We’ve gathered together some wonderful examples of different massage stories to help with the topics of ‘Under the Sea’ and ‘Oceans’ as curriculum subjects. We hope this selection of ideas portrays the versatility of the Story Massage Programme for individuals of all ages and abilities.
Sea Themed Rhymes
These fun nursery rhymes are popular for those who enjoy nursery rhymes and sing-along songs with lots of repetition. You can download the words and Story Massage strokes by clicking on their names below. You can add lots of different sensory props for added engagement too.
Under the Sea Massage Story
We hope you enjoy this follow-along massage story with Mary, co-founder of the Story Massage Programme, and her trust teddy, Emmanuel. The story is about a little fish looking for some calm amid the frenzy of marine life under the sea.
You can download the words here:
Ocean Themed Massage Stories
Here are two massage stories for your topic of ‘Oceans’. The first one Protect Our Oceans is written by Una Curran, a trained Story Massage Instructor, and looks at ways in which we can look after our oceans. The second massage story Our Ocean Learning is written by pupils at Thorntree Primary School in Glasgow, and collates the information they have learnt during their Ocean studies. It is an excellent way of revising key points.
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.