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The State of Tennessee requires that all individuals offering massage services for pay be licensed by the State. This licensing requires that the individual is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, and/or has at least 500 hours of formal education including anatomy, physiology, and ethics.
Even trained and licensed therapists often have little or no training in effective chair massage techniques, and even fewer have experience in working in the corporate environment. All of our practitioners are trained in the TouchPro chair massage technique. We then provide additional training and mentoring in corporate etiquette and sensitivity to the comfort and security of our clients.
AtWorkMassage was founded as Daybreak Health Systems in 1992 to provide chair massage and other stress intervention services to business in Knoxville, TN. In 2009 the name was changed to AtWorkMassage to better reflect the scope of our work.From the beginning, Steve Citty, Daybreak (and AtWorkMassage) founder, has been affiliated with David Palmer of the TouchPro Institute. Steve is a Senior TouchPro Certified Practitioner. He is also one of a handful of Assistant TouchPro Trainers in the country.Top of page
The TouchPro technique which is the basis of AtWorkMassage chair massage is taught nationwide by certified trainers. Each trainer has a successful chair massage practice, and has undergone extensive training from TouchPro Institute. Each trainer teaches the technique in a uniform manner that the TouchPro Institute has found to be most effective for successful learning.
The technique training is usually done in an intensive 20-hour format and is supported with audio and videotapes. After the training, the student/practitioner is required to complete 100 sequences within 90 days before being evaluated by the trainer.
Upon successful completion of the “tutorial evaluation” and an additional eight-hour ethics and marketing course, certification is awarded.Top of page
The main distinguishing factor in AtWorkMassage chair massage is that the acupressure sequence is precisely choreographed in a form known as a kata. Characteristic of kata, each massage provided by every practitioner is done in a precise sequence using specific techniques. This allows the practitioners to address approximately 180 acupressure points in the brief 15 minutes that are required to complete the sequence, and delivers to the client the most effective relief of stress symptoms available in the time allotted.
The 1300-year-old Amma form is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine that has its roots around 3,000 years ago. Many Americans have experienced the efficacy of acupressure. AtWorkMassage Practitioners use thumbs, hands, arms, and elbows to address the acupressure points. The level of pressure is comfortable and directed by the client.Top of page
Our professional massage practitioners are all TouchPro® Trained Practitioners committed to studying and practicing the most recognized and oldest form of chair massage in the United States. Certified practitioners receive continued training and on-going evaluation of their work
We strive to provide uninterrupted service to our regularly scheduled clients and to meet the needs of any size organization; large or small.
- Licensed by the State of Tennessee
- Insured Professionals
- TouchPro Trained and working under the direction of a
Senior TouchPro Practitioner
Daybreak Health Systems has been providing chair massage in Knoxville since 1992. During this time Daybreak has provided over 20,000 chair massages.Top of page
In order to maintain the highest levels of hygiene and comfort, our practitioners follow strict procedures. A new soft disposable cover is used for each client. The chair is cleaned with a disinfectant spray after each massage, and practitioners clean their hands with antibacterial cleanser.Top of page
Daybreak has provided on site chair massage service to the employees of companies such as The White Stone Group, KUB, Bell South, Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, City of Knoxville, Knox County government offices, Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership, Goody’s Family Stores – Corporate offices, Clayton Homes, Interstate Mechanical, Campbell Cunningham and Taylor Lasik Center, Knoxville Opera, Merrill Lynch, United States Cellular, First Tennessee Bank, Tennessee Insurance Services, Whirlpool Corporation,and Ackerman Public Relations.Top of page
Chair massage is extremely safe, but in our society, it is important for every company to consider liability risk when offering any service to its employees.
Every Daybreak practitioner carries a liability policy, as do most licensed therapists. Additionally, Daybreak carries a four million dollar business liability policy insuring our services at your site. If liability is of special concern to you, we are happy to add our clients to our policy as additional insured, if need be.Top of page
“Our work is guaranteed. If a client is not completely satisfied with the service we provide, there will be no charge.”Top of page
In addition to our affiliation with TouchPro Institute, we are proud to be a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.Top of page