Story Massage Training in Brighton

Discover the powerful combination of storytelling with simple massage techniques with our Story Massage training in Brighton on Friday 6th December 2019. The FHT accredited CPD day course is suitable for everyone interested in positive touch and sensory activities for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Date: TBC

Time: 9.30 (for a prompt start at 10.00) – 16.00

Venue: Purple Turtle Training Academy in Central Brighton.

Course Fee: £149 (includes handouts, certificate and light refreshments)

To book your place: For a booking form, payment options and more details contact Mary or Sandra on

‘The course was everything I wanted and more! Your delivery was superb, encouraging us all in every way. It was so much more simple and effective than I had ever realised. You have developed a lovely healing experience for children of all ages and levels of understanding, thank you for passing on your ideas and skills.” Caroline Prudames, Holistic Therapist

“What an amazing training day! It is very rare to find an activity, which can engage all learners no matter what their special needs, age or disabilities. Mary and Sandra are very experienced and knowledgeable and have produced a clear and easy to follow programme. It offers flexibility to develop your own stories and make it unique to your setting.Lisa Lawrence, Sensory Co-ordinator, Ysgol Y Deri Special School, Penarth.

“My mother has dementia and it lovely to see her relax and listen to the words of the story. It is wonderful way to communicate. We share memories about getting ready for a tin bath by the fire, remembering the gas mask for school, going down to the shop with the ration book etc.” Aly Townley

Facilitators: Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper are experienced massage therapists with a wealth of experience in using positive touch activities in the home, school and wider community. They are co-authors of the popular Story Massage book and DVD Once Upon a Touch…Story Massage for Children.

Course content: Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of our Story Massage Training and book. You will learn these strokes and then we will work together to adapt familiar stories or even create some massage stories of your own to use in the home, school, or as part of your work. This will help build your confidence with using story massage in the way that most suits you. During the day there will be opportunities to ask questions and share ideas with others. It is fun and interactive, just like Story Massage.

Practicalities: You do not need to bring anything except a pen and paper.

Where can you use Story Massage?

The course is open to everyone with an interest in positive touch activities for children and adults. Suitable for therapists, teachers, special needs teachers, teaching assistants, care workers, parents, grandparents and anyone wishing to introduce the benefits of positive touch. Story Massage is a wonderful extension of your current work, and depending on your qualifications and experience, it can be used:

  • In nurseries, schools, special schools, afterschool clubs, youth groups
  • In baby and infant massage or reflexology classes
  • In hospices, hospitals and care homes (can be used for people with dementia)
  • For children with special physical, emotional or educational needs
  • With adoptive and foster parents
  • In the family home
  • In art, drama, music and yoga classes
  • For teaching languages

For dates and venues for other Story Massage Training days please visit our webpage: Story Massage Courses.


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