A Child 2 Child Peer Massage is a simple initiative that can be used by children and young people in class, group, club or home.
There are a series of short routines that can be given on the hand or the back and head.
The students choose, daily, whether they wish to take part in the massage and if so, the kind of massage they prefer.
This work uses the body’s own responses to address balance and harmony. The good feelings help to keep students calm, positive, focused and motivated.
It is an inclusive and sustainable model that is easy to introduce and co-ordinate.
There are several ways to introduce A Child 2 Child Peer Massage initiatiative into your setting. Please contact us for further details.
"Our work improves the capacity of emotional and mental health of children and young people. It encourages students to take responsibility for their own
behaviour and teaches them about their own ability to self -manage and self-motivate.
It creates opportunities to practice positive language, make positive and respectful choices. It also helps them understand the effects of stress and pressure on the body. It can be used to bring calm and focus to individuals and groups."
"Using this work helps children develop and improve fine and gross motor skills. It produces interactive, social communication whilst improving language skills.
It helps children positively and appropriately to respond to their own choices and those of their peers.
It provides a connection and understanding about personal choices, similarities and differences whilst introducing a fun element into their learning. It teaches the connection between the physical, spiritual and academic aspects of learning."
"We work with specific family members or family groups; with professionals and volunteers, third sector workers, private and public service
providers to help overcome trauma, loss and separation.
It is individualised ‘needs driven’ provision to suit the clients."