Teaching Life Skills with Story Massage

Story Massage is now an integral part of tutorials and class sessions for Astrid Gilmartin, a Life Skills Lecturer within the Inclusive Learning Department at Hertford Regional College. “Story Massage has helped our learners to achieve their goals and targets, especially for communication and interaction, as well as aiding relaxation,” says Astrid who has won a Best Practice Award for her inspiring work with adult learners at the college.  Continue reading

Story Massage Training Dates and Venues for 2019

We have added new Story Massage training dates and venues for our CPD Day Course in Story Massage. More detailed information about venues and times on our training page: Story Massage Training.
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Benefits of Story Massage for Babies

“Story Massage for babies is fun and interactive” says Sally Hudson, a Story Massage Instructor who has developed a five week block of ‘Story Massage, Movement and Song’ classes as a follow-on from her Baby Massage and Yoga classes. Sally, founder of Little Miracle Massage in Angus, was recently presented with our Best Practice Award for her enthusiasm and commitment to helping parents share the benefits of positive touch as their children grow from baby to child to teen. We asked Sally some questions about her work. Continue reading

Fantastic Reviews for Story Massage Online Training

Our new Story Massage Online Training option is getting fantastic feedback from people who have completed the course. You can find out more and book your place here: Story Massage Online Training. And if you are still trying to make up your mind, then just read the reviews!  Continue reading

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, an independent 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

Benefits of Story Massage for Nurture Groups

“The benefits of positive touch activities through Story Massage have been amazing in our school nurture groups,” says Charlene Craig, a Nurture Teacher at Quarry Brae Primary School in Glasgow. “It is one of the best training days I have ever attended. Story Massage is an invaluable tool, quite literally at your fingertips, that can bring so many benefits for children.” Continue reading

Story Massage Training Day in Belfast

Discover the powerful combination of storytelling with simple massage techniques with our Story Massage training in BELFAST on Thursday 13th June 2019. This accredited CPD day course is suitable for everyone interested in positive touch and sensory activities for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Continue reading

Relax Kids Coaches Embrace Story Massage

We’ve been getting excellent feedback from Relax Kids Coaches who have taken our Story Massage training. Two Relax Kids coaches – Helen Morris and Kerry Parkinson – recently won our Best Practice Award so we spoke to them about their inspiring work with Story Massage for children. Continue reading

Seven Fun and Interactive Christmas Ideas

We’re delighted to have teamed up with World Nursery Rhyme Week to bring you seven positive touch activities on a Christmas theme. You will love them! These Story Massage Christmas ideas are best when you sing-along to a familiar tune – but please enjoy them as you wish. And do change the suggested strokes too. We just want you to have some seasonal fun with the children and adults in your life. Continue reading