Peer massage helps calm children down

3rd September 2010 at 01:00

A study to evaluate the effects of peer-to-peer pupil massage has been set up in a primary school. The Massage in Schools Association is looking into whether short, regular massage sessions between friends have an impact on children's behaviour and well-being. The association split 160 children at Franche Community Primary in Kidderminster into two groups, with one receiving massage instruction and the other not. Results are now being analysed, but teachers said the head, back and arm massages - carried out with the children fully clothed and only if they agree - have helped calm pupils down.

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