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Closing the Bones

What is it?

A Closing the Bones treatment supports your recovery after childbirth, no matter how long ago that was. It involves the use of a shawl to rock and articulate your hips, followed by an abdominal and pelvic massage with a warming oil and is finished by tightly wrapping your hips with the shawl. Beyond the physical aspect of Closing the Bones, there is a spiritual aspect to the treatment. It provides a safe space for you to feel nurtured and release any emotions associated with birth and motherhood.

What to expect

We’ll initially have a chat about the treatment, your childbirth experience and what you’re hoping to get from the massage. I'll have prepared a futon on the floor with one or more shawls on top (we often use a traditional Mexican shawl called a rebozo). Depending on your preferences, I may also use relaxing music and scents and dim the lighting to make the space cosy. You then lie on your back on the futon. First I'll rock your hips for a while using a rebozo. I then massage your abdomen and hips, using a warming oil and using strokes designed to loosen and relax you. I then rock your pelvis some more with the rebozo Finally, I'll wrap your hips, or wrap you from your head to toe with several shawls and cover you with a blanket to keep you warm. When it’s finished, I'll leave you to relax for a bit and go and prepare you a drink. There’s a chance to chat about the experience for a while afterwards.

What you might want to know

  • If we’re visiting your house (I'm happy to visit NW5, NW1, N19 and N6) choose a space that’s warm and you can relax in
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing.
  • The treatment takes place on a futon on the floor.
  • You’re welcome to have the treatment alongside your baby, although this obviously might not be as relaxing.
  • The whole process usually lasts about 90 minutes.

Anna Glowacka's Offering, with appointments available at Moon or at your home, please use the form below to contact Anna to discuss your preferences and availability.

  • 90 minutes - £95

If you would like to access the Women Supporting Women Fund to subsidise this session, find more details here.

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I’ve been made aware that this will be happening tomorrow morning (Saturday 20th August 2022) at Highgate Road Chapel, which is about 150 metres from Moon. 

I fully advocate for the freedom to follow your beliefs, so I thought I’d take a look at The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children website for some more information on what they’re about…

So… they “lead the fight for unborn children and mothers… fight for a fairer world.” There’s lots of talk of fighting… 

Here’s an interesting paragraph lifted directly from the website:

“Ideas about ‘choice’ and ‘autonomy’ are central to the abortion industry [industry!?]. In reality, however, many abortions take place because a woman feels she has no choice - either because of her circumstances, or because she has been forced by her partner, family, or even medical professionals. It is important to understand the reasons why women have abortions - including the horrific phenomenon of abortion coercion - in order that we can campaign for protections for vulnerable women and their children.”

You’re all intelligent people so I’ll let you make your own mind up about this statement. 

If you would like to peacefully show your support for a woman’s right to body autonomy then a gathering will be taking place outside Highgate Road Chapel, 2 Chetwynd Road, London NW5 1BU at 9.45am to 10.15am tomorrow (Saturday 20th August 2022). I’m currently in Ireland, on a family holiday, otherwise I would be there, making my feelings on this matter clear.

#dartmouthpark #nw5
I’ve been made aware that this will be happening tomorrow morning (Saturday 20th August 2022) at Highgate Road Chapel, which is about 150 metres from Moon. I fully advocate for the freedom to follow your beliefs, so I thought I’d take a look at The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children website for some more information on what they’re about… So… they “lead the fight for unborn children and mothers… fight for a fairer world.” There’s lots of talk of fighting… Here’s an interesting paragraph lifted directly from the website: “Ideas about ‘choice’ and ‘autonomy’ are central to the abortion industry [industry!?]. In reality, however, many abortions take place because a woman feels she has no choice - either because of her circumstances, or because she has been forced by her partner, family, or even medical professionals. It is important to understand the reasons why women have abortions - including the horrific phenomenon of abortion coercion - in order that we can campaign for protections for vulnerable women and their children.” You’re all intelligent people so I’ll let you make your own mind up about this statement. If you would like to peacefully show your support for a woman’s right to body autonomy then a gathering will be taking place outside Highgate Road Chapel, 2 Chetwynd Road, London NW5 1BU at 9.45am to 10.15am tomorrow (Saturday 20th August 2022). I’m currently in Ireland, on a family holiday, otherwise I would be there, making my feelings on this matter clear. #dartmouthpark #nw521 hours ago
What are we so happy about!? @jencableart and I are plotting... 😁 

Did I hear you say
What are we so happy about!? @jencableart and I are plotting... 😁 Did I hear you say "social art project, focused on the realities of womahood"? Maybe... It's all kicking off in three weeks time, with the grand finale on Sunday 11th September, in tandem with the York Rise Street Party 🥳 Watch this space! #woefulwisdom #breakthebias #smashingsterotypes5 days ago
This 👇 A heartbreaking but all too real post from @root.medicine 

I’ve just had a discovery call with a potential client, having been vividly reminded how re-traumatising intervention during birth can be for those who have experienced sexual trauma/abuse ~ especially those who experienced this in childhood. 

