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She is held in position by muscles, the vaginal wall and ligaments that attach her to the back, front and sides of the pelvis. Uterine ligaments are made to stretch to accommodate a growing baby and to move freely when the bladder or bowel is full. The ligaments and muscles can weaken and loosen, causing the uterus to fall downward, forward, backward, to either side or a combination of these. It is also possible for the uterus to double over either forwards or backwards.
A womb in any of these problems is tilted or prolapsed. Modern medicine has little or nothing to offer women with this problem. Options to symptoms caused by a tilted uterus include using the birth control pill, muscle relaxants or surgery and women are generally told such things as, “Your uterus is tilted but that is normal, don’t worry about it”. Yet women have a list of physical and emotional symptoms than can be addressed and prevented with these simple and enjoyable techniques.
When reproductive organs tilt, they can constrict the normal flow of blood and lymph, disrupt nerve connections and prevent the flow of qi, or energy. Just a little extra weight sitting on blood or lymph vessels can cause havoc for the different systems of circulatory flow through the body. By encouraging the womb back into place, homeostasis – the natural balance of the body – is restored. This benefits the pelvic area and the organs of the pelvic region, as well as other parts of the body – if there is congestion the symptoms can present either above or below the blockage. When the womb is back in her rightful place, toxins can be flushed from the body and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored. This is essential for healthy reproductive functioning, such as painless menstrual bleeding, healthy pregnancy, effective labour and birth and a speedy post natal recovery.
Old adhesions from invasive surgery to the pelvic and abdominal area, including laparoscopy, caesarean sec Because of the close proximity of the urinary and digestive systems, abdominal massage can also help with digestive, urinary and bladder problems.
Good health starts with the gut and if it is not operative efficiently there will not be optimum health. The gut has its own nervous system – the Enteric Nervous System – sometimes called the second brain and it is intricately linked to our state of mind, hence “butterflies in the stomach” before an important event; feeling sick after hearing bad news; vomiting with shock; having a “gut feeling”; a stomach “tied up in knots”….our language is full of the link between mind and gut.
But those butterflies in your stomach, if unaddressed, can lead to constipation, indigestion, heartburn, gastritis and eventually to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastro Oesophageal Reflux, Crohn’s and more.
Many of these common disorders will be treated with antacids, muscle relaxants and a variety of other medications. These treatments address the symptoms, but not the cause of the problem.
Mizan Abdominal Therapy addresses the cause of digestive disorders. The upper abdomen is given a deep, thorough massage to loosen the tight muscles around the stomach and the arteries that feed the organs of the digestive and elimination system. The diaphragm is gently massaged allowing relaxation of tight musculature, improving fascial adhesions, scar tissue and removing kinks in the digestive tract. Even one massage can bring about dramatic improvement.
If the womb is not in her optimum position there can be interference in the hormonal system which can impede conception. Mizan also increases blood flow, nourishing and restoring reproductive organs to health, improving detoxification, relieving conges Approximately 30% of women with fertility problems conceive follow a succession of Mizan sessions and those who don’t conceive naturally, many go on to have successful IVF cycles.
Treatments generally consist of massage, diet and lifestyle modifications. Herbs are oden recommended, either to enhance fertility or to give the womb a good cleanse before trying to conceive.
It improves circulation in and around the area of the scar. When circulation is improved, scar tissue will be prevented from forming following surgery and old scar tissue is broken down by treatment. Ligaments and other remaining organs benefit from the improved circulatory flow to the pelvis.
In addition there can be much emotional scarring following the removal of the womb and MAT can help women come to terms with the surgery.
The womb may no longer by present, but her spirit lives on.
I believe that many Caesarean births could be prevented if mothers received this massage during their pregnancy. Mizan can ensure a correctly positioned baby and a strong healthy womb makes labour more efficient.
For women who have had a Caesarean section, Mizan is beneficial for breaking up scar tissue in the same way that it works for women who have had hysterectomies. Resolution of scar tissue prevents the womb becoming stuck to other pelvic organs and fascia and helps to get the mother centred and ready for her next pregnancy.
Scar tissue and fascial adhesions can often cause problems with digestion after abdominal surgery. Again, by improving circulation it breaks down the scar tissue and adhesions from past or present surgeries. A few sessions combined with castor oil packs, diet and self-care massage are often used for optimal success.
By strengthening and toning the uterus, ligaments and other pelvic organs, Mizan Therapy helps to place and maintain the womb in her optimal position for giving birth.
The well-being of the mother and baby are improved as they prepare for labour and birth. A good blood supply in and out of the womb ensures op
With the womb is health and centred in the pelvis, baby is able to get into optimum position ready for the birth, which leads to a shorter, easier labour and birth for both mum and baby.