The history of the Rebozo
The Rebozo is a big, long scarf that has many different functions: It is used as a robe, scarf, shawl or as a blanket. It`s originally from Mexico and Guatemala and mostly used to carry babies and toddlers.
Additionally pregnant women wear it to support their belly. Most of the midwifes offer massages for expecting mothers. The pregnant woman lays on a cushioned floor or sits on a chair, while enjoying a full body massage. Her body is wrapped in the Rebozo scarf, it moves her body rhythmically and helps her relax.
Rebozo can also be used while giving birth. Midwifes use it to change the positions of the unborn baby or support the opening of the cervix.
After birth the midwife and her colleagues use the rebozo scarf for a “closing” massage. All parts of the new mom’s body are wrapped in a rebozo scarf one after another and the midwife will apply pressure on the scarf for about 5 to 10 minutes. This conciliates a feeling of closing which supports the degeneration.