I open at the close: a poem (Closing the Bones Massage Ceremony)

Here’s a poem I wrote inspired after an incredible experience - a Closing the Bones Massage Ceremony, performed by the extraordinary Laura Stocks, Doula, Mother, Hero, who runs Stripped Back Birth. There is no-one I would trust more to be my right hand woman in birth.


I open at the Close

Rock me sweetly

Rock me gently

Release, restore, rebirth

I am mother

I am whole

I am made new

I am me

Amo, amas, amat, a mother, a me


I’ll write a comprehensive blog about Closing the Bones soon, but for now for the “what is it” questions check out their website here.