Story Massage Training
Date: 8th June 2018
Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm approx.
Story Massage combines the creativity of storytelling with the benefits of positive, respectful touch. Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of the story massage training, book and DVD. Each of these strokes has an accompanying symbol so that they are internationally recognizable. The strokes and symbols provide a structure that enables you to share Story Massage with children of all ages and abilities.
On this one day CPD course, you will learn these strokes and symbols and then we will work together to adapt familiar stories using these ten simple strokes. We will also spend time creating our own massage stories for you to share at home or work. This will help build your confidence with using Story Massage in the way that most suits you. During the day we will discuss benefits, offer guidelines for safe and effective use of Story Massage, and suggest ways of adapting for individual needs. There will be opportunities to ask questions and share ideas.
Story Massage is currently being used:
• In nurseries, schools, special schools, afterschool clubs, youth groups, infant massage and yoga classes
• In hospices, hospitals and care homes (can be used for people with dementia)
• For children with special physical, emotional or educational needs
• As an addition to your work as an OT or Physiotherapist
• In the family home
Course Fee: €170
Requirements: The day is open to all adults with an interest in sharing positive touch with children and adults. Attendees include therapists, teachers, teaching assistants, care workers, other health professionals, parents and grandparents. Story Massage is an ideal addition to your current work with families, children or adults.
Please note: If you would like to use Story Massage with groups of children such as in schools or Story Massage classes, then you will need a prior qualification such as Baby Massage or Reflexology Instructor or Massage in Schools Instructor. Please contact email@example.com if you need further clarification.
Course Trainers: Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper, co-authors of Once Upon a Touch… Story Massage for Children. Mary and Sandra are both experienced massage therapists with a wealth of experience in using positive touch activities in the home, school and community.
This is a CPD approved training course.
For further info/Booking contact: Mary Atkinson
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org