Merissa Mertaugh
professional massage and manual therapy


Welcome to my Website! If you’re looking for a professional massage therapist, you’ve come to the right place.

I have focused my practice to work in a therapeutic capacity, helping restore mobility and alleviate acute and chronic pain. Some techniques I use during treatment involve neuromuscular and myofascial release. Together we will assess, set goals, and come up with plan to get the soft tissue feeling less restricted and help you get back to enjoying every day activities without being burdened by pain.

What is Neuromuscular therapy ?

Neuromuscular therapy is a form of soft tissue therapy that uses specialized pressure and strokes to assess and treat acute and chronic myofascial pain. The goal of the specialized pressure is to deactivate trigger points found in muscle fibers within each muscle. These trigger points over time can cause postural discrepancies, a decrease in soft tissue differentiation, and restricted range of motion. Trigger points can also cause muscle twitching, weakness, stiffness, local pain as well as referred pain to other areas of the body.

What is Fascia and myofacial release therapy?

Fascia is connective tissue that surrounds every structure in the body and it holds those structures in place. In a healthy state, fascia is relaxed and mobile but when trauma or inflammation is introduced the fascial layer will tighten, hindering range of motion and decrease blood flow. Myofascial release therapy is gentle broad pressure applied to areas of tension held until tissue release. The goal of myofascial therapy is to assist restricted fascia to move more freely, to increase tissue differentiation, and increase mobility to the underlying structures


common issues where treatment could be utilized include but not limited to: 


repetitive movement injuries (ex.carpal tunnel, tendonitis)

neck/shoulder pain



TMJ pain


sciatica: Axial(nerve root impingement from spine and Appendicular (aka Piriformis Syndrome)

history of whiplash (no matter how long ago)


low back pain

thoracic outlet syndrome

broken ribs

prolonged hip flexion(sleeping on side in fetal position)


Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my sessions. Thank you for stopping by!