Matilda Burford

~ Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist ~ Sunshine Coast based treatments, festivals, retreats and events.

ph: 0431 210 620

fb: Noosa Bodywork – The Kindness Studio

Matilda is a highly sensitive therapist with profound natural awareness. She offers her pure authenticity and presence.

Matilda communicates effortlessly with the body. Meeting the physical with conscious, precise therapy; and the emotional and energetic space with depth and clarity. She listens without assumption, tuning in to the unique rhythm and flow of each individual. The space she holds is safe and non-judgmental, one where you are seen, heard and supported in your healing journey.

Where can I find Matilda?

Matilda meets clients from a number of clinic locations on the Sunshine Coast. Her home clinic in Eumundi is a particularly beautiful space ideal for deep nourishment and ongoing therapeutic support.

Matilda often works at retreats and events and is able to organise teams of experienced Zenthai therapists. You can also find her at local markets and festivals for more casual treatments. Check her website, email or call Matilda for up to date clinic locations, hours and information on bodywork stalls and events.

Matilda says…

“I am deeply honored to be weaving Zenthai Shiatsu into my life’s dance.  The journey has been so simple. Fluid. Free. For me, treatments are a practice of deep listening and loving kindness. Of doing less, stepping out of the way so that the universe may communicate directly with the being before me. dsc_0106Within a safe and supported space, the body has an extraordinary ability to heal. Time and time again, in both giving and receiving Zenthai Shiatsu, I am humbled by the power we activate through simple loving presence.

The Zenthai community that Gwyn Williams founded is a true cradle for the soul. The healing intention and conscious togetherness that has been cultivated for many years is powerful. When you work with any one of us, we are tapping into this, which is in turn drawing on greater universal oneness. Blessings folk, may we forever dance…”

What Others are Saying
zenthai-shiatsu-1Matilda has a natural healing gift that flows so effortlessly through every fiber of her being. It was a profoundly deep and transformative experience physically, emotionally and spiritually. I am so honored to have received a Zen Thai Shiatsu treatment from Matilda. The Zen Thai way is so effective at working at the deep tissue and connective fascia level and brings the whole body into a state of profound balance and harmony. Although to have a practitioner such as Matilda guiding the journey with her healing touch is an experience that will change your life.

Craig Hubbard – Yoga Teacher & Founder of Shambhala Farm

“When the student is ready the teacher appears”…
Matilda has a calm and wise presence, able to prescribe a treatment with the precision of an engineer and the sensitivity of an artist. The result of this for me was nothing short of miraculous. When I rose from the mat the gripping shoulder pain that had plagued me for years was resolved. Matilda began our session by establishing trust. With the utmost respect she asked questions of my body with her hands, assessing the responses to determine my limits for pace, pressure and flexion. Matilda was able to harness my body heat, somehow directing its flow to lead me to parts of my body that I had isolated through pain. Reconnecting with these areas was a healing process that challenged me on many levels and saw the rise and ebb of many emotions. Matilda was aware of this, skillfully and intuitively adjusting her bodymoves to ease my passage. Thank you Matilda. I could not have asked for a more attentive and passionate therapist to introduce me to Zenthai Shiatsu. The experience has been life changing. You have reminded me of the joy of movement, the value of collaborative healing, and the importance of flow to the spirit.

Lisa Simington – Dog whisperer & Laboratory Technician

Matilda’s presence and energy throughout each session is incredibly focused, relaxed and comforting. Each session being varied from the last with a flow that targets physical and emotional blockages. She has greatly improved comfort in a severe back injury I obtained snowboarding by releasing and strengthening the affected area. Her work has balanced my emotions through some pretty tough times recently. It is really quite hard to express the wording to how these treatments have healed me both physically and emotionally and I find Matilda’s awareness and knowledge are exceptional. I would recommend anyone to avail of a treatment from her.

Daniel O’Morchoe – Outdoor Adventure Guide


2 Replies to “Matilda”

  1. Hey Matilda, my name is Allan Caples,I am a 33yr old Kiwi that currently lives in Birtinya with my son and fiancé. I had the pleasure of meeting Patrick in Byron Bay a few weeks ago,In the short space of time we spent together he preformed 30min of Zenthai and open new doors for me to walk thru at this interssting time of my life. I have a great story and would love to meet and talk? When suits you?

    1. Hi Allan,
      Deep apologies for not seeing your message sooner. It seems we do not have a notification system for comments here. I would love to meet with you and chat about where you are at. Could you please either call me on 0431 210 620, or send an email through to
      Love and warmt

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