About


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

TESTIMONIALS:
“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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Recent Posts

Emerging into Spring

At last spring has come and across all our different cultures and traditions similar themes arise as it brings hope. We celebrate renewal of the green, and re-emergence of all creatures great and small after the winter of lockdown and hibernation. From worms and frogs to caterpillars and……massage therapists!

In Impossible Darkness

Do you know how the caterpillar turns?

Do you remember what happens inside a cocoon?

You liquefy.

There in the thick black of your self-spun womb, void as the moon before waxing, you melt (as Christ did for three days in the tomb) conceiving in impossible darkness the sheer inevitability of wings

by Kim Rosen

We have plenty of reason to celebrate spring here at Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training Scotland (STMTS). Firstly, we therapists sharing the space are able to return to close contact services and THE DIARY IS OPEN! Also Ruth, Lesley and I are pleased to welcome our colleague Freya of Rowan Therapies to the team of therapists in residence, she will be working on Thursdays.

Secondly – just like schools throughout the world, STMTS has adapted to change and our students have responded with incredible resilience. This year’s TYM Diploma cohort had only two weekends in person training before transferring to Zoom but all through

the winter they have hung on with open hearts and determination, and with the generosity of their family members giving themselves up for endless massages (!) the students have made it through! I am so delighted and amazed at their professionalism. Watch this space there is a group of amazing therapists just about to hit the market!

…even our school mascot Frankie was on duty for the observed assessments! Along with tutors Lesley and me, and our dedicated assistant who has nipped out for a second….

FHT Accreditation

Last year we gave ourselves a big pat on the back for becoming an accredited training provider with Federation of Holistic Therapists. This year I am pleased to be invited to represent STMTS and Well Mother with a specialist Pregnancy Massage workshop at the Virtual Congress. I had a blast making the video during lockdown and my past history as a performer and digital film maker came in handy! You can see the end product (edited in iMovie with great sophistication) in June at FHT Virtual Congress

And finally, we have something to ask from you…. Thanks to you all for your support and interest, we celebrated reaching 100 subscribers on Youtube thanks to you! Marketing is an ever-changing landscape and now we are turning our attention to other Social Media. Could you help us by kindly take a moment to subscribe to us on Facebook and perhaps even leave a review? If you are interested you will then more easily see our regular updates, so please, click on!
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Here’s wishing you renewed strength and vitality this spring season, and asking for two more things from you, if you are able:
1. Be kind to each other
2. Be part of the Solution.

Lucy Trend 05/04/21

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