Therapeutic bodywork & systemic energy healing to activate the energy that runs through and around the entire body. This method will assist in the shifting and stagnation trapped within and below the muscles. Methods applied during the session: Trigger Point Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Cupping Therapy and Hot Stone Therapy.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This therapy releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue, and brings blood flow to stagnate skin and muscles. MFR treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch / flex of the muscles by freeing up the fascia. Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, including muscles. Fascia supports and protects these structures. This soft tissue can become restricted due to overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow.
Hot stones expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. Its sedative effect relieves pain, stress and creates deep relaxation. Hot stones may also boost immunity and help you achieve a more restorative sleep pattern.
A brain training session to help you reach balance, happiness, and well-being. You will receive the benefits of reduced stress, improved sleep, and relief from conditions that used to hold you back from becoming all that you are meant to be.
A blend of Vinyasa and Ashtanga a type of yoga that links strong and gentle movements with the breath to attain balance in the mind and body.
Emphasizing focus on your fundamental foods, the body, brain, spirit, and belly connection. Holistic Health Coaching brings balance to all of your connected components, guiding you back to your center, aligning you with complete wellness and introducing you to a “new normal” state of resonance within yourself.
I relocated to Hawaii for "just the summer” 24 years ago.
For the past 22 years, I've been involved in the healing arts which began with becoming a massage therapist. After stepping into this new realm, I was intensely drawn to study a wide range of healing methods and modalities applied from many different theories and cultures. With all my years of study combined, I funneled my experiences into a powerful and effective woven blend I now call my own while facilitating them through a source of an innate guidance.
My journey has been filled with many different courses, countries and callings that became increasingly abundant along my path. This shaped my life with many incredible adventures while following a map of holistic wellness and spiritual treasures.
In these extended Katalyst Facilitation sessions, we will work together to eliminate source issues in the body.
Available in one hour, one hour and 45 minutes, or two hour and 15 minute sessions.
Purchase a 5 session Wellness Passport and receive a complimentary sixth session.
This is a great option for clients who are planning to book on a regular basis, or for individuals who are wanting to gift their family – friends – employees/co-workers the gift of Aligning with Wellness!
Each Wellness Passport must be paid for in advance to receive your complimentary session.
Intensives are a blend of holistic health coaching, brain training, deep therapeutic work and yoga for 10 days. Days can be consecutive or spaced 2-3 days apart.
Sessions are custom designed to each individual and their requested desired breakthroughs, and a variety of modalities applied to achieve the highest benefit for each client.
Sessions from a distance involve connecting with a client via phone or skype for shifting source issues and relieving physical pain.
Enhance your business, corporate retreat, wedding or celebratory event by treating your guests to a Katalyst Facilitation experience. Types of bodywork include: Swedish Massage, Cupping, Lomi-Lomi, and Cranial Sacral Therapy.
We offer a discounted rate for large groups. Please contact us for more details and pricing.
Every day I’m pushing my body to its limits training, competing and surviving some very intense ocean conditions. My mind has the vision and my body needs to keep up. One of the most important things I have learned is that recovery is just as important as the physical training. After visiting Kat Michelle and getting a much needed tune up I realized that there were parts of my body so tight that I didn’t recognize them as unusual and Kat Michelle was able to bring them back into balance. Of all the sports messages I’ve experienced, her work stands out as one of the best I have ever had. Aloha.
I met Kat by chance when our puppy escaped the yard and jumped onto her lap at our neighbor’s house. I had no idea then that this synchronistic meeting would actually change my life. I was suffering from a hip injury that was taking forever to heal, so I thought that a Discover Katalyst session would be worth a try. In that first session, Kat not only helped my hip begin to heal but also cleared up a lifelong nagging cough and unwound years of stress in my neck and back. I was hooked. After such a phenomenal first session, I wasn’t sure what to expect from her Conscious Creations series, but I knew I wanted to keep exploring. Kat crafted a ten-session plan that was a great mix of an individualized blend of her modalities. After a few sessions, I started to notice that I wasn’t exhausted by 8pm anymore, and my sleep patterns became very deep and restful. I had never noticed how much of a “fog” I was living in - like a constant hazy, stressful feeling - until it started to lift thanks to the conscious creations sessions. I started to feel like a completely new version of myself. It was amazing. Now that I have finished the series, I can honestly say that my outlook on life is so much clearer and focused on what truly makes me happy. I feel like so many barriers have been lifted, and I’m able to really move forward in achieving my goals. I know this sounds like a lot to attribute to one practitioner’s bodywork and holistic therapies, but this was my experience. You will have to experience it for yourself to really understand. I can only give you the encouragement and support to go for it. You’ll be amazed and what you and Kat can achieve together!
