Lynn Vereenooghe, BA (Hons), DMS, DO, MISM
Lynn is the founder of The Middlesex School of Complementary Medicine which has been established since 1992.
Lynn, how did you get started in the business?
My journey into this wonderful world started back in 1988 when a desire to understand how essential oils could be so potent and therapeutic led me to my first courses in complementary therapies. To my surprise at the time I fell in love with anatomy and physiology and the wonders of the human body and its innate ability to heal itself. The massage and aromatherapy courses that followed took me from being curious and interested to absolutely hooked! I knew this was the world I wanted to be in. To everyone’s surprise I walked away from my lucrative corporate career and set up in practice full-time. Further training followed culminating in qualifying as an Osteopath.
Why did you set up the school?
The knowledge I gained along the way gave me the desire and skill-set necessary to set up a training programme specifically for complementary therapists. At the time, good quality training was hard to find, standards were questionable and although the interest was growing in complementary therapies there was a shortage of good schools. MSCM was born and the rest is history.
In one sentence can you sum your thoughts on the benefits of massage?
That’s simple – ‘ Never under-estimate the power of touch’
What are you most proud of?
I am so proud of all we have achieved at MSCM in the past 26 years; the many thousands of therapists we have been privileged to teach, our amazing teaching team whose passion and enthusiasm knows no bounds, the lives we have changed, the incredible therapists we have come to know and love, but most importantly it is an honour to realise that we have made a difference! Every student who passes through MSCM and goes on to share their gift of therapies to others is paying it forward and making the lives of others better. I am honoured to have helped make this happen.
Training – www.mscm.co.uk