lucy-portrait-2019Lucy Trend is a teacher level Fellow of the Shiatsu Society (FwSS), a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC – the Department of Health recommended regulatory body), and the Mindfulness Association. 

She is director of Thai Massage Training Scotland, offering training in Shiatsu, authentic Traditional Thai Therapies and Mindfulness. Her past background is in dance performance and movement therapy, she offers treatment to a broad spectrum of clients including musicians, dancers, athletes, people with special needs, and provides wellbeing services in the workplace


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Lucy teaches meditation and is trained with Mindfulness Association to deliver the 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course. She also holds Mindfulness based workplace team building and self-development training for private and public sector organisations across Scotland including Diageo, NHS Glasgow and 3D Drumchapel.

She is currently studying part time with Aberdeen University on the MSc Studies in Mindfulness programme and has passed her second year with distinction.

She qualified as a Shiatsu therapist in Montreal, Canada in 1996 and has been practicing and teaching Shiatsu in Glasgow since 1997. In the years 2000 & 2009 she travelled to Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand to study traditional Thai massage and herbal medicine with Surin Janpanet, a retired monk who trained in the temple, sadly now deceased. She continues her professional development including study of derivative therapies such as Myofascial Release, Cranio-sacral therapy, Dynamic Thai Massage, and Osteo-Thai but firmly believes the wisdom of the ancient therapies that developed over thousands of years runs deep, and she honours that basis in her treatments and teaching. 

Lucy TrendLucy is a specialist in pregnancy, fertility, post natal and baby. She is a doula (trained with Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers) and a trained Well Mother teacher, also offering post graduate training courses for Complementary Therapists, Midwives, Doulas & OBGs, in Massage, Shiatsu and Moxibustion. From 2012-2020 she was active in the Positive Birth movement.

Lucy teaches for the Glasgow and Edinburgh Schools of Shiatsu and offers post graduate training for Shiatsu practitioners. 

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Enquiries: info@stmts.co.uk

“Lucy is a great practitioner and teacher and I highly recommend her” Edinburgh Shiatsu Centre

“The best massage I have ever had!” Evening Times

“After treatment with Lucy my son turned from breach position and I was  able to have a beautiful, natural birth” Thea & Ranolf 

“A fantastically comprehensive treatment, it was great” Tim Booth (lead singer of James)

“Thank you so much for your guidance at the lunchtime Be at One mindfulness sessions which I have joined regularly. This week I felt so settled and calm after the meditation you skillfully guided. It really was nourishing and exactly what I needed. I had a training assessment afterwards and I was able to stay settled and grounded and completed it with ease. Thank you for the sharing.” Sharon McCafferty, Family Support Worker

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Happy New Year and welcome to the first newsletter of 2022

The Three Friends of Winter

The Three Friends of Winter are the Pine, the Bamboo and the Plum. They do not wither in winter, but endure, to remind us that all is not lost. Bamboo provides shelter, and soothing sounds in the breeze, pine provides welcome fragrance in the cold air, and soon the Plum Blossom joins in, it’s sweetness deepening with the illuminating touch of the winter sun, bringing to the eyes a splash of firey brightness in a sombre landscape.

I hope that deepest darkest winter finds you well now that the festivities have come to a close. My visiting friends have returned to England, having been pleased by the the beauty of the grey winter skies here, sometimes dark and dull, but many times reflective and bright, with endless variation of texture and colour. This is a time of year that always comes as a teacher to me, showing me how to temper my enthusiasm for New Years projects with the need to rest and dream, and allow plans to unfold gently into the growing light. Everything in it’s own time, waiting to bloom or germinate. Lucy Trend 10/01/22

“Wild winds never last all morning
and fierce rains never last all day.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching


Join Lucy online for a free taster session with no expectation and no commitment required, just a chance to ‘suck it and see” and hopefully have some fun! And if you like it and the timing is right for you, the 8 weeks MBLC course starts the following week same time. It is both for beginners and for those who have previous experience of mindfulness and want to develop their practice. Learn More / Register Picture credit to @asjaboros

MINI THAI COURSE Sun 23rd Jan ‘22 Make your own Thai Hot Herbal Compress 10am-1pm Using the Compress 2pm-5pm Lead by Lucy Trend.

Aromatic herbs, are steamed to release soothing properties. Then they are patted, pressed, pounded and pummelled on the body. A very tonifying and restoring treatment, adaptable for everyone, relieves muscular tension, deep bruising or torn muscles, good for respiratory ailments, water retention, fatigue, you name it! With Lucy Trend. See a sneak preview on Youtube

MINI COURSE Sat 19th Feb ‘22 Thai massage for beloved friends Bring a special friend, a loved one, or just a work colleague who shares a passion for massage! You don’t need to be super fit or a Yogi, just agile enough to kneel at floor level. With Lucy Trend and Raheela Nisar
Learn more about our MINI COURSES and register

Staying Safe at STMTS

We are delighted to announce that there still have been no cases of Covid 19 associated with our premises. Ours, and our students and clients’ vigilance has paid off, together we have successfully protected one another from the virus. or to talk about important news. Online courses and consulations are available for those who need to isolate

Upcoming accredited and qualification courses:

Onsite Seated Acupressure Massage Wednesdays 23rd & 30th March 2021 10am-4.45pm

Massage for Pregnancy One Day Course: Thursday 7th April 2022

Massage for Pregnancy Four Day Course: Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th April 2022

Thai Foot Massage Certificate Course: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2022 10:00-16:45 (2 day course )

Thai Yoga Massage Professional Diploma Training next course runs 29th October 2022 to 11th March 2023

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