Charles West, LMT, dba MassageWorks
After an injury in 1992, I got my first massages and my curiousity turned into serious interest. After seeing & experiencing chair massage from Steve Citty at a health fair in the Candy Factory in Knoxville, I new that I wanted to do chair massage. I soon began massage training which included chair massage training by David Palmer of TouchPro Institute.. I was accepted as a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and began MassageWorks in 1994. Tennessee instituted licensing in 1995. My license number is 64.
At some point I developed an interest in kinesiology and, in 2002, began studying kinesiology with Arlene Green at the US Kinesiology Institute in Chapel Hill, NC. In 2003 I became a Touch for Health® Kinesiology Certified Instructor. Continued studies included the Professional Kinesiology Program which led to my becoming a Certified K-Power® Instructor in 2008.
In 2006, I did a 200-hour intensive at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA, for Acupressure for Stress.
My bodywork is now primarily a meridian balancing approach in combination with Western neuromuscular/myofascial (neuromyofascial?) techniques.
MassageWorks became an Approved Provider for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in 2008. And, in 2010, MassageWorks became an Approved Provider for Florida.
In 2009, I became a Certified Instructor for Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Beginners.
My office is with the group Massage Associates
318 Erin Dr., #5
Knoxville, TN 37919