Glyn Desmond, LMP

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Glyn was born and raised in northwest England, and first immigrated to America in 1977. Since that time he has lived, and owned his own businesses in both countries. The businesses until now have always been sole proprietor, and varied from working on his own to having over thirty employees. In 1997 he became an American citizen and plans to stay in the State of Washington for the foreseeable future.


The first job he had after leaving school was as a Police Constable in the Lancashire Constabulary where he walked the beat in Blackpool for about four years. After that he trained and worked as a carpenter & joiner before moving to America. In Michigan he worked as a union finish carpenter for about four years before starting his own construction business. In this business he worked on his own doing additions and alterations to residential property. This business was closed in 1984 when Glyn and his family moved back to England. There he started a construction business with the intention of employing other trades people. This business grew and diversified to include the sale of portable buildings, with a turnover of more than $500,000 and over thirty employees and sub contractors. This business was altered and scaled down to a manageable size and format to allow Glyn and his family to immigrate to America again in 1991, this time to Seattle. The business in England was closed down in 1992. In Seattle he set up a construction business working on his own doing alteration and modernization work on residential property. He closed this business down after starting at massage school in 1997. Since graduating and getting his massage license in March 98 he worked for B.J.Erkan L.M.P. at Bothell Integrated Health for two years doing deep tissue and treatment based massage in both Kirkland and Bothell. Then in March 2000 opened his own clinic, Monroe Therapeutic Massage.


The majority of Glyn’s education was in England. In the United States, he graduated from Brian Utting School of Massage on 28th February 1998, and obtained his massage license in March 98. Since that time he has taken continuing education courses in Deep Muscle Therapy, MAT, STR, Shiatsu, and many other injury treatment techniques.

On a Personal Note:

Glyn lives with his wife Karen and their dog Sadie, he also has two children. Christopher graduated from The University of Wisconsin Law School and is now a practicing attorney in the State of Washington. Samantha graduated from Brian Utting School of Massage in 2004 and the University of Washington in 2008. She worked for us as an LMP for 7 years, and completed her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Counseling Psychology at Bastyr University. She is now over halfway through her Masters in Health Administration from the University of Washington. Christopher and his wife Hye Young had a baby boy Maximus, on February 29th 2008 so Glyn is now a grandad.

Hobbies and Fun:

  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Wine Tasting


Fun Fact:

Can walk the 3 peaks of Yorkshire (England) in under 12 hours

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