Message from the MISA-USA President

Welcome to MISA-USA, the US website for the Massage in Schools Association (MISA). MISA is a worldwide organization dedicated to supporting instructors of the Massage in Schools Program (MISP) in spreading our message throughout the world.

The program and association began in the UK in 2000. Our pioneer work here in the U.S. began in 2011 and we are growing rapidly. Our goal is to have the MISP in all 50 states. Our instructors come from a range of professions, all of whom are dedicated to sharing the benefits of the MISP with children.

The MISP advocates a new educational and family approach to massage to encourage rapport and healthy, positive interactions between children-to-children and parent-to-child. It is not a treatment or therapy. Some of the basic foundations of human connections are created through physical touch, giving us a sense of happiness and warmth as well as safety and comfort.


Enjoy the website, and please contact us if you would like more information.


Sincerely, Anita Prendergast

MISA-USA President (2022-present)