Once Upon a Touch...
Release Date:21 Nov 2015

Once Upon a Touch...

Story Massage for Children

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

A fun and creative way to increase general well-being, improveconcentration and self-awareness, and encourage relaxation in childrenaged 3-11, this book offers a hands-on guide to story massage. Centralto the book are step-by-step, illustrated instructions for teneasy-to-learn basic strokes which are given through clothes on theback, head, shoulders and arms. These basic strokes have then been usedto create over 25 story massages which vary in length and complexity.The stories range from traditional tales such as 'HumptyDumpty' to hands-on learning stories such as 'Deep in theRainforest.' The massages can be carried out by adults inone-to-one or group sessions, or taught to children to practice on eachother.

Mary Atkinson is an award-winning complementarytherapist and tutor, and author of four books on massage, includingHealing Touch for Children. Alongside Sandra Hooper, she runstraining courses for individuals and organisations to help developskills and confidence in the use of story massage. SandraHooper is an experienced primary school teacher, massagetherapist, and a respected international trainer on the Massage inSchools Programme (MISP).

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