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David Palmer Founder_Father of Chair MassageTouchPro was developed in 1986 by David Palmer, the “father” of chair massage, out of his passion for positive touch. Our focus is seated massage and our commitment is to provide training, resources and support to help people learn about and earn a living providing skilled touch. Explore the free articles and videos and stay in touch!

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Recent Articles from the Newsletter

{Animal Cuddle}Cuddle Clubs Monetize Touch

Professional massage practitioners are not the only ones who make money touching. A growing movement gaining traction in our disembodied world brings groups of unrelated people together for non-erotic touch interaction.

Variously called cuddle clubs, cuddle parties or snuggle parties this phenomenon has begun to move into the mainstream. More…


What We Need To Know About TouchWhat We Need to Know About Touch

Skin stimulation (touching) is essential to maintaining physical, psychological and social well-being, according to an ever-increasing body of scientific literature. Since touch is the fundamental tool through which massage professionals interact with those who pay for our services, it seems obvious that we should have the deepest understanding of touch and touching. Here is what the skilled touch professions need to know to become the recognized experts on the subject of touch and touching. More…


Why Do We Touch_imgWhy Do We Touch?

One important characteristic of all touching is the intention of the person initiating the touching. Much of the time the intention behind the touch is not conscious or it is presumed. However, adding conscious intention adds a deeper level of connection to the touch interaction. Here is a list of the reasons we initiate touch. More…


How Do We TouchHow Do We Touch?

Skin stimulation (touch) is essential to the development and maintenance of health and well being in every human. Why then has it been so neglected as a subject for legitimate inquiry except perhaps by poets? The other four senses have garnered reams of research, had university departments dedicated to them and whole occupations given over to the cause of hearing, seeing, tasting and selling. But where is the profession dedicated to touching? Touch is truly the “orphan sense.”

Fortunately, that is changing. In the past 20 years, particularly with the rise of neuro-psychology, the primary sense of touch is finally beginning to get its due. As it does there is an increasing need to organize our thinking about touch and touch. One useful tool to begin building would be a taxonomy of where touching occurs. More…