Rick Merriam

I Restore Stability and Improve Function for Optimum Performance and Prevention

In 1994, I completed a 600-hour Massage Therapy Program at The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy.

From 2005 to 2009, I worked as a Sports Massage Therapist at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut.  My primary role was to work with sports- and work-related injuries in their sports performance facility.

I have also served as an applied biomechanics consultant for the fitness staff at Canyon Ranch, The Greenbrier, and ESPN.

I have held a license to practice Massage Therapy for over 20 years.  For the ...

In 1994, I completed a 600-hour Massage Therapy Program at The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy.

From 2005 to 2009, I worked as a Sports Massage Therapist at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut.  My primary role was to work with sports- and work-related injuries in their sports performance facility.

I have also served as an applied biomechanics consultant for the fitness staff at Canyon Ranch, The Greenbrier, and ESPN.

I have held a license to practice Massage Therapy for over 20 years.  For the first 18 years of my career I was a nationally certified personal trainer.  During that time, I completed thousands of hours of one-on-one training sessions.  And I went on to teach biomechanics to personal trainers and group exercise Instructors throughout New England.

In 2009, my wife and I moved to Dallas, Texas.  Not too long after we arrived in the state that we now call home, I was fortunate to find work at Luke’s Locker – a family owned specialty running shoe store.  After two years of working at their high-end store, I became proficient at fitting running shoes.  I also came to understand the impact that a running shoe can have on the human chain.

Prior to teaching Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology at The Parker University School of Massage Therapy in Dallas Texas, I taught Kinesiology and Advanced Kinesiology of the Lower Extremity at The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy.

I’ve been on the faculty at Parker University for 6 years.

I’m a member in good standing with the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) and the ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals).

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.  I am always happy to answer any questions and/or concerns that you may have.

Feel free to reach out to me here:  rick.merriam@engagingmuscles.com  

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

TX # MT110566

Education
1994

The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy

I completed the Swedish Massage Program with an interest in Kinesiology.

Experience
Bodywork

Applied Biomechanics Consultant

I have dedicated 20 years to studying the science of biomechanics. And I have been teaching biomechanics for 14 years.

Precision Muscle Palpation

I have been refining my palpation skills for well over 10 years. And in order to improve upon my craft, I continue to apply deep practice every day.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Sports Massage

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