Combining stories with massage can bring benefits including communication, engagement, fun and opportunities for meaningful interaction. Massage stories can be used at the beginning and end of the day and before transitions. In some groups, adults will deliver massage strokes to learners: for some groups, students may be able to form a circle and offer massages to each other. Bespoke massage stories can be created using the standard set of massage story strokes, which can be paired with lines in a story.
Students can experience the structure of stories in an accessible way, and begin to anticipate elements of the story.