• Accredited Story Massage Training course for individuals (more details below)
  • Story Massage Training for in house/group/INSET days for your school or organisation (more details here: Story Massage In-house Training)
  • Online Story Massage Training Course (more details here: Story Massage Online Course)

FHT Accredited Short Course

Accredited Day Course

We hold regular Story Massage training days for individuals wishing to use the Story Massage Programme with children and adults in the home or as an extension of their work. Everyone is welcome to attend to find out more about this simple, fun and easy way to share positive touch activities with others

Time: 09.45 for a prompt start at 10.00 – 16.00 (we will indicate if the timing is different, so please check individual trainings)

To book: please contact Mary and Sandra on for a booking form. Please indicate which course you are interested in.

Cost: £149 – includes certificate and training manual. Payment in full or a £30 non-refundable deposit to secure your place on the course. We can invoice schools and organisations.


  • Saturday 27th July 2019. Porlock,  Somerset. £149 More information here: Porlock Course




  • Thursday 21st November 2019. Glasgow. With Kids, 15, Annfield Place, Glasgow G31  2XE. £149. More information here: Glasgow Course.


  • Friday 22nd November 2019. Glasgow. With Kids, 15, Annfield Place, Glasgow G31  2XE. £149.  More information here: Glasgow Course.


Book your place now!

To book: for more information and a booking form please contact Mary or Sandra via email on or telephone 01243 779600.

More information: Do check out our answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our Story Massage training days. Story Massage FAQ.

Please note: Your place on a course will be confirmed when the full amount is paid. Fees are refundable up to 7 days prior to the course date. However, an admin fee of £10 will be charged. You may send a substitute delegate.

What does Story Massage training involve?

Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of all our stories. We will teach you these strokes and then work with you to adapt familiar stories and even create some massage stories of your own. This will help build your confidence with using Story Massage in the way that most suits you. During the training there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with others. It is fun and interactive, just like Story Massage. The day’s training is supported by updates and ideas via a Newsletter, Facebook Community, Blog and YouTube channel.

Who can benefit from Story Massage training?

Anyone who has an interest in using the Story Massage Programme to encourage positive touch for children – whether you are working for an organisation or you’d like to use it in the home – will benefit from this training. We can tailor your training to suit your particular needs.

All adults working with children or vulnerable adults require an enhanced DBS certificate (Disclosure and Barring Service) or equivalent. Therapists are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct and Professional Practice of their professional organisation.

Story Massage in Action

Here is a video to show Story Massage in a variety of different settings.


“Enthusiastic and passionate trainers who brings her varying experiences to the course. Wonderful, hands-on, interactive training that has added a new dimension to my infant massage courses”. Natalie Leunder, Infant Massage and Yoga Instructor.

“Fantastic. Highly recommended. A training day that can really be used on a day to day basis and adapted appropriately for each child.” Anne Steven, Rachel House Children’s Hospice, Glasgow.

“Story Massage empowers parents giving them a tool they can use to interact with their children in a calm non-threatening way. It is also a way for parents to spend one to one time with their child thus reinforcing the bond between parent and child.”
Andrea Bilbow OBE Chief Executive ADDISS (The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service).

“What an amazing training day! It is very rare to find an activity, which can engage all learners no matter what their needs, age or disabilities. Mary and Sandra are very experienced and knowledgeable and have produced a clear and easy to follow programme. It offers flexibility to develop your own stories and make it unique to your setting. The feedback from all the school staff who attended the course was excellent. We are now delivering story massage sessions across the school on a daily or weekly basis.” Lisa Lawrence, Sensory Co-ordinator, Ysgol Y Deri Special School, Penarth.

“The course was everything I wanted and more! Your delivery was superb, encouraging us all in every way. You have developed a lovely healing experience for children of all ages and levels of understanding.” Caroline Prudames, Holistic Therapist.

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Story Massage Training FAQ

Do check out our answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our Story Massage training days. Story Massage FAQ.