Although many of us have seen an embalmed body at a funeral or wake, most of us are not very knowledgeable about embalming facts. You may not like to think about what happens when you're embalmed, but it’s actually a fascinating process. A lot of time, skill - and toxic chemicals - go into preparing a body for its final presentation.
So how does embalming work? It’s not a pretty process, but embalming a body is crucial for anyone who wants an open casket or a viewing of any kind. While as much care as possible is taken to make sure that the body is respected, embalming is still a very clinical process. It takes less time than you might think - the actual embalming normally takes between 45 minutes and an hour. But the dressing of the body and the makeup may take much longer. The whole procedure ensures that decomposition is slowed down as much as possible and that the body is returned to its most lifelike and natural state. This has a huge impact on the funeral - and the grieving process more generally. A relaxed, natural-looking body is much less traumatic for a loved one, especially where the deceased died in a traumatic way.
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After all of that I want to be put in a sparkly, rainbow coffin and I want Jeffrey Star to do my make up. Oh ya and I want someone to curl my hair give me breast implants and butt injections (also dye my hair rainbow too please), and play My Chemical Romance please. Is that too much to ask
I wish I had known what a funeral director das after someone dies.
Here in the Netherlands they don't use embalming much to be honest I never have seen it.
I still have got night mares about my father 's dead the did not say that they had to break all his bones to get him in a coffin....
My gosh that sound is horriblle. !!!
Also--why'd they have to use an old body to demonstrate? I don't want to sound awful but that takes more than just embalming to get a lifelike look. Old people seriously sometimes look dead *before* they're dead.
I want people to remember how I looked while I was still alive. Who needs to see a loved one not looking exactly how they should? Who wants that memory, and who wants people to remember them in that state? My family members all know I want to be cremated. I want my smile to forever be embedded into everyone's memories of me. I want them to celebrate my life. Not my death.
I'm a huge fan of your videos but I wanted to clarify something... Rigor mortis is not an unusual body position. Its a stiffening of the body cause by chemical changes in the muscles and can happen in the most usual of positions. Sorry but having been in both the nursing field (witnessing several autopsies) AND law enforcement (having been on a few death investigation calls) my OCD wouldnt allow me to let it go lol! But I honestly love your videos. Its obvious you put alot of time and effort into doing the research into the details. I also love that you actually show most the images... I dont mean to sound morbid but I do love the gore. But mostly I dont think one can get a true sense of the what happened when its so blurred that you cant actually see anything. Your videos and very informative! 😀
Everyone saying y'all wanna be cremated so you don't have to have all this done. Y'all still have to have this done if wether you are being cremated or buried. Just saying. Funeral directors will do this because if your family want to see you then they are going to want you to look as you did when you was alive. Not some grey unrecognisable figure.
Wow. I had no idea. They are doing such a wonderful thing. I was so impressed with the level of respect and kindness... Thank you for this one. I feel so much better. I had been struggling with the death of someone very dear to my heart and this made me feel so much better knowing he received this compassionate care. Really... Thank you!♥️
That was really interesting I didn't know so much went to it. I always wondered how they kept the patients mouth shut. As a nurse having laid people out the jaw could be the hardest part, I hated putting a bandage under the jaw and over the top of the head. I have been curious how they get some of the persons clothes on at the end. I am having a green funeral or cremation with the new technique that causes the pollutants get in the air. Both my parents had to have autopsies and I could look at the body as a parent but also knowing what had been done them and where the scars. They gave my dad a center parting which he has never had, luckily I went to see him and straightened it out.
I have never seen the whole embalming process before and am surprised at how much has to be done to make a body presentable after death. All the processes involved require skill and expertise and it is touching to see how the deceased’s dignity is preserved at every stage as well as the body. I was amazed at how big the main arteries are - l can see how you can bleed to death in a matter of minutes if one gets severed. So much detail goes into making the face look natural and, whilst some aspects were quite brutal, the end result is excellent. Absolutely fascinating, one of the most interesting procedures l have seen, thank you for sharing.
Luth Luther: Just a suggestion, but on these videos, please reconsider the background music? Looping the same short soundtrack takes away from the video and can drive viewers away. No disrespect. Cheers, :-)
But still, very educational video. Thank you,
A little hard to watch at first, but very educational. If you want an open casket, it's going to cost your family and estate large!
Personally, put me in a simple but nice pine box, and put me in the oven! Save the money and have a celebration of life party! :-)
Scotty Degrafenreid But I saw a video which showed an embalmer using glue to keep a dead's mouth and eyes shut, instead of using a needle injector or suturing it. And it turned out to be fine. No, complaints from the family of the deceased.
Danielle 2018 Our flesh can feel not only pain, but also, emotions, such as hate, love, happiness, etc. But our souls which are the spirits in us are aware of the things that happen around us. Praise God and the Lord for They deserve all of them.
No modesty and respect towards the deceased after all.. Too pity to all of you. Well.. What can be said.. Are those kind of the keep on busy things shown here ( required to be paid in extra for the embalming service and bla bla.. ) the so called "Savior" job as well..?
Thank you for this very explicit and educational video, Luth. This makes me even more glad that my body will be going for medical use when I die. The body is just a shell and I hope that more people start to consider following suit to make the livings' lives better. Plus, the chemicals must be horrible for the soil. Also, if you donate, you'll save your loved ones a lot of money that could be donated to charities. The plumping of the eyes and sewing the jaw shut were so creepy and gross!
I had seen similar stuff before but never with such detail. Had to double tap the screen a couple of times.
Really shows that it’s a lot of work to make a deceased person look like they’re asleep. Thanks for the vid.
I’m Soooo thrilled I found you!! Being an ex MEDIC, who worked on the trauma/ code blue team in a medical hospital. I’ve worked at a STATE HOSPITAL for the criminally & psychologically insane, rapists, adolescent murderers, child molesters serial killers and more. On top of that...That particular state hospital was in NM & over 100 yrs old and haunted AF (or something). We genuinely questioned if the paranoid schizophrenics really DID see dead people. Now I’m terminally ill myself from a rare genetic disease that slowly destroys my organs. Needless to say... I LOVE EVERY ONE OF THESE VIDEOS! It’s so wonderful to have someone brave enough make a channel w content for the people w morbid curiosity!!! Good to know you can be intrigued but not bat shit crazy. Lol ❤️
The embalming process has always been a bizzare, grotesque curiosity of mine. To see the whole process now - it's just down right horrifying 😱. I don't see how anyone can find embalming and the whole body beautification a respectful process. I've already made my deaths plans for either a natural burial or direct cremation. I am not allowed to be embalmed. This reconfirms my decision. Thanks for posting this.
My ex wife died 13 days ago had an autopsy and her body was just passed to the funeral Director, I assume that she is having part if not all of this procedure done today,
I have been curious of the after life processing at a funeral home for years, very interesting their is nothing surer than death and taxes we may as well learn as it is part of life.Thanks for finding and sharing Luth Luther
Tony from Western Australia
I have heard so many people complain about how much a funeral cost but when you think about it there is so much that goes into the entire funeral process. Not to mention so many people can't even talk about the subject much less be employed in this field. Kuddos.
ANOTHER GREAT VIDEO! Keep these great videos coming. I love your work. And letting your viewers know that some of the next images are graphic was brilliant! Applause! WOW, WOW, WOW and WOW! I had no idea how incredibly invasive the process actually is! Sure we've heard about the embalming process, blood out/chemicals in. BUT GEEZ LOUISE! It just seems like a bunch of unnecessary poking and prying. As a young girl with catholic parents, visiting graves was something we did quite often. I remember thinking, look at all these head stones, these are people that will be remembered forever as long as they have a headstone with their name on it. As a child, I remember wanting that for myself. In nice big beautiful crypt with my name on it. But now, as a woman who's almost 50, I'm seeing things differently. I think I'd like to be returned to the earth from which I came. My drivers license says I'm a donor, I totally agree to having my body used for science. Then either scatter my ashes or feed me to the sharks. Please.
In Islam when you/person dies it is required to bury within three days probably so all these “Modifications” won’t need to be done. We are to wash the body thoroughly and apply camphor to the heels and forehead ,and palms. Then apply musk or drakkar noor for fragrance. After that the body is wrapped in only three pieces of the whitest cloth. For viewing the face is left uncovered for a small time and when it’s time for burial, it is covered. Very simple (Go back the way you came)
Look it up, it’s also quite interesting like this. Salaam-Peace.
My reply indicates extremists in "most" religions. Here are 2 articles on Christain extremists:https://religionnews.com/2017/05/14/christian-militias-kill-up-to-30-muslim-civilians-in-central-african-republican/
Here is an article on Buddhist extremists:https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22356306
I was unable to find anything on the Sikh.
Wow!!! What can I say but incredible!!! Never knew so much was involved in this process. I must once again say awesome vid!! Another very informative learning experience. Hat's off to you for such amazing and interesting content. Love getting a notification u have posted a new vid. Your content is always fascinating and well done. Thank u also for the extra warning before showing how they get to and use the vein to embalm. As always ur hard work and dedication in bringing us these vids is truly appreciated!!! So once again thank you. AWESOME VID!!!🙂👍💛
P. S. I'm being cremated had decided before seeing this but this makes me really sure lol..
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