Here’s a spine-chilling Halloween massage story from Melanie Kelly of Paediatric Therapies in Thurles, Eire. The story was written for children at a school where she works as a massage therapist and Melanie wondered if perhaps it was a little too scary? Well, tried it out with several groups of children and adults and everyone just loved it ….
Halloween ‘Trick or Treat’ by Melanie Kelly
(“Tell the story slowly with lots of pauses and a spooky tone,” says Melanie)
On Halloween night (The Circle)
When the moon is full (The Circle)
And stars are shining bright (The Sprinkle)
What will give you …….. your biggest fright? (The Squeeze)
Will it be Zombies (The Walk)
Dragging their feet (The Walk)
Oozing & growling (The Downwards Fan)
Looking for humans to eat? (The Downwards Fan)
Will it be Witches (The Claw)
With their little black cats (The Claw)
Flying On broomsticks (The Wave)
Wearing black pointy hats (The Wave)
Making their potions (The Circle)
And casting their spells? (The Circle)
Maybe they’ll turn you ……….. into a slug (The Wave)
With a shell (The Half Circle)
Will it be Ghosts (The Wave)
Floating through the air (The Wave)
Looking for anyone (The Calm)
That they can scare? (The Calm)
With Vampires & Pumpkins (The Claw)
They’ll gather to meet (The Claw)
Knocking at your door (The Drum) …….
…. And shouting TRICK OR TREAT!! (The Drum)
More about the Story Massage Programme
The Story Massage Programme combines the creativity of storytelling with the benefits of massage. Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of the programme and our massage stories such as the Halloween story above. These strokes have a child friendly name, such as The Wave or The Claw, and an easy to recognise symbol. It is fun, interactive and educational. And it is fully inclusive for all ages and abilities.
Learn Story Massage for Children and Adults
If you would like to use the programme at home or work then you will love our flexible online course. All the information is here: Online Training Course.
You will learn how to share the ten Story Massage strokes, adapt familiar stories and even create some sensory stories of your own. Ideal for well-being coaches, therapists, teachers, SEN staff, support staff, Early Years practitioners, those working with people with additional needs, everyone with an interest in sharing positive touch activities with adults or children.