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)

MISA International Conference

misa_conferenceMISA International Conference
London 6 May 2017
Continuing Education Day
London 7 May 2017

Speakers and details in this MISA Conference poster (kindly note that you need to select your ‘Non-member’ ‘Instructor’ or ‘Trainer’ category and the number of days you wish to attend)

Book here


Registration fees