Frank Merillat

Frank MerillatLMT – Licensed Massage Therapist (MA17415)
Graduate Florida School of Massage – 1994
BA – English-Sonoma State University-1973

Frank has been in private massage practice since 1994. In addition, he is an instructor at the Florida School of Massage, where he teaches Kinesiology and Neuromuscular Therapy. He offers continuing education workshops focused on principles of movement, working with the breath, establishing deeper contact and the treatment of whiplash injury. He teaches massage in South Africa, as well.

He has worked in a medical practice with Dr. Michael Faas, a long established Gainesville chiropractor, and spent four years as a therapist for the University of Florida women’s gymnastic team. He holds certifications as a Trager Practioner (Trager Approach) and in Sports Therapy. He has advanced training in Myofascial and Deep Connective Tissue Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy (Craniosacral Therapy), Polarity, and Positional Release.

His practice has focused primarily on treatment of injury and habitual pattern problems that interfere with functional movement. He is interested in working with the whole person and the interaction between the physical body and the mind including a person’s thoughts and beliefs (Body-Mind Therapy).

Frank believes in the power of gentle, light touch as practiced in the Trager Approach and craniosacral therapy noting that many people prefer a lighter touch and to remain clothed. He is also well-trained and experienced in deep structural and neuromuscular therapy (Deep Connective Tissue Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy). He wants to match the person’s needs with the appropriate technique for them to get the best results.

Frank’s 30 years of experience as an educator and human service worker added to his bodywork training enhances his ability to involve his clients in their own health care. He has been a co-owner of A Center for Therapeutic Massage since 1995.