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Peer Massage

Ann Bernadt Nursery School believes that massage offers a wide range of benefits to young children and adults. Settings who embed massage as a valued part of their curriculum have found that it lowers stress levels, increases chances for better concentration in school and improves quality of sleep.

Massage Techniques:

Massage techniques will be used on the following areas of the body:

  •  Back
  • Shoulders
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Head
  • Neck

Please note that children will remain clothed and we do not use oils.

Benefits of massage:

  •  An emotional fresh start
  • Helps to provide an open, safe and secure environment for children to grow and develop in confidence and self esteem
  • Learning about yourself, your body and your needs
  • Gives positive touch a context
  • Develops children’s ability to self-regulate
  • Enables children to become familiar with appropriate forms of touch and develop their awareness of boundaries
  • Empowers children and practitioners, strengthening the bond between them
  • Develops fine motor skills, enhancing flexibility and dexterity