What is Mercier Therapy?

Mercier Therapy provides a holistic approach to fertility challenges, pelvic pain, and recovery from pelvic or gynecologic surgery. Mercier Therapy is a safe and gentle, soft-tissue pelvic organ visceral manipulation technique that addresses scar tissue, adhesions, malalignment and/or decreased mobility of the pelvic and reproductive structures. Mobility plays an integral role in proper blood flow and optimal function. Improving the mobility of any structure in the body, whether it’s a shoulder or a uterus, optimizes the function of that region.

Have you ever had surgery or injured your shoulder or knee? In most cases, you will partake in some sort of rehabilitation or recovery program to assist in returning you to pre-injury function. The therapist focuses on reducing scar tissue, improving blood-flow and circulation, and restoring proper mobility so that you are able to do the same activities you did prior to the injury. The pelvis should be thought of similarly in that pelvic organ mobility directly impacts pelvic organ function, i.e. regular menstrual cycles/proper hormone balance, ability to maintain a viable pregnancy. If you are having pelvic pain, cycle irregularities, or are struggling to conceive or remain pregnant, Mercier Therapy can restore proper balance and function, all keys to optimal pelvic health and successful conception.

Mercier Therapy is beneficial for the following:

  • Amenorrhea (lack of period)
  • Anovulation
  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility
  • Ovarian function
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Pelvic scarring from previous trauma or surgery ( laparoscopy, laparotomy, D&C, LEEP, abortion, cystocele or rectocele repair, cesarean section, or hysterectomy)
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
  • Uterine Fibroids

Our fertility program is 6 weeks in length, custom tailored to each individual, and can be used as a stand-alone regimen or in preparation for a medically assisted cycle such as IUI or IVF.

Mercier Therapy™ completed an on-going four year medical study to show an 83% pregnancy success rate within one year of finishing the Shared Journey Fertility Program. The study concluded in September 2012 and was published in Midwifery Today, Spring 2013.

For questions or to schedule a consultation, please contact Dr. Merkel at info@drbrookmerkel.com or (323) 863-5154.