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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
Castleknock 26/03/2014 Castleknock course starting Wed Mar 26 at 10:30 am ( Mar 26, Apr 2, Apr 9, Apr 30 ) Book
Castleknock 30/04/2014 Castleknock course starting Wed Apr 30 at 10:30 am ( Apr 30, May 7, May 14, May 21 ) Book
Castleknock 28/05/2014 Castleknock course starting Wed May 28 at 10:30 am ( May 28, Jun 4, Jun 11, Jun 18 ) Book
Dundrum 07/04/2014 Dundrum course starting Mon Apr 7 at 10:30 am ( Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 21, May 5 ) Book
Dundrum 12/05/2014 Dundrum course starting Mon May 12 at 10:30 am ( May 12, May 19, May 26, Jun 9 ) Book
Dundrum 16/06/2014 Dundrum course starting Mon Jun 16 at 10:30 am ( Jun 16, Jun 23, Jun 30, Jul 7 ) Book
Glenageary 27/03/2014 Glenageary course starting Thu Mar 27 at 11:00 am ( Mar 27, Apr 3, Apr 10, Apr 24 ) Book
Glenageary 24/04/2014 Glenageary course starting Thu Apr 24 at 11:30 am ( Apr 24, May 1, May 8, May 15 ) Book
Glenageary 22/05/2014 Glenageary course starting Thu May 22 at 11:30 am ( May 22, May 29, Jun 5, Jun 12 ) Book
Malahide 28/03/2014 Malahide course starting Fri Mar 28 at 10:30 am ( Mar 28, Apr 4, Apr 11, Apr 25 ) Book
Malahide 09/05/2014 Malahide course starting Fri May 9 at 10:30 am ( May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30 ) Book
Malahide 06/06/2014 Malahide course starting Fri Jun 6 at 10:30 am ( Jun 6, Jun 13, Jun 20, Jun 27 ) Book
Sandymount 15/04/2014 Sandymount course starting Tue Apr 15 at 10:30 am ( Apr 15, Apr 22, Apr 29, May 13 ) Book
Sandymount 06/05/2014 Sandymount course starting Tue May 6 at 10:30 am ( May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27 ) Book
Terenure 02/05/2014 Terenure course starting Fri May 2 at 10:30 am ( May 2, May 9, May 23, May 30 ) Book
Terenure 13/06/2014 Terenure course starting Fri Jun 13 at 10:30 am ( Jun 13, Jun 20, Jun 27, