Mary Atkinson | Therapist, Author and Tutor Specialising in Story Massage and Indian Head Massage
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Welcome to my website. This is my opportunity to share my passion for the benefits of positive touch for children and adults of all ages and abilities. In November 2020, I was awarded ‘FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year’ which is such an honour. This was largely for my work during lockdown sharing videos on social media to bring comfort and reassurance to thousands of people in family homes, schools, hospices and hospices. You can read more here: Mary wins FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year Award.

Books and Courses

My books Healing Touch for Children and The Art of Indian Head Massage are popular in many different countries. My courses including the Indian Head Massage Diploma and The Story Massage Programme are accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). In collaboration with Amy Taylor, I have shared my love of Indian Head Massage by setting up the Indian Head Massage Community. This group offers support and an opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other Indian Head Massage therapists.

Mary Atkinson in JapanPublications and Talks

As a trained journalist, I also enjoy writing articles, books and courses on holistic therapies. I am a regular speaker at conferences about a variety of holistic topics. In 2015, I was presented with the prestigious FHT Excellence in Leadership Award for my work with Cocoro, a charity working with families affected by the Japanese Tsunami in 2011. I have also volunteered in Dunkirk Refugee Camp and the Empowering Women of Nepal project.

Story Massage Programme Book and Courses

I am co-founder of the Story Massage Programme which is now an international success.  This fully inclusive positive touch activity is based on ten simple massage strokes. It combines the benefits of nurturing touch with the fun and creativity of story, song and rhyme. The programme is now popular worldwide in schools, special schools, hospices and, of course, the family home.

Thank you so much for such a lovely training day. Your teaching was calm, helpful, informative and inspirational and it was great to get one-to-one assistance. It has given me the confidence to go straight out and deliver all I have learned to my clients.
-Lesley Raphael, Holistic Therapist

First rate teacher and therapist. Genuinely lovely, warm person who radiates positivity. I would recommend Mary highly and frequently do! I’m glad I travelled to Chichester to do her FHT approved Indian Head Massage course – when clients tell me that I do an amazing IHM, I tell them I had an excellent teacher!
-Sue Adlam, Holistic Therapist

New dates for my FHT Accredited Indian Head Massage Diploma in North Cornwall. Course run by experienced and supportive tutor Bridget Prusik from Sea Holly Therapies. 5th - 7th November 2021£335All the details in this link: ... See MoreSee Less
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Competition and celebration! Do take a look at this fun competition. I'm delighted to be on the steering group for National Massage Day and Pro-Touch Awareness. What a joy to working alongside such passionate and committed people. It feels the perfect way of celebrating the honour of being FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year 2020. The Federation of Holistic Therapists #businesskindness #storymassage #kindness #FHTExcellenceAwards #competitionHere's a fun competition to celebrate being part of the amazing National Massage Day and Pro-Touch Awareness steering group this year. We've been busy, busy, busy with lots of new initiatives to raise awareness of the benefits of positive, respectful touch. And first, we’d love to include you in the creation of our Lizzie Ladybird massage stories based on kindness. + Simply comment below with the name of a special person (child or adult) or pet that you would like to see in the massage story. + The three lucky people will also win a beautiful Face the World Moroccan Rose Massage Candle. + We will choose three names at random and post a fun video of picking them from a hat! Closing date is midnight on Friday 30th July.+ Do share this post but please ask people to comment on this post so we can keep a track. The Pro-Touch team will be posting more information about how you can be involved in the Pro-Touch Movement (beginning with National Massage Day on 1st October) this year – and all the sensational goodies we have on offer to support you. And we are not being over-enthusiastic here, it’s going to be amazing! Website is coming very soon but in the meantime head over to the Facebook page to keep up to date. National Massage Day and Pro-Touch Awareness#businesskindness #competition #win #massagestory #protouch #candle #lizzieladybird ... See MoreSee Less
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Excellent courses from Golden Egg Holistic - with a special offer of 20% discount.🌻🌻**Sale**🌻🌻For the month of July , there's 20% off all our Online Baby courses ( Baby Massage , Baby Reflexology and Baby Reflexology Instructor ) 🌻Use coupon code 👉 julylove 👈 at checkout 🌻 #babyreflexology #babyreflexologyinstructor #reflux #colic #babies #babieslovemassage #teenagers #muscletone #goldeneggholistic #onlinetraining #aor #fht #ctha ... See MoreSee Less
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