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

Story Massage Training in Birmingham

Discover the powerful combination of storytelling with simple massage techniques on this accredited training day in Birmingham on 19th September 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

Story Massage Training Dates – 2017/2018

Here are our current Story Massage training dates in 2017/2018. 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

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