Space as a Curriculum Topic

We know that ‘Space’ is a popular topic for a curriculum subject. So we’ve put together a selection of different massage stories as free resources to support your work with the Story Massage Programme. We hope that you enjoy these and share the benefits of the programme with others.


Two Space Themed Rhymes

These simple rhymes provide opportunities for repetition and the addition of sensory props. You can download them by clicking on their names below.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (this is also demonstrated by Mary, co-founder of the Story Massage Programme in the video on this blog)

Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer


Learning the Names of the Planets

Here’s a fun massage story written by Sarah Hall from Willows Sensory Service to help remember the names of the different planets and their order in distance from the sun. (Follow-along video demonstration below)

Into Space


Video Demonstration

This follow-along video has a demonstration of Into Space plus Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.


Another Space Themed Massage Story

This massage story was written by Verna Adderley and much enjoyed by her students.

Travelling in a Spaceship


Story Massage Book

And don’t forget that our Story Massage Book includes a massage story called Walking on the Moon about the first two men to walk on the moon in July 1969.


More about the Story Massage Programme

The Story Massage Programme combines the benefits of positive, respectful touch with the creativity and engagement of rhymes, songs and stories. Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of the programme. These strokes have a child friendly name, such as The Circle or The Sprinkle, and an easy to recognise symbol.  It is a fully inclusive activity, no clothing is removed and no oil is used.


Would you like to train in the Story Massage Programme?

Would you like to learn more? Sign up for our Story Massage Online Course and help share the benefits with the children or adults in your care – at home or at work. Check here for the reviews from people who are using the programme at work and at home with adults and children of all ages and abilities: Five Star Feedback.

We teach you how to share the ten Story Massage strokes and work with you to adapt familiar stories and even create some sensory stories of your own. Ideal for all teachers, SEN staff, support staff, therapists, Early Years practitioners,  those working with people with additional needs, Baby Massage Instructors, Relax Kids Coaches… everyone with an interest in sharing positive touch activities with children and adults of all ages and abilities.

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