Bengkung Belly Binding
What is Bengkung Belly Binding?
Bengkung belly binding is the art of wrapping a postpartum woman'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 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 recti diastasis 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 as they can after birth, ideally on the fifth day of 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.
Our Unique Postpartum Belly Binding Services Include:
Belly Binding: $125 for bind and first visit
Additional Visits: $35
Firming Paste: $15
Application of a postpartum firming belly paste (Belly Firming Paste is made with 100% natural ingredients that have warming properties which stimulate 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)
Belly bind applying lesson
Includes your own Bengkung Belly Bind