By special request from so many people around the world, here is a copy of the heart-warming Smiling Flowers Story Massage. This massage story was written in collaboration with Cocoro charity to share with the children affected by the tsunami in Japan in 2011.
Healing Power of Nature
Mary Atkinson, co-founder of the Story Massage project worked with members of Cocoro charity to share the Smiling Flowers Story Massage in kindergartens and schools. The massage story focuses on the healing power of nature. It was the success of Mary’s visit that inspired the creation of the Story Massage Programme training and resources. You can read more here: Story Massage for Japanese Children
Smiling Flowers Story Massage
You can download a copy of the Smiling Flowers massage here:
And you can follow-along with Mary and Emmanuel on this video.
What is Story Massage Programme?
The Story Massage Programme combines the creativity of storytelling with the benefits of massage. Ten massage strokes form the basis of the programme. These strokes have a simple name, such as The Wave or The Bounce, and an easy to recognise symbol making it accessible for all ages and abilities. The Story Massage Programme is fun, interactive and educational.
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.