Lucy 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 and authentic Traditional Thai Therapies. 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
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 first 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 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 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.
When she gets the time, Lucy offers post graduate training for Shiatsu practitioners. She teaches at the Glasgow and Edinburgh Schools of Shiatsu.
“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)