Local business team heads to rural Thailand for environmental service trip

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Twelve employees with Lynnwood wellness company Experience Momentum spent a week in Thailand in February for an environmental service trip.

The trip was completed as part of Experience Momentum’s partnership with 1% For The Planet, a network of business, nonprofits and individuals that is financially committed to creating a healthy planet.

Experience Momentum decided to join the organization in 2013.

“This was a pivotal moment for Experience Momentum, as there is a financial commitment to donate 1 percent of total revenue off the top whether or not the company is profitable,” said Experience Momentum owner Shanon Tysland.

For its trip to Thailand, the group from Experience Momentum partnered with Plant With Purpose, which partners with rural communities to assess areas of need and offer tools to address issues such as extreme poverty, hunger, improving health and restoring the environment.

“Our take away lessons from this journey are as individuals, we are mighty, but together, we are unstoppable,” Tysalnd said.

During the trip, the group of 12 Experience Momentum team members worked in a small village in northern Thailand, near the border with Burma and Laos. They worked with local villagers to repair farm lands, build fire breaks and work on water restoration projects.

“The team was treated with immense kindness, openness and joy as village members shared their homes, food, talents and genuine spirit,” Tysland said, adding that music and dance parties happened spontaneously during the trip.

“This was a truly empowering experience, one which would not have been possible without the support and patronage of our customers,” Tysland continued. “It is through their loyalty to our company that we are able to support organizations like 1% For The Planet and Plant for Purpose.”

Experience Momentum is a wellness company located at 4030 Alderwood Mall Blvd. that offers a holistic, integrated approach to wellness through physical therapy, massage, nutrition and fitness services. It is owned by Shanon and Kelly Tysland with the vision of creating an environment where all customers have an opportunity to accomplish goals that they didn’t think possible. To learn more, click here.

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