Closing The Bones

Healing | Restorative | Closing a Chapter

Closing the Bones, or Mother Wrapping is something I believe every woman should experience. It is THE perfect combination of a postnatal massage and honouring a new mum. It also makes a beautiful and unforgettable gift.

A deeply nurturing and relaxing experience, Closing the Bones, also known as Mother Wrapping, and to me a gorgeous experience that every woman should experience.

There is something so deeply relaxing about being rocked, massaged and swaddled! The origin of Closing the Bones has deep roots in honouring life cycles and is especially common in many cultures' similarity for celebrating and looking after a New Mother.

I say let's bring back this forgotten tradition!

Think delicious essential oils, gentle music, scattered rose petals and candles! It is a complete sensory experience.

You will be gently rocked, held and massaged with love. Enabling you to relax and release any tension physically, emotionally and energetically. The session is tailored for you and though is perfect after pregnancy and Birth it's also deeply beneficial in honouring any life cycles and transition life. 

Taking the time to be loved, held and nurtured just as you did when you carried and birthed your baby should be celebrated!

In many cultures and traditions the 40 days postpartum period is a crucial time and opportunity for postnatal recovery. I understand many may not have family close by to take care  Being cooked and cared for and massages. It's a time for 'mothering the mother' and to nurture her. A sacred time, allowing for relaxation, bonding, and an honouring of the transition into motherhood.

More often than not within our culture, the focus is on what the baby wants and needs and our mums are almost expected to bounce back, put their every need last and even put aside.

Beyond the physical benefits of Closing the Bones, there is an energetic aspect too, creating the space for the mother to feel nurtured and safe and release emotions that may be held from pregnancy, birth and some of the feelings that come with motherhood.

The 'Closing' of a mothers hips and body help to release tension from the hip joints helping with pelvic instability and a 'closing' after what has been a very open and vulnerable time.

That whole 'Can't pour from an empty cup', well that could not be closer to the truth when you have another human to care for! The postpartum period is definitely a time that requires all of the love, nurture and surrender.

If you'd like to know more about this beautiful therapy and where my training originated I share this on What is Closing the Bones?

If you have close friends and female family members we can create a circle with them present playing a special part and being there to hold and support you

Sessions and Packages 

90 mins £88 | Course of 3 £247 | Course of 6 £467| Course of 10 £700 

Home visits:

90 mins £98 | Course of 3 £267 | Course of 6 £510 | Course of 10 £800

"I had such a gorgeous experience with Skevi. From the moment I opened my front door I knew that I would be in safe hands. Skevi exudes love, warmth and positivity. The 'closing the bones' massage was absolutely lush. I enjoyed it physically and mentally, and at the end of our session I felt relaxed, confident, and positive. The ritual of thanking my body for all it had done, and will continue to do, was something that I hadn't done since birthing my baby and I was so glad of this reminder to be grateful. Highly recommend to all new mamas!"

Rebekah Clark, Crouch End, North London

"I experienced the most amazing Closing the Bones session with Skevi. A traditional and very nurturing treatment for postpartum women - all I can say is I wish I'd known about it 9 years ago!! The massage bit was fantastic and really relaxing, then came the special hip rocking - and I can totally understand why it's so important postpartum. I'm a sports therapist and fitness instructor and I have spent years rectifying SIJ issues since my pregnancy all those years ago. I feel like a totally new woman! Thank you so much Skevi"

Amrit Theocharous, Winchmore Hill

"My Closing the Bones was one of the best massages I’ve ever had: thorough yet gentle, and she incorporated some extra areas of tension we’d talked about beforehand; afterwards I felt grounded and two inches taller. Skevi is a sweetheart and a total pro"

Anouk, Oxforshire


"I had the Closing the Bones postnatal Massage and would highly recommend! Really relaxing experience and, as Skevi comes to your home, it's really stress free and your baby can be involved too. My little one (who is 9 weeks old) lay on my chest and slept throughout - I think he enjoyed the whole experience too!

It definitely helped release tension in my hips and back and it was nice to have some 'me' time. Skevi was fantastic and even made me a cuppa before she left! A lovely experience for new mums!"

Lorraine McGee, Winchmore Hill

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Get in touch with me to discuss your needs further and to book your Closing the Bones ceremony.