In my experience as a Mercier Therapist, quite often questions arise regarding the differences and effectiveness of this therapy compared to other holistic fertility therapies, massages or approaches.
First and foremost, Mercier Therapy is NOT a massage. Not even a little. It is a very specific gynovisceral technique manipulating the ovaries and uterus. There is an exact protocol involved and a time frame in which to complete the work. Mercier Therapy is a very straightforward and sensical approach to the structure of the body; aiding in the restoration of the organ to optimal function, balance and performance.
Unlike other therapy systems or programs, Mercier Therapy involves extensive medical training and education around pathology, procedures, medications, labs, endocrinology and physiology of the reproductive system. Mercier Therapists often partner with a medical professional to achieve the best possible patient/practitioner relationship results.
Mercier Therapy is currently the only holistic Fertility protocol that has a published case study indicating an 83% success rate (see case study here: http://www.merciertherapyofri.com/case-study/) based on evidence AND a Film Documentary (FERTILITY: The Shared Journey with Mercier Therapy) soon available to the public.
I would say one of the biggest differences between Mercier Therapy and other approaches was this work was created by Dr. with a rather unusual number of impressive credits and field experience. Dr. Jennifer Mercier is not only a Ph.D, but an ND, a LMT AND a Midwife ! Dr. Mercier worked in a reproductive clinic for years and studied surgeons and how they worked with the reproductive organs internally. Dr. Mercier observed the mobility - or lack thereof - of the uterus and ovaries. She was able to use all of her "gifts" really - to construct a method and a technique to help women with fertility issues and pelvic pain with astounding success ! I don't believe there is any other professional that comes close to her expertise in the Holistic field.
Another key difference between working with a Mercier Therapist compared to other therapists regarding fertility is a Mercier Therapist offers unlimited support, advocacy and guidance throughout the whole one year program. It is truly a very comforting, encouraging and involved program that truly pursues success for the patient.
Finally, Mercier Therapy is recognized and endorsed by a number of professionals in the medical community; most notably internationally known physician and best selling author, Christiane Northup, MD.
Dr. Jennifer Mercier and her creation of Mercier Therapy is groundbreaking and revolutionary work in Women's Healthcare.