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 qualified as a Shiatsu therapist in Montreal, Canada in 1996 and has been practicing and teaching Shiatsu in Glasgow since 1997. Since 2008 she has been teaching at the Glasgow and Edinburgh Schools of Shiatsu and also offers post graduate training for Shiatsu practitioners.
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.
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.
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.
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