Dear Kat, I am writing to you to thank you for the session I experienced with you. As a monk, I travel almost 350 days per year helping the people add more love to this world and I have very little time for rest and I am on and off airplanes every day. Your treatment was so deep and loving, I can feel your healing power even now long after the massage is complete. I have had many healing treatments and yours is the one I remember, and my body is so grateful. Out of all of the bodywork I have received in my life, you are one of the top 2 of therapists who have given me a session. As I travel around helping all the people, please know the power of your healing touch is now helping all of them too because when I feel good when I feel so good I am able to help more. I am sending you all the merits today and sending you all the blessings. May you be well, happy and peaceful. Thank you again and again! Venerable Bhante Sujatha
Thanks again Kat, I appreciate all the information as I explore this new path. I'm feeling very hopeful and excited to see how my brain and body will work once I let go of some of the stress and tension I've been carrying for so long. As you've already correctly assessed, I'm rarely out of control, so it's a challenge to just let go and let my emotions take control over my logic. As a boss, a partner, a stepmom... I'm always planning, organizing, facilitating, evaluating and planning again... not always a lot of time to exhale and see why I'm so stressed! I know how badly I need it and I really do want to make strides to get my life more balanced so I can enjoy all these things I've worked so hard for. I'm feeling much more grounded today, although I still had unexpected emotions this morning and got choked up driving to work... the strange part for me is that I'm having trouble even attaching most of the frustration, anxiety and overwhelming "AAAAAHHHHHH" to anything in particular. It's like it just comes pouring out and I'm not even sure why. I think my source issues must be deep rooted from years of putting on a happy face and being the one in control. Being back at work today has forced my brain back into work mode, so I've been pretty focused all day and feeling pretty good. I went to my chiropractor on my way in, and shared our appointment and some of your philosophy and focus, and she's so happy for me and thankful for you. She did get some movement in my neck she hasn't gotten in a while and said that my muscles feel a lot better than they normally do, so that was great. She said it sounds like you are just what I've needed for years. (yes, she said that!) Thanks again for being awesome and understanding. I know I said a few times I wasn't expecting this to be so powerful, but I'm so very glad that it is. It just validates how much I needed our paths to cross so I can start to look at my new reality with a different focus. Being the over-achiever I am, of course I want to win at whatever this is. LOL So cheers to winning at life, and thanks for the positive changes that our time together will allow me to be open to. Caroline Montana
First off- I would like to say what an A+ experience I had. Kat just did an amazing job! The whole set up was just very nice, clean and relaxing. I'm a professional surfer from Maui so I'm constantly surfing and training. I've also been doing jiujitsu to get my conditioning up for this Winter and its all and all an amazing fit for a surfer's lifestyle. But with surfing and training of course the body gets real banged up and tight. I went in to see Kat after a few days of my neck being really stiff from being active. I fell asleep wrong and woke up and couldn't even really move. This happened on a Thursday. I went to a chiropractor on Friday… he did some adjustments but my neck was still really tight. A friend of mine told me about Kat and said she is amazing and to check her out. The session lasted about an hour and forty five minutes. Kat did such a great job! I felt so great after! Not just physically, but mentally and spiritually! After our session I just felt rebooted, that's the best way I can describe it!
One of the great joys of receiving bodywork is watching yourself accepting and trusting another's hands as they explore the qualities within your tissues. Kat Michelle has a gift in assisting this state by soothing and easing the body through her sensitive listening and intuitive touch. With her diverse and skillful ability to work gently and fluidity to the unwinding of deeper strains through myofascial releases, Kat Michelle’s treatments help restore a balanced state of being.
Kat Michelle was recommended to me by a friend. When we met for the session she was warm and welcoming while we had a quick talk about what was bothering me. With her expertise and unique style she was able to address and help resolve these issues and I left the appointment feeling a lot better. The shift in my body left me SO relaxed! Looking forward to my next massage with Kat Michelle. She is super professional with a great energy throughout.
I wasn’t sure what to expect in my first session with Kat. At the time, I felt like I was stuck in a rut and was having a hard time taking necessary action in my life. A friend referred me to Kat and I decided to open myself to a new experience. First of all, Kat is an incredible bodyworker. She may be small, but she is STRONG and has great intuition on where you hold tension. As an athlete, I need more than just a massage that feels good, I need my body to move and perform better, and she definitely helped make that happen! Beyond the physical bodywork, she has a true intuitive gift. It’s hard to explain, as this was a new experience for me. During the session, I felt like I went through an emotional purge. She physically assisted me in drawing that negative energy out. It was incredibly powerful. Ever since then, I’ve felt lighter, less stuck, and more clarity in my thoughts and actions. I will definitely be going back to Kat for regular maintenance on my body, mind and soul.
Thank you very much for your treatment during my stay on Maui. Being a therapist myself for many years, it is not easy to trust my well-being to other random hands. I am fortunate to have met you and truly believe you are a gifted-therapist passionate about your work. The result and energy can be felt rather than put in words. I will not hesitate to give your name to friends and clients if they are going to Maui for holiday. Bless you and keeping on healing. www.soundpeace.ca
I started working with Kat a few months back. My life had decided it was time for a major shift. I was troubled and being pulled from many angles. My first session with Kat was one I'll never forget. The calm that surrounded me days after was just what I needed to start healing and focus on clarity. I have had 3 sessions with her and just the bodywork alone is amazing. She knows how to redirect unsupportive energy that had been holding me back. She is such a humble, beautiful being and truly knows how to shift and remove emotional and physical pain. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her as I go down my path in a new light. I highly, highly recommend her for clarity and body work. Truly a master!
