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Massage in School Workshops (MISP)

Provided by WFS

Peer Massage in Schools: Benefits, Implementation & Effects

An in school workshop where participants, fully clothed, experience Swedish-inspired techniques. In over 1,000 British primary schools, students devote 10 minutes daily to massage or tracing shapes on their partner's head, shoulders, neck, and back. These sessions foster relaxation, trust, and respect, countering bullying and reintroducing positive touch. Designed for primary schools but adaptable to all levels.

Format

Typically we deliver session of 30 minutes per class.

Age Groups

Y1 - Y13, Higher Education, Special Educational Needs (SEN)

How it Works

Peer massage operates on a neurological level, boosting the production of dopamine and serotonin, known as "feel-good" hormones in the brain. Additionally, oxytocin, a hormone facilitating stress relief and social bonding, is released. These hormonal fluctuations contribute to better happiness and concentration, as reported by teachers observing the effects on pupils.

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Introduce Children to Various Massage Techniques

Some of the techniques introduced include "Bear-Walk", "Cat Grip" or "Bunny-Hop".

Students performing massage in classroom

Benefits

Some of the benefits include:
- Diminish aggression
- Enhance behavioral issues
- Aid in mitigating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - (ADHD)
- Alleviate anxiety
- Address insomnia

Happy children

6-Week Programs Available

A tailored 6 weeks programme can be delivered, with each session lasting 30 minutes and involving a class of children, along with a teacher and teaching assistant. These sessions enable participants to reinforce and practice routines regularly. Interested individuals can schedule a trial taster session or meeting.

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Cost

Prices will vary depending on your requirements. Please submit an enquiry below to obtain a quote.

About This Provider (WFS)
workshops for schools and nurseries and clubs accross the curriculum . Virtual and in person with  artists, teachers and experienced practioners
Head Office: WFS, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19

Welcome to WFS Workshops for Schools and Nurseries! We offer a tailor made service to provide your school or classroom with any workshop you require. Whether it be curriculum based, or you're catering for a special event or holiday camp, we can personally arrange this to the highest quality! We have over 18 years experience in providing workshops to schools. However, we not only provide the workshops, we ensure the whole day/event runs smoothly so you don't have to do anything! You can even get involved with the workshops yourself! Take a look at our website to find out what we are currently promoting, and if you can't see what you're looking for, or you would like something specific then get in touch now!

Available Regions
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Anywhere in England
Anywhere in Wales

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