Story Massage


In the words of the authors, Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper, "Story massage is a fun way of introducing the benefits of nurturing touch through storytelling and simple massage strokes. The sun, for example, can be illustrated by drawing a circle on a child's back with the flats of the hands."


Our task was to come up with a fun and child friendly branding and a visual set of stroke shapes which could be used to tell a story on the back of a child or adult.

Simple one colour strokes designed to show both the movement and pressure of the hands on the back when telling the stories. The shapes were used as a graphic device for the supporting print and web design .

Graphics were designed for an eBook, a DVD, large posters, flyers, printed sticker labels, web site and a printed book, soon to be published by Jessica Kingsley.