Video Course: Massage In Schools: Calm, Focused, and Friendly

Thea Blair

Any teacher will tell you that it is becoming increasingly difficult to garner and hold students’ attention. Challenges include inability to settle down and concentrate, aggression, social exclusion, and general anxiety. Peer massage, which began in Sweden 20 years ago, has proven to reduce aggression and bullying and increase social inclusion. Watch this fascinating documentary produced by Thea Blair and see how massage is used in one UK school to bring students to a place of calm, focus, and friendliness.

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Thea Blair
Thea Blair is a mother of two, a Waldorf teacher, and a pediatric massage therapist. She operated a successful preschool out of her home for 14 years. Observing the amazing results of touch, either playful or comforting, in resolving children's emotional stress led her to seek massage training. She now teaches peer massage, consults with parents and teachers, and campaigns tirelessly for the return of healthy touch to our culture. Blair produced the documentary Massage In Schools: Calm, Focused, and Friendly. Learn more at
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