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  • Take a Baby Massage course with us and we’ll give you a €20 voucher for ClapHandies PlayLabs or First Aid courses.

Baby Massage at home

  • Don't feel like venturing out but want to learn massage / take advantage of your maternity benefits, let us come to your home.

Reclaimable...!

  • Don't forget Baby Massage classes are a reclaimable maternity expense with most health insurance packages Aviva, GloHealth, Laya, and VHI...!

Venues:


Pricing:

  • 4 week course - €120
  • Includes oils and massage manual
  • Refreshments and cookies !
Venue Date Details
Glenageary 06/11/2014 Glenageary course starting Thu Nov 6 at 10:30 am ( Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27 ) Book
Terenure 07/11/2014 Terenure course starting Fri Nov 7 at 10:30 am ( Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Nov 28 ) Book
City Centre 12/11/2014 City Centre course starting Wed Nov 12 at 10:30 am ( Nov 12, Nov 19, Nov 26, Dec 3 ) Book
Sandymount 18/11/2014 Sandymount course starting Tue Nov 18 at 10:30 am ( Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9 ) Book
Malahide Castle 21/11/2014 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Nov 21 at 10:30 am ( Nov 21, Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12 ) Book
Castleknock 26/11/2014 Castleknock course starting Wed Nov 26 at 10:30 am ( Nov 26, Dec 3, Dec 10, Dec 17 ) Book
Dundrum 19/01/2015 Dundrum course starting Mon Jan 19 at 10:30 am ( Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9 ) Book
Castleknock 21/01/2015 Castleknock course starting Wed Jan 21 at 10:30 am ( Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11 ) Book
Glenageary 22/01/2015 Glenageary course starting Thu Jan 22 at 10:30 am ( Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12 ) Book
Malahide Castle 23/01/2015 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Jan 23 at 10:30 am ( Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13 ) Book
Sandymount 27/01/2015 Sandymount course starting Tue Jan 27 at 10:30 am ( Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17 ) Book
City Centre 28/01/2015 City Centre course starting Wed Jan 28 at 10:00 am ( Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18 ) Book
Terenure 28/01/2015 Terenure course starting Wed Jan 28 at 10:30 am ( Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18 ) Book

Intro

Baby massage is a wonderful experience shared between you and your baby. It provides numerous physical, psychological and emotional benefits for babies and the families who care for them. Joining a baby massage classes is a great way to spend quality time with your baby and to meet new mums.

The Baby Massage course is suitable for babies from 6 weeks to 9 months. The course run over four classes, held once a week in a warm, clean, comfortable space. Massage stokes are taught in stages over the weeks so baby becomes used to touch and you can practice at home and ask questions when you return to class the following week.

The classes are completely baby-led and parents are encouraged to feed, change and comfort their babies as and when they feel the need to do so.

Did you know Baby Massage classes are a reclaimable maternity expense with most health insurance packages Aviva, GloHealth, Laya, and VHI? Please check your individual package for details.

Benefits

Relaxation

Massage smoothes your baby and is a pleasurable experience for both you and your baby. Also, the relaxation element of the class, and the calm environment created is very nurturing for all mothers and can significantly help those affected by post natal depression.

Relief

Specific massage techniques are demonstrated which help to relieve colic, wind and constipation. In addition, baby massage can help baby deal with surgery or difficult birth.

Stimulation

When you massage your baby regularly, their physical growth and development is stimulated in a variety of ways. Research studies show the respiratory, muscular, circulatory and immune systems all benefit from the positive effects of massage. Your baby may gain weight more easily and increase their ability to fight common infections which all babies are exposed to. In addition, massage promotes neurological development, and helps with the development of motor skills and coordination.

Bonding

Eye-to-eye and skin-to-skin contact and the exchange of soothing sounds and smells all help you and baby to bond.

Happier baby... happier mum

The baby massage course is not only about learning the massage techniques. During the course we learn a lot more about our babies. You will learn to identify and understanding your babies cues leaving you better able to communicate.

Pricing & Details

Course Fees

4 week Baby Massage Course = €120 - includes oils and massage manual, refreshments and cookies !

Reclaimable Maternity Expense!

Baby Massage classes are a reclaimable maternity expense with most health insurance packages Aviva, GloHealth, Laya, and VHI? Up to €120 is claimable, please check your own policy.

All ClapHandies instructors have trained with the International Association of Infant Massage and are members of Baby Massage Ireland (required for claiming on your health insurance)

Payment

Online we accept Laser & all major credit cards. Full payment is due on booking. You can also arrange a bank transfer, please contact office@claphandies.com

Please note – we do not take any payments in class, thanks for your understanding.

Why Baby Massage?

  • Promotes sleep
  • Relieves Pain
  • Happier baby... happier mum
  • Avail of your health insurance cover

Benefits:

  • Relaxation
  • Relief
  • Stimulation
  • Bonding

The ClapHandies Way

ClapHandies have developed this special programme with the same quality and attention to detail their Baby and Toddler PlayLabs are renowned for, you will love the quality of the equipment and attention to every detail.


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