Robyn's massage journey

February 27, 2018

I read Lily’s blog post and it inspired me to share with you my massage journey too.


After I finished university in 2005, I went on a 4 month world trip, visiting South America, Australasia and Asia. One place that was particularly moving for me was Chang Mai, in Thailand. I found it rich with culture, warm and accessible. Pre-recession, the pound was strong, so I think I had a massage every day, even on my back packers budget(!) I enjoyed the experience of massage immensely, and also experienced a tremendous feeling of well being that came along with it. It started to dawn on me, what a wonderful gift it was to receive that I would love to learn to give it too.


My travelling friend and I signed up for a Thai Massage course and a Foot Reflexology course with a Thai woman called Timmy. She was (and remains) one of the most extraordinary woman I have ever met. She gave and taught massage during the day and at night she worked as a radio DJ, I’m not sure when she slept! She had experienced great tradegy the year before we met, having lost her precious daughter in a car accident. There was a deep sadness in her, alongside her kindness and her wish to contribute to the happiness of every person she met. She was a wonderful teacher.


When I returned to London in January, it’s grey demeanor took me by surprise. We were so much wealthier than every one I have met over the past four months and we all seemed miserable. I was determined not to forget the incredible lessons I had learnt while I was travelling. And of course, I haven’t. When something is etched into your being, it becomes a part of you.


So I was back in London, without a home and unemployed. Through a chain of support of friends old and new, I got a job working with an event massage company. While I worked for them, I became aware that I would like to learn in more depth, so I also took a course in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage at City and Islington College. For two years, this job supported be to build my based in London and even enabled me to meet my now husband. Over time, there were more and more moments, when I felt that if it were up to me, I would have made different choices on how to run the company I was working for. Eventually it became time to part ways with them and with Lily finally in London, we began the exciting adventure of creating LotusTouch.


 

The time to treasure ourselves

February 12, 2018

One of the most frequent comments I hear when giving office massage, is how much difference it makes and the query, “why don’t I make more time for it?” often follows shortly after. Even I, co-founder of a massagecompany, with a list of incredible therapists at my fingertips, used to find it difficult to make it a priority. Sometimes, I would have regular treatments, once a month, and then suddenly I would go a year without one at all.


In fact, not just massage, anything whose sole purpo...


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My journey to becoming a massage therapist.

January 10, 2018

I have always loved massage, really loved it, since as long as I can remember. But I’m going to be honest, my enjoyment lay very much on me being the one on the receiving end. Whether it was creeping into buddhist meetings to doze with my head in my mum’s lap to have my hair stroked aged five or sticking my feet in front of my dad’s face for a foot massage whilst he tried to watch TV, if there was a chance of a massage then I’d be there, head, shoulders, feet, hands, at the ready.


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Insights into happy, successful offices

September 21, 2017
Providing office massage, gives us the opportunity to visit and observe many different workplaces.

There are a few things the most successful of these companies have in common.


Workplaces where we find the happiest employees have a high level of flexibility, trust and appreciation. They may have flexi work hours, starting their working day between 7 and 10am, finishing between 4 and 7pm. This allows employees to do the morning or evening school run, skip the rush hour commute, attend a doctors ...
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Multi-sensory massage?!!!!!

July 25, 2012

We are launching exciting new multi-sensory massage experience!


To celebrate, here is our special offer: Book regular massage with us during the Olympic period and we will automatically upgrade you to our new, exciting 5 Senses Golden Massage Package


What is it?

Our Golden Package is a feast for each of the senses. Touch, sight, smell, sound and taste all get the gold medal treatment in this amazing massage experience. Visit here to learn how we do it.

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House the House Charity Launch

July 10, 2012
On the 19th June Last Night a DJ Saved My Life charity launched their awesome DJ competition - House the House.

It's an exciting campaign and here at LotusTouch we're very happy to be supporting it.

If you missed the launch, you can catch up here.



If you look really carefully you might even see the Presenter Wanda having a sneaky massage from meeee!

Wishing you all a fabulous week,
Robyn
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Why did we name our company LotusTouch?

July 5, 2012
Why did we name our company LotusTouch?

Good question, and one that we get asked frequently so we thought we better write it down to make sure that we don't forget, and so that we both give the same answer!

Part 1  LOTUS



  1. The Lotus flower is the ultimate symbol of positive transformation. It thrives in the muddiest swamps but emerges beautiful and unsullied. Over centuries, many have used the Lotus as an analogy of the power that each person possesses, to be able to use difficult situations as th...

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5 most inspiring quotes for May

May 11, 2012

1.  Charlie Chaplin:  Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish. 
 
 This quote is from the incredible film, Limelight, where Calvero (played by Chaplin) inspires a suicidal ballet dancer not to give up her life and dreams.
 
    


2.  Mark Twain: 
 Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. 
 
 Twain, author of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, was an adamant supporter of emancipation. He stated that "Lincoln's Proclamation...not only set the black slaves...

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How Stressed are you?

May 4, 2012

Take our 2 minute Stress Quiz to find out.

You even get a free gift at the end as a reward!

Happy Friday!


 

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Video - Make Office Work Fun!

April 5, 2012

The lovely Lily giving some great and creative (!) tips :-)

Happy Easter!  


 



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About Me


LotusTouch Lotustouch is an Office and Event Massage company. Started in 2007 as a labour of love; owners Robyn and Lily decided they would change the world through massage and they're well on their way!