Story Massage Training at The Ecology Centre, Fife

We are delighted to be running a Story Massage training day at the beautiful Ecology Centre in Kinghorn, Fife on Monday 20th May 2019. This FHT accredited CPD day course is open to everyone interested in sharing positive touch activities with children and adults of all ages and abilities. Do join us to learn an innovative and simple approach to sharing sensory activities. 

Date: Monday 20th May 2019

Time: 9.45 (for a prompt start at 10.00) – 16.00

Venue: The Ecology Centre, Kinghorn Loch, Kinghorn, Fife KY3 9YG.

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

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

“Since training six months ago, Story Massage has become such an important part of everyday family life with our severely disabled daughter, Maisy and her sister, Poppy. Story Massage has also ignited that creative flare and confidence in helping others that I thought I had lost. I just can’t imagine our lives now without Story Massage. Thank you!”  Sophie Kidd-Munnery, Therapist and Mother 

“Today saw the end of our five week Baby Story Massage course; but we had so much fun everyone is coming back next week, for an extra session!  The babies have absolutely loved it and have engaged really well. I had great feedback from the Mums too. I’m pleased to be able to add an extra dimension to massage and positive touch for families, as their children grow.”  Tracey Allport, Therapist and Baby Massage Instructor

“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.

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-founders of Story Massage and 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


Please email Mary Atkinson on for a booking form and payment options.


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