Cesarean Recovery • Pelvic Surgery Recovery • PCOS • Endometriosis • Incontinence • Pelvic Pain • Low Back Pain • VBAC, IVF, Or IUI Preparation, Hysterectomy
Mercier Therapy is deep pelvic organ manipulation that releases tension and mobilizes scar tissue and adhesion of pelvic organs. Although parts of it may seem relaxing, this is not a massage!
Dr. Hannah Anderson is the only person in the Cedar Rapids area, and one of two practitioners in the state of Iowa that can perform Mercier Therapy. Dr. Anderson works on the uterus, ovaries, bladder, and muscles surrounding the pelvis to decrease scar tissue, and stimulate blood flow and healthy function. It’s even applicable if you no longer have your uterus or ovaries, because your bladder, scar tissue, and surrounding ligaments still remain in your body.
Mercier therapy is a great option for women who have had ANY sort of abdominal surgery, multiple pregnancies, particularly c-section or cesarean birth, because of the amount of internal scar tissue left in its wake. Are you trying for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)? If so, releasing adhesions to the uterus can create smoother and more even contractions during the birth process. Even if your scar isn’t bothering you now, it can slowly adhere to other organs over time and cause issues in the future.
It’s also appropriate for women with pelvic pain, low back pain, urinary incontinence, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and endometriosis (although timing of treatment is more important with endometriosis). It has even shown to be helpful for women experiencing infertility, as a replacement OR as a supplemental therapy to best prepare your body for fertility medications, IUI, or IVF.
What to Expect
Mercier therapy is performed in 6 consecutive visits, that can be anywhere from 1 to 6 days apart. Twice a week for 3 weeks is a common treatment schedule, but we can and WILL adapt to your needs. Your first visit will be approximately 60 minutes, while the remaining visits are approximately 40 minutes. Please wear loose fitting clothing. Clean gowns and towels will be provided.
- Mercier Therapy is not performed during pregnancy, or with the use of any intrauterine device (IUD).
- Mercier Therapy pairs well with vaginal steaming, particularly if you are experiencing pelvic pain or irregular cycles.
- Please call Back In Line for pricing.