Embalming is a time-honored practice used to preserve the bodies of the deceased. With a history spanning over a millennium, this process aims to delay decomposition, allowing for religious ceremonies and funeral services. Beyond its preservation benefits, embalming provides an opportunity for families to spend more time with their loved ones, bidding a peaceful farewell. At Beleiv, we offer comprehensive embalming services to support families during their time of loss.
The Embalming Process
Embalming involves a meticulous process to prepare the body. The first step is washing the body with a disinfectant solution, followed by gentle massage to relieve joint stiffness. Any necessary hair removal is also performed. The embalming process consists of two key steps: setting the facial features and arterial or cavity embalming. Facial features are carefully adjusted, such as closing the eyes with the help of eye caps and glue, and positioning the mouth securely. Arterial embalming entails removing the blood and replacing it with an embalming solution containing formaldehyde, ethanol, phenol, glutaraldehyde, methanol, and water. In cavity embalming, gas and fluid content is drained through a small incision, and a formaldehyde-based mixture is used to replace them.
Benefits and Personal Choice
Embalming provides multiple benefits, such as restoring a peaceful appearance and facilitating closure for families who have experienced traumatic loss. The process can preserve the body for an extended period, allowing for meaningful viewings and funeral services. However, the decision to embalm is entirely personal and depends on cultural, religious, and individual preferences. At Beleiv, we respect these choices and offer professional embalming services tailored to meet the needs of each family.
Embalming is a time-honored practice that preserves the bodies of loved ones, providing families with an opportunity to say their final goodbyes in a dignified manner. With careful preparation and the use of embalming solutions, the process can help restore a natural appearance to the deceased. At Beleiv, we understand the significance of embalming in honoring the memory of the departed. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing compassionate and professional embalming services, ensuring families have the support they need during their time of loss.