I am delighted and very excited to have finished my training with MISA (Massage In Schools Association) so that Brilliant Beings can help bring the many mindful and healing benefits of positive touch into children’s lives 🙂
What is Massage in Schools?
It is an inclusive programme of positive touch and clothed peer massage for children of 4-12 years. Children wear their normal school clothes and give massage to each other on the back, head and arms.
How will it benefit the children?
Studies have shown that, when children give massage to each other, they become calmer, concentrate better and have more confidence. This will be of tremendous benefit to the children and their teachers. It can support a school’s Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum (and work in Healthy Schools (Emotional wellbeing) and Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)). It will address such issues as awareness of self and others and personal safety.
When and where does it take place?
Following the introductory period at a school, the class teachers will decide how and when the programme will be used with their particular class. The ten to fifteen minute session may be at the start of the day, or after lunch to help settle the children for the afternoon session.
Outside of Schools
I am also happy to introduce the programme to families; maybe you have a few friends who would love to bring their children along to a small group class. Please get in touch if this sounds good 🙂