Adapting Story Massage for Individual Needs

Story Massage is such a versatile positive touch activity that it can be incorporated into many areas of your life, work or home. And Best Practice Winner, Helen Wyszynski, a reflexologist and trained nursery nurse, is a wonderful advocate for adapting Story Massage to suit the individual needs of her clients and family.

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Positive Affirmations for Emotional Well-Being

Positive affirmations combined with Story Massage strokes can have a powerful impact on well-being for both children and adults. Vicky Mulholland, a Speech and Language Therapist, Relax Kids coach and winner of our Best Practice Award, shares her experiences of working with Story Massage in the East End of Glasgow. Continue reading

Interactive Story Time at Local Libraries

Story Massage adds an extra dimension to Story Time sessions at local libraries. We talk to Alison Sellers, a Relax Kids coach and winner of our Best Practice Award, about the fun and interaction of her Story Massage sessions in branch libraries in two authorities – Wokingham Borough Council and Bracknell Forest Borough Council.

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Story Massage in Action – Primary School Pupils

Pupils in mainstream primary schools are gaining the benefits of Story Massage sessions in class. Here are six videos to show how teachers and learning mentors, who are qualified in sharing the techniques, have introduced Story Massage sessions within the primary school day. Continue reading

Story Massage Training Day in Chichester

We are delighted to be running a Story Massage training day in Birdham, Chichester on Tuesday 4th June 2019. 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

Sensory Drama Sessions for Young Adults

Story Massage is now integral to the work of Caroline Hill, founder of Making SENse Creative Services Ltd, a company offering sensory-based activities for young adults with complex and profound disabilities in residential care homes. We talk to Caroline, Story Massage Best Practice Winner, about her special way of encouraging creativity and fun with activities including sensory drama and sensory art sessions. Continue reading

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