Story Massage

Story massage involves the use of easy to follow strokes, which are assigned to a symbol and are associated with spoken words, that help to build up an engaging story.

The strokes concentrate on shoulders, back, arms and head. No oil is used and the movements are carried out over clothing.

Story massage can be used with any age and adapted to suit children and adults and those with special needs.

The routines are set to rhymes, songs, stories or memories. Stories can be linked to the educational curriculum or tailored to an individuals needs.

Individuals can be supported to create their own ‘story massages’ which can aid self expression, emotional development, creativity and interaction.

The strokes can be given between parent and child, peer to peer, sibling to sibling, adult to adult, care giver to client etc. There are no restrictions, apart from a consensual agreement.

It is a fun way to learn to relax and receive the powerful benefits of positive touch.

MOTH Therapies has achieved a Best Practice Award for the work carried out, using Story Massage with Babies and children. Click here to read a blog about my work written by the co-founders of Story Massage.

2 programmes are available for babies, incorporating traditional Baby Massage and Story Massage, and Story massage with sensory play; further building baby’s development and on the benefits of massage as well as positive touch, by teaching parents a whole new set of skills, that will grow with their child and that can be used with other members of the family.

The groups are fun and interactive, using traditional rhymes, songs and books.

Groups are also available for older babies, toddlers and children, of all ages.

Workshops are also available for Parents.


The benefits of story massage?

  • A simple and interactive way of sharing positive touch.
  • Relaxation of mind and body, easing tension and stress.
  • Learning the essential life skill of conscious relaxation, through experiencing the benefits of recharging the mind and body.
  • Promotion of feel good hormones, including Oxytocin, which helps to boost general well-being.
  • The opportunity to experience dedicated ‘calming time’.
  • Improved alertness and concentration.
  • Reduction of aggressive and hyperactive behaviours.
  • Increased self-confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem.
  • Encourages a wider vocabulary, communication and interaction.
  • Develops imagination.
  • An increased sensitivity to how children’s actions and emotions can influence others.
  • An increased self-awareness.
  • Offers an alternative means to communicate feelings and emotions.
  • A fun way to spend time together as a family.
  • For babies, all of the benefits of baby massage also apply.
  • And of course Enjoyment.

Story massage with Mindfulness groups for children, are also available; to help our young people to stop and attend, build confidence and compassion, and assist with emotional regulation, in a fast paced world.

Groups are organised with Pre-school, Reception to year 2, years 3-6, Tween and Teenagers.

Baby Group sessions – £77.00 for 6 weeks

One to one sessions: Please enquire about your needs

Group numbers are limited to maintain appropriate attention and quality teaching.

Please contact me to discuss dates of the next scheduled group sessions, or your requirements for families, group work, special needs, schools, libraries, nursing homes, play groups, nurseries, church groups etc.