Yeliz Basafacan Zenthai shiatsu bodywork massage therapist Coolum

Yeliz Basafacan

~ Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist ~ Sunshine Coast – Coolum Beach

ph:: 0466 657 929


Yeliz revels in the playful exploration that exists in every moment. As she intertwines intuition with curiosity and receptivity, a unique experience of touch unfolds. Join her in a dance where she will disturb what’s comfortable and comfort what’s disturbed! 


You can find her at the beach!
Coolum Beach offers incredible healing and cleansing opportunities. Come and get a treatment from her home on the Sunshine Coast and take a short 5 minute walk down to the main beach or relax in the rock pools of First Bay.

Yeliz Basafacan Zenthai Shiatsu massage therapist Sunshine CoastYELIZ SAYS…

“I don’t have magical powers that will ‘fix’ what ails you.

What I do have is the power of patience, presence, awareness, listening and love.

My intention is to create a loving, non-judgemental and safe space for you to explore and unravel your own healing magic.

We are always going, doing and having. It’s time that we stop, rest and look after our selves. No-one else is responsible for your health other than you! So go ahead and do something for yourself. You have earned it.

“What is worth doing and what is worth having? It is worth doing nothing and having a rest!”



Sophie Martin

~ Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist ~ Sunshine Coast – based at Yandina Creek with mobile service available 

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Healing is a never ending journey towards balance – a constant reminder that everything needs to move all the time. Movement creates space, allowing energy to flow freely and help restore the body’s natural health. 

Sophie has a passion for holistic healing and, when she’s not treatment, she’s looking to expand her knowledge through courses and research. She believes everyone has the capacity to attain their own state of balance and health. 

Sophie’s approach to healing weaves the physical to the spiritual, trust and surrender. She also brings a nurturing and intuitive nature into her practice.  Each session is unique and designed to respond to the individual’s needs. 


sophie-martin-zenthai-shiatsu-therapist-sunshine-coast-queensland-australia-massageYou can visit Sophie in her own quiet and private space in Yandina Creek, surrounded by the trees and native birds. She also offers mobile treatments throughout the Sunshine Coast area.

You can contact her via her mobile, facebook page or email.


sophie-martin-massage-sunshine-cast-queensland-zenthai-shiatsu “To me Zenthai is an experience unique to each individual.  It isn’t a massage but a therapy, nor a ‘quick fix’ but a deep healing practice. 

I cannot express enough my gratitude towards Gwyn Williams for striving to achieving his dream of allowing so many people to explore this transformative modality. 

Since I was little I have had passion about natural and holistic healing, perhaps in part a response to many years of suffering from many illnesses and a very bad back pain that started during my gymnastic training and never left me … until now. 

My mother taught me a lot about nutrition and herbal remedies and I’ve kept on researching and learning ever since. When I found Zenthai I had no intention to become a therapist. I came in for the experience, transformation and self growth. The journey in itself led me to embrace the power of touch.  the joy I feel when I feel my hands having a conversation with the body lying before me is indescribable. 

sophie-martin-massage-remedial-treatment-zenthai-shiatsu-sunshinecoastI am truly blessed to offer this work to my clients and to give them the tools to help them find their own balance. I am thrilled to share my knowledge with them as much as I am to learn from them.  

Fully present, heart wide open, a zenthai sequence is never the same and it never cease to surprise me. It a conversation, a dance… a relationship”

“Health is a relationship between you and your body”

Sophie’s Zen Thai Bodywork is equisite!  She has experience under her belt.  Sensitive, intuitive and professional, she won’t disappoint. Thanks Sophie for your time and care.  
I have had amazing treatments with Sophie, she works with so much compassion and intuition — she leaves you feeling re-energised and completely blissed out.  Sophie you are so good at what you do.  I would highly recommend this beautiful treatment to anyone, even if you don’t have any issues it’s a really nice experience to have. Donnehl


~ Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist ~ Southern Gold Coast treatments

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Amandala is passionately committed to living from her heart, cultivating loving presence and serving life through the artful dance of Zenthai Shiatsu. Her love of connection –  blended with intuitive listening and focused intention –  takes her clients on a healing journey that eases tension, opens flow and gently guides them to a place of deep inner peace and greater self awareness.


You can find Amandala in Burleigh Heads, southern Gold Coast. Nourishing treatments are available at her beautiful home healing space, surrounded by nature.

Amandala is available for retreats and events and can be found at some markets and expos for more spontaneous treatments.


Please connect via mobile and messenger to book an appointment ~ 60 and 90 minute options available ~ and check her website for up to date information.