Kat Michelle’s massage is strong and focused. Her hands seem to know where to go. Even issues we did not discuss, she finds with her hands and gives special attention. Her deep work in my neck and shoulders released old holding patterns and allowed my jaw to relax more deeply than it has since I was a child. My body aligns easily after body work with Kat Michelle and I feel as if I am floating after the session as I move my body.
I love working with Kat. She is beautiful inside and out. Her energy is radiant and loving and I feel safe that she only has my best interest at heart. Before working with Kat my energy was low, there was depression and self loathing at times. My lower back was painful and knees were swollen and I couldn't squat. My first session was over the phone and short and quite impressive. So much energy started moving and shifting. It was the start of me feeling stronger and happier. I appreciate very much that we can work together energetically and with breath to help move the body and being to a more loving and healthy existence. I go through a little emotional cleansing after a session sometimes. I now can bend more freely because my lower back has improved tremendously. I cry, laugh, and am allowing myself to feel more than I have in a very long time. Kat has helped me get that my heart can be open and I am safe. We have more work to do, and I am so much looking forward to it! I am already happier and have more ease in my body, mind, and soul. I am 66. Kat is amazing!!! I love her work. She can hold a space for so much to change.
It started on a Friday, our beloved little girl Snert, a 12 year old Shih-Tzu wasn’t acting like herself. By Sunday we decided we would go to the vet on Monday. After 3-4 hours at the vet on Monday, we were told she had a 10-20% chance of surviving, shown an estimate and then asked if we wanted to proceed or put her down at that time. It was devastating as we were caught so off guard without any preparation to her even being ill. Acute Pancreatitis and the xray/ultrasound they assumed was showing advanced cancer of the liver. We started treatment and brought her home. One of our dear friends made a recommendation of this amazing healer woman called Kat she had recently discovered and hooked us up. Before we knew it, she was at our house. It was during the first 15 minutes of her working hands on with Snert that we could see an amazing change in her. It was very obvious to both me and my wife. Kat continued over the next week stopping by frequently to work on Snert. After a week of this, Snert went on to make a full recovery from the Pancreatitis and the assumed cancer turned out to be benign! Snert owes her life to Kat and we are forever grateful!! Aloha,
My husband, Rob, did sessions with Kat Michelle and they were extremely helpful, to the point of being transformative. He is a naturally stressed out and compulsive person who has always struggled with even modestly stressful situations. Dealing with traffic and even waiting in long lines while shopping stressed him out and triggered strong irritability and anger. After Kat Michelle's sessions, he was transformed. He was no longer stressed out by things that would have blown his top before. He was peaceful, rested, and centered. The sessions were a godsend because shortly thereafter we were involved in a horribly stressful business deal, selling our family business to Berkshire Hathaway. The process was long, drawn-out, and extremely difficult, and with Rob's issues it would have been severely damaging to him, if not crippling, had he not had the transformative effects of Kat Michelle's sessions. In the years since my sessions with Kat Michelle, I have been able to not only deal with ordinary stresses, but extraordinary and unusually stressful situations that would probably have been devastating before. Because of Kat Michelle's sessions, I have been able not only to cope, but also to thrive in every aspect of my life, far more than I could before.
Before my sessions with Kat, my emotional and mental state was fragile and compromised. I was hampered by significant anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive tendencies, and mild post-traumatic stress disorder. I come from a family of successful entrepreneurs and business people and my mental struggles were keeping me from succeeding to the fullest in the family business and in my own company, as well as in my family and other relationships. My sessions with Kat Michelle were extremely effective, so much so that I knew I wanted to come back to Maui for the follow up sessions. They left me relaxed, balanced, happy, and centered when before I was imbalanced. The sessions also turned out to be timely, because shortly after the first round of treatments, my family went through a long, grueling process of selling one of our companies to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. The process was complicated and extremely stressful for all of us, and my sessions with Kat Michelle made me much more able to handle the business and interpersonal relationship stresses of the transaction. I highly recommend Kat Michelle's sessions for anyone struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, or PTSD. I vouch for the process for businessmen seeking to shore up weaknesses or enhance their abilities so they can perform to the fullest.
I routinely have a massage on the mainland twice a month as maintenance for my overall well being; so finding Kat as a massage therapist/energy worker was such a gift for me as I live part time on Maui. Kat is so intuitive about the physical needs of my body as well as the emotional needs to bring my body and mind back to well being. I appreciate her many massage techniques that she incorporates in the sessions. Never thought I’d find someone as talented as my massage therapist on the mainland! She’s a real treasure.
We are located in the Maui Yoga Loft & Wellness Center on the South Side of Maui:
1847 South Kihei Rd., Second Floor,
Kihei, HI 96753