Centre of Excellence Award Winners – June 2019

We are thrilled to announce our three latest Centres of Excellence – two schools and one college. This prestigious award is presented to schools, charities and organisations where at least four members of staff are trained in the Story Massage Programme and they have been using it for over a year. Our Centres of Excellence show remarkable commitment and enthusiasm for delivering the benefits of the programme with care and respect for every individual.


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Best Practice Award Winners – June 2019

Congratulations to our latest Best Practice Award winners. These inspirational people have shown real commitment, creativity and passion in sharing the benefits of the Story Massage Programme with people of all ages and abilities. Here is a brief look at the amazing work that they do to make a real difference to the lives of babies, children and adults.


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Story Massage Conference 2019 – Reflections

There was a wonderful sense of community and mutual respect at our first Story Massage Conference on May 11th 2019. We all agreed that it was the perfect opportunity to meet others, learn new skills, reflect on Story Massage practice and feel totally inspired and re-energised. Indeed, one of the first questions to our expert panel was “When is the next Story Massage Conference?”

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Story Massage Training in Brighton

Discover the powerful combination of storytelling with simple massage techniques with our Story Massage training in Brighton on Friday 6th December 2019. The FHT 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

Positive Feedback for In-House Training Day

The Story Massage Programme is recommended as an interactive, engaging and useful in-house training day. Would you like to know more? We take a look at a recent in-house training day at Woodlands Special School in Plymouth to give you an idea of what to expect.

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Families Share Story Massage in School Workshop

How do you run a successful Story Massage Workshop for parents/carers within a school setting? Here are some tips from Justine Horn, Depute Head, and Jennifer Monteith, nurture teacher, at Thorntree School in Glasgow. They say their recent event was a very relaxed afternoon with lots of bonding, positive touch and smiley faces!

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Using Story Massage for School Homework

Erin, aged 6, is our guest blogger today. Erin tells us how she wrote her own massage poem as part of a school homework project. She was first introduced to the Story Massage Programme on a Children’s Yoga Workshop run by a trained Story Massage Instructor. These are Erin’s own words.

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Positive Touch and the Emotional and Well-Being Curriculum

The Early Focus Project in Dublin has shared the Story Massage Programme as part of the Emotional and Well-Being Curriculum for the past three years. We talk to Melissa Hogan, Project Co-ordinator and Una Curran, mindfulness and well-being coach, about their award-winning work in helping children feel safe, secure, comforted and regarded.

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Story Massage Conference 2019 – Inspiration and Ideas!

Have you trained in the Story Massage Programme – either face-to-face or online? Do join us for our first ever Story Massage Conference to be held in London on Saturday 11th May 2019. There’s an amazing line-up of speakers and workshops with a chance to ask questions to our expert panel. What a brilliant opportunity to meet others, feel inspired and learn new skills.


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