Wednesday, September 4, 2013


The Embalming Process:

  • The body is placed on stainless steel or porcelain table, then washed with a germicide-insecticide-olfactant. The insides of the nose and mouth are swabbed with the solution.
  • Rigor mortis (stiffness) is relieved by massage. (Rarely but sometimes, tendons and muscles are cut in order to place the body in a more natural pose if limbs are distorted by disease, e.g., arthritis.)
  • Massage cream is worked into the face and hands to keep the skin soft and pliable...

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