Peer Massage in Schools Programme (MISP)

We have been fortunate to have the opportunity to use the Massage In School Programme at Bretherton Endowed. The programme is well established and is used in schools throughout the country.

What is Massage in Schools?

It is an inclusive programme of touch and clothed peer massage for children of 4-12 years. it is undertaken as a whole class and it is given only by a child to a child with whom they feel comfortable with. Children wear ttheir normal clothes and give massage to each other on the back, head and arms. This was initailly introduced and led by a qualified instructor in a weekly session after half term. In these sessions the instructor will teach the children and the teacher the massage routines.

How will it benefit the children?

Studies have shownthat, when children give massage to each other, they become calmer, concentrate better and have more confidence. This will be a tremendous benefit to the children and their learning. It will support our Personal Social and Emotional education curriculum. It will also address such issues as awareness of self and others, personal safety and respect.

When and where does it take place?

Following the introductory period the class teacher will decide how and when the programme will be issued with their particular class. the ten to fifteen minute session may be at the start of the day or after lunch to help settle the children for the afternoon session. It is a great benefit for our children.

Contact the School

Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School

South Road,
PR26 9AH

Headteacher & SENDCO | Mrs A Moxham

School Office Contact:

Mrs Paula Carlyon (Bursar) | Mrs Chrissy Mitchell (Business Support Officer)

NB: All documentation is in PDF format and is downloadable, however, if you require paper copies, please contact the School Office Manager