Merciér Therapy provides a safe, gentle, and naturally minded pelvic visceral manipulative technique for women facing fertility challenges, experiencing pelvic pain, recovering from gynecologic surgery, and having undergone traumatic birthing experiences.
Dr. Merciér, a massage therapist, naturopath, and midwife, conducted a four-year study that showed excellent results for patients with fertility issues. More studies need to be done, but this is very promising for other women’s pelvic issues. Dr. Merciér has good clinical results, using this protocol, for women with pelvic pain, endometriosis, menstrual cramps, scar tissue healing, etc.
Dr. Merciér has perfected the Merciér Therapy protocol over several years and concluded a research study in 2012 that found 83% of her patients suffering with infertility were pregnant within 1 year.
This is not an internal technique, like Holistic Pelvic Care. Merciér Therapy is deep visceral manipulation of the female pelvic organs with additional supportive massage of the abdomen and low back to bring movement and blood flow to the entire pelvis. Merciér Therapy aligns well with HPC, allowing me to offer a very well-rounded holistic approach to physical medicine for women.
As practitioners, it is our goal is to serve women of all ages—from teens to those going through menopause—who are searching for a more natural approach to a multitude of pelvic issues. The ultimate intention of Merciér Therapy is to help women navigate their way through infertility and pelvic pain so they can see tangible results. We want to provide a solution that makes sense.
Pelvic Visceral Manipulation is for women who have adhesions in their reproductive tract. Adhesions act like glue — disrupting the function of affected organs. Visceral Manipulation involves gentle stretching to loosen tightened areas of soft tissue and is continued until the tension is released. The goal is to decrease adhesions in and around the organs, ligaments, muscles, joints and support structures of the pelvis, abdomen, hips and lower back. It is gentle and noninvasive and has a high success rate.
Merciér Therapy is a deep pelvic organ visceral manipulation modality. Whether increasing mobility your shoulder joint or your uterus, you're optimizing the true function of the area and helping to return blood flow, which is therapeutic.
The study was based on 6 full hours of Merciér Therapy broken down into 1-hour intervals per week for 6 weeks, which is recommended for all fertility patients. (For women coming in from out of the area, we can finish your therapy within an intensive 4 day weekend.)