Coping with Divorce – a Massage Story for Children

This beautiful and heartfelt Story Massage was written by a grandmother for her granddaughter who is coping with divorce and the difficult emotions she is experiencing towards her parents.  It contains a powerful message of love and hope through positive touch. 

Please share with members of your own family or others who could benefit from the therapeutic combination of positive touch and gentle affirmation.
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Your family is not broken…

Mummy has gone one way. (The Half Fan)

Daddy has gone another. (The Half Fan)

It’s still okay to love Mummy. (The Circle)

It’s still okay to love Daddy. (The Circle)

Mummy and Daddy love you. (The Circle)

Sometimes you get angry. (The Drum)

Sometimes you get sad. (The Sprinkle)

But that’s okay. (The Calm)

It feels like your family is broken. (The Sideways Wave)

But it’s not. It’s only cracked. (The Wave)

For everyone is still here. (The Circle)

Aunties, uncles, cousins, Grandad, Nanny. (The Circle)

You are very loved. (The Circle)

Training in the Story Massage Programme

The Story Massage Programme combines the fun and reassurance of story with the benefits of positive, respectful touch. It is enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of the programme. These strokes have a name, such as The Circle or The Sprinkle, and an easy to recognise symbol making it accessible for all. We have a popular Story Massage book which acts as an introduction to the programme.

The online training is ideal for therapists, teachers, SEN staff, support staff, Early Years practitioners, parents, those working with people with additional needs, Baby Massage Instructors, Relax Kids Coaches… everyone with an interest in sharing sensory stories and positive touch activities with children and adults. All the information is here: Story Massage Online Training.