Rebozo therapy can range from a relaxing full-body massage to easing back discomfort and repositioning a baby during pregnancy or labor. A rebozo is a traditional Mexican midwifery tool utilized for many generations from the rebozo, or Mexican shawl, that was a part of traditional Mexican clothing and became a tool for daily life. Everything from carrying food and water jugs to perinatal support, a rebozo is a simple piece of cloth that has a multitude of uses throughout the childbearing years.
Rebozo therapy can include:
- Rebozo prenatal abdominal support for varicosities and diastasis recti
- Rebozo postpartum belly binding
- Rebozo manteada abdominal and uterine massage
- Rebozo “shake the apple tree” pelvic release
- Rebozo relaxation full-body prenatal massage
- Rebozo relaxation full-body “closing of the bones” postpartum massage
I utilize rebozo therapy as a technique through doula and home birth care to provide relaxation, privacy, support baby’s position, reposition a baby for labor progression, as well as teaching families how to use this simple piece of cloth as a baby wrap. It is such a wonderful tool to roll into my support bag and provides relief to so many women, often being requested as a routine part of care.