Professional Training - Massage in Schools - London and Manchester
Nurturing Touch Illuminates the Brain
Massage in Schools is a programme that develops positive touch in both a school or informal setting. It is based on respect and involves a formal massage routine and related activities. It is being used successfully as part of PHSCE, and in the past has contributed to SEAL and the Healthy Schools Awards as well as the outcomes of ‘Every Child Matters.’ Positive touch is recommended by NICE guidelines for vulnerable and looked after children.
The Massage in Schools Programme offers children an opportunity to re-balance emotional systems, to connect with each other and develop caring relationships in a way that supports personal development for individuals and the whole school community.
FOR ANYONE WHO WORKS WITH CHILDREN 4-12 YEARS OLD
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OF MASSAGE or EDUCATION NECESSARY
PEER MASSAGE - CHILD TO CHILD
FULLY CLOTHED- IN A SEATED POSITION
PROMOTES RESPECT, RELIEVES STRESS, EMPOWERS CHILDREN and PROMOTES EMOTIONAL UNDERSTANDING
CALMER CHILDREN, LESS AGRESSION, IMPROVED CONCENTRATION, INCREASED ACHIEVEMENT, REDUCED STRESS IN THE CLASSROOM, REDUCES TRUANCY, INCREASES TOLERANCE AND AWARENESS AND KINDNESS WITHIN PEER GROUPS.
This takes place over two days during which you will learn:
- How to teach the entire routine to children with confidence
- Science behind the routine
- Ideas for using touch to help learning across the curriculum
- Adaptations for different ages
- Adaptations for children will Special Learning Needs
- Where to access help and support (Uk MISA branch)
- Lesson planning and schedules for implementation into schools
- Working with Parents
A school in inner city Liverpool recently measured year 1 pupil engagement in learning, over a 3 month period, after peer massage. The findings were incredibly promising with engagement in learning increasing to 100%. All pupils in the school now take place in peer massage on a daily basis.
Similarly an outstanding nursery uses MISP twice a day and has timetabled directive learning immediately afterwards as the children are calm and ready to learn.
From Nik Smith- Head teacher, Dovedale Junior School
'At Dovedale we have been using the Massage in Schools programme for many years. We have used Pupil Premium money to fund this whole school initiative. We have seen a change in our children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning through the programme. The calming and supportive nature, benefits all our children and in particular the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. When children are calm they are more able to access teaching and learning. I highly recommend the massage in schools programme for the benefit of all children, staff and parents.'
'Kate is a wonderful massage teacher; she has been working with us for the last 5 years. Her professional, caring and supportive nature has enabled us to take the programme forward and develop it to meet the needs of ourchildrenand whole school community. Our school would not be the same without her.'
From Year 1 Teacher, All Saints Catholic Primary School
'This is the best training course I have been on. I feel so well looked after, calm and refreshed and I have something to take back to school which will immediately benefit the children in my class. Thank you so much.'
From Year 2 Teacher at Dovedale Infant School
'This training course has exceeded my expectations in every way. I can’t wait to get started with my class!'
From a parent of reception pupil at Barlows School
'Thank you so much for teaching my son massage. He comes home and gives us all massages and it is really lovely. Now we have had this parents session- I feel I know more and can massage him as well. This is a great idea.'
From Nicky Bond PHSCE coordinator Thatto Heath Primary School
'The peer-massage techniques that the children were introduced to, were not only fun to learn, but gave them the tools to calm themselves down and understand how to instantly create a calm classroom environment. Even now, months later, the children ask to use the skills they learnt, and in some classes. My class LOVE what they learnt that week.!'
MISP is implemented in all Scottish Primary Schools.
Training Dates for 2018
November 8th and 9th London
Email Kate Norfolk to book your place: firstname.lastname@example.org