Teenagers Share Benefits of Positive Touch Activities

Are you looking for ways to include teenagers in positive touch activities? Sarah Checketts, a secondary school teacher has introduced Story Massage as part of a successful Community Service programme linking teenage pupils with younger pupils at a local primary school. We talk to Sarah, a winner of our Story Massage Best Practice Award, about the benefits of her innovative project. Continue reading

Story Massage for Adults in Care Homes

Positive touch can bring comfort and a sense of peace and calmness to adults in hospitals and care homes. We talk to Best Practice winner, Clare Gibbons from New Zealand, about her one-to-one sessions of Story Massage for clients living with dementia, memory loss and those having experienced trauma. Continue reading

Relax Kids Coaches Embrace Story Massage

We’ve been getting excellent feedback from Relax Kids Coaches who have taken our Story Massage training. Two Relax Kids coaches – Helen Morris and Kerry Parkinson (pictured below)  – recently won our Best Practice Award so we spoke to them about their inspiring work with Story Massage for children. Continue reading

New Baby Story Massage Classes

What happens when the Baby Massage classes come to an end?  Occupational Therapist and Baby Massage Instructor, Tracey Allport, owner of MOTH Therapies, has introduced the perfect follow-on with Baby Story Massage Classes. We were so impressed by Tracey’s enthusiasm and innovative ideas since doing our Story Massage training, that we recently presented her with our Best Practice Award. We asked Tracey (pictured below) to tell us more …. Continue reading

Story Massage Training in Aylesbury, Bucks

We are delighted to be running a Story Massage training day from Booker Park Community School in Aylesbury, Bucks on Tuesday 24th April 2018. The FHT accredited CPD day course is open to everyone interested in positive touch for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Do join us to learn an innovative and simple approach to sharing sensory activities.  Continue reading

Benefits of Story Massage for Nurture Groups

“The benefits of positive touch activities through Story Massage have been amazing in our school nurture groups,” says Charlene Craig, a Nurture Teacher at Quarry Brae Primary School in Glasgow. “It is one of the best training days I have ever attended. Story Massage is an invaluable tool, quite literally at your fingertips, that can bring so many benefits for children.” Continue reading

Story Massage Training Dates and Venues for 2018

Here are our current Story Massage training dates in 2018. Accredited training days are open to everyone with an interest in sharing positive touch activities with children and adults of all ages and abilities.  Continue reading

Centre of Excellence – Staffordshire Complex Needs Service

Staff at Staffordshire Complex Needs Service are using Story Massage very successfully with adults with PMLD. “Our service users have responded really well to Story Massage sessions,” explains Louise Molineux, Senior Day Service Officer, “The majority of our service users are non verbal so Story Massage offers a way of sharing stories in an inclusive way and we often personalise the story too.” Continue reading