Zoom meeting & mini workshop with Emma Snellgrove

Wednesday, 24th March  6.30 – 8pm

We’ll be having our annual get together meeting and stroke review via Zoom this year. We’ll miss seeing each other in person, but it might give more instructors the opportunity to attend. As well as catching up on all the Massage in Schools news in Scotland and Internationally, we are so happy to be joined by guest speaker, Emma Snellgrove (read her bio below). The pandemic has given us a chance to get to know ourselves better and Emma’s mini workshop session will support our mental and physical health & wellbeing.
Emma is delighted to offer a simple and cohesive workshop that will support a personal enquiry to your experience of intimacy. She will guide you through a journey using myofascial release techniques which involves a series of stretches that bring you into motion, to bring you into the now, by listening to the physical and emotional guides in the body. We have to move to learn. We will end with simple refreshing breath work that will revitalise your senses and calm your nervous system.
Zoom link will be emailed to you two days before the meeting
We hope you can make it to our virtual meeting! MISP Instructors, please email Isabel, isfraser@aol.com, to register for you free place.

Emma Snellgrove biography:

Emma has been working in dance theatre, education, body work,  film and tv since 2008. Her work in dance and teaching has taken her across the world working with creatives mostly focusing on embodiment in the context of performance, body work and therapy. Emma started a podcast last year called Sex, Faith & Money. She decided this would be the best platform to promote awareness on the interconnectedness of these themes. She invites guests on who have insights and skills to impart to the listeners. Emma believes that each person is an authority in their experiences and sharing them, will support her listeners to go deeper in their own unique capabilities.
Emma has been a member of MISA since 2018. She decided this program would complement her mission to support the empowerment and autonomy of young people by bringing awareness to their physical and emotional well-being through touch. As an artist Emma appreciates how fragile and powerful young people’s creativity is; using the program designed by MISA is a brilliant entry point to generating that relationship with self.

MISP online

Massage in Schools Programme online!

MISP Instructors are running fun, engaging and creative massage sessions online for children and families to access easily. These are run as a block of 4 sessions and are for children aged 2 – 12 years old along with their parents/carers. MISA Scotland are funding some of these sessions so they will be free for families. See the first pilot study of these online sessions here.

To find out more and to book your place, please contact Isabel Fraser, isfraser@aol.com, 01968 661335

Feedback results for online teaching – instructor, Clare Houston

2020 MISA Scotland AGM and Self-Care Workshop

Date: Saturday, 7th March
Venue: Jury’s Inn, 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, G1 4QG
Time: 10.30 – 12.30 AGM and get together
Self-Care Workshop: 1.30 – 3.30, Free CPD event

Our meetings are always informal but very informative! We’ll begin with a stroke review which will get the oxytocin flowing and activate our creative, focused minds for the rest of the day. We’ll have the official AGM business which won’t take long and then catch up on local, national and international MISP happenings. Dougie Mirfin, from East Ayrshire Support Team, will update us on the current MISP research being undertaken in the schools in his area and their future goals with the MISP. There will be time for everyone attending the meeting to share a bit about their own MISP experiences and intentions for the year.

The self-care workshop will be a very practical afternoon of sharing interesting tools to help us feel a sense of wellbeing in our everyday lives. It will include simple breathing and movement exercises, self-massage and shared massage.
You can come to one or both events. Please email Isabel to book your free place: isfraser@aol.com, 07746 956758

Parent/ Child classes

Great result from the first parent/ child funded pilot!

The massage pilot took place from Friday the 24th of May until Friday the 19th June in a primary school in South Ayrshire. The children participating were aged between 6 and 8 years old. None of the children who participated had ever engaged in peer massage, or massage with their parents before.

Eight families participated in the pilot with either a mother or grandmother attending for each family. For one family both a grandmother and mother attended all sessions, and for another a father attended in the last session, so he too could be involved in the massage routine at home.

Continue reading  here


Parent feedback

News from Dougie Mirfin, East Ayrshire:

“I have just collected some parent data following the teaching of MISP in one school in East Ayrshire. Just wanted to share with you as this school has small classes of autistic children too. It has been really positive.”

New Mini MISP Practitioner Course

New! Mini MISP Practitioner Course, 18th May, 9.15am – 4pm, The Village Nursery, West Linton. Adapted version of MISP for 2 & 3 year olds, open to MISP Instructors, IAIM Instructors and nursery staff working with that age group.

(May 2019 miniMISP Registration form)