Massage is an integral part of the school day here at Beormund, and a successful, therapeutic way to settle children into learning. At Beormund School we timetable massage for 10 minutes each day after morning break. This assists the children in calming themselves and being in a positive frame of mind to learn. The approaches are consistent across the school.
Massage in School can benefit the child in a variety of ways:
Help provide an open, safe and secure environment for children to grow and develop
Develop a sense of touch – particulary good for tactile/physical learners
Help foster and improve relationships – more respect for each other
To reinforce appropriate touch and talk about who/when others can touch you
Giving children the opportunity to verbalise their choices regarding touch.
A feeling of being individually acknowledged o Improved circulation
To help foster a sense of calm in the classroom
To gain self respect and a better body image
Relaxation and emotional wellbeing – learning how to slow down and ‘be’.
This massage chart shows each of the massage strokes that we use in Beormund