Shawn Kitzman was on the podcast to talk about massage therapy in the state of Minnesota. He is a manual therapist, movement coach, and wellness practitioner coach. This is part of my 50 Therapists 50 States series, and it marks the first time I have encountered a state without a regulated licensing program. Shawn presents some compelling ideas that might run against the grain of the status quo. There might also be some slightly stronger language. I really enjoyed this wide ranging and thought provoking conversation.
We talk about…
Shawn’s origin story
Practicing massage in Minnesota
The absence of licensure and regulation
Juicy Lucy and Hot Dish
The unfolding of the covid crisis in Minnesota
Pivoting during the shutdown
Longevity as a therapist
Motivating clients to take their self care seriously
Giving clients homework
How does the shutdown affect the massage field
Find Shawn online at ShawnKitzman.com.
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**Music** "Swing House" by RKVC via Youtube Audio Library