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Kael Jensen MA, NBC-HWC, CMT

Meet kael

Integrative Health and Well-being Coach

Massage Therapist

Bodywork Practitioner

Inspired by Nature. Passionate about Resiliency. Driven by Connection.

Well hello there, Lovelies.

 

I'm Kael, a Nationally Board-certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) accredited through the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). I love blending my massage practice of 17 years with health coaching to support quality of life for those who have led complicated, health-confused lives.

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To be honest, health wasn't really in my forethought until I was diagnosed with a thyroid condition called Grave's Disease (an autoimmune disease) at the age of 14. Extremely rare at that age, the disease came on swift and strong, rapidly deteriorating my health between January and February of 2001. It ultimately resulted in a double dose of radiation therapy to kill off my toxic organ, and from that point on, life shifted into a spiral of difficulty.

 

Depression, eating disorders, car accidents, falls resulting in broken bones (including one from a second story window), surgeries, paralysis episodes, head injuries, indeterminable illnesses, family tragedies, and serious personal Traumas all swooped into my existence. It felt like my life was a series of heartache and stories that I could never get a handle on: "Am I destined to keep going through all this?"

 

It seemed a lifetime of hellfire lemons were bestowed upon me in , but I was determined to make lemonade out of them (or cake, or education, or unbelievable but amusing true stories). I'm not going to lie, it's been tough. It's been an arduous bumpy road and I've tripped and fallen a lot throughout the years (figuratively and literally) while seeking changes in my life. But, I've made it through thanks to the immense healing powers of nature as well as my optimism, humor, refusal to give up, and doing a lot of personal detective work on what my body, mind, heart, soul, and environment need. All the while having assembled an outstanding support system, without whom I would not be alive today (forever thank you).

 

In my own hardships, I have found my purpose to help others become empowered in their life so they don't feel trapped in a cyclone of trauma and dis-ease (and the crippling, life-sucking vortex those stories often generate).

 

I promise you here and now, you don't have to figure it all out on your own. And -- bonus! -- there is even room for play, joy, humor, rest, creativity, and fun that can fill you up and encourage your body's natural healing process!

I talk about stories here because everyone has their own they're trying to make sense of -- their own trials, tribulations, and triumphs. It is my absolute honor to walk alongside those with complicated, messy health histories as they reclaim their part -- and their power -- in whatever life throws at them. Each tool or strategy that is helpful to someone is a strand in their unique braid of wellness. I am here to help others craft a braid that is strongest for them in their own here and now.

Are you feeling the itch to come out of survival mode and create a life you can thrive in? Let's chat!

Credentials & Education

  • NBC-HWC -- Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach

  • M.A. Integrative Health and Well-being Coaching -- Earl E. Bakken, Center for Spirituality and Healing: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • B.S. Kinesiology: Health and Exercise Sciences -- College of Education and Human Development: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Global Studies Certification -- Century College, Minnesota

  • Certification of Massage and Bodywork -- Saint Croix Center for the Healing Arts, Wisconsin

Continuing Specialty Education

  • Tibetan Medicine -- Men Tsee Khang, Dharamshala, India

  • Indigenous Hawaiian Healing -- Hawai'i, Big Island

  • Ayurveda -- University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine -- St Croix Center for the Healing Arts, Wisconsin

  • North and South American Healing Rituals/Ceremonies -- Various locations

  • Cross-cultural Shamanism -- University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Trauma-Informed Practices -- 32nd Annual Boston Trauma Conference, May 2021.

Professional Specialties & Interests

  • Somatic healing

  • Complex health, trauma, & transitional well-being

  • Global/community health & healing practices

  • Joy & play

  • Creative Expression

  • Health at Every Size (HAES)-aligned Coach

  • Psychoneuroimmunology & psychobiology

  • Nature healing/health

  • Medical massage

  • Cupping

  • Healing Touch & energy work

Personal Enjoyments & Curiosities

  • Observing and photographing nature

  • Baking and cooking

  • Reading and being a Bibliophile

  • Cultural Anthropology​

  • Travel

  • Hiking, walking, frolicking outside

  • Writing

  • Wood and lino-carving (new!)

  • Dance, aerial silks, yoga, barre, weight training

  • Enjoying a good show or movie

  • Dog Cuddles

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