The cremation process goes back to 3000 B.C and almost certainly started in Europe and the far east and has been a process performed ever since. . Although frowned upon by many cultures, cremation has in fact increased in popularity around the world over the last few years and continues to do so.
National City cremations, as we know it today, actually began more than a century ago in North America and the initial crematorium was built-in 1876 by Dr. Julius Le Moyne. Nowadays there are crematoriums in almost all major towns and cities in countries like The Uk, The USA, Africa, France, Spain and all other European countries as well as the far east.
The cremation process involves the burning of the body at an extreme heat until it becomes just bone fragments and ash. By many people cremation is seen as a much more personal way of saying good bye to a family member. This is mainly because the ashes of the body, known as the ‘cremains’, may be either dispersed in a preferred place of the departed or be held in the family home in a urn for many years to come. Compare this to a traditional burial at a local cemetery and it does indeed seem a much more personal method in which to say goodbye.
Another reason for the increase in cremation rates is merely as a result of cost. Both burial plots and headstones have considerably increased in price over the last decade or so, and with the responsibility of an on-going routine maintenance fee for the upkeep of the plot, traditional burials is usually an expensive option. Cremation, however avoids these expenses and with the possibility of even renting a casket for the service, expenses decrease even more.
To get more information on the cremation process and just how it works then please get in touch with National City cremation today.