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.’