Story Massage Training

Learn how to share Story Massage with Children

At Connected Kids, we are delighted to have formed a collaboration with the team from Story Massage to complement our work helping children improve their health and well-being.

Story Massage is easy to learn and involves the use of simple movements (children are clothed), linked to words that help tell a story.   Story Massage has a flexible approach as it can be shared as a child to child or parent to child activity.

At present it is used worldwide in a variety of settings including home, school, after-school clubs, family centres, hospices and special schools.

Story Massage Level 1 – Accredited Online Course

The course has been taught worldwide, but now you can learn at a time and place to suit you through our online learning course.

This easy-to-use, interactive online course will give you the support and experience you need to help you share Story Massage with children of all ages and abilities.

The course is a collaboration between Connected Kids and the co-founders of Story Massage, Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper, authors of the popular book Once upon a touch… story massage for children (the book comes as part of the course).

You will be guided through easy-to- use modules, self-directed practical exercises, video and audio clips and downloadable resources to help you develop Story Massage activities for children.

story massage training“It is very rare to find an activity, which can engage all learners no matter what their needs, age or disabilities.  Mary and Sandra are very experienced and knowledgeable and have produced a clear and easy to follow programme. It offers flexibility to develop your own stories and make it unique to your setting.”  Lisa Lawrence, Sensory Learning Leader 

“There is a depth to the Story Massage that connects the story with creating images and also, your own reality, experience and emotions.” Danielle O’Reilly, Children’s Nurse and Forest School Leader

Sandra and Mary will show you how to help children feel calmer and more focused, and encourage better communication and engagement. Plus, you will learn more about how to adapt Story Massage for children with additional needs.

It’s a self-directed, interactive course that you can begin at a time to suit you.


Here’s a sample of the videos you will see on the Story Massage course


Online workbook

Easy-to-complete self-assessment questions – helping you understand what you have learned and put it into practice!.   

Downloadable resources

You will be able to download practical and accessible answer sheets to help you review and reflect on your learning during the course.

On-going support

You will have on-going support to help you keep up your Story Massage practice and full access to the online course materials for 6 months (extensions are available).story massage training





The creation of this course has been inspired and informed by the work of Mary Atkinson or Sandra Hooper of Story Massage.   We help promote the course (we think it’s great) but the payment is processed via the Story Massage team.  Connected Kids Ltd promotes the online course on behalf of Story Massage .  Connected Kids accepts no responsibility for the content of the Story Massage course.  Please visit for their terms and conditions, privacy statement and disclaimer policy.

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