WHY THE NAME IS LOTUS REI?
Love Lotus or ‘Ngoi Lin’ is Melanie’s Chinese given name – her Cantonese mother chose it from Chinese classic literature. Melanie loves the name her mother has given her because it is a constant reminder of the above Buddhist value, to realise that the mud of life nourishes and teaches us our most important lessons, also that love is the only true solution to any problem because unconditional love and true compassion are one and the same. Rei – from Reiki and for the ‘Ray of light and love’ that we all carry within.
She believes that the only road to wellness is a holistic one. This belief was reaffirmed when she was able to give up years of hypothyroid medication through Reiki and EFT*. Born in Hong Kong to a Cantonese mother and British father, she has lived, studied and worked in the UK, Paris and Singapore, settling in Bangkok in 2000.
Melanie is mother to two young children, holds a BA in French & German from London University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from Keele University. She spent a decade in the music business, has taught English, French and Yoga at St. Andrew’s Dusit International School, Bangkok, and continues to manage a family hotel and property business alongside her healing home studio, Lotus Reiki & Yoga.
Inspired by gratitude towards her many teachers and all those who have helped her through life, she has decided to dedicate hers to the service of others through teaching and holistic therapy.
(*DISCLAIMER: Reiki & EFT are complimentary to, but do not substitute, medical advice.)