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. After a cesarean birth, women should wait at least 6 weeks until the incision is healed before they are wrapped. Wraps are worn daily for 10-12 hours a day 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 by offering gentle supportive compression as the uterus shrinks and the the core muscles strengthen. The wraps are made from 100% cotton muslin fabric.
Partners or family members can also be taught to bind you as well so binding can be done daily at home.It is ideal to wrap the belly bind over your clothes, so it is recommended to wear comfortable, form fitting clothes without buttons or zippers and a shirt that is appropriate for nursing.
Cost: $150 for a 1 hour lesson / session
Comes with warming paste, 100% cotton muslin cloth, & one-on-one wrapping instruction.