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 9th May 2018. 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

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

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