Touch is our first language and a great way to connect through massage
Why do it?
- Massage is relaxing for everyone
- Massage teaches us about gentle and safe touch
- touch is a great way to connect and show love
- Touch is the ‘mother of all senses’, and ‘loving touch is baby’s first language’.
How to do it
You’ll need: Sore feet or shoulders, a cozy space and some moisturiser or massage oil if you want.
- Make your room nice and cozy. Maybe light some candles and put on some relaxing music.
- Take turns giving a little foot, back or shoulder rub!
Ask if it feels ok. Massage should be gentle and feel good.
Using more te reo Māori
|Te reo Māori||English|
|Mirimiri mirimiri Massage Maori | Noun||Massage|
|Noni noni Oil, vegetable oil Maori | Noun||Oil|
|waewae waewae Leg, foot, footprint Maori | Noun||Leg|
|Mākoha mākoha To be tranquil, undisturbed, gentle, compassionate, kindly, considerate, amiable, placid, kind-hearted Maori | Verb||Gentle|
|Kānara kānara Candle Maori | Noun||Candle|