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 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
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
“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
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
The best way to explain the benefits of Story Massage for children with PMLD is to see it in action. So here are five video clips showing children engaging with fun and interaction during a Story Massage session.
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