Touch is one of the most basic forms of communication, yet many of us are afraid to touch those who need it most and who may be feeling ‘skin hunger’.

The 'M' Technique® is simple enough to teach a child, yet it evokes a rapid and profound relaxing effect.

The "M" Technique

The 'M' Technique® is a registered method of touch suitable for the very fragile or when massage is inappropriate. It is a series of stroking movements performed in a set sequence at set pressure.

The 'M' technique® works on skin receptors that send signals to the brain.

The technique has been described as physical hypnotherapy and a 'spiritual dance'.


Dr Jane Buckle created the 'M' technique® as a communication tool for nurses. Her patients were critically ill: many had breathing tubes and were unable to talk. She wanted to find a way of communicating with her patients and felt that touch was the way.

Dr Buckle trained in massage, but found that much of what she learned was inappropriate in a critical care setting. So, she started experimenting with slow stroking movements. Gradually a pattern emerged and the 'M' Technique® was born!

M technique can have a beneficial effect on:

• Fear
• Anxiety
• Grief
• Anger
• Chronic Pain
• Chronic Fatigue
• Depression
• Headaches
• Insomnia
• Migraines
• Sprains and strains
• Low immune Function
• Stress

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