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The Minnesota Episode

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

Listen / Watch! You can listen right here, or with a podcast app of your choice. You can also scroll a bit and watch the video.

You can browse all previous episodes on Libsyn and Youtube!

**Music** "Swing House" by RKVC via Youtube Audio Library


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