our team

Meet our highly experienced, well trained & passionate team

Matthew Hua

Therapist & Coach

Matthew Hua was born in Vietnam, with humble beginnings as a boat refugee from war-torn Vietnam. At the age of 7, he and his family settled in Australia. For the last 16 years, he has been living and working in Zürich, Switzerland. He is the founder, owner, massage therapist and personal trainer at healwell near SihlCity. As a teenager, Matthew was first introduced to meditation and the teachings from a Taiwanese Monastery in Sydney.

He has worked in the health and fitness industry (HIV research, health promotion, radiology, medical devices) for altogether over 25 years. He also a Venture Partner for a well respected private equity investor, with a focus on the Swiss Start Up ecosystem.

Throughout the past 20 years, Matthew has learnt both formally and on the job the various key massage techniques. However, his unique dynamic and free flowing style of massage is essentially self taught. He massages intuitively and choreographs each massage exactly tailored to the client’s body needs of the moment. He has studied classic, Chinese, Balinese, Thai, shiatsu, sports and other massages techniques in Sydney, Australia (1997), Guangzhou, China (2000) and in Zürich (2015). Matthew also holds a Diploma in Fitness Instruction from the Zürich MigrosKlubschule (2015). Matthew holds BA of Social Science and International Studies from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Matthew’s client base is 70% female and 30% male. Matthew speaks Vietnamese, Chinese, Cantonese, German and English. He has a goal of learning Spanish in the coming 12 months.

His motto for 2020 is ‘I practice letting go.’

You can book a session with Matthew directly by using this link or your can email him directly matt@healwell.ch

Alejandro Negreira Blanco

Personal Trainer

Ever since Alejandro was a young child, he has been passionate about almost everything to do with movement and sport.

He is a quiet motivator who believes in bringing out the best in himself and equally importantly the best in others. He does this by guiding others into the right direction to reach their ambitious fitness and health goals in the agreed timeframe. He carefully crafts and execute all training sessions to individual needs, based on proven scientific evidence.

He is member of two distinguished organisations: NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association – since 2012) and EHFA/EREPS (European Health and Fitness Association/European Register for exercise Professionals – since 2017, awarded highest – level 6).

Academically, he hold a bachelor’s degree in Sport Science from the University of La Coruña. Currently, he is finishing a Master’s degree in Sport Performance from the University of Madrid in association with the Spanish Olympic Committee.

His aptitudes include: Sport performance, rehabilitation and readaptation, weight loss, fat loss, nutrition for sport performance.

Alejandro speaks German, English and Spanish. You can book a personal trainer session with him directly here or email him alejandro@healwell.ch

Jorge Mendez

Personal Trainer

Jorge has always been in contact with sport since he was a child. He began his studies in Sports Science in Spain for 5 years and holds a Master’s degree in high performance in sports. He also has is a Certified Personal trainer from USA NSCA and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from USA NSCA.

He has has reached competitive level in football, karate and CrossFit.

In addition to being passionate about strength and endurance training, he likes to motivate his clients to reach their next level and improve their style and quality of life.

He has been a personal trainer since 2010 and many people have trained with him in an enjoyable and effective way to achieve their goals. With such indepth education and experience, you can’t go wrong with Jorge as your personal trainer.

You can book a personal training session with  Jorge using this link

Diego Espadero Martínez

Physiotherapist,  Manual Therapist & Movement Trainer

Diego is an easy going, warm and charming therapist and trainer. He is inspired by how our body works and loves to discover how it moves. He loves to be at one with nature. His style of massage is a deep, strong and poised designed to help you relax, release and recover. You will feel taller, freer more energised than ever after a treatment with him.  He teaches yoga, Animal Flow and calisthenics. He is trained in Thai massage, Invasive Physiotherapy (with dry needling).

He speaks Spanish, English and German (A2). You can book Diego directly by using this link or via email diego@healwell.ch

Ellis-Kier Kane

Massage Therapist & Trainer

Ellis is a charming, enthusiastic and inspiring trainer and sports therapist. His passion is to guide people towards a healthier lifestyle. He is a qualified Deep Tissue Massage Therapist. Additionally, he is being personally trained by Zürich’s best rated therapist Matthew Hua, owner of healwell. You will feel the release of tension, relaxation and recovery after a session with Ellis. We guarantee it.

At healwell, we believe that everybody is unique, with their own strengths and limitations. His method is to build a customised and tailored service based on your fitness, health, schedule and more importantly, to your health goals. He aims to transform your body and influence you to make more mindful decisions when it comes to your health. He is an experienced and motivational Personal Trainer focusing on body transformation.

He speaks English(Native), German(A2), Italian(A2)

Book in with Ellis today via this link or directly via email ellis@healwell.ch

Alexandra Friedrich

Massage Therapist

A good therapist listens to the client and finds out what are the stressors and then focuses on balancing the person’s energy flow in order to heal the spirit. Alexandra provides each client with a massage that is specifically tailored to their needs. She gives each client everything she has. She tries her best to heal what ails you. Her personal mission is to “fix” you. When you leave her chair or table you will feel invigorated and relaxed.

Rafaela Arosemena

Consultant Clinical Dietician

Rafaela Arosemena is a human nutrition expert with a primary focus on sports nutrition and weight loss. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Dietetics in the United States, she completed a dual master’s program in metabolism at the University of Barcelona and the Rovira i Virgili University in Spain. Her professional training continued at the Barcelona Nutritional Coaching Institute, from which she obtained a certification in both sports nutrition and sports nutrition for weight loss.

Her philosophy is a personalized approach combined with a love of food. She believes that following a diet regimen should not feel like a punishment but it must be pleasant, and it must be adapted to the lifestyle and customs of the patient for an easy transition and behavioral change success. For her, it is imperative that before taking the journey towards achieving a healthy body composition we should be prepared for a lifetime compromise.

As a science advocate, she is compromised to implement her knowledge and experience in this field, based on scientific evidence, to positively influence the health of the population.

Paula Marcos

Personal Trainer

Passionate about training and sports education, Paula finished her Sport Sciences Degree in Spain and Masters in Physical Education before she moved to Switzerland. She truly believes that constant progress gives real long-term results.

For that reason, she considers that science and a personalized approach are the basics to develop a personal training program. Her experience in leading outside bootcamps made her trainings stand out for creative exercises without forgetting about a proper technique.

Dominic Place

Group Trainer

Want to train with a Swiss military style bootcamp? It’s not as hard as you perceive. Dominic Place has a special passion for motivating you and making each workout a fun challenge to overcome. You will bond with him instantly. More importantly you will conenct with other like minded people and reconnect with your inner strength and be again in awe of what a wondering thing we have – our bodies.

When you Train with Dominic you will get the feeling of a ‘job well done’ and your body will thank you for it. How about improving your functional strength or handstand? His form, movement and control of his is an inspiration. Come join him for a bootcamp sesion or you can also book a personal training session with Dominic. Just email us at info@healwell.ch

Master Jackey Yang

Kung Fu & Massage Master

Master Jackey Yang holds a double master in Kung Fu and Finger Massage from Taiwan. His almost forgotten traditional eastern techniques are highly unconventional, somewhat painful however are extremely effective.

If you have tried the usual therapies and have not had much success with the tension, pains and blockages in your joints, muscle and body then it is time to try Master Jackey.

Warning: His massage techniques are not for the light-hearted. You will have some bruising last from 3-7 days.

“Sometimes to heal you, we need to hurt you first”. The pain is momentary but the release and healing is deep, long lasting and surprisingly instant.

Master Jackey is available only on Sunday evenings for 25’, 40’ or 55’ sessions.

He speaks English and Mandarin.

Book a Kung Fu session or a Finger Massage with Master Jackey today. Call or WhatsApp Matthew on 076 506 74 88. Extr