Mercier Therapy, a holistic approach to women’s reproductive wellness.
Let’s talk pelvic health.
How many women do you know struggle with pelvic pain or have had some sort of pelvic health issue? It could be “just cramps” that you know will eventually come to and end until next month. Or something more chronic, where day in and day out you are reminded that it feels like your body is failing you! Women tend to either shrug the pain off and just accept it as part of being a women or they pursue invasive treatments and drugs in the hopes of finding some relief.
While it may be “common”, it certainly isn’t NORMAL!
Take a minute before continuing reading, and place your hands on your abdomen in the space between your belly button and pubic bone.
Just sit and allow yourself a couple deep breathes be mindful and aware of the space.
Now think of your uterus as a hot air balloon, and all the ropes holding the balloon to the basket.These are like the ligaments in the pelvis, anchoring the uterus yet allowing for proper mobility. If one rope tightens, it not only changes the position of the balloon but all other ropes are affected trying to redistribute the stress. This tension and immobility of the uterus and surrounding structures in the pelvis can lead to some very common pelvic health concerns like irregular/painful periods, and infertility. Now add scar tissues from a c-section or adhesions due to endometriosis and its like attaching randomly placed ropes around that balloon pulling it in every direction….. Do you think it would fly?
Immobility = Non optimal function
Think of it this way, if you hurt your shoulder you wouldn’t be able to swing a tennis racket as efficiently as you could have without that injury there! The same applies to women’s reproductive wellness. If there isn’t proper mobility the organs may not function the way they are supposed to.
Often times we are told we need more invasive forms of treatment or even surgery to address these issues. Yet Mercier Therapy has proven itself to be a beautiful, holistic, and non-invasive approach to women’s reproductive wellness.
What is Mercier Therapy?
Mercier Therapy is a deep pelvic organ visceral manipulation. We are manipulating the organs and the ligaments, to provide more elasticity in the ligaments to allow for the organs to move and breathe easier. In Short, it releases tight tissues and increases blood flow to the organs of the pelvis. Better organ mobility and increased blood flow enhances pelvic organ function.
Mercier Therapy has been found to help a broad spectrum of pelvic health concerns:
- Increase uterine blood flow and lining
- Improve ovarian function
- Recurrent miscarriages
- Luteal phase defects
- High FSH levels
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- Balancing hormones
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
The list goes on… but to narrow it down there are 3 main reasons as to why women seek out Mercier Therapy
1. Pelvic pain
Whether its monthly cramping or diagnosed Endometriosis our work doesn’t cure anything or remove any disease. The work being done will however help with symptoms so that you can live a more normal life. The release in tissues and increased blood flow reduce pain by increasing mobility and normalizing functionality.
2. C-section Recovery
C-Sections are one of the most performed surgeries in Canada and are seen as very routine. With little to no care or education following the 6-8 week clearance a lot of women don’t understand the potential hurdles they may endure after a c-section. Excessive scar tissue that develops can cause pain during intercourse, painful urination, and even has the ability to create fertility issues down the road. After your 6-8 week clearance post c-section the incision will be worked on to help break down the scar tissue and bring sensation and mobility back to the organs of the pelvis.
3. Shared Journey Fertility Program
Personally, one aspect of Mercier Therapy that brings me the most joy is the Shared Journey Fertility Program. 1 in 6 couples struggles with some form of infertility. Whether you’re looking for a more natural approach to fertility care or you want to prepare your body for a medically assisted cycle, Mercier Therapy has shown in a study to have an 83% success rate for pregnancy within 1 year post treatment.
You deserve to live your best life each and every day! If your pelvic health is holding you back let me journey with you and share why love for Mercier Therapy.
Click here to book an appointment and discover what Mercier Therapy has to offer you!
Nathan Lambert, DOMP
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