A worksite chair massage service conducted on-site and currently serving the employees of Pitkin County's Public Works Department as well as Pitkin County's Human Services Department. This program offers bi-weekly chair massage sessions that are 15 minutes each for every departmental employee.

Benefits to


Lowers anxiety
Increases circulation
Boosts immune system
Lowers blood pressure
Relieves muscle pains and headaches
Decreases stress
Improves sleep quality
Generates more flexibility

Benefits tO


Increases morale
Reduces stress
Makes employees feel valued
Creates an atmosphere of trust and loyalty
Reduces sick time and absenteeism
Reduces the high cost of employee turnover
Helps attract top talent to the company
Increases accuracy and creative thinking
Decreases workplace injuries


pitco public works

Every other Wednesday (Recharge occurs on alternating Wednesdays)

Pilot Period: 2/1/2017 - 8/12/2017

pitco courthouse

Every other Wednesday (Brain Break occurs on alternating Wednesdays)

Pilot Period: 4/5/2017 - 10/5/2017


$80 Sponsor one employee for 1 month of bi-weekly massage

Sponsor 1 person for 1 month

$160 Sponsors two employees for 1 month of bi-weekly chair massage

sponsor 2 people for 1 month

Commonly Asked Questions:

Q. What is a pilot period and why is it 6 months long? 

A. ACW is very evidence-based. We’ve aggregated the data collected from our local population (an exhaustive library of it is here) and noticed some trends. Our programs are designed to address known stress factors using simple but effective interventions. We are utilizing our funds to invest in pilot programs that occur in the workplace at least once per week for consistency. We hire trained professionals to teach movement, breathing, and meditation on-site. We also occasionally offer chair massage to workers and provide healthy meals to integrate nutrition. By showing up consistently and with impactful programs, we are seeing the participants adopt lasting lifestyle changes that increase their wellbeing. We survey the participants before and after the 6-month pilot programs to measure the efficacy. In order for our organization to grow to reach more people, the pilot programs are 6 months in duration after which we present the findings to the work site’s leadership and ask that they budget to continue the offerings. When the employer begins investing resources in these programs, that indicates a shift in the organization’s culture. They now value the benefits enough to make them a part of how they operate.