A Faja is a long cloth that is wrapped around the abdomen worn by Central American woman.
A Faja is worn to keep the womb in optimal position, it gives extra support to the body to give the muscles and ligaments time to heal and readjust to the new optimal alignment of the womb.
You can use also this wrap to help heal a diastasis, which often happens after childbirth.
How to Use a Faja
- You need a piece of cloth that is about 6-12 inches wide and the length really depends on your body size and how far up the belly from the pelvis you would like it to go. (You need it to be long enough to wrap around your belly a few times and tied)
- Place the faja on the ground
- Lie down placing your low back at the center of the cloth
- Wrap the cloth firmly but not too firmly around your abdomen and around the pelvis. Give a twist in the back and bring the two ends around to the front
- Tie laterally or medially depending on the placement of your womb and the support you need.
- The faja is to be worn all day under your clothes.
Cautions – Make sure your faja is not too tight. You don’t want your legs to tingle, feel numb, or turn bluish. That would defeat the purpose! 🙂