Mercier Therapy

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Mercier Therapy is a deep pelvic visceral manipulation technique created by Dr. Jennifer Mercier. This gentle yet effective manipulation ensures that the reproductive organs and surrounding structures are free of adhesions and restrictions, and are well nourished with blood flow, which is key to optimal pelvic health and successful conception.

Work is done through the lower abdomen and requires no vaginal work.

Mercier Therapy Assists With:

  • infertility
  • endometriosis
  • fibroids
  • poly cystic ovarian syndrome
  • pelvic scarring or adhesions from previous surgery (including C-section)
  • sexual abuse trauma
  • post abortion
  • birth trauma
  • persistent pelvic pain
  • dysmenorrhea (pain during menstruation), amenorrhea (absence of menstruation)
  • irregular menstrual cycle
  • anovulation (menstrual cycle during which ovaries do not release on oocyte)

Pelvic Pain May Be Caused By:

  • pelvic surgery of any kind such as – laparoscopy, laparotomy, D & C, abortion, cystocele or rectocele repair, C-section, bladder sling or hysterectomy
  • vaginal childbirth
  • sexual abuse trauma
  • birth trauma
  • urinary tract or yeast infection
  • endometriosis

*Note: 6 – 8 weeks after a c-section treatment can begin providing you have your Physician’s approval and providing that there is no wound gaping, infection or pain at the site of the incision.

If you are considering going through medically assisted fertility procedures, consider having Mercier Therapy prior to your treatments. Once you have completed 6 hours of Mercier Therapy, give yourself at least 6 months for your body to adjust to the treatments.

Mercier Therapy is recommended as 6 hours of therapy total. For optimal results, we recommend the therapies to be done consistently, such as 1 session a week for 6 weeks, with no extended gap between sessions.

If you are undergoing a surgical procedure, 6 hour of therapy prior to and 6 hours of therapy post surgery is recommended. This will help to facilitate healing and also help to reduce scarring and adhesions.

Mercier Therapy is Contraindicated When:

  • during the IVF cycle (can be done prior, but not during)
  • within 6 weeks after surgery
  • menstruation with endometriosis (if you do not have endometriosis, Mercier Therapy can be done during menstruation)
  • active or chronic pelvic inflammation and/or infection
  • active cancer

Dr. Mercier’s evidence based study proved an 83% pregnancy rate within one year of finishing the therapy, while pregnancy rate with IVF is on 29%(and live birth is 22.4%) on average.