Story Massage for Children & Adults
What is Story Massage?
Story Massage involves the use of simple movements (through clothes), associated with words that help to build up a story. Tracing a large circle on a child’s back, for example, can depict the image of the world while a gentle squeezing action on the shoulders can represent eating something very delicious. Story Massage can be shared as a child to child or parent to child activity. It is currently being used and developed worldwide in a variety of settings including home, school, after-school clubs, family centres, hospices and special schools.
Benefits of Story Massage
We all love stories. When combined with the benefits of simple massage strokes, stories present wonderful opportunities for creative fun and interaction. Sharing positive touch offers great scope for imaginative activity and learning for children of all ages and abilities.
Story Massage Strokes
The benefits of positive touch for children are backed by extensive research from The Massage in Schools Association and Touch Research Institute Miami with findings including:
- Improved calmness and concentration.
- Increased self-confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem
- Improved social skills
- Increased engagement in activities
- Better communication
This course is taught by Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper, experienced massage therapists. This fun course covers 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.
Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper
|Day||Thursday 7th December 2017|
|Time||9.30am – 4pm.
Please arrive 10 mins before class to sign in and get settled.
|Venue||Purple Turtle Wellbeing, Old Slipper Baths, Barrack Yard, North Road BN1 1YA|
|Topic||Story massage for children & adults|
Purple Turtle Wellbeing
Barrack Yard, North Road
Brighton, East Sussex