Chronic pelvic pain can be debilitating and difficult to endure on a daily basis.

The source of pelvic pain may be the reproductive organs themselves. Other sources include the structures surrounding the female reproductive organs such as the urinary bladder, bowel, musculature, ligaments and bones.

Mercier Therapy is a soft tissue visceral manipulative therapy technique used to help restore the health and general well being within the female pelvis.

Mercier Therapy may benefit women in pain who have experienced the following:

  • Laparoscopy

  • Laparotomy

  • D&C

  • LEEP

  • Abortion

  • Cystocele or rectocele repair

  • C-section

  • Bladder sling or hysterectomy

  • Vaginal childbirth

  • Sexual abuse trauma

  • Urinary tract or yeast infection

  • Endometriosis

  • Painful periods

We also address the following:

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Gastritis

  • Heartburn

  • GERD

  • Gas

  • Bloating

  • Cramping

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Celiac Disease

The Mercier Therapy protocol for pelvic pain is completed over a period of 4-6 weeks and is 6 individual sessions at 60 minutes per session.


This visceral manipulative technique is done abdominally and requires NO vaginal work.


Therapy involves gentle stretching to release tight areas of soft tissue this is continued until the tension is released decreasing the adhesions.

Image by Dane Wetton

I decided to try Mercier Therapy with Mariko with the intention to increase circulation to my lower abdomen/womb area. I’ve noticed a difference in posture, I tend to have a sway back and a release of tension in my hip flexors and glutes. Following my final session I now notice how my bladder is better functioning, gone is the feeling to urinate every 20 minutes and I’m sleeping through the night, not waking up with the need to go to the bathroom. If this makes sense I believe I have a better connection to my organs and connective tissue in my pelvis area. Thank you Mariko

Julie M.