The Story Massage Programme Helps Ease Exam Stress

Children face the pressure of exams from a young age. We’ve written this supportive massage story for exam stress with the help of a Year 6 teacher in preparation for SATs. This massage story is useful to prepare for any form of exam. 

Story Massage for Relaxation and Concentration

This massage story for exam stress is written as a reminder of the key points to consider when preparing for a test. Teachers can use it as a peer massage activity, friends can massage each other and parents can try it at home to promote relaxation and concentration.

You can download a copy of the massage story here:

Preparing for Exams


More about the Story Massage Programme

The Story Massage Programme combines the benefits of positive, respectful touch with the creativity and engagement of storytelling. Ten basic massage strokes are the foundation of the programme. These strokes have a simple name, such as The Circle or The Sprinkle, and an easy to recognise symbol making it accessible for all. It is a fully inclusive activity, no clothing is removed and no oil is used. Stories can be taken from our Story Massage book, adapted from favourite stories or songs or you can create your own massage stories – like this one for SATs!

Story Massage Online Training

If you would like to share the programme at home or work then you will love our flexible online course. All the information is here: Online Training Course.

You will learn how to share the ten Story Massage strokes, adapt familiar stories and even create some sensory stories of your own. Ideal for well-being coaches, therapists, teachers, SEN staff, support staff, Early Years practitioners, those working with people with additional needs, everyone with an interest in sharing positive touch activities with adults or children.