic floor, abdominal muscle healing and posture. It doesn’t matter the birth you have, you can still bind always!
Unless your practitioner encourages not to of course!
The process is simple, relaxing and meditative. I teach my clients how to bind themselves and it becomes a simple way for post birth self care!
What’s it like using it?
Belly binding should feel like a comforting hug! It also helps the body by pulling some of the pressure of the belly off the pelvic floor which leaves the body supported and relaxed. Professional binding should leave you feeling supported, comfortable and loved!
I use the Bengkung method to binding because of how comfortable it truly is. Of course there are Velcro binds you can purchase but it’s truly not the same. Connect with me to have yourself professionally binded properly and paired with a belly massage for ultimate healing!
All my binds are handmade 100% cotton by my mother in law! Shop my Etsy to purchase your own!
Interested in belly binding? Book your binding session with me!
Belly Binding 90 Minute Session
This package focuses on bringing warmth to the body and connection with your inner self. We bring you back to your own by closing the womb and wrapping your body. This package includes organic herb and mineral foot bath focused on bringing warmth to the feet and supporting your body’s detoxification of fluids. I use my handmade jarred belly oil made from organic olive oil and avocado oil for the ultimate belly and body massage for 1 hour. In your room with spa music to celebrate you. Guidance on how to self bind and education on all the benefits. Finished off with a ceremonial final belly bind with flowers. Leaving your body in the
Regardless of this being your first or fourth baby, this period of time is a major milestone and transition for yourself, your body and your whole family. At times, this transition is also referred to as your “fourth trimester”.
Whereas a birth doula provides support during the actual labor and birth, a Postpartum Doula provides non-medical support in these important days and weeks following the baby’s birth.
As a Postpartum Doula, Megan Limon focuses primarily on caring for the mother. And while the infant is definitely a priority, by focusing on the mothers needs and needs of the family, a direct bond between the baby and mother will be least interrupted.
Deciding whether or not you need a professional Postpartum Doula can be a challenging decision to make. Especially when you already have enough on your mind considering that you are preparing to give birth to your new child. Megan Limon is a certified Postpartum Doula offering friendly and professional doula services to all in need.
- First-time parents
- Parents of multiples
- Cesarean section birth/recovery
- Families with little local support
- Individuals who want to breastfeed
- Families with other young children
- Birthing people at risk for or experiencing postpartum depression & anxiety
- Premature births/babies
- Parents who have experienced difficult deliveries
- Babies with colic or reflux
- Families with high anxiety levels
- Babies with special needs
- New parents with limited experience with newborns
- Mothers who have been on bed rest throughout pregnancy
- New parents with no family nearby
A Postpartum Doula can begin care as soon as you are ready to have her come to your home which may be as soon as just a few days after the birth. Megan Limon has worked with families for anywhere from 1 week to 6 months.
Megan Limon offers professional and certified Postpartum Doula services through all of San Diego and it’s surrounding Counties.
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My practice is focused on an organic and modern approach to doula and postpartum services. By supporting individuals on their journey of parenthood through educating, empowering and healing. Let’s get started… I can’t wait to support you!