Amandala SAYS…

“I fell in love with the amazing power of healing touch and breath work at a young age through my mother’s nurturing way and I gently wove this awareness into my life as a nurse and masseuse. 

After venturing into the corporate healing paths of humanitarian aid and the medical device industry for a decade I found myself a mother, which swiftly returned me to seek and explore more deeply the benefits of touch and breath awareness again.

I am truly grateful this self inquiry led me to Zenthai Shiatsu, its loving founder and teacher Gwyn Williams and a vast community of soulful inspiration. The introduction and training revealed a beautiful healing dance, which frees and supports us on all levels, allowing energy to flow, balance in motion and space for self healing. I am humbled and blessed to be on this path and look forward to sharing with you.



“Thank you Amandala for a beautiful and nurturing treatment. Your passion and heartfelt love for what you do is felt on every level, I didn’t want it to end!

Michelle Collier, Mindful YOGA NOOSA


Amanda Living

~ ZenThai  Shiatsu Therapist ~  Gold Coast based treatments.

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Amanda is an experienced therapist with over 25 years offering holistic care through a range of massage modalities, 10 of these years working in 5 star health retreats in Australia and Canada.

Amanda loves Zenthai Shiatsu as it is founded upon philosophy, techniques and science but allows for her own intrinsic intuition and intelligence to guide the flow of the therapy.

Where can I find Amanda?

Amanda is based on the Gold Coast and offers Zenthai Shiatsu treatments from her private clinic 5 minutes from Nerang. Amanda offers a mobile service into the comfort of your own home or office. Amanda is available for national or international travel on request- festivals, markets, retreats or private practice.

Amanda says…

“I fell in love with Zenthai Shiatsu after receiving a treatment from Gwyn at Mt Ninderry Healing Centre, Yandina. My mind and heart were inspired by IMG_5579the movement and flow of the therapy. As an athlete, physical movement has always been one of my highest values. Seeing this movement offered through a massage therapy resonated with me and my focus on supporting people in their healing journey.

I began studying with Gwyn in 2009 and have thoroughly enjoyed offering Zenthai Shiatsu to people who are looking for support on their journey to better health, healing and vitality. My role in facilitating the healing process includes connecting people to their bodies and energy. As a therapist I also assist people to better understand their bodies and how they can heal themselves through mindful breath and movement.”

What others are saying:
IMG_5556I have been receiving Amanda Living zen thai massages for over 5 years. I started having issues with my lower back after years of equestrian. My back issues continues once I joined the police service. Regular visits to Amanda living zen thai massage has been a great benefit, it has almost eliminated my back issues & made conducting my job & day to day activities much easier & pain free. I highly recommend Amanda Living zen thai massage.

Sergeant Chloe Barton

Amanda LIVING’S  Zen thai Shiatsu Massage is a massage experience that all busy ,sore bodies would  benefit from and want more of. Enjoy  her wonderful massage. Amanda comes Highly recommended.


On my first visit to Amanda I was suffering with a sciatic nerve problem in my thigh and leg. I was nervous about going, but soon realized after my first message that Zen Thai Shiatsu massage is different to any I have experienced before and I came away feeling much better and in far less pain. Zen Thai Shiatsu massage is a mix of stretching and massage that has improved my general overall well-being and I have continued to have a Zen Thai Shiatsu massage with Amanda every two to three weeks. Amanda seems to instinctively find the ‘tight spots’ that need stretching and has loosened up the joints and simply makes me feel more mobile afterwards. I would recommend Amanda for anyone looking for passionate person who has a love and dedication for her work in Zen Thai Shiatsu massage.
This is truly an amazing experience that I was wary about in the beginning, but now knowing how well I feel after my massage I always look forward to my next visit.

Maree Dowdy


Bunya Halasz

~ Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist ~ Byron Bay/Mullumbimby Region based treatments

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Bunya is passionate about discovering and uncovering our true nature. His treatments focus on releasing tension from the body and nourishing the whole being to reveal deeper awareness and intuition for personal healing.

Where can I find Bunya?

You can find Bunya in Byron Bay/Mullumbimby Region offering treatments by arrangement from a range of possible venues including your home.

