Story Massage Training Dates – 2017

Here are our current Story Massage training dates in 2017. 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

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

Emotions at the End of the School Year

The end of the school year can bring mixed emotions for many pupils. These feelings are expressed in a positive and affirming Story Massage written by pupils and staff at our latest Story Massage Centre of Excellence – The Early Focus Project and St James Primary School, Dublin 8. We hope you will find it helpful. Continue reading

Story Massage for Babies and Children

Story Massage for babies is proving very popular with parents. Natasha Hamlet from Mini Me Jamboree recently won our Story Massage Best Practice Award for her work with parents and child groups in Leeds. She finds that adding the sensory element of Story Massage makes parents, babies and children feel calm and relaxed.  

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Preparing Children for Transition to a New School

Are you involved in transition planning at the moment? It can be a difficult time, especially for children with additional needs. Story Massage adds an extra dimension to social stories by bringing the words alive and encouraging children to fully engage with the narrative. Continue reading

Story Massage for Children with Autism – Ten Key Benefits

We have been so delighted to hear feedback about the many benefits of Story Massage for children with autism. Benefits include relaxation, touch tolerance, emotional regulation, increased concentration, better sleep and social connection. Here is a collection of some of the amazing ways that Story Massage is helping children on the autistic spectrum. Continue reading

Helping Children Cope with Bereavement

Story Massage is now a beneficial part of a bedtime routine for a 7 year old who was finding it hard to sleep after the death of a much-loved grandmother. “Story Massage has really helped her cope with bereavement,” says her mother, Kath Routledge, who has recently won our Best Practice Award for her work with Story Massage. Continue reading

Story Massage Training in Birmingham

Discover the powerful combination of storytelling with simple massage techniques on this accredited training day in Birmingham on 27th June 2017. Open to everyone with an interest in sharing positive touch activities and peer massage with children and adults. For all the dates and venues please visit Story Massage Training Dates and Venues.  Continue reading