useful links

If you are interested in sharing the benefits of touch with children then you may find the following contacts helpful. Some are offering discounts for members of our Story Massage community. They are all individuals or organisations that we have worked alongside. Please click on the name to be taken to the appropriate website.

Golden Egg Holistic – Online Baby Massage and Reflexology Instructor Courses.  Catriona Plunkett is a discount on her Baby Massage and Reflexology Instructor online courses for reflexology and massage therapists in the Story Massage community. Her courses are recognised and accredited. Contact Catriona via her website for your discount.

Connected Kids. Lorraine Murray has a range of books, resources and courses – for beginners to more advanced – for teaching mindful meditation to children. These include online courses. Contact Lorraine through her website for a special discount for members of our Story Massage Community.

Healing Touch for Children. Mary Atkinson, co-founder of Story Massage, has written a book with suggestions for using simple touch therapy techniques – massage, reflexology and acupressure – with children at home to help ease common ailments.

Joanna Grace – The Sensory Projects. Ideas, training and books working on the principle that with the right knowledge and a little creativity inexpensive items can become effective sensory tools for inclusion.

Therapies for Special Needs and Rainbow Kids Giuliana Fenwick is author of Indian Head Massage for Special Needs and runs courses in using head massage with children and teenagers with additional needs. Giuliana also runs Rainbow Kids training and sessions.

Functional Reflex Therapy. Lorraine Senior runs courses offering a unique approach as a structured approach to sharing reflexology with children and adults with special educational and additional needs. Lorraine recently shared the benefits of Story Massage at special schools in Zambia.

Makaton Marvels  Jen Helmbolt, Owner of Makaton Marvels, provides various training courses, both online and face to face, in the teaching of the Makaton Language Programme enabling children without a voice to be heard.

Massage for Dementia: training courses for massage practitioners An approved day course run by Nicolle Mitchell, a Story Massage Instructor, to help provide nurturing skills in a safe and appropriate way for people with dementia. 

StorySharing Dr Nicola Grove is a retired SLT who runs training courses in enabling children and adults with communication difficulties to remember and tell their stories of everyday life.  It provides free downloadable resources and stories for children with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families.