The City of Shawnee welcomes Massage Therapist to practice in our City. Massage businesses are only allowed in locations zoned Commercial Highway. Massage establishments are permitted in other zoning districts when they are an accessory business to a beauty salon, doctor’s office or other similar type business. Massage Establishment applications are urged to contact the Planning Department at (913) 742-6011, to make sure the intended location is appropriately zoned.
A massage establishment license may not be required if you meet one of the exceptions of the Shawnee Municipal Code. Home based massage therapy is currently prohibited in the City of Shawnee, however, off-premise massage therapy is allowed at a patron's home.
The City will not issue licenses for Massage Establishments and Massage Therapists for the following reasons:
Off-Premises Massage Therapy
Student Massage Therapist
- The applicant gives false answers on the application.
- The applicant has been convicted of any crime that includes a felony, a crime involving sexual misconduct with children or any sex offense that falls under K.S.A. 21-3436 et seq.
- The applicant has not successfully completed the required course of study or does not have the appropriate First Aid/CPR certification.