What is Story Massage
Story Massage involves the use of simple movements (through clothes), associated with words that help to build up a story. Story massage is a fun and interactive way of enjoying positive touch through story telling and simple massage strokes. Everyone can join in, whatever age or ability. 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. Story massage is a fun and interactive way of enjoying positive touch through story telling and simple massage strokes. Everyone can join in, whatever age or ability.
Story Massage strokes concentrate on shoulders, back, arms and head, all areas which are easily accessible and non-intrusive. No oil is used for story massage, and children do not need to remove any clothes. Movements are safe and can be adapted to suit varying personalities and temperaments. Positive touch through storytelling can be especially beneficial for all children.
Benefits of Story MassageWe all enjoy stories and this can be combined with story massage strokes in a creative and fun way to share positive touch.
it improves calmness and concentration
- increases self-confidence, self awareness and self-esteem
- improves social skills
- increases engagement in activities
- improves communication.
Story massage offers a way of learning and communication through play and positive interaction. Muzitots incorporates Story Massage in nursery rhymes during Song and Action and Music and Movement.
Story Massage can be used as a "therapy" session for example where children have problems dealing with situations such as separation of parents, getting into a bedtime routine or morning routine as they are getting ready for school.
If you have any questions or you want more information, please Contact Vera.
Vera is adding this wonderful massage technique to her repertoire of skills, so watch this space for more information.
Contact Vera for more information.