Mandi Parker

Mandi Parker, Owner

Mandi Parker has been the owner and lead therapist at Tennessee Chair Massage since its opening in 2013, but she had already been providing chair massages throughout Middle Tennessee for several years.


 Before embarking on her massage therapy career, Mandi studied elementary education at Western Kentucky University. However, she quickly discovered that teaching children was not her true passion, and after spending a few years working various jobs, she decided to pursue massage therapy. She graduated from the Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Movement (now the Mind Body Institute, LLC) in September 2004 and earned her massage license in December of the same year. Since obtaining her licensure, Mandi has offered massage services in a variety of settings, including spas, chiropractic offices, private residences, corporations, convention centers, and independent massage facilities.


 While attending massage school, Mandi was introduced to the fundamentals of chair massage. She has continuously expanded her expertise through attending multiple continuing education courses on the subject, as well as reading extensively on chair massage and frequently receiving chair massages from various therapists to experience different techniques. Since 2012, she has shared her knowledge by teaching an “Intro to Chair Massage” course to both entry-level students and licensed therapists.


 After providing chair massage services to businesses in Middle Tennessee for several years, Mandi founded Tennessee Chair Massage. Her original vision for the company included eventually expanding it to employ other local therapists who live and work in the area.


 Besides her leadership role at Tennessee Chair Massage, Mandi operates her own massage office in Donelson, where she offers table massages (specializing in Swedish,  deep tissue, prenatal, cupping and hot stones) from Saturday through Monday. Her passion for teaching led her to establish TenneCE. This allows Mandi to offer Law and Ethics CEs for Tennessee Massage Therapists, with plans to soon introduce additional courses in business, prenatal, and, of course, chair massage.


 When not working, Mandi enjoys traveling, attending concerts and movies with family and friends, and honing her photography skills. She lives in Hermitage with her husband, Robert, and their two dogs, Brisco and Ash.

Tammy Dunn

Tammy left the corporate world of 20 years to pursue the long time desire to become a massage therapist.  In June of 2011, she enrolled at Mind Body Institute to begin that pursuit.

At MBI, a 700 hour therapeutic massage program, Tammy gained experience in several modalities of massage.  Included in her training was 100 hours of table massage at the school’s intern clinic, as well as over 30 hours of chair massage while volunteering at Hope Lodge.

Tammy graduated from MBI in February of 2012, obtained my license and began my practice in March of that same year.

In May of 2012 Tammy completed certification requirements and became a Level I & II Reiki practitioner.