Keep in Touch Massage began in 1985 with a single room and a solo therapist, Phyllis Schwartz. In 2002, Keep in Touch Massage franchised and has since expanded to four locations throughout the Twin Cities Metro area. Our extremely talented and well-trained massage therapists provide a wide range of massage modalities, including deep tissue, Swedish, sports, prenatal, neuro-muscular, myofascial release, and reflexology. We also offer Bio-freeze, Warm Hugs corn bags, Gift Certificates & Gift Cards, and a variety of therapeutic products.
Your Keep in Touch Champions
Burnsville: Phyllis Schwartz, Owner
Phyllis founded Keep in Touch in 1985, with one room and herself as the only therapist. She received her inspiration for the massage profession from her mother, a registered nurse. It was serving others in this manner that had a positive impact on Phyllis to later pursue a career in massage therapy, and to introduce others to the nurturing and healing aspects of massage. Phyllis’s passion for helping others and treating each client as family has helped the company grow from a one room, one therapist center to the first massage center to franchise nationally.
The impetus for our success stems from Phyllis’s passion and from a desire and dedication to serve others through the comforts of massage therapy. The company has adopted a mission “to provide nurturing/therapeutic massage experience, in a friendly relaxing environment, in order to enhance the physical and mental well-being of each client.
Eagan: Jason Erickson & Kelly Thompson, Owners
Kelly Thompson, NCTMB, MSE, BAS
Originally from Duluth, Kelly studied Speech and Language Therapy in college, then earned a Master of Science in Education (MSE) in Counseling. She became a successful retail manager, then left work to raise a family. During those early years of motherhood, Kelly became hooked on the benefits of massage. She enrolled in massage school and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University.
Kelly is a strong believer in continuing education and holds National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB). She is certified in Bodywork for the Childbearing Years® (pregnancy massage), earned a certificate in myofascial/fascial release techniques, and has taken courses on orthopedic massage, structural integration, treatment of medically frail clients, sports massage, etcetera. Kelly has volunteered at Grandma’s Marathon, the Minnesota Oncology Center, and other charitable and community events.
Jason Erickson, NCTMB, ACE-PT, BBA, BA, AA
Originally from Rochester, Jason studied Pre-Law, Marketing and Economics for his undergraduate degrees by day while practicing martial arts and vocal performance by night. He pursued a corporate career until he discovered the benefits of therapeutic massage and corrective exercise while rehabilitating from some injuries. Inspired, Jason became a certified personal trainer, then entered massage school and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University.
Jason loves continuing education and may be found teaching classes when he isn’t attending one! He holds National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB), certification in Bodywork for the Childbearing Years® (pregnancy massage), Myofascial/Fascial Release, and American Council on Exercise Personal Training (ACE-CPT). He has also studied orthopedic massage, sports massage, positional release, dermoneuromodulation, structural integration, assessment and treatment of headaches and neck problems, foot/ankle/knee injuries, massage for cancer patients, etcetera. Jason is also a leading practitioner of Active Isolated Stretching, a powerful method of increasing pain-free range-of-motion, strength, balance, and neuromuscular integration and function.
Kelly and Jason learned how to run a small massage business, then became interested in running a larger practice and knew about Keep In Touch. They acquired Keep In Touch of Eagan in April 2008, and the rest is history. They are devoted to bringing the many benefits of therapeutic and relaxation massage to everyone, and say, “We love what we do, and it shows!”
Norm discovered the healing benefits of massage and nutrition later in life. After a successful career in the military and corporate America, Norm received training as a massage therapist in 2009 at the Texas School of Massage in Houston, TX. He then returned to his native Minnesota and purchased the Uptown location. In 2011 Norm also attained certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association.
Massage and Nutrition together provide a powerful partnership to further the overall health and well-being of our amazing human bodies. Our bodies, and our lives require balance. Through enjoyment of properly prepared, nutrient dense whole foods we can obtain the fuel our bodies need. Balance in all areas of our lives [physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional] will help us to live not only long, but optimally healthy lives.