Bunya says…

“I am deeply inspired by the practices of Zenthai Shiatsu within which I discover that true healing arises by simply removing the obstacles that l48BdEU78XS2zHQ2cTfWHtsmN-yjANhkIDzLVbCcV-w,rGTf7YNdG_5SUUDqNCwQ27yZvBeQqhaEVJRK4bGucYw,OxhzGKq5NwtbIcKHc-4QsX3QdiJEzIyvOz3oTbP6_mY,qe4ltteBW32oyY2N2lASQrwUPD9uz32wJLyMl9-VYS8are preventing this natural state of health to arise, then creating a supportive space to allowing the flow of life force to return. I am passionate about connecting with people in both dynamic movement and stillness, tailoring treatments to the specific needs of each individuals condition. I also work as an Organic Farmer and Permaculture Designer – activities that connect me to the elements of nature, constantly inspiring and reinterpreting the way I comprehend and interact with the human body and being. With every treatment I gain valuable insight into myself and a deeper understanding of the way of all things. After 5 years practice of Zen Shiatsu followed by 5 years of ongoing training and practice in the art of Zen Thai I am deeply in gratitude to these techniques for the wellbeing they generate which overflows into the world around us.”

What others are saying:
Bunya Resized“Some people love food….. I consider myself a connoisseur of massage, having recieved a multitude of treatments from countless massures around the world.
From the moment Bunya placed his hands on me I knew I’d found a unique therapist. I knew I was in the presence of someone with a genuine intention to support me. He was present, ready to listen and I was instantly calm.
Bunya’s massage style is nurturing, gentle yet firm, he has an amazing ability to place the exact amount of pressure. He is skilled and intuitive. Every massage I have with Bunya results in my body releasing more and more tension. I always feel relaxed and deeply rested afterwards.
Bunya holds an awareness and sensitivity rarely found in a massage therapist. I am so grateful I found him.
Bunya thank you so much for your attention, loving nature and ever present willingness to work with me.”

Lou, Therapist

“Bunya’s manner was professional but also heartfelt. The subltle movements and touch relaxed me and I experienced deep relaxation and symptomatic relief. I felt a care and intention that I haven’t felt with other practitioners and will definitely come back for another session.”

Chris, Organic Farmer

“I have been a regular client of Bunya Halasz for the last 10 years and his bodywork is mindful, caring and therapeutic. Being particular about the kind of touch I receive, I find Bunya confident, relaxed and aware of my needs and very intuitive about the treatment he offers. I feel a depth of relaxation and presence within my body, like a mix between meditation and deep rest. Knowing that he is a committed student of the healing arts and eastern philosophy for over 15 years, I trust his integrity and learned, compassionate approach to the bodywork he offers.”

Angela, Artist


Caitlin Clare

~ Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist ~ Sunshine Coast and Mobile treatments.

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Caitlin is passionate about being present. She lives with great awareness, spirit, care, and depth. These qualities flow through her practice to provide treatments rich in focused therapeutic touch, which deeply relaxes and allows the body and mind to heal and realign.

Where can I find Caitlin?

You can find Caitlin at Mt Ninderry Healing Centre, Yandina, or she is available for mobile treatments between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.  She can also come to your home, office, or retreat to give back to back treatments for multiple clients. This is a popular choice and a lovely way to get together with friends or family.

Caitlin says…

“A very kind Zenthai Shiatsu therapist helped me through the long road of a major back injury. I loved the way Zenthai challenged me to fully surrender and relax my body. I loved the obvious and immediate benefits for my body, and the great depths that touch can reach when it is delivered slowly and with focus. So I started learning the art as soon as my back healed so that I can share it with others.

A deep bow to Gwyn Williams’ teaching, and his way of being so ordinarily enlightened, and also to Zenthai Shiatsu as a therapy. I feel it to be a truly gold standard modality. If I ever start to wane in my passion of giving Zenthai Shiatsu, all I have to do is receive a treatment to be instantly re-inspired and to remember exactly why I do this. It feels so good to get, I want to give it.”

What others are saying:
“I’ve been getting massages from Caitlin for 2 years now and I won’t go to anyone else because when I have I am always disappointed. She is so intuitive and present and always hears my need and tailors her treatment accordingly.“

Alicia Mendelson, Redcliffe

“Every month I get together with 3 of my friends and we all get a treatment from Caitlin. We alternate which one of our homes she comes to. It is such a huge support, I am so grateful for Caitlin!”

Sarah Davidson, Maroochydore

“I have been receiving treatments from Caitlin over the last 12 months. She is sensitive and intuitive and gives full focus to the process of healing as it arises. I offer this recommendation with blessings for others who may seek her care.”

Liz Capelin, Cooran

“The treatments I have received from Caitlin have been wonderful. She is so intuitive and focused. I’ve always been left feeling balanced and satisfied”

Tim Lang, Cooran


Carolyn Glover

~ Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist ~ Umina Beach, NSW  and mobile treatments

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Carolyn Glover is passionate about the power of releasing energy flow within the body.

A cornerstone of Zenthai Shiatsu is natural fit – it has become a natural fit for me to offer ZenThai Shiatsu side by side with sharing Yoga as a teacher and studio owner.

Where can I find Carolyn?

Umina Beach, Central Coast, NSW . During the week Carolyn meets clients at the Umina Beach Yoga Studio on Trafalgar Avenue, Umina Beach as well as at a small private studio in south Umina.

Both treatment spaces are bright, airy and peaceful spaces suited to longer treatments. Sessions are 60 – 90 mins and can be booked Monday – Friday (10 – 2pm)  Saturday from 9am -3pm by appointment.Carolyn is also available for mobile treatments on the central coast and Sydney, and can offer treatments at your home, office or retreat space for family and friends.

Carolyn says…

“In 2013 I fell in love with the amazing healing power of this bodywork, it soon became obvious that I needed to learn how to share it with others._DSC0914

My journey with Zen Thai Shiatsu has been one of layers falling away – Empty Empty. Happy, Happy – switching off sympathetic nervous system, getting rid of my unconscious shield – learning to become vulnerable. Both bodies relax –  leading to an efficient and harmonious flow of energy though the rivers of life.

Moving with the seasons, and supporting natural health with the elements –health and life force flows.

I am inspired by and am in deep gratitude to our teacher Gwyn – his teachings, generosity, spaciousness, by my Zenthai brothers and sisters who embody love, joy and connection, and my family who remind me to look up and bathe in sunshine.

Sharing with others is a gift, and honour and a privilege. A journey, together.”

What others are saying:
“Just wonderful! I recommend Carolyn’s massage as an essential regular treatment for everyone. She is a great therapist, focused, sensitive and relaxed. Can’t wait for my next appointment.”


“Zen Thai Shiatsu RULES! and Carolyn Glover is fantastic. After a session, I float away and feel so relaxed and fluid.Even if you’re not into massage, I encourage you to give it a go. As a friend once said “It’s like yoga for lazy people”


“Carolyn is an amazing therapist with beautiful energy! I have had two sessions and I keep coming back! I feel balanced and in harmony after Carolyn’s loving treatment!”

Elita X


Carmen Walker

~ Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist ~ Sunshine Coast based ~ treatments and workshops

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Carmen is an experienced therapist with over 13 years in her field of “Kahuna Bodywork”. She was introduced to “Zenthai Shiatsu Therapy in 2011 & found a deep love for this practice. She is passionate about creating a dance between these two beautiful healing art forms & sharing them with soulful beings.

Where can I find Carmen?

You can find Carmen at the “Atlantean Earth Healing Centre” in Yandina, 19 Farrell St (Behind the old church) or in your own home or workplace by appointment.  Appointments available 7 days a week.  Check out Zen Huna on facebook.

Carmen says…

2013 bio shots 014“My interest in healing touch is something that has always been with me, I was the little girl that was always massaging her aunties & family.  I moved into study & training in Swedish massage in 1996, then went on to study Reiki.  In 2000 I began studying Kahuna Bodywork right here on the Sunny Coast with my beautiful teacher Mette Sorensen.

Over the next decade I worked, studied & completed 5 levels of Kahuna Bodywork, Pregnancy Massage, Healing Hands Chair Massage & Hot Rocks Therapy.  I had my first Zenthai Shiatsu treatment with a very dear friend of mine in 2011 & felt a deep passion to incorporate this incredible healing practice into my world & so began training with my humble teacher Gwyn Williams.

Having completed my studies in December 2012 I now look forward to creating a beautiful dance between these two healing modalities and sharing ths joy-filled practice within our beautiful community & with family & friends.”

What others are saying:
2013 bio shots 018“I have had many massages from Carmen and I highly recommend her. She is very thorough and connects with your body, as to what you need to have done.  She has excellent hands and it is all done with love.”

Delia M Lane – Client.

“I have been massaged by Carmen Walker for approximately 14 years. Putting it quite simply Carmenis a healer of the highest order. She is compassionate and creative. Her uncanny ability to intuit my physical and subtle body is next to none. I have on many occasions brought a worn out body to Carmenand she has managed to transform me through a journey of stretches, deep tissue massage and the channelling of powerful healing energy. She is tireless in her commitment to the process of wellness for others and herself. Like great healers Carmen also keeps herself in check with her raw ability to be honest and also kind. I admire her tenacity for this and therefore have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Carmen to massage whoever may be fortunate enough to cross paths.”

Alison Challis – Client

“I have never been truly comfortable with getting a massage. I am one of those people who normally avoid physical contact. In the past, when I have tried massage, I have become very upset and cried a lot, by my stress levels. I was nervous and even a little anxious prior to the treatment & was sure I’d get upset. I was to be very pleasantly surprised. Carmen’s treatment was like nothing I had experienced before. I instantly felt I was in the hands of a professional. I had a strong sense of trust, that everything would be okay. She really helped me to let go and relax into the treatment through her calmness and by helping me breathe. Not long into the massage I started to experience a feeling of joy. I was so surprised. I started grinning and totally let myself go. I felt wonderful & empowered afterwards. I believe Carmen is a natural healer who has dedicated herself to gaining knowledge of her trade. It certainly shows on the work she did on me. I loved it. Thanks Carmen.”

Helen Lightfoot – Client


Cas Cunningham

 ~ ZenThai  Shiatsu Therapist ~ Sunshine Coast based treatments.

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Cas is an experienced Zen Thai Shiatsu practitioner who is also studying Acupuncture. She believes that by bringing balance to the Mind, Body & Spirit it enhances our natural ability to heal ourselves on a structural and energetic level. Cas sees Zen Thai Shiatsu as the perfect tool to create an environment for this natural healing to occur.

Where can I find Cas?

Cas is located on the Sunshine Coast but is also available for mobile treatments in Sunshine Coast & Brisbane as she is there every week. Cas also offers therapy at various Yoga retreats and festivals throughout the year.

Cas says…

Cas 3 - Copy“From the first time I had a Zen Thai Shiatsu treatment I was inspired. I purchased the book ‘The Zen of Touch’ written by Gwyn Williams (Founder of Zen Thai Shiatsu) and I just had to know more…so the journey began. I spent the next 2 years diving deep into anything Zen Thai here on the sunshine coast and in Bali. I graduated as a Zen Thai shiatsu therapist in 2013.

My goal as a therapist is to share with you loving kindness through focused intention and mindful touch, to gently move and stretch your body to its limits to create space in the joints and move qi throughout the body, to allow a nurturing space for your mind and body to slow down, connect, open and heal itself.

At a time in my life when I was so busy and maybe a little bit broken I found stillness in this movement and I would like to share this during my treatments.”

What others are saying:
Cas 2 - CopyCas has been my Zen Thai Shiatsu Therapist for 3 years. This is a beautiful therapy wonderfully applied by Cas with great skill & Intuition.  Cas generates a very special synergistic energy that promotes healing & joy.  I cannot recommend Cas enough.

Celestica Nagai


Chris Alford

~ Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist ~ Brisbane based treatments

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Chris was originally captivated by the creativity and connection that happens in a Zenthai Shiatsu session. He continues to be inspired by the tremendous potential of this healing modality, which draws from both ancient wisdom and modern innovation while being essentially grounded in focused intention. His intention is to create a supportive, responsive and creative treatment that encourages vitality, harmony and clarity.

Off the mat Chris is passionate about expressing his love of the colour and mystery of life through music, reading, films, adventure and immersion in nature. He is an avid student/facilitator of Applied EcoPsychology (forming deep relationships with Nature as a healing/wisdom partner) and increasingly draws upon the wisdom found in this web of connection to underpin his role as a therapist.

Where can I find Chris?

You can find Chris in Red Hill, Brisbane.  Mobile treatments can be arranged if they are within 10km of Red Hill. Treatments are offered at 60 mins or 90 mins by appointment.  Please contact Chris on his mobile.

Chris says…

Chris Action 1“For me,  Zenthai Shiatsu is most essentially a vehicle for sharing the genuine expression of loving kindness that is at the core of each being.

After some years of practicing yoga and meditation I began to feel that a vital dimension of myself was longing to be expressed.

It wasn’t until I first found Zenthai Shiatsu that I realised that this longing was for a way to deeply connect to people beyond the ordinary superficialities that we so often remain stuck in.

This is really possible with Zenthai Shiatsu because the expression of loving kindness through touch and awareness is indiscriminate and meets each person from a place of deep acceptance: it is essentially an outpouring of the love of life that radiates through us all.”

What others are saying:
Chris Action 2“I’ve had many Zenthai Shiatsu treatments with Chris and plan to have many more. He is a gentle and caring soul and this can be felt through his massages. Chris uses exactly the right pressure and stretches for me, loosening my stiff hips and shoulders and relieving pain. I also love the gentle rocking of Zenthai which leaves me feeling relaxed and re-energised.”


“The best treatments I’ve ever had have been from Chris. His intuitive, flowing style and grounded energy make for both a relaxing and vitalising session.  He has alleviated many physical and emotional disturbances for me over the years. I highly recommend his treatments to everyone.”