• Accredited Story Massage Training course for individuals (more details below)
  • Story Massage Training for in house/group/inset days for your school or organisation (more details here: Story Massage In-House)
  • Online Story Massage Training Course (more details here: Story Massage Online)

FHT Accredited Short Course

Accredited Day Course

We hold regular Story Massage training days for individuals wishing to use Story Massage for children and adults in the home or as an extension of their work. Everyone is welcome to attend to find out more about this simple, fun and easy way to share positive touch activities with others

Time: 09.45 for a prompt start at 10.00 – 16.00 (we will indicate if the timing is different, so please check individual trainings)

To book: please contact Mary and Sandra on for a booking form. Please indicate which course you are interested in.

Cost: includes certificate and training manual. Payment in full or a £30 non-refundable deposit to secure your place on the course. We can invoice schools and organisations.


There are still places on these courses unless we indicate they are full. 


  • Wednesday 27th February 2019. Glasgow. With Kids, 15, Annfield Place, Glasgow G31  2XE. £149. More information here: Glasgow Course.


  • Thursday 28th February 2019. Glasgow. With Kids, 15, Annfield Place, Glasgow G31  2XE. £149. More information here: Glasgow Course.


  • Tuesday 19th March 2019. Hinckley, Leics. The Therapy Station, Unit 8 Salisbury House, Wheatfield Way, Hinckley, Leicestershire. LE10 1YG. £149. More information here: Leicester Course.






  • Thursday 13th June 2019. Belfast. Tor Bank School, 5 Dunlady Road, Dundonald, Belfast  BT16 1TT.  £149.



Story Massage in Action

Here is a video demonstrating Story Massage in different settings:

To book: for more information and a booking form please contact Mary or Sandra via email on or telephone 01243 779600.

More information: Do check out our answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our Story Massage training days. Story Massage FAQ.

Please note:

Your place on a course will be confirmed when the full amount is paid. Fees are refundable up to 7 days prior to the course date. However, an admin fee of £10 will be charged. You may send a substitute delegate.

What does Story Massage training involve?

Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of all our stories. We will teach you these strokes and then work with you to adapt familiar stories and even create some massage 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. It is fun and interactive, just like story massage. The day’s training is supported by updates and ideas via a newsletter, Facebook page, blog and YouTube channel.

Who can benefit from Story Massage training?

Anyone who has an interest in using story massage to encourage positive touch for children – whether you are working for an organisation or you’d like to use it in the home – will benefit from this training. We can tailor your training to suit your particular needs.

All adults working with children or vulnerable adults require an enhanced DBS certificate (Disclosure and Barring Service) or equivalent. Therapists are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct and Professional Practice of their professional organisation.



“Enthusiastic and passionate trainers who brings her varying experiences to the course. Wonderful, hands-on, interactive training that has added a new dimension to my infant massage courses”. Natalie Leunder, Infant Massage and Yoga instructor.

“Fantastic. Highly recommended. A training day that can really be used on a day to day basis and adapted appropriately for each child.” Anne Steven, Rachel House Children’s Hospice, Glasgow.

“I think Story Massage adds value to what we are giving schools and encourages them to carry on with the Massage in Schools Programme. The Story Massage book has lots of ideas for new massage stories to try. Jane McLennan, MISP Instructor, England

“Story Massage empowers parents giving them a tool they can use to interact with their children in a calm non-threatening way. It is also a way for parents to spend one to one time with their child thus reinforcing the bond between parent and child.”
Andrea Bilbow OBE Chief Executive ADDISS (The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.)

“What an amazing training day! 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 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. The feedback from all the school staff who attended the course was excellent. We are now delivering story massage sessions across the school on a daily or weekly basis.” Lisa Lawrence, Sensory Co-ordinator, Ysgol Y Deri Special School, Penarth.

“The course was everything I wanted and more! Your delivery was superb, encouraging us all in every way. You have developed a lovely healing experience for children of all ages and levels of understanding.” Caroline Prudames, Holistic therapist

“Reuben was anxious about starting school and couldn’t sleep, so my therapist suggested trying a story massage. It really helped him settle. Thank you so much.” Catriona Plunkett, Mum

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Story Massage Training FAQ

Do check out our answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our Story Massage training days. Story Massage FAQ.