Merryn Harpley Massage Therapist (Remedial Massage) & Musculoskeletal Therapist

Merryn Harpley Massage Therapist and Musculoskeletal Therapist at NIggles & Knots Remedial massage BrisbaneHelping people with her hands has always been second nature to Merryn, who   used to intuitively massage friends and family as she was growing up.  Having sustained injuries as a teenager herself, she was exposed to physiotherapists and chiropractors from a young age, thus developing an intense interest in the science of the body and the musculoskeletal system and the desire to learn how to help others with pain and dysfunction.

Merryn studied a Diploma of Remedial Massage and then enrolled in the pioneer class of The Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Therapy course at the Australian College of Natural Medicine.  She graduated Remedial massage in 2005 and Musculoskeletal Therapy in 2007 and was awarded the most outstanding student of this program!

A firm believer in the holistic approach to healthcare and preventative medicine, Merryn enjoys providing the utmost care to her clients and is outstanding at assessing and treating various conditions; ranging from sporting injuries to chronic pain, overuse injuries and postural issues.  Merryn uses a range of techniques, including: postural assessment and orthopaedic testing, soft tissue alignment, massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, stretching and muscle energy technique, joint mobilisation, cupping therapy and dry needle therapy. Her caring and supportive approach to her clients sets her apart in providing the optimal healing environment.

With eight years experience working in Remedial Therapies Merryn is passionate about developing and fine tuning her technique with postgraduate training to provide up to date effective treatments. She also enjoys sharing knowledge and inspiration through contract lecturing work at Endeavour College of Natural Health in Fortitude Valley. She is committed to developing a healing relationship with her clients in order to work together with them to achieve their goals for health and wellbeing

Techniques, Modalities & Therapies:

  • Remedial and postural assessment
  • Remedial Massage
  • Musculoskeletal Therapy
  • Neurokinetic Therapy
  • Sports massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial release Work
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Finch Therapy – Low Load Exercise Therapy
  • Myofascial Dry Needling
  • Electro Dry Needling
  • Cupping
  • Rockblades & Mohawk IAST
  • Strapping & Taping
  • Low Level Laser Therapy


“I have Fibromyalgia along with a few health and stress issues. I met Cecelia at a friends wedding. I was impressed with her knowledge and understanding of Fibromyalgia and I made a booking. Merryn is my practitioner as Cecelia felt that she would be good therapist for me. Two visits and I have hips that stay in place and don’t give out. Shoulders that are settling into their correct position. I still have bursitis but the pain level has decreased significantly. After my treatment today I am tired and stiff and quite sore with tender points. Anyone with Fibromyalgia will tell you this is very normal after massage, even gentle relaxation. But my body feels overall better and I know by Friday I’ll be over it and the benefits will be fantastic. Try Niggles and Knots in Ashgrove, you won’t be disappointed.”

Amy (Ashgrove)

“Best remedial massage I’ve ever had thanks merryn xx”


“Excellent place, very nice and relaxing. Thank you again Merryn you are the best.”

Hours / Availiability:

Monday:        8:15am – 2:15pm
Tuesday:       8am – 2pm
Wednes:        3pm – 9pm
Thursday:      2:15pm – 8:15pm
Saturday:        8am – 4pm (once a fortnight)

Not available:    All public holidays

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Qualifications & Association Memberships:

Bachelor Health Studies (Musculoskeletal Therapy)
Diploma Remedial Massage
AAMT Member

Health Fund Rebates:

Available with Remedial Massage treatments provided by Merryn, for all funds that accept remedial massage and / or Myotherapy claims.
Healthpoint on-the-spot health fund claims available for all participating funds.