“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 techniques to restore balance when life feels unbalanced – physically, emotionally or spiritually.
Mizan beneﬁts your physical health, restoring circulation and lymphatic drainage by relieving congestion and blockages. It can ease muscles and fascia tightened by tension and emotion. The techniques are commonly used in India and further east for optimising women’s health. 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.
Problems associated with a tilted womb include:
- Painful menstruation
- Dark, thick blood at the beginning or end of menses
- Clots during menses
- Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
- PMS, PMT, depression
- Painful ovula<on
- Failure to ovulate
- Fibroids or polyps
- Fertility problems
- Miscarriages, diﬃcult pregnancies, premature births
- Painful intercourse
- Bladder or yeast infections
- Crohn’s disease
- Chronic constipatiion
- Digestive and elimination problems
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic congestion, pain
- Headaches, migraines
- Low energy
- Low back ache
- Urinary system problems
- Peri-menopause and menopause symptoms
Benefits of Mizan Therapy
In her normal position the uterus leans slightly over the bladder in the centre of the pelvis. She is held in position by muscles, the vaginal wall and ligaments that attach her to the pelvis. 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 with any of these problems is tilted or prolapsed. Modern medicine has little or nothing to oﬀer women with this problem other than hormonal birth control pill, IUD, 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.
A tilted womb can prevent the normal ﬂow of blood and lymph, disrupt nerve connections and prevent the ﬂow of qi, or energy, causing 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. 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 surgery to the pelvic and abdominal area, including laparoscopy, caesarean section and hysterectomy as well as ﬁbroids and endometriosis can be resolved by womb massage.
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 a variety of medications that address the symptoms, but not the cause of the problem.
Mizan Therapy addresses the cause of digestive disorders. The diaphragm is gently massaged allowing relaxation of tight musculature, improving fascial adhesions, scar tissue and removing kinks in the digestive tract. It loosens tight muscles around the stomach and the organs of the digestive and elimination system. 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 congestion and removing emotional blockages. This will give your body the best chance to conceive and nurture a growing baby.
Many women with fertility problems conceive following a succession of Mizan sessions and those who don’t conceive naturally often go on to have successful IVF cycles.
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 Mizan 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 optimum nutrition for the developing baby.
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.
Author: Bushra Finch