I was born in England – but after one too many Northern Hemisphere winters, I decided to literally turn my world upside down and relocate to sunny Australia.
It was soon after arriving in Sydney that I experienced my first Ka Huna massage. It was a profound, incredible experience and I felt compelled to learn this amazing bodywork for myself.
Moving to northern New South Wales, and following a stint as a Ka Huna therapist at Olivia Newton John's award-winning Gaia Retreat & Spa, I worked for a number of years from my own massage studio in Australia's wellness epicentre, Byron Bay.
Recently I returned home to the UK and am now practising in Brighton, East Sussex where I offer a deeply nurturing, rhythmic, flowing style that blends Ka Huna and Lomi Lomi techniques with elements of shiatsu, Ayurvedic head massage and reiki.
I regularly work as a massage therapist for a variety of wellness retreats and events (see below for details of past/future retreats I've been booked on).
If you'd like to discuss booking me for a forthcoming retreat in the UK or Europe, get in touch!
"We have had the honour of Matt working for us on retreats. He is truly a gifted and amazing therapist."
Cindy Menzies, Optimum Health Essentials
Brighton gay retreat host: I run individual, personalised homestay retreats for the gay community from my Brighton sea-view apartment – featuring amazing massage, hearty food and guestroom accommodation.
Levels 1 to 6 of Ka Huna training at Mette’s Institute for Bodywork, including:
- Advanced Ka Huna Massage
- Polynesian Floor Massage
- Huna Philosophy & Polynesian Healing Systems
- Ancient Polynesian Lomi Lomi
- Spiritual Healing & Emotional Release Therapy
- Counselling & Body Awareness
- Deep Bone and Opu massage
- Voice and Energy Healing
Level 1: Heartworks Lomi Lomi
Shiatsu Level 1, London College of Shiatsu, UK
Ayurvedic head massage, Rishikesh, India
Anatomy & Physiology, Nature Care College, Sydney