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Mizan Abdominal Therapy

 Mizan Therapy seeks to restore balance when life feels unbalanced – physically, emotionally or spiritually.

Mizan Therapy uses traditional reproductive healing techniques to gently guide the reproductive organs back into their place. When the womb is in her optimum position, she no longer restricts the circulatory flow of blood, lymph, nerves and qi energy. The body is primed for homoeostasis – that is, the body wants to be in balance. Mizan Therapy assists the body in restoring its natural balance.

Mizan benefits your physical health by restoring the free flow of the circulatory systems, relieving congestions and blocks. It is also beneficial to your emotional health, relaxing and easing muscles tightened by tension and anxiety. Mizan Therapy is gentle, non-invasive and external. We never try to physically move the womb back into position, but by bringing fresh, oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the pelvis the supporting muscles and ligaments are able to heal and repair, bringing the womb back into her rightful position.

Mizan is an effective treatment, healing on physical, emotional and even spiritual levels.


  • Displaced or prolapsed uterus and/or bladder
  • Painful menstrual cycles
  • Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Bladder or yeast infections
  • Miscarriages, difficult pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Perimenopause, menopausal symptoms
  • Fertility problems
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding


  • Pelvic congestion, pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Digestive problems
  • IBS
  • Reflux
  • Low energy
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic constipation
  • Low back ache
  • Chronic indigestion or heartburn
  • Gastritis
  • Restricted breathing due to tension

Benefits of Mizan Therapy

  • Mizan increases the circulation to reproductive organs, i.e. the uterus, the ovaries and the fallopian tubes, which helps to promote hormonal balance
  • It helps to reposition a misaligned uterus, which itself helps to increase circulation of blood, lymph, nervous system and qi
  • Cleanses the body of any toxic build up from congested circulatory systems
  • Helps to break down scar tissue
  • Aids the digestive system to be more efficient which then removes and prevents toxic build up in the body and enhances the immune system
  • Helps women to connect with their wombspace.

Benefits of Mizan Therapy for specific conditions
Menstrual difficulties:
  • Repositions the uterus
  • Balances the hormonal system
  • Enables the uterus to cleanse herself of old blood, including clots
  • Increases blood circulation to the uterus
  • Reduces toxicity and inflamed tissues, which eases pain
  • Eases stress, anxiety and emotional trauma that can lead to irregular cycles

Fibroids, polyps, endometriosis:

  • Repositions the uterus, making menstruation more efficient
  • Promotes hormonal balance and feedback between the uterus and ovaries
  • Encourages rich, oxygenated blood to the reproductive organs
  • Breaks down scar tissue and adhesions
  • Strengthens the liver to enhance metabolism of hormones


  • Rebalances the hormonal system and helps the feedback system between the reproductive organs
  • Clears congestion
  • Brings rich, oxygenated blood to the ovaries

Fallopian tubes:

  • Helps to reduce inflammation
  • Can break up scar tissue within the fallopian tubes
  • Can eliminate fluid build up in the fallopian tubes

Egg and sperm health:

  • Brings rich, oxygenated blood to the ovaries and testes
  • Can increase the quality and quantity of sperm
  • Can increase libido

Digestive troubles:

  • A relaxed diaphragm helps the digestion of food
  • Helps speed up the elimination of waste through the digestive system
  • Releases trapped wind and bloating
  • Promotes bowel movements to eliminate waste and prevent the body from re-absorbing toxins means for elimination
  • Eases stress for a more relaxed digestive system
  • Helps to increase confidence in intuition – that gut feeling

Emotional trauma:

  • Helps the body to let go of past trauma
  • Eases stress and anxiety

Fertility Enhancement

Mizan Therapy is a great way to support your fertility on the journey to pregnancy and birth.

Fertility depends on a series of processes working in the correct sequence and in conjunction with each other. Hormones must be released at the right time of the cycle, in the correct amounts; the uterine membrane must grow thick and healthy to nourish an ovum and the vaginal pH must allow the sperm through without being weakened by acidity.

If your womb is tilted then it is more likely that there will be a disruption to the delicate balance of hormones and the body’s organs working in unison. This communication breakdown may be the cause of anovulatory cycles; premature menopause; PCOS or fibroids.

Sometimes the congestion caused by a tilted uterus can result in the blood stream becoming toxic, or too much strain on the lymphatic system to eliminate waste.

Mizan helps to realign the womb which will increase blood flow, nourishing and restoring your 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.

Since it takes 12 weeks for an egg to achieve maturity, it is best to undertake treatment for three months before trying to conceive. The strongest treatment is possible if you use contraception for these three months, but I understand that there are many reasons why you may not want to wait, so I have designed two protocols: a three month pre-conception programme, and a programme for trying to conceive whilst undergoing treatment.

Mizan is also beneficial for you if you are undergoing assisted conception and will improve your chance of a successful outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Mizan Therapy?

Mizan Therapy is a form of traditional reproductive healing. Most traditional medicine systems use abdominal massage, for both men and women. I originally trained with Rosita Arvigo to learn the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™. I subsequently found other teachers, from Indonesia and Malaysia used a similar massage and, along with my training in TIBB herbal medicine, I developed Mizan Therapy.

Mizan is a gentle but effective way of massaging the abdomen that improves the flow of circulatory fluids of the blood, lymph and nervous systems to strengthen the muscles and ligaments that hold the internal organs in their optimum positions. Mizan relieves congestion and helps to remove blockages to stimulate physical and emotional health and well-being.

It improves the health of the reproductive systems for both men and women, as well as benefitting the digestive system.

How does Mizan Therapy help women?

The uterus is held in place by muscles and ligaments that can become contracted or over-stretched, allowing the womb to move out of her optimum position. This can lead to many varied symptoms.

MAT strengthens the ligaments, allowing them to heal and as they do so, guiding the uterus back into her centre.

What causes the womb to move out of position?

There are many causes, sometimes we know the reasons, sometimes not, but Mizan can be effective even if we don’t know the answer to that question.

Here are some of the main causes:

  • High impact exercise, particularly running on cement surfaces, gymnastics, trampolining…
  • A modern lack of understanding of the needs of women, particularly during menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth and post natally. This can lead to weakening of the pelvic ligaments and muscles, weak pelvic floor muscles, over-stretched or over-contracted ligaments in the pelvis
  • Falls to the sacrum and lower back, car accidents, blows to the head
  • Previous abdominal surgery
  • Chronic muscle spasm on the lower back and sacrum
  • Time, age, gravity
  • Emotional trauma
How do I know if my uterus is tilted?

The main indicators are symptoms. Here are some of the main ones:

  • Painful menstruation
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Painful ovulation
  • Dark blood at the beginning or end of menstruation
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Polyps
  • Fertility problems
  • Chronic miscarriages
  • Difficult pregnancy and birth
  • Headaches/migraines with menstruation
  • Low back ache with menstruation
  • Pre-menstrual tension and depression
  • Frequent urination, bladder infections, urge incontinence
  • Chronic constipation
  • Frequent vaginal infections
  • Menopausal symptoms
How many sessions will I need?

Expect a minimum of three sessions. Many simple problems will be fixed after this, particularly if you do the self-care at home regularly. More complex cases may need many months. We need to work together to re-align the uterus and also for the ligaments to become strong enough to hold her in place.

Regular attention to self-care speeds the healing process, and many women report a rapid improvement in health and well-being.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t have Mizan Therapy?

Nearly every woman, whether your womb is still with you or not, feels the benefits from Mizan Abdominal Therapy. The improved circulation, lymphatic drainage and renewed movement of energy brings relaxation, healing and a renewed sense of well-being.

Contra-indications to Mizan over the lower abdomen:

  • During menstruation
  • During the first trimester of pregnancy
  • If you have an IUD fitted
  • If cancer is present anywhere in the pelvis
Is Mizan Therapy beneficial for men?

Mizan is the same for men as for women. Men may not have a uterus but they can still benefit in several ways.

  • It helps with the prostate, for instance, congestion can result in benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • It can help with impotence, sperm mobility and quantity
  • Helps with digestive problems (see the question about how MAT helps with digestion)
  • Helps with muscles tightened by tension and suppressed emotion
Will Mizan Therapy improve fertility?

I have worked with many women who have been unable to conceive but do so successfully following treatment. Others have gone on to become pregnant following IVF where they hadn’t before. Obviously there is no guarantee that you will become pregnant following Mizan, but the medical professionals are also unable to offer guarantees. I can, however, with 99% certainty guarantee that you will feel better after Mizan, wherever you are on your fertility journey.

During sessions you will receive massage, diet and lifestyle recommendations and often herbal remedies, all of which together help to enhance fertility.

Men can also benefit from treatments – it has been found to increase the quantity and quality of sperm.

I no longer have a womb; will Mizan Therapy still be helpful to me?

All surgery leaves scars – either physical scar tissue or emotional scars. By improving the circulation around the pelvis and lower abdomen, scar tissue can be prevented from forming, or existing scar tissue broken down.

Your womb may longer be physically with you, but her spirit lives on, and Mizan can help you to rebuild your connection with your wombspace and increase your sense of health and well-being.

What are the benefits of Mizan Therapy during pregnancy?

If your uterus is not in her optimum position, it is harder for the baby to line up in the best position for birth. A perfectly aligned baby will mean a faster, easier birth – with all of the labour focused on birthing the baby, rather than a long pre-labour where your body is trying to re-position the baby.

Mizan during pregnancy tones and strengthens the uterus and helps the ligaments to support her and the growing baby. Pregnancy massage ensures a good blood circulation to both the uterus and the baby and, along with the self-care pregnancy massage, helps mama and baby to connect in the months before birth.

Will Mizan Therapy help after the birth?

Yes! During pregnancy, the ligaments that support your uterus are under a lot of stress and are stretched to their extreme. Post birth you want to ensure that your womb contracts and realigns well and that the supporting ligaments relax equally.

Post birth your Mizan Therapist may have other resources for supporting your recovery with healing and warming oils, vaginal steams and abdominal binding – or closing the bones.

What if I had a caesarean section?

If you had a caesarean section there will be scar tissue. Mizan will help to prevent the formation and even break down old scar tissue. Scar tissue can cause the pelvic organs to stick together, so preventing this will be more comfortable as well as make future pregnancies easier.

How does Mizan Therapy help with digestive problems?

Our language is full of expressions that connect our emotions and our digestion. Have you ever had “butterflies” in your stomach? A “lump” in your throat? Have you ever been moved by a strong and undeniable “gut feeling” about something or someone?

We store our anxieties and emotions in our bodies and a popular storage area is the abdomen, and the digestive system. This can lead to constipation, indigestion, heartburn and even to IBS.

Mizan, combined with self-care and dietary and lifestyle changes can make a huge difference to digestive upsets. And when our digestive system is working properly, we feel so much better.

What is involved with self-care massage? How long will it take?

All Mizan Therapists will teach you a simple self-care routine to do between appointments. It takes about five minutes a day, and can be done once you’re settled down in bed and ready for sleep – a lovely way to end the day, check in and do a bit of self-nurturing.

Clients who perform self-care obtain faster relief from symptoms.