Rebozo Massage has been practised in cultures around the world for thousands of years. It is a style of massage & binding that is typically done during the post-partum period. For best results, it is done in the first 24-48 hours after birth, but can be done anytime after birth (even years after the fact).
It's unclear where exactly this practice first originated, but cultures around the world have brought this practice with them into the 21st century. Latin America, Asia and African countries as well as India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka all have many women who offer this type of massage to new mothers & hold the practice as a regular part of post-partum healing.
The Rebozo cloth used in this massage originates from Mexico, traditionally used by the midwives there in the birth & postpartum period. In the west, this practice is slowly starting to gain popularity as well. Many midwifery hospitals in the 1970s would wrap their mother's tummies. However, in our society, it has been marketed to "help you lose weight & get your pre-baby body back".
There is no scientific evidence to support that it will help you lose weight, and that is not its purpose. “Closing of the Bones” ceremonies and Rebozo Massage is about bringing the body back together after birth (a very opening experience), promoting a mind-body-womb connection, & setting aside time to love, honour & respect your body and the amazing things she does.