Pelvic Pain & Disorders
Pelvic Visceral Manipulation is for women who have adhesions in their reproductive tract, suffer from dyspareunia (painful intercourse), incontinence, GI issues and reproductive disorders such as lack of menses or lack of ovulation and sexual trauma. Women transitioning into menopause benefit as well. Meredith Martin recognizes the highly sensitive emotional challenges that come with chronic and persistent pain /disorder and seeks more natural answers to life impacting issue (s).
Organ position, mobility, scar tissue and adhesions affect the function of the uterus and ovaries as well as the bladder and colon. Adhesions act like glue — disrupting the function of affected organs. Visceral Manipulation involves gentle stretching to loosen tightened areas of soft tissue and is continued until the tension is released. The goal is to decrease adhesions in and around the organs, ligaments, muscles, joints and support structures of the pelvis, abdomen, hips and lower back. Optimizing blood flow, movement and circulation to the uterus and ovaries benefits the performance and health to the whole pelvis.
Chronic pelvic pain can be debilitating and difficult to handle on a daily basis. Lack of a regular menstrual cycle and ovulation can be frustrating and confusing. Sexual trauma (abuse, infidelity, etc) can disconnect one from their feminine divine and/or leave negative feelings around that sacred space. Meredith assists using Mercier Therapy techniques in gently restoring one's connection to their pelvis and cultivate positive empowerment both physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Typically, pelvic pain can occur within the structures surrounding the female reproductive organs such as the urinary bladder, bowel, musculature, ligaments and bones.
Also, pain could be coming from the reproductive organs themselves. This visceral manipulation technique is done externally through the abdomen
and requires NO internal or vaginal work.
The first step is a 90-120 minute consultation necessary prior to beginning treatment that will include a comprehensive health history, treatment objectives/goal outline and evaluation of pelvis mobility and position of organs. We will explore the whole "you" suggesting modalities individual to you to facilitate optimal health and well being.
The consultation fee is $200.00.
Mercier Therapy for a pelvic issue is done over a period of 6 weeks and is done in 6 individual sessions at 60 minutes per session.
The therapy fee is $125.00 per session.
Appropriate referral to a Uro/Gyn Physician can be given for further evaluation.
Patients may attempt to submit their own receipt for insurance re-imbursement as Mercier Therapy of RI is not a network provider.
Cash or check is accepted upon receipt of service (sorry, no credit cards).
VISCERAL MANIPULATION HAS PROVEN TO HELP THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Pelvic Scaring or adhesions from previous surgery (such as C-section)
Sexual Abuse trauma
Persistent pelvic pain
Appendicitis, gastritis, other abdominal inflammations
ADHESIONS DEVELOP THROUGH A WOMAN'S LIFETIME IN VARIOUS WAYS:
Abdominal or pelvic surgery
Endometriosis, sexually transmitted disease, IUD
Fall onto hip, buttocks, or tailbone
Low back, hip, or leg pain
Pain or cramps in abdomen or groin
Pain with sitting or with sexual intercourse
Pelvic inflammatory disease, bladder or yeast infections
Physical trauma or vehicle accident
Physical or sexual abuse
Physical PMS symptoms, Vaginitis, cystitis, colitis, other pelvic inflammations