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Deb Merrill, NeuroMuscular Therapist  
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Deb Merrill

Education and Training

Graduated from Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, March 1990, with 500 hours of training plus 200 hours in Sports Massage.

100 hours of Orthopedic Massage training with James Waslaski

Certified NeuroMuscular Massage Therapist with the St. John Method, since 1992.

Licensed Maine Massage Therapist #99, in practice since 1990.
Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Former ACE certified fitness trainer
3:15 marathon runner, 1:28 half marathon, Triathlete of the Year in Maine twice, life-long strength trainer.


1986 World Championship Hawaii Ironman Triathlon competitor (swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles); finished in 14 hours, 55 minutes.


Intensive training classes in:
Paul St. John NeuroMuscular Massage Therapy: Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and passed the Certification Exam
Myofascial Release I and II
Cranial Sacral Therapy I and II
European Hot Stone Massage
Eric Dalton Myofacial Techniques
Robert King Cervical Techniques
Kinesio Tape Training

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“Deb is like a ‘triggerpoint dowser’ because of her ability to find the tight spots inside muscles.”


I have been in private practice doing Neuromuscular Massage Therapy for 30 years, over ten thousand hours of educating clients to fully understand their pain and injuries, and teaching them to preventing recurrence.

I have worked with Olympic athletes, weekend warriors, student varsity athletes, “workplace athletes” (repetitive injuries) and active seniors - and I enjoy them all!

Deb doing massage

In the past, I’ve taught graphic design and computer software training classes in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator at VTEC Training in Portland, University of Southern Maine and Maine College of Art, and graduated from Maine College of Art in graphic design with a B.F.A. degree.


A Personal Note

Many clients have asked if I sell my handmade glass beads and fabric crafts. There is now a small table of my art items set up in the office, perfect for picking up small gifts for friends and family.