About Matt


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


Massage therapist for The Light Collective: a yoga and meditation collective run by Sian Pascale and Natalie Le Suer. They run regular 4 day retreats set at the wonderful Altitude Retreat.


Massage therapist for Byron Bay Detox Retreats: comprehensive, life-changing 5-day cleansing retreats run by Natalie Purcell at Byron Bay.


Massage therapist for Optimum Health Essentials: 6 day detox retreats run by Dr Matthew Bourke and his team, set in beautiful surroundings at Wybalena organic farm, near Byron Bay, Australia. Featuring fasting, juicing, yoga, meditation, colonic irrigation, saunas, massage and more.



Massage therapist for Serge Yoga Club: a week-long men's yoga sailing cruise around the Turkish and Greek coasts every summer, run by French yoga teacher Serge Garnier.

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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