“There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ they would brag about it. So should we.”
– Ina May Gaskin
Mizan (pronounced like Milan) is an Arabic word that means balance. Mizan Therapy uses traditional reproductive healing techniques to restore balance when life feels unbalanced – physically, emotionally or spiritually.
It is a gentle, non-invasive external massage that brings healing to the wombspace and optimum health and well-being to women of all ages.
It helps to work with the fascia and tight muscles caused by tension and emotion. It can help to put your uterus back in her correct positions as a misaligned uterus can cause quite a few problems.
- Painful menstruation
- Dark thick clots at the beginning and end of your period
- Clots during your period
- Irregular menstrual cycle and ovulation
- PMS, PMT, depression
- Painful ovulation
- Unsuccessful ovulation
- Fertility problems
- Miscarriage, difficult pregnancies and premature births
- Painful intercourse
- Bladder or yeast infections
- Crohn’s disease
- Chronic constipation
- Digestive and elimination problems
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic congestion and pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Low energy
- Low back ache
- Urinary sytem problems
- Peri-menopause and menopause problems
The reason your womb can be tilted in the first place is:
- High impact exercise, e.g. running on cement, high impact aerobics
- Injury to the sacrum or coccyx following a fall, car accident, etc.
- Chronic constipation
- Wearing high-heel shoes
- Chronic muscle spasms around the lower back and sacrum
- Ligaments that have become weakened due to over-stretching during pregnancy and birth
- Difficult births
- Bad professional care during pregnancy, birth and the post natal period
- Carrying babies and children on the hip
- Misalignment of the pelvis
- Lifting and carrying heavy weights just before and during menstruation, or too soon after childbirth
- Walking barefoot on cold floors
- Getting older – gravity takes its toll
- Emotional response following trauma
Benefits of Mizan
In her normal position the uterus leans slightly over the bladder in the centre of the pelvis, about one and a half inches about the pubic bone.
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.
Digestive and Emotional Benefits
When the digestive system is working as it should, we are happily oblivious. But when it goes awry it can quickly affect our quality of life.
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.
Mizan Therapy is a great way to support fertility.
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.
Benefits for women who have had a hysterectomy
Women who have had a hysterectomy benefit greatly from Mizan Therapy.
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.
Benefits following Caesarean section
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.
Benefits following abdominal surgery
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.
Benefits during pregnancy
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.
£200 (allow 3 hours for consultation and massage)
Included in this treatment:
– In-depth consultation
– Self-care massage
– Look at diet and lifestyle
– All handouts
– Using a faja (belly wrap)
– Herbal remedies*
Subsequent treatments – £70 for 1 hour
Packages are available for booking and payment in advance:
£190 for 3 sessions
Pregnancy Mizan Massage
£150 for the first session (allow 2hrs for this appointment)
Included in this treatment:
– Simple self-care routine
– Dietary or lifestyle changes to maximise the well-being of both you and your baby
– I can also show you how to belly bind
Subsequent treatments – £70hr for 1 hour
Packages for booking and payment in advance:
£190 for 3 sessions