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Kathleen Pender

Kathleen Pender is a massage therapist with an Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy from Northwestern Health Sciences University. She is Board Certified in Theraputic Massage and Bodywork, and is a certified Neuromuscular Therapist. Kathleen is also a dance educator, performer, and arts administrator with a B.A. in Dance from St. Olaf College. She grew up in Northfield, MN and has lived in the Twin Cities since 2013. With a deep interest in the body and movement, Kathleen approaches her massage work as a lifelong learner. Through relaxation and therapeutic massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Reiki, she tailors each session to best suit the client's interests, needs, and goals. While in school, Kathleen enjoyed clinical rotations at Minnesota Oncology and the Integrative Clinic of Minnesota. Her goal as a massage therapist is to provide a client-centered experience, in a body-positive and empowering space. Kathleen leads with empathy and understanding, and clients can expect reliability, respect and a sense of renewal.  

Kathleen works as the Program Manager for Young Dance, where she also teaches dance. Since 2018, she has performed with Rhythmically Speaking, a Jazz-based company. Ask Kathleen about her extensive dance experience! Kathleen is passionate about community and relationships cultivated through movement exploration, education, and performance. 

You can find Kathleen at Motion St. Paul on Tuesdays. Massage appointment openings on MindBody/TC Fit or email