My journey becoming a certified Merciér Therapist

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It all stated in 2017 while I was still in massage school. I came across an introductory video about Merciér Therapy presented by Oak Works and hosted by Dr. Jennifer Merciér. I immediately researched all I could about Merciér Therapy and how I could become a certified practitioner of this amazing modality. The more I found out the more excited I became. I knew I had to get certified so I could offer help in an area that is often overlooked and misunderstood, pelvic pain and infertility. A year and a half later I was on my way traveling Chicago, and then to St Charles Il. A lovely suburb of Chicago right on the Fox River and freezing cold. It was in the single digits most of the time I was there. Me and four other therapists spent an amazing week at Jennifer Merciér office learning, sharing and working on each other. Dr. Merciér took the time we needed to understand the complexity of the female pelvis. Merciér Therapy addresses three unique aspects of female pelvic health. Pelvic pain, fertility, and C-section recovery. Each area has its own set of challenges. The commonality with each is first restoring mobility and blood flow to the organs in the pelvis. Merciér Therapy is preformed on the abdomen and back. The therapy is an external massage sequence that is non-invasive.

This was an experience I will always remember. We had time each day to enjoy a delightful lunch and sometimes dinner together. Each restraint offering their own wonderful creations. The entire experience was educational, enlightening, collaborative and fun. I am excited to bring this wonderful work to my practice. I gained new friends and a deeper understanding of the pelvis its structure and aliment. The pelvis is truly an amazing combination of complex structures comprising bones, tissues, muscles, organs and hormones. When these systems are working in harmony life is good, and you feel great. But when there is disharmony from injury, surgery, miss alignment, lack of blood flow, and pore posture life is a little harder and you feel out of sorts. Merciér Therapy helps to get your pelvis back into optimal alignment. By using beep and gentle visual massage I can break up facial adhesion in the abdomen and pelvis. Restore blood flow and promote lymph absorption.

I am so happy to be able to offer this amazing therapy in our practice. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Self-Care Awareness Month

Self-Care whats in it for you?

Self-Care awareness month is a time to remind us to take care of ourselves. We tend to put others before ourselves, yet sometimes need to be reminded that we have more to offer when we take care of ourselves first. AJ Bodywork wants to help. We are offering 10% off first visit for bodywork all month. Try a new modality to see what it can do for you.

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10 Tips for Self Care from Evolve To Live

1. Put on your filter - don’t take everything in.
2. Don’t take ANYTHING personally.
3. Live in the moment - no regrets or expectations.
4. Perfect the art of saying “No.”
5. Give others an opportunity to grow (Butt Out!)
6. Practice BALANCE in all areas of your life.
7. Learn BOUNDARIES - strong fences make good neighbors.
8. Don’t let others or things define who you are.
9. Practice Clear & Direct Communication.
10. Have gratitude for ALL things - trust that everything is happening in Divine Order!