Book: Story Massage - Mary Atkinson

Book: Story Massage

This innovative book by Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper is written for everyone who would like to know more about the Story Massage. It offers a practical and fun guide to the benefits and safe and appropriate use of the Story Massage Programme.  Once upon a Touch… Story Massage for Children (Singing Dragon, £11.99) is designed to encourage you to enjoy and explore the benefits of the programme in the home, school or the wider community.

Central to the book are step-by-step instructions with illustrations for ten easy to follow basic stokes. The strokes, given through clothes on the back, head, shoulders and arms, are pleasurable and simple to give and receive.  With names such as The WaveThe Drum and The Calm, the ten moves can be used to represent a choice of objects and actions within a massage story.

We have used the ten basic strokes to create over 25 story massages which vary in length and complexity.  Designed to help build your confidence, some of the stories. songs and rhymes contain only a few strokes and take less than a minute to complete.  Others may take up to four or five minutes and involve most or all of the ten strokes.




 More about the Story Massage Programme

To find out more about the FHT accredited online training course in the Story Massage Programme and a range of other resources please visit the website: Story Massage Programme 
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