The rebozo is a traditional shawl woven and used by Mexican women.
Traditional Mexican midwives use the rebozo to do the manteada, a
rocking massage technique that is very useful in relaxing the pregnant
women and encouraging the baby into the best position for health and
labor. The rebozo massage is very relaxing, it balances and relaxes the
pelvis, low back, uterus, and ligaments, allowing more room for the
baby to tuck his chin and rotate into the best position for labor.
are many variations of rebozo techniques for abdominal support, pelvic
support, massage, rocking, turning posterior babies, and acynclitic
babies. The rebozo is also helpful for the doula, midwife, or dad to
support the laboring women in different positions. The rebozo is also
used to carry babies after the birth. There are traditional rebozo
massages for fertility, pregnancy, labor, complications, and
postpartum. In addition, the rebozo massage is wonderful for all ages,
far beyond pregnancy.