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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Touching the Earth

‘The harvest moon has come,
Booming softly through heaven, like a bassoon.
And the earth replies all night, like a deep drum…’ 
~ Ted Hughes, ‘Harvest Moon’


In the Chinese five element theory late summer is the season of Earth element, which represents ‘manifestation’. In the turning of the seasons plants grow from seed in winter, to sprout in spring, to flower in summer and finally in late summer growth comes to fruition and we have our harvest, both of crops and of fruits & nuts of the tress and hedgerow.

Likewise with our day to day lives, the completion of the process of creativity is the manifestation of the final product. And within ourselves; the mind, emotions and spirit exist because they are manifest in the living, physical body.

I teach my students how to touch without causing pain or flinching, by first exploring how to crawl softly on the floor, leaning bodyweight on the Earth, discovering how it is that gravity keeps us connected to the Earth. We transfer this understanding to our technique; leaning on our client, their body becomes our Earth, our support and we relax into this. This is the mechanism by which Shiatsu and Thai Massage allows both giver and receiver to feel more deeply in touch with the body and the Earth, to feel more grounded and supported, to feel more ourselves and how we are manifest.
by Lucy Trend. 10th September 2020.

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