In My Hands

Hey guys,

I am raising money so that I can change day to day life for my new family - to do this I aim to complete a course in massage therapy. 

It will all begin with a ten day intensive course in January 2019, that will set me on the path to changing my work life and give me a brand new skill set; one that can support my family financially, give me the tools to bring clients comfort and relief from pain and tension.

I am a new father and since my daughter has been born I have had to go back to working what is sometimes a 60 hour week in catering. It’s too much time away from my family and doesn’t give me any time with our children - I don’t want these early years to pass us by - I told my partner this and we agreed and started to look at alternatives; ways to live a family life doing jobs that can heal and help other people.

By helping me fund these courses you’ll be getting us one step closer to our family dream - more time as a family balancing jobs that have a positive impact on other families! I’m sure this is a dream for many of you too.

The plan is to go on to run a mobile massage practice, primarily for parents and professionals who don’t have the time to get out to a salon. To be that person who can work around the times of people who really don’t feel like they have any time.

We are at our best when our bodies are relaxed and free of pain. So often parents put themselves last. Being a mobile massage therapist I can come to treat parents in their own homes at times that suit them and fit around their family life: happy, relaxed parents equals happy, relaxed kids!

After the initial ten day course I will continue to train as and when I have the money saved or if we raise a little extra here. My aim is to offer the absolute best of Raynor massage, Ayurvedic massage and Thai massage, starting with this 10 day acclaimed Raynor course with Dave Taylor in London.

I have always been around bodywork; my mother is a physiotherapist and a Pilates instructor who is also trained in cranio-sacral therapy. During my childhood I played competitive tennis to a professional level and learnt a lot about the body and it’s limits and needs; recovery time and injury. 

Over nine months of pregnancy I have been massaging my partner and continue to now our new baby is here and she’s breastfeeding. Seeing the amazing impact that massage has had on my partner - how fast her body has healed and how energised and relaxed, supported and comforted she feels after a massage, was the final evidence I needed to be sure of this job change. I have natural instincts with and knowledge of the body, I give great massages, and have very strong hands. 

After training to further my natural skills, I can offer support to other new mothers and fathers, treating them after the kids are finally asleep! Holding space for parents to get relaxation, relief and self care when they really need it. 

And I will get to raise my daughters myself; Hopefully taking on the childcare two days a week so that my partner can return to working as a therapist and I can be a present and hands-on dad to my baby girl and step daughter. I know a lot of fathers would like this opportunity. 

The initial Raynor massage training costs €2,195.00 with Dave Taylor training.

But taking time off work also means not earning money during that time, so anything extra will also go towards supporting my family whilst I retrain. I work really hard and am not shy of long hours or a hard graft - I have always worked to support us and really appreciate any help you could give me to make this transition happen. I know you are all working for your families and dreams too.

We are putting money aside as and when we can, to try to fund as much of this training as we can by ourselves but as other families can attest to, there is not much left in the pot by the end of the month!

Any money would be gratefully received; pennies add up to pounds.

If you could support my GoFundMe by making a donation and then sharing it with your network, I would greatly appreciate it. I know that money can be tight, so please know that even £5 helps me get closer to my goal! Let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to answer them. 
Love Len and family x

What you get for your donation:

£500 - 4 x 90 mins full body Raynor massage
£250 - 2 x 90 mins full body Raynor massage
£100 - 90 mins full body Raynor massage
£50 - 60 mins full body Raynor massage
£25 - 30 mins shoulder massage

And if you don’t happen to live in London you can gift the reward to a friend who does.

Any other amount gratefully received
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Lennard Sillevis 
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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