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Melissa Merritt, LMT

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Meet Melissa Merritt, a Licensed Massage Therapist and healing enthusiast. Melissa began to notice the healing power of massage therapy at a very young age, while giving her father neck massages to help reduce pain and suffering from an old injury. Fascinated with the experience of the human body and its influence on our everyday lives, Melissa enrolled in the Atlanta School of Massage. In 2007, she graduated with certifications in: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Seated, Neuromuscular massage techniques and cupping massage. She also holds advanced qualifications to perform the following types of massage: TMJ Massage, Cupping Massage,Prenatal and Postpartum Massage, Sports Massage and Stretching Techniques. Melissa focuses on massage for Pain relief, including low back pain, neck pain, TMJD, post surgery, Chronic Pain and Prenatal. Melissa believes that massage is more than just a luxury service; it is a vital part of self-care that has a positive ripple effect on all people as they work, play, relax and live their lives. She recognizes that all people are different and have many different needs, therefore allowing custom massage sessions for each client.

ASK: Is deep tissue massages safe while pregnant?

Deep Tissue Massage in Pregnancy "Yes, a deep tissue (massage) is totally fine while you're pregnant. I find that the farther along, they get the...

ASK: How long will I be positioned during a prenatal massage?

Positioning for Prenatal Massage "Positioning changes depending on if you're in your first, second, or third trimester. But the majority of the time you're going...
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ASK: Are all massage therapists qualified to do a prenatal massage?

Qualifications for Prenatal Massage "I mean, I would say that the majority probably could. But it's important to have someone who's at least had some...
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ASK: Will prenatal massage help with my sciatica?

Massage for Sciatica Pain "It's amazing for sciatic pain. We can really get into all the muscles that are in the hips and as the...

ASK: Is prenatal massage safe during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Is Prenatal Massage Safe During the First Trimester? “Most of the time, yes. It is absolutely safe to have a massage during your first trimester....
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ASK: How can massage therapy and chiropractic care work together during my pregnancy?

Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care Work Together During Pregnancy “Chiropractic (care) is addressing a lot of the structure and the nerves. If you have muscles...
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ASK: Can I have a prenatal massage close to my due date?

TRANSCRIPT OF ANSWER Absolutely, most of the time it's great to have a massage closer to your due date because you're more uncomfortable, your body...