What is Mercier Therapy?


Mercier Therapy is a safe, gentle, and external pelvic visceral manipulation technique designed to restore the health and well-being of the pelvis by addressing scar tissue, adhesions, malalignment or decreased mobility of the pelvic and reproductive structures. Mercier Therapy provides an integrative and comprehensive approach for a variety of pelvic issues for women of all ages.

The goal of Mercier Therapy is to restore mobility and proper blood flow to the pelvic organs which optimizes their function. It can be used as a stand-alone therapy at any time. It may also be used as an adjunct to other assisted reproductive technology techniques (ART) such as IUI or IVF.

Whether you’re preparing for pregnancy or experiencing fertility challenges, our holistic approach can support you in optimizing your fertility.

Mercier Therapy concluded a four-year, evidence-based research study in September 2012, indicating an 83 percent pregnancy success rate. The abstract, “Mercier Therapy Helps Infertile Women Achieve Pregnancy” was published in the Spring 2013 edition of Midwifery Today.

Mercier Therapy just published the latest five-year study in January 2019 indicating an 87.7 percent pregnancy success rate when women have undergone Mercier Therapy prior to starting IVF stimulation. The abstract, “Mercier Therapy Improves IVF Outcomes” was published in the Winter 2018 edition of Midwifery Today.

The Shared Journey Fertility Program


Our fertility program is six weeks in length and can be used as a stand-alone regime or in preparation for a more medically assisted cycle such as IUI or IVF. We highly recommend that you prepare your body properly prior to starting any medically assisted fertility cycle to help insure a successful first cycle. The Shared Journey can be completed in time for your stim start. 

As a stand-alone cycle without medical assistance is what is most natural and primal for your body. You will be guided to monitor your own ovulatory cycle along with our help for up to one year after finishing your therapy with us. 

The program is custom tailored to each individual woman's situation and will be discussed in further detail at a consultation. 

When scheduling your consult please make sure to allow 60-90 minutes and bring any past medical records that may be helpful when discussing your history. During the consult a full medical history will be obtained as well as a pelvic organ mobility evaluation will be done. 

Mercier Therapy is a deep pelvic organ visceral manipulation modality. When increasing mobility whether your shoulder joint or your uterus you're optimizing the true function of the area and helping to return blood flow which is therapeutic. When choosing to start the SJFP you'll receive six full hours of MT broken down into one-hour intervals per week for six weeks.

We assist with the following:

  • Natural fertility preparation or complement to IVF, IUI

  • Regulation of menstrual cycles and ovulation

  • Restoring normal hormone balance

  • Improving ovarian function for better quality follicles/eggs

  • Increasing uterine blood flow and lining necessary for implantation

  • Improving your chances of successful IVF or IUI

  • Recurrent miscarriages

  • High FSH

  • Premature ovarian failure

Mercier Therapy has been proven beneficial for:

  • Anovulation

  • Amenhorrea (lack of period)

  • 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)

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Uterine Fibroids

Please download and email the completed forms to info@rachelcolelcsw.com
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Mercier Therapy History and Evaluation
Mercier Therapy Informed Consent and Release Form