Hi, I’m Denis Merkas, and I teach couples how to give the best back rubs so you can have the most amazing experience, together, in the privacy of your own home. Next to me is Emma, the gorgeous model I instruct on.
When I first created Melt, I thought I was creating something fun for couples to do for date night, I was wrong. We interviewed 40,000 of our customers, here’s why they massage each other:
- Relaxation and Stress Release
- Release Knots and Tension
- Intimacy and Connection
- Foreplay and Sex
- Save a Relationship
- Sleep Better
- Reduce Pain and Inflammation
- Anniversaries / Birthdays / Valentine’s Day
- Trips Away & Holidays
- Non-Verbal Communication
- Love Languages
Use our techniques however you feel happiest doing so. Our goal is to provide you with safe and easy to learn massage techniques that you can follow along to. Where your massage ends up and what you use it for is totally up to you.
Melt is by far my proudest career achievement. 8 years was spend in front of live audiences teaching couples how to massage. It’s here where I learned what couples were doing with my techniques, what worked and what didn’t. 8 years of studying with thousands of couples, drilling down to the perfect 17 massage techniques – the essentials needed for the very best back rub. Nothing like this exists in the world, makes me proud.
It hasn’t always been couples massage…
I’m no spring chicken; the health industry is all I know – university started at 17 years old, and the learning has never stopped. A Bachelor of Health Science degree in Acupuncture obtained in 1999. Studied remedial massage in my final year of university. Clinic doors opened immediately after graduation.
Fast forward a few years and I opened Merkas Health. We were a team of massage practitioners who services Melbourne’s premiere Hotel’s. We were young and worked hard to make a name for ourselves. It’s in this business where I fell in love with teaching. I only employed licensed massage practitioners, and each week it was mandatory that practitioners spent a training day with me to refine their skills – afterall it was the practitioners who were representing my brand. I managed the business and also massaged alongside my staff.
Merkas Health massaged some of the world’s biggest celebrities. This roll call includes Pearl Jam, Art Garfunkel, The Pussycat Dolls, Flo Ryda, James Earl Jones and many more from Athletes to Royalty and everyone else inbetween.
The head massage, hand massage and foot massage that I teach you comes directly from Merkas Health. Created in 2003, it’s remained the same since… what you learn is what Peirce Brosnan and Jared Leto received, and you get to give the same to you partner.
It took years to build Merkas Health, making the decision to leave in 2015 and give 100% of my time to Melt was difficult. Although now, I couldn’t be happier – Melt is my proudest career achievement, 45,000+ couples have been taught and I feel like I’m just getting started.
Forget the celebrities, fancy hotels and swanky parties that came with Merkas Health. I’ll trade massaging a top list celebrity to head up a workshop for 25 couples and day of the week – its a no brainer for me.
Qualifications (Denis Merkas)
- Bachelor Health Science 1999
- Traditional Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture
- Rememdial Massage Therapist
- Swedish Massage
Clinical Practice – Acupuncture & Remedial Massage
- 2003 – 2015
- Swedish – Remedial Massage
- Started with one hotel & grew to Melbourne’s (Australia) largest hotel massage company. Servicing 95% of Melbourne’s 4.5 – 5 star hotels, including a DaySpa at the Mt. Buller Chalet.
- Over 40 practitioners worked at Merkas Health
Melt Massage For Couples
- 2006 – Present Day
- 50,000+ Couples Have Studied Melt’s MasterClass
- 190+ Countries
- 32,000+ Oil Bottles Sold
- Victoria University
- Clinical Supervisor for final year students