What is Mizan Therapy?
I’ve been asked this so many times, and I never tire of talking about it, about wombs, about women’s bodies.
Mizan (sounds like Milan) is essentially an abdominal massage. Focusing on the lower abdomen, the upper abdomen and the lower back. The massage helps to bring a fresh, oxygenated blood supply to the reproductive organs and surrounding tissues, the digestive system, and relieve tension, built up stress and stored emotions.
Mizan is an incredible therapy for women of all stages in life.
Used by women for balancing their cycles, and bringing them to a regular interval, easing away the cause of PMT, painful cramps, and other unnecessary (common, but not normal) symptoms. So many women have a womb that is tilted or out of balance physically, and this has a knock on effect on so many of the body’s systems.
Mizan helps bring tonality back to the surrounding tissues and ligaments, to help bring the womb back into its natural alignment.
Amazing during the reproductive years, as it helps whilst conception is the aim (natural and assisted), and also utterly amazing for women on the run up, going towards, or beyond menopause. Also used for prolapse care, fibroids, PCOS, to name but a few.
Mizan is known to make great shifts in a woman’s health, and reconnecting with your womb is one of the most empowering things you could do for yourself as a woman.
What happens in a treatment?
We begin with a consultation, running through your history, and where you are at now. Unlike a lot of massages, you remain mostly dressed (pants and bra with a top you aren’t precious over is ideal) You are mostly covered by a sheet and some blankets. The massage is from your lower abdomen (from your pubic bone) to your upper abdomen, and then your lower back and sacrum. There is a bit of leg work for lymphatic drainage, as the massage releases toxins stored in your tissues that we want to flow through your lymphatic system, for release.
By the time I get to the back, most women are starting to fall asleep!
For a more in-depth description of a first session go here.
I do love to combine Mizan with a womb meditation, to help you connect in with your womb again (or your womb space if she is no longer present), though this is usually sent on to you afterwards.
When the massage is over, I teach you the self-care massage, which I encourage you to do yourself at home.
Depending on your reason for coming, we can discuss what else you can do to help yourself further.
How often is a Mizan recommended?
It completely depends on any symptoms and issues you have going on, or the reason that brings you for Mizan in the first place.
Lots of women simply have a monthly Mizan for ongoing self -care, because they want to look after that area of their body.
If you have something acute going on or are wanting to heal a particular issue, more frequent sessions in the beginning would help.
It is not recommended that we do the lower abdominal massage when you are menstruating or in early pregnancy.
Mizan is adapted for pregnancy and is a wonderful way to connect in with your baby and bring luscious oxygen to the area.
Mizan, simply put, is a way to connect to the beauty and power that is within you, by reconnecting you with your womb.
First sessions take approximately 2 hours, and the fee is £95 when from my therapy space.
Subsequent sessions, allow for 70 minutes and cost £65.
If you aren’t local to me in Harrogate, take a look on the main Mizan Therapy website and you’ll find more practitioners and more information.