Pregnancy

Fertility & Pregnancy – Shiatsu is a form of Japanese Acupressure which has been used to support women’s reproductive health for thousands of years. At conception and during pregnancy a woman’s deeper  reservoirs of energy are drawn upon to prepare her body  to support her growing baby. Shiatsu enhances the flow of this energy, promoting fertility, benefiting all  stages of pregnancy, contributing to a positive birth experience and on through to post natal and baby treatment. 

Treatments are valuable throughout the childbearing year. Shiatsu can help support women with management of common difficulties such as:

•  Pelvic girdle pain & instability (SPD)
•  Sacral, Pelvic & uterine asymmetry
HonBallPortraitcrop •  Back Pain
•  Breech position 
•  Nausea & acid reflux
•  morning sickness
•  oedema
•  restless legs & fatigue
•  Overdue labour
•  Problems conceiving
•  Problems carrying to term
•  Recovery after miscarriage
•  Post-natal recovery

Lucy offers a combination of treatments as required in each individual circumstance. Drawing from her skills in Shiatsu, Massage, Myofascial Release, Moxibustion, Yoga, Mindfulness, and Visualisation. She is very aware that as well as physical relaxation and an optimum position for the baby, mental relaxation and confidence in ourselves are very important factors for promoting a natural and enjoyable pregnancy , labour, birth and postnatal bonding. During sessions she uses mindfulness and visualisation with women (and their partners) where appropriate. She is also specialised in post natal recovery and birth trauma recovery techniques.

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Treatments are 1 hour £48

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

Lucy Trend offers specialist massage, Shiatsu, birth support services and classes for pregnancy, fertility, post natal and baby in Glasgow. She is a doula (trained with Michel Odent and Lillian Lamers) and a trained Well Mother teacher, also offering post graduate training courses for Midwives, Doulas, OBGs, and Shiatsu & Massage therapists in Massage, Shiatsu and Moxibustion . She is active in the Positive Birth movement.

Shiatsu Birth Preparation Workshop for mothers and their birth partners (individual couples or as a group workshop).Birth preparation session
This workshop introduces the pregnant woman  and her birth partner/s to skills for creating a positive and  supported birth experience. Labour positions and basic  shiatsu techniques are simple to learn and easy to use  both in hospital and at home. Please enquire about details as these classes are scheduled according to demand. (Individual sessions are 2 hours £65, or group sessions are 3 hours, £35 per mother + supporter/s.)
Doula services:
Lucy is available as a doula birth partner. She studied Shiatsu for pregnancy and childbirth with Susanne Yates in Bristol and has experience of supporting women in labour as a doula and as a Shiatsu practitioner both in hospital and in their own environment. She has also attended doula training with Michel Odent & Liliana Lamers (of Paramana Doula).

Shiatsu for Babies – One on one session or group workshop
You will learn simple yet effective Shiatsu massage techniques to  include in baby’s daily routine, tailored to your child’s needs.  Suitable from birth, best before your baby crawls! Please contact for details. 

Professional Training Courses: are you a professional birth worker, or a Massage therapist, or a Shiatsu therapist? Wellmother run training courses for you in Scotland and Worldwide! Click here for further information.


Lucy Trend

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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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