Please contact me for a quote, prices are flexible dependant upon the number of classes I would be working with.

The Massage in Schools Programme was created by two inspirational women:  Mia Elmsater &  Sylvie Hetu. The child-to-child massage programme has been developed as an inclusive whole school strategy for reducing children’s stress levels, aggression and bullying.   The MISP is a well-structured yet simple programme.

The clothed, peer massage is:

  • For children 4-12 years old
  • Given and received with the child’s permission
  • Given by the children, to each other
  • On the back, head, arms and hands
  • 10-15 minutes daily
  • All children ask permission from each other before they start and say ‘thank you’ to their partner at the end.

Benefits of the Massage in Schools Programme

Studies and observations have shown that:

  • Children become calmer and have improved concentration.
  • Children have more confidence and increased self esteem
  • It teaches children to respect others and leads to social inclusion
  • There is a reduction in bullying and aggression
  • Emotional health improves
  • It helps children recognise ‘good’ and ‘bad’ touch
  • Children show improved motor skills
  • It encourages visualisation and kinaesthetic learning
  • Children are encouraged to make choices
  • Cooperation improves as children work in pairs and in groups
  • There is a calmer classroom environment
  • The teacher benefits from all these aspects
  • Massage is fun!

Curriculum Links

Every Child Matters

The Massage in Schools Programme is a high quality inclusive programme that can be used creatively within all curriculum areas and age groups and links to areas of current government initiatives relating to children, such as Every Child Matters.

The Massage In Schools Programme can be used in the curriculum in a variety of ways.