Fantastic Reviews for Story Massage Online Training

Our new Story Massage Online Training option is getting fantastic feedback from people who have completed the course and received their CPD certificate. You can find out more and book your place here: Story Massage Online Training. And if you are still trying to make up your mind, then just read the reviews!  Continue reading

Five Nurture Ideas for Story Massage in School

Story Massage has had a really positive impact on the pupils and staff at Thorntree Primary School in Glasgow. Indeed, Deputy Head Teacher, Justine Horn (below centre, on a training day) is so impressed by the work of Nurture Co-ordinator, Jennifer Monteith (below left), that she nominated her for our Story Massage Best Practice Award. And here are five remarkable reasons why we are so delighted to present Jennifer with our special award for using Story Massage across the whole school. Continue reading

Accredited Story Massage Training Day in Bristol

Discover the powerful combination of storytelling with simple massage techniques on this FHT Accredited Day Course in BRISTOL. Open to everyone with an interest in sharing positive touch activities for enhancing the well-being of children and adults.  Continue reading

Introducing Story Massage to Pupils with PMLD

What are the practical implications of introducing Story Massage to a class of children with PMLD? And how can these be overcome? Here are some helpful guidelines from class teacher, Heather North, who runs regular sessions in Green Class at Lexden Springs Special School. Indeed, Heather, who is pictured below (right) on a training day, found Story Massage to be so beneficial that she wrote a special massage story as a fun way of presenting her work at a teachers’ meeting! Continue reading

Nurturing Touch for Children with Life-Limiting Conditions

Children with complex health issues often have very negative experiences of touch, explains Barbara Moore, a Massage and Story Massage Instructor who believes passionately in sharing the pleasure and benefits of positive, nurturing touch. Barbara, pictured below, right, has recently won our Story Massage Best Practice Award for her work with children with sensory impairments and life-limiting conditions. Continue reading

Positive Touch in a School Nurture Unit

“Story Massage is the best training I’ve ever done,” says Karen Horner, a Specialist Autistic Practitioner in a nurture unit in a school in Northumberland. “It is so versatile and can be used alongside my sensory sessions and also my Relax Kids classes.” Karen, pictured below, left, recently won our Story Massage Best Practice Award for her caring approach to introducing positive touch activities for children with autism. Continue reading

Sensory Stories in a Children’s Hospice

Story Massage is bringing joy to children and young adults at the end of their lives. Vikki German, Play and Activities Co-ordinator at Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice, uses Story Massage every day as part of the activities programme.  Indeed, Vikki has been chosen as one of our Best Practice Award winners for her enthusiasm in sharing sensory stories in such a creative way. Continue reading

Adults with PMLD enjoy Story Massage

Staff at a day service in South Staffordshire say that adults with PMLD are benefitting from Story Massage activities.  Louise Molineux and Nikki Millward, pictured below, have both received our Best Practice Award for their imaginative and inspiring work with adults with complex needs. Continue reading

Story Massage for Children with Special Educational Needs

A favourite book for adapting into a massage story is We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. We were thrilled to hear from Best Practice Winner Tracy Greenwood, a specialist teaching assistant responsible for sensory needs, about the way she uses the story for Story Massage for children with special educational needs.  Continue reading