Meet Your Massage in Schools Trainers

Whether you’re a parent or work with children and families in a professional capacity, we’re committed to helping you learn and use the techniques from the Massage in Schools Programme training (MISP).

If you’re considering joining our Massage in Schools training course, read on to find out more about our trainers.

Kate Pigeon-Owen

Kate Pigeon-Owen is a working mother of two and founder of Childways Ltd. Childways’ mission is to provide training and workshops to promote nurturing touch and improve communication between individuals.

Kate is an Instructor and Trainer for the International Association of Infant Massage. She trained to be an instructor with the MISP in 2002, and became a MISP Trainer in 2005.

Kate was also a founder member of a small independent charity community school in Suffolk where nurturing touch was woven into the fabric of the whole school. The associated Parent and Toddler groups provided baby massage classes and the Kindergarten and Lower School had the MISP as part of the curriculum.

Kate believes passionately in the power of nurturing touch and is striving to promote the benefits of touch for all families including ensuring that MISP is part of the daily curriculum in our primary schools.

Gail Bovenizer

Gail Bovenizer is a mother of school-aged twin girls and has been running a company called Harmony Yoga Ireland since 2003. Harmony Yoga Ireland specialises in classes and teacher training for pregnancy, birth and beyond. Gail has been working in the Holistic field for 9 years and has qualifications in Pregnancy Massage & Pregnancy Yoga, Infant Massage & Baby Yoga, YogaKids and Massage in Schools.

After completing her training as a Massage in Schools Instructor, Gail took the programme to schools in Ireland and is pioneering the programme in Ireland, hoping to get it into as many schools as possible in the coming years. Since becoming a Massage in Schools Trainer, Gail has taught in both England and Ireland. Gail is also an Instructor and Trainer with the International Association of Infant Massage.

Gail is working hard to educate the people of Ireland about the benefits of Positive Touch not only for children but for everyone!

If you have any questions about the MISP Course, contact us today to speak with lead Trainer Kate.

Alternatively, discover more about the Massage in Schools Instructor training or our Baby Massage Course.