The Massage in Schools Programme (MISP) is an inclusive programme of positive touch activities and peer massage. It is used in schools and children's organisations throughout the world.
The clothed massage is:
Given by the children, to each other
Restricted to the back, head, arms and hands
Given and received with the child's permission
Children become calmer and have improved concentration
Children have more confidence and increased self esteem
It teaches children to respect others and leads to social inclusion
Emotional health improves
Children develop better motor skills
It empowers the child to be able to refuse a massage if they do not want to have one.
It encourages visualisation and kinaesthetic learning
It is fun