After embalming a body, morticians lead them to the dressing room for a final meeting with their families. After getting ready to leave, the body puts on her clothes and says goodbye to her family in a clean and tidy manner. Is the dressing room of the funeral home simply a space to show the final moment? Why is the space designated as the “Dressing Room”?
Dressing in medical terms refers to a technique that sterilizes necessary areas such as surgical sites and wounds and seals them with appropriate items to prevent infection and aid healing. The term “dress” we commonly think of is an article of clothing worn by women, and I wondered if it was a process of dressing from a medical point of view, as dressing is also putting on clothes. Just like when you make a salad, the sauce you put on top of the vegetables is called a dressing.
When the body passes through the dressing room, it heals all the wounds it suffered during the life journey. Before the body disappears, it puts on new clothes and, once again, starts a new journey.