resources

Once Upon a Touch… Story Massage for Children is available as a book and DVD. More information about the book and DVD at the foot of this page. We also offer Story Massage stickers and wallcharts. For those who have trained with us there is the opportunity to buy personalised lanyards and the ten Story Massage strokes as digital images.

Prices for Story Massage resources include delivery in the UK only. Please contact us if you wish to pay by cheque or bank transfer. All resources are available at training courses and events.

Story Massage Book

Cost: £15.50 (including P&P in UK)

When ordering from this website the hardback book (pictured above) will be dispatched to you. We  have limited numbers of the book with spiral binding (at the same price). Please contact us on info@storymassage.co.uk if you would like to order the spiral bound book.

Welcome to our overseas visitors

We are happy to send our resources overseas but do not press the ‘Buy Now’ button. This is for UK delivery only. Please email your order and we will contact you with postage costs and payment options.


Story Massage DVD

Cost: £11.00 (including P&P in UK)


Special Offer: Story Massage Book and DVD

Special Offer: £24.00 (including P&P in UK)


Story Massage Stickers

Cost: £5 (plus £2 p&p) for a packet of 5 sheets of stickers with our 10 basic Story Massage strokes (70 stickers per A4 sheet).

Prices are for UK delivery only. Please contact us for overseas rates, or if you wish to pay by cheque or bank transfer.

Welcome to our overseas visitors

We are happy to send our resources overseas but do not press the ‘Buy Now’ button. This is for UK delivery only. Please email your order and we will contact you with postage costs and payment options.


Story Massage Wallcharts

Cost: £2.50 (plus £2 p&p) for a set of two A2 wall charts showing our 10 basic Story Massage strokes. Prices are for UK delivery only. Please contact us for overseas rates, or if you wish to pay by cheque or bank transfer.

Welcome to our overseas visitors

We are happy to send our resources overseas but do not press the ‘Buy Now’ button. This is for UK delivery only. Please email your order and we will contact you with postage costs and payment options.


Special Offer –  Story Massage Stickers and Wallcharts

Special Offer: £7.50 (plus £2 p&p) for a packet of 5 sheets of stickers AND a set of two A2 wall charts showing our ten Story Massage strokes.

Prices are for UK delivery only. Please contact us for overseas rates, or if you wish to pay by cheque or bank transfer.


Also available for those trained in Story Massage

Story Massage Lanyards

More information on buying your personalised lanyard here: Story Massage Lanyards. 

Strokes at Digital Images

These are designed to help you make your own powerpoint and create massage stories. More information on options for buying copies of the strokes as PDFS, JPGS, GIFFs or PGNs here: Strokes as Digital Images. 


Story Massage for Children Book

This practical book is written for everyone who would like to know more about Story Massage. It offers a practical and fun guide to the benefits and safe and appropriate use of Story Massage for children. Central to the book are step-by-step instructions with illustrations for ten easy to follow basic stokes. The strokes, given through clothes on the back, head, shoulders and arms, are pleasurable and simple to give and receive.  With names such as The WaveThe Drum and The Calm, the ten moves can be used to represent a choice of objects and actions within a story massage.

We have used the ten basic strokes to create over 25 massage stories which vary in length and complexity.  Designed to help build your confidence with Story Massage, some of the stories. songs and rhymes contain only a few strokes and take less than a minute to complete.  Others may take up to four or five minutes and involve most or all of the ten strokes.

“There is a choice of massage stories for children of all ages in the book.  Story massage opened up a whole world of possibilities, giving us fun and creative ways to incorporate peer massage into our existing lesson plans.” The Earthchild Project, Cape Town.

“I loved the book. It is easy to follow and easy to use. After purchasing the book, I found out about the training sessions on offer. I went on the training sessions as part of my CPD for this year and loved it. The ladies are amazing and so passionate about their work.” Siobhan Fletcher, Holistic Therapist.

“I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to help children learn to relax at home, school, nursery, play group, in groups or one to one. Simple massage skills to promote relaxation and well-being. Stories to promote creativity, turn taking, empathy and self-esteem. Great concept, great book.” Kay Locke, Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness and Massage Therapist. 


Story Massage for Children DVD

The DVD has been beautifully filmed and produced using a variety of ‘models’ including parents and children, and school children. The DVD includes an introduction to Story Massage, and demonstrations of 12 massage stories and rhymes carefully chosen from the book Once Upon A Touch… Story Massage for Children. 

The massage stories, which include favourites such as Little Red Riding Hood and Pancake Song have been selected to offer a choice of easy-to-follow stories suitable for different ages, and varying in length from 30 seconds to 3 minutes. You can take a look at the filming of the DVD here: Story Massage DVD – Behind the Scenes.

“Story Massage offers a simple and fun way for families to connect with each other through the natural power of touch.” The Green Parent Magazine.

“My children love Story Massage. It has helped to develop their creative flare, boosting their confidence to re-tell familiar stories and to allow their imagination to run free when creating their own stories.” Becky Drury, Mother and Class Teacher.