The Butterfly Massage Story
The Butterfly Massage Story by Sonia Murray
- Child’s favourite cream or oil, (the one they like the feel of and smell of)
- warm quiet space
This massage story can be undertaken on your child’s hand, foot or back. As with most massage activities, tailor it to your child’s needs, attention and tolerance span.
Once upon a time, there was a tiny little caterpillar (gently and slowly walk your fingers around the child’s hand) and he was going on a journey. As he went along, sometimes the path he was on would end in a dead-end and he would have to slither backwards. (Walk your fingers backwards on the child’s hand)
At times the little caterpillar would need to climb up a plant; this was a bit harder to do.(Press your fingers slightly harder on the child’s hand)Once he reached the top, he look around to see what he could see. (Gently move your hand in a clockwise action onyour child’s hand) He looked the other way. (Gently move your hand in anticlockwise actions of the child’s hand) Whilst looking he spotted a beautiful flowers and thought I would like to build my cocoon. So he slowly went down the plant.