Rick Merriam

Rick Merriam

Rick Merriam



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.

Over the last couple of years, I have been quoted in Runner’s World UK, Massage Therapy & Bodywork, Massage Magazine, IDEA Fitness Journal, Massage & Fitness Magazine, and The Guardian Liberty Voice.

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 one-on-one personal training sessions. And I went on to teach biomechanics to personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and physical therapists 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 found meaningful work at Luke’s Locker. An established family-owned specialty running shoe store with many locations throughout Texas.

After two years of working at their high-end store, I became very proficient in the art of 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, I taught kinesiology and advanced kinesiology of the lower extremity at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy.

I have been on the faculty at Parker University for 8 years.

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

If you're tired of dealing with the same pain or injury, and you want to function better, feel free to reach out to me at rick.merriam@engagingmuscles.com or send me a message on my Facebook Page Take a look at my work on YouTube.

Massage Therapy

Rick Merriam

12700 Hillcrest RD Ste 125
Dallas, TX 75230