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 a large mixing bowl while a gentle squeezing action on the shoulders can kneeding the bread dough.

The children work in pairs and the time is very quiet and respectful – always asking ‘please may I touch you?’ and saying ‘Thank you’ at the end. Many parents report the benefits of receiving a story massage from their child at home!