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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 - £100

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

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🌍 @growing_green_london - set up by local Mamas - amongst other things their focus is rewilding our local schools, you can support them by donating or volunteering - they have a second-hand clothes sale fundraiser this Sunday and an Open Garden event on 9th June - join them.

🌍 @heath_hands - supporting our beautiful Hampstead Heath, sustaining its biodiversity and protecting it for wildlife and humans to enjoy.

🌍 @nadiaswastechallenge - a local Mama who gives us her own experiences of modifying domestic habits to help support the Earth - giving realistic tips - follow her page.

🌍 @fair_well_london - tackle the plastic pollution crisis by removing plastic packaging from the final stage of the food distribution chain and solving the main problem with plastic-free shopping: inconvenience. They come to you, you just need to book and buy.

🌍 @kentishtownlibraryofthings - borrow items, such as drills, carpet cleaners, projectors - you don't have to buy them - sharing the things you won't use often is a simple action all of us can take to live more sustainably - they're based at Kentish Town Library.

🌍 @kentishtownvegbox - all their produce is organic or naturally grown and sourced from small-scale farms as close to London as possible.

These are just a few of the local initiatives supporting our environment, support them and use them - helping the Earth starts at home.

[This post is a re-working of our 2023 Earth Day post, but it's all just as relevant]

#earthday2024 #earthday #nw5 #n19 #n6 #tufnellpark #kentishtown #gospeloak #archway #camden #islington
Today is [Mother] Earth Day - thinking about the entire Earth and what we can do to ensure survival on this planet can feel daunting - but here are some local initiatives that can support you to support the Earth. 🌍 @growing_green_london - set up by local Mamas - amongst other things their focus is rewilding our local schools, you can support them by donating or volunteering - they have a second-hand clothes sale fundraiser this Sunday and an Open Garden event on 9th June - join them. 🌍 @heath_hands - supporting our beautiful Hampstead Heath, sustaining its biodiversity and protecting it for wildlife and humans to enjoy. 🌍 @nadiaswastechallenge - a local Mama who gives us her own experiences of modifying domestic habits to help support the Earth - giving realistic tips - follow her page. 🌍 @fair_well_london - tackle the plastic pollution crisis by removing plastic packaging from the final stage of the food distribution chain and solving the main problem with plastic-free shopping: inconvenience. They come to you, you just need to book and buy. 🌍 @kentishtownlibraryofthings - borrow items, such as drills, carpet cleaners, projectors - you don't have to buy them - sharing the things you won't use often is a simple action all of us can take to live more sustainably - they're based at Kentish Town Library. 🌍 @kentishtownvegbox - all their produce is organic or naturally grown and sourced from small-scale farms as close to London as possible. These are just a few of the local initiatives supporting our environment, support them and use them - helping the Earth starts at home. [This post is a re-working of our 2023 Earth Day post, but it's all just as relevant] #earthday2024 #earthday #nw5 #n19 #n6 #tufnellpark #kentishtown #gospeloak #archway #camden #islington2 days ago
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Now a qualified baby-wearing consultant, Jazz runs her own Sling Library, empowering others to experience the benefits of baby-wearing from pregnancy to toddlerhood. 

Volunteering with @wrapahug_sling_library in East London and attending their monthly Family meet-ups in Tower Hamlets brings her great fulfillment. However, as a local parent in North London, Jazz felt compelled to start something closer to home, leading to the creation of the Sling Library at Moon. 

She now offers monthly sling library sessions and home visits to support parents during the postpartum period. 

Jazz also participates in Moon's monthly 'New Parent Drop-in,' cherishing the supportive community it provides.

You can find out more about Jazz and the sling library via the link in our bio.

#babywearing
#babysling
#babycarrier
#babywraps
#slinglibrary
#northlondon 
#nw5
#camden
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Join @marysheppardyoga for Spring themed family yoga tomorrow at Moon.

We'll explore the change in season to Spring with animal and nature poses. When Spring is finally here, all we want to do is step outside and breathe in the fresh air of flowers blooming and fresh grass. We will practice mindfulness and yoga with Spring baby animals, Spring bugs, and weather changes. 

Rainbow Kids & Family yoga classes are interactive, social, and all about connection. We will co-create the class together in a magical and playful way using lots of creativity sprinkled throughout the class.

We use games, partner and Acro yoga, stories, music, dancing, art, mindfulness and relaxation to bring yoga alive for children.

Find link to book in bio.

#familyyoga
#rainbowyoga
#springyoga
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With some of the local exhibitors and women in the exhibition.

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Apparently, there's
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