When are health professionals  going to wake up to the fact that internal examinations, interventions, smear/pap tests can be devastating for those who have been sexually traumatised? 

Does it really take too much to ask beforehand if you have ever experienced anything which might impact on your birthing journey, internal medical examinations & procedures? Because from where I stand, I know this is doesn’t happen for many women. Only a handful of times have clients shared how genuinely empathic some consultants have been & the health care professionals who actually get this
EXAMPLES:
•Pap smears don’t need to be painful to be to get a result
•Understand the psychology of your patient lying down, semi naked, versus you, standing, fully clothed 
•Leaving doors open during internal assessments for others to wander in & out
•Inviting everyone & his mother into the birthing suite/examination room
•Sweeps by midwives with no compassion for a woman’s vulva & vagina
•pap test: 21-year-old woman “Oh just come back when you’ve had sex, I can’t get this in” 

Medical trauma is A THING ~ feeling disempowered, unheard, not seen, not consulted, marginalised & being scoffed at for stating “that’s not what my body wants” just adds a needless layer of trauma, disconnection, numbness, stress & anxiety. And you can feel this mostly in the pelvic cradle but also it impacts the already dysregulated nervous system 

Gentleness, compassion, empathy, listening & really hearing are skills that develop with experience & a genuine desire to help & to assist someone on their healing journey. Please always be mindful that words, attitudes & beliefs can impact & damage. Please teach this sh*t in Medical Schools
I have a session come available 
SATURDAY AUGUST 20TH at 10.00am
90 mins: Embodied Woman: holistic pelvic care, womb & body massage, fem embodiment coaching, energy medicine
This 👇 A heartbreaking but all too real post from @root.medicine I’ve just had a discovery call with a potential client, having been vividly reminded how re-traumatising intervention during birth can be for those who have experienced sexual trauma/abuse ~ especially those who experienced this in childhood. When are health professionals  going to wake up to the fact that internal examinations, interventions, smear/pap tests can be devastating for those who have been sexually traumatised? Does it really take too much to ask beforehand if you have ever experienced anything which might impact on your birthing journey, internal medical examinations & procedures? Because from where I stand, I know this is doesn’t happen for many women. Only a handful of times have clients shared how genuinely empathic some consultants have been & the health care professionals who actually get this EXAMPLES: •Pap smears don’t need to be painful to be to get a result •Understand the psychology of your patient lying down, semi naked, versus you, standing, fully clothed •Leaving doors open during internal assessments for others to wander in & out •Inviting everyone & his mother into the birthing suite/examination room •Sweeps by midwives with no compassion for a woman’s vulva & vagina •pap test: 21-year-old woman “Oh just come back when you’ve had sex, I can’t get this in” Medical trauma is A THING ~ feeling disempowered, unheard, not seen, not consulted, marginalised & being scoffed at for stating “that’s not what my body wants” just adds a needless layer of trauma, disconnection, numbness, stress & anxiety. And you can feel this mostly in the pelvic cradle but also it impacts the already dysregulated nervous system Gentleness, compassion, empathy, listening & really hearing are skills that develop with experience & a genuine desire to help & to assist someone on their healing journey. Please always be mindful that words, attitudes & beliefs can impact & damage. Please teach this sh*t in Medical Schools I have a session come available SATURDAY AUGUST 20TH at 10.00am 90 mins: Embodied Woman: holistic pelvic care, womb & body massage, fem embodiment coaching, energy medicine1 week ago
If you're not on your hols then you're lucky as you can come to this tomorrow evening! 

This Friday’s Full Moon Womb Blessing Women’s Circle, focused on the Autumn Enchantress Energy of Abundance, will help. She is the final stage of reaping the rewards of the plans we planted in spring and developed in summer.

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🍂 Is this good enough to present to the world?
🍂 Maybe I'll delay finishing this
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🍂 Perimenopausal hormonal symptoms
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If you're not on your hols then you're lucky as you can come to this tomorrow evening! This Friday’s Full Moon Womb Blessing Women’s Circle, focused on the Autumn Enchantress Energy of Abundance, will help. She is the final stage of reaping the rewards of the plans we planted in spring and developed in summer. Typical symptoms that you are struggling with your inner enchantress of the feminine are: 🍂 Is this good enough to present to the world? 🍂 Maybe I'll delay finishing this 🍂 Experiencing bad PMS 🍂 Perimenopausal hormonal symptoms 🍂 Struggling with being too flexible or too rigid in relationships If this is you, then join @natashabailey.soulmission this Friday to explore the autumn Enchantress in your life, receive a womb blessing healing to clear any blocks and be in a safe space with other women. You will also receive a personal Enchantress womb cauldron energiser healing from Natasha, to strengthen your abundance qualities in your life. 🔗 Book via our Bio 🔗 #fullmoon #womenscircle #wombblessing1 week ago
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