Facts About Embalming

Embalming is a process that slows the decomposition of human remains and restores them to an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The purpose of embalming is not only cosmetic, but also for sanitary purposes in preparation for public viewing, as well as religious reasons like Jewish burial rituals where mourners stay at home until after the body […]


Embalming is the practice of preserving human remains with chemicals to forestall decomposition. It was once widely used in North America and Europe, while it has been historically employed in many other cultures around the world as well. In some countries (such as Germany), only licensed professionals can be involved with the process for safety […]

History of Embalming

The word “embalming” comes from the Arabic term, “al-buhl.” It was introduced in Egypt sometime around 2600 BC when it was discovered that mummification reduced decomposition by inhibiting bacterial growth and destroying enzymes responsible for breaking down cells. Originally, embalmers used resins such as frankincense or myrrh to dry out organs before packing them with […]

Annual Events Held in Winston Salem

Winston-Salem  hosts several annual events such as: Winston Salem Open  – Wake Forest Tennis Complex  The Winston Salem Open is an annual professional men’s tennis tournament played in July on outdoor hard courts at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. One of the  ATP World Tour 500 series tournaments, it has been held every year, except for a brief period […]

City Parks in Winston Salem , North Carolina

Winston-Salem is fortunate to have a plethora of recreational areas and parks, several of which offer amenities such as picnic shelters, playgrounds, walking trails, and athletic fields. Below is a list of city parks in Winston Salem. Winston Salem Cremation Service Hanes Park –  Located in Winston-Salem’s Historic Hanes Mill and is home to the Tanglewood […]