Mizan (an Arabic word pronounced milan) Abdominal Therapy uses traditional reproductive and digestive healing techniques to restore balance when life feels unbalanced – physically, emotionally or spiritually.
It’s typically used in Asia to support women’s health and wellbeing by repositioning organs that have dropped, causing restricted blood and lymphatic flow and reduced nerve and Qi energy within the body.
Mizan Abdominal Therapy is particularly helpful to women suffering from displaced or prolapsed uterus or bladder, tilted uterus, painful or irregular periods and/or ovulation, bladder or yeast infections, miscarriages or difficulties in pregnancy, fertility problems, endometriosis, uterine fibroids or ovarian cysts, perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic congestion or pain, headaches or migraines, digestive problems, irritable bowel syndrome or reflux, Crohn’s disease, constipation, lower back ache, chronic indigestion or heartburn, gastritis or restricted breathing due to tension.
“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 Abdominal Therapy for the three months before trying to conceive can be used to improve fertility, especially when combined with Fertility Yoga, by gently shifting your uterus into the optimal position for conception.
From the second trimester of pregnancy until your due date, Mizan Abdominal Therapy is a wonderful, relaxing treat to nurture yourself and your baby, encouraging your baby and uterus into the optimal position for a more easeful pregnancy, labour and birth and toning, strengthening and balancing the uterus.
Postnatally, Mizan Abdominal Massage is extremely beneficial in assisting the internal organs to return gently back to where they ought to be, also breaking down scar tissue and reducing the chance of adhesion to other internal organs after a c-section. Postnatal Mizan Massage is usually safe to have before your 6-week check, however following a caesarean birth it should not be done until afterwards.
For optimum results, we recommend that you book a series of three or six Mizan Abdominal Therapy treatments. However, you can book an individual treatment if you wish.
Mizan Abdominal Therapy is a gentle, nourishing non-invasive external massage that guides the internal organs into their correct position to optimise overall health and wellbeing, both physically and emotionally.
It provides much needed support and deep healing to the womb space and belly areas where we often hold lots of tension and emotion, bringing oxygen and nutrients into the muscles and ligaments that hold the uterus in place to encourage an increased flow of Qi (energy). It also relieves tension in the abdomen and sacrum areas of the body, which helps to bring softness and balance to body and mind.
“Your massage was brilliant my body feels great and gave me a great boost of energy.” – Postnatal Mizan Massage client Kim from Leeds January 2016
Your initial in-depth consultation lasts 2 hours 30 minutes, enabling time and space to discuss your health issues and work through a comprehensive health questionnaire. During this first session, we’ll also discuss your symptoms, what you’re hoping for from the treatment and your health goals for the next year – then we’ll work together to make it all happen.
Follow up sessions last for 1 hour 15 minutes.
Every session includes Abdominal Massage, lymphatic drainage and lower back and sacrum massage. You’ll also learn a self-care massage routine to use at home and we may discuss diet and lifestyle changes to promote healthy digestive and/or reproductive health.
We can also support you with other resources such as castor oil packs, vaginal steaming, abdominal binding, herbal support and Meditation.
Disclaimer: Evidence-based experience shows that Mizan Abdominal Therapy provides relief from the symptoms of a variety of conditions. No claim is being made that everyone will experience relief of their symptoms and we make no claim of specific results. The decision to use complementary practices is strictly up to you.
As well as your appointments with us, the more self-care you do at home between sessions, the faster you can expect healing and a resolution of your symptoms.