• Nick Peterka

The Missouri Episode



Sara Newberry is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Missouri joining me as part of an ongoing effort to interview a fellow massage therapist from all 50 states. Sara practices ashiatsu at her practice Somatic Sole Barefoot Massage, and she is a barefoot massage educator with Midwest Massage Training Center. She also provides business coaching for other bodyworkers. And she does all of this, amazingly, while raising three young children!

So what did we talk about?

  • Sara’s massage origin story and what lead in to ashiatsu

  • Massage for young people

  • The basics of becoming a massage therapist in Missouri

  • Maintaining a license in MO

  • Impact of Covid in Missouri

  • Reopening concerns

  • Keeping busy during the shutdown

  • Thinking around pivoting a wellness practice

  • What her virtual sessions look like

  • How this crisis changes massage therapy

  • Suggestions for longevity in the field

  • Thoughts for a startup massage practice

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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