Story Massage Training Dates and Venues for 2019

We have added new Story Massage training dates and venues for our CPD Day Course in Story Massage. More detailed information about venues and times on our training page: Story Massage Training.


  • Wednesday 27th February 2019. Glasgow.  £149  FULL!
  • Thursday 28th February 2019. Glasgow. £149  FULL!
  • Friday 1st March 2019. Glasgow. £149
  • Tuesday 19th March 2019. Hinckley, Leics. £149
  • Tuesday 30th April 2019. South London. £149
  • Monday 20th May 2019. Fife. £149
  • Tuesday 21st May 2019. Fife. £149
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019. Chichester.  £149
  • Wednesday 12th June 2019. Portlaoise, Eire. €170
  • Thursday 13th June 2019. Belfast. £149
  • Wednesday 26th June 2019. Manchester. £149
  • Thursday 21st November 2019. Glasgow. £149
  • Friday 22nd November 2019. Glasgow. £149
  • Friday 6th December  2019. Brighton. £149

To Book: for an application form and more information please contact Mary or Sandra on info@storymassage.co.uk

Payment: at the time of booking you can pay in full, or pay a £30 non-refundable deposit to secure your place on the course.

Can’t make these dates? We also run a very popular Online Course for you to study Story Massage in your home at your own pace.


What does Story Massage Training involve?

Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of all our stories and our Story Massage book and DVD Once Upon a Touch… Story Massage for Children. We will teach you these strokes and then work with you to create some sensory stories of your own. This will help build your confidence with using Story Massage in the way that most suits you. During the training there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with others on adapting Story Massage to suit the individual needs of every child. It is fun and interactive, just like Story Massage!

“There is something very special in the connection between massage and story telling that is quite magical. I feel lucky and excited to have experienced this unique course.” Anna Norma, Mother and Holistic Therapist working with people with dementia.


Story Massage in Action

Here is a medley of clips showing Story Massage in different settings:


Who can Benefit from the Story Massage Course?

Anyone who has an interest in using Story Massage to encourage positive and respectful touch for children or adults will benefit from this training. No massage experience is necessary. Ideal for Parents, Teachers, SEN staff, Support staff, Therapists, Early Years practitioners, Baby Massage Instructors, Relax Kids Coaches. All the information is here: Story Massage Training

The course is accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). If you are a complementary therapist and would like to run Story Massage group sessions after taking the course then some pre-requisites apply. You can find more information here: FAQ about Story Massage.

“What an amazing, and SIMPLE way of involving all the children in a class, no matter what their ability, in telling and sharing stories in a fun and engaging way; I can’t wait to share it with my new class.” Emma Yearley, teacher, Kingsmead Primary School, Hackney.

“It is very rare to find an activity which can engage all learners no matter what their needs, age or disabilities. Mary and Sandra are 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, Leader of Sensory Learning, Ysgol Y Deri Special School. 

“I have just completed my Story Massage training, wow, really love this training as it so easy to fit into my Relax Kids Classes. My 4 year-old and 7 year-old have absolutely taken to it, every night of my online training I was practicing with them. My daughter is now going into School tomorrow with her very own story massage for show and tell. I like how I can incorporate this into bedtime routines to help children feel safe at bedtime/in the night and look forward to rolling it out as part of my bedtime toolkit in my Sleep Practice.” Nadia Edwards, Relax Kids Coach and Sleep Consultant

Do also check out some feedback for our training in Story Massage: Story Massage Testimonials

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