In H4 we are big fans of story massage. We come together as a class for a story massage session and have themed, favourite stories, rhymes and songs. We have special interest story massages for individuals, and story massages to prepare us for special events. There are endless ways of using story massage and many, many benefits.
Story massage combines the benefits of positive touch, connectedness, communication, and information with the opportunity to engage in enjoyable stories and the creativity of words. Story massage is inclusive and accessible for our young people with visual, hearing or multi-sensory impairments, as it provides information through touch, through tempo, following the rhythm of the words to convey the meaning.
We have recently begun to hold ‘virtual’ story massage sessions via Microsoft Teams. Even though we have been in a number of different venues, our class have been getting together for a shared story massage, and this has been working really well.