“When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything.”

Thich Nhat Hanh


What is Zenthai Shiatsu ? Focused intention.

Blood, Ki and nerves form the foundations of our bodies internal pathways. Your local doctor may refer to arterial flow or nerve pathways whilst your alternative health practitioner may refer to it as ‘the river of life that ensures good health and vitality.’

When this is obstructed through emotional or physical trauma, postural imbalances or external invasion of pathogens, the natural healing mechanisms of our body is challenged and the ‘free flowing river’ often stagnates. The result is pain, low energy and a general loss of the feeling of well being. The body is needing support.

Zenthai shiatsu addresses the needs by drawing on the Traditional Energetic based systems of Zen Shiatsu, Traditional Thai Massage and the remediation techniques of Osteopathy.  By the integration of the prime aspects of the modalities and the creation of a safe, awake and caring healing environment, Zenthai has evolved to be widely recognised as an effective structural and energetic form of therapy.

This is movement based therapy with a reputation of effective dealing with issues of the musculo-skeletal , digestive and nervous system.


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… Meet Gwyn ….

Gwyn began his first steps into the foundation of the Zenthai artform in his teenage years with a fascination and complete absorption with  life force energy (Ki) . A self confessed life force fanatic,  his earlier years involved in using the  life force to fight and compete. As a serious martial artist and later a competitive mountain runner, the focus was on expending Ki, however when he later moved into alternative therapies and yoga in 1997, he realised that the real focus needed to be on sustaining and containing life force to utilise its full power. This has carried through to the present day sharing the importance of embracing a Yin and Yang aspect in daily life.

‘Life force is like a huge hose – when it is strong it not only has the capacity to purify the body and create vitality but also the strength to constantly move debris and stagnation that collects in our body, mind & spirit.’

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Zenthai Shiatsu training

Our updated program can be completed within one year and enables students to decide whether to simply discover the Zenthai holistic approach and the unique techniques to integrate into their present practice or share with friends, or undertake a larger commitment towards becoming a Zenthai Therapist or Facilitator.

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Bali Retreats

We hold two retreats in Bali each year —  one in March (for yoga teachers) and one in September (therapists).

Please click on the links to read more or watch the clip below, where Gwyn explains the 19-day Teacher’s Flow class (February-March 2018).


The Zenthai team would love to welcome you to events we offer such as workshops, retreats, kirtans etc.  Events are held at the healing centre, at festivals and with our Zenthai friends at their local venues.  All are welcome in these public events.  Join our Facebook group to keep in touch.

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