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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.


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



  • 4 week course - €120
  • Includes oils and massage manual
  • Refreshments and cookies !
Venue Date Details
Dundrum 11/08/2014 Dundrum course starting Mon Aug 11 at 10:30 am ( Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25, Sep 1 ) Book
Terenure 05/09/2014 Terenure course starting Fri Sep 5 at 10:30 am ( Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26 ) Book
Dundrum 08/09/2014 Dundrum course starting Mon Sep 8 at 10:30 am ( Sep 8, Sep 15, Sep 22, Sep 29 ) Book
Sandymount 09/09/2014 Sandymount course starting Tue Sep 9 at 10:30 am ( Sep 9, Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30 ) Book
City Centre 10/09/2014 City Centre course starting Wed Sep 10 at 10:00 am ( Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1 ) Book
Castleknock 10/09/2014 Castleknock course starting Wed Sep 10 at 10:30 am ( Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1 ) Book
Glenageary 11/09/2014 Glenageary course starting Thu Sep 11 at 10:30 am ( Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2 ) Book
Cabinteely 12/09/2014 Cabinteely course starting Fri Sep 12 at 11:30 am ( Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 3 ) Book
Malahide Castle 19/09/2014 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Sep 19 at 10:30 am ( Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 10 ) Book
Terenure 03/10/2014 Terenure course starting Fri Oct 3 at 10:30 am ( Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24 ) Book
Dundrum 06/10/2014 Dundrum course starting Mon Oct 6 at 10:30 am ( Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20, Nov 3 ) Book
Sandymount 07/10/2014 Sandymount course starting Tue Oct 7 at 10:30 am ( Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28 ) Book
Castleknock 08/10/2014 Castleknock course starting Wed Oct 8 at 10:30 am ( Oct 8, Oct 15, Oct 22, Nov 5 ) Book
City Centre 08/10/2014 City Centre course starting Wed Oct 8 at 10:00 am ( Oct 8, Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29 ) Book
Glenageary 09/10/2014 Glenageary course starting Thu Oct 9 at 10:30 am ( Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30 ) Book
Malahide Castle 17/10/2014 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Oct 17 at 10:30 am ( Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31, Nov 7 ) Book
Sandymount 04/11/2014 Sandymount course starting Tue Nov 4 at 10:30 am ( Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Nov 25 ) Book
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
Dundrum 10/11/2014 Dundrum course starting Mon Nov 10 at 10:30 am ( Nov 10, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 1 ) Book
Castleknock 12/11/2014 Castleknock course starting Wed Nov 12 at 10:30 am ( Nov 12, Nov 19, Nov 26, Dec 3 ) 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
Sandymount 02/12/2014 Sandymount course starting Tue Dec 2 at 10:30 am ( Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16, Jan 6 ) Book
Glenageary 04/12/2014 Glenageary course starting Thu Dec 4 at 10:30 am ( Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18, Jan 8 ) Book
Terenure 05/12/2014 Terenure course starting Fri Dec 5 at 10:30 am ( Dec 5, Dec 12, Dec 19, Jan 9 ) Book
Dundrum 08/12/2014 Dundrum course starting Mon Dec 8 at 10:30 am ( Dec 8, Dec 15, Jan 5, Jan 12 ) Book
Castleknock 07/01/2015 Castleknock course starting Wed Jan 7 at 10:30 am ( Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28 ) Book
Malahide Castle 16/01/2015 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Jan 16 at 10:30 am ( Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6 ) Book


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.



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.


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.


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.


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)


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

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


  • 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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