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Lichfield mum launches workshop to teach local families how to use Story Massage

A Lichfield mum-of-one is offering parents the chance to find a new way to help parents connect with their children.

Sue Burford, who has over 20 years of experience, is running a Story Massage session at Advantage House on Stowe Street from 10am on March 18.

Sue Burford using Story Massage techniques on her son

Sue Burford using Story Massage techniques on her son

She said the event would help parents learn how to combine storytelling and massage.

“I really find Story Massage to be a great way of communicating, bonding and soothing children,” she said. “The power of positive touch is immense and it is great to be able to share the technique locally.

“It isn’t something that I feel many people are aware of still and it has such positive benefits for families that I am keen to raise awareness.”

Sue has also been honoured in the Best Practice in Story Massage awards.

Mary Atkinson, who created the technique, said: “The work Sue is doing is amazing.

“She has shown a really innovative and unique attitude to Story Massage which we are keen to recognise through the best practice award. This is not something that we hand out lightly, and with only 15 awards made globally so far it recognises our accreditation and monitoring of the individual to verify best practice in their field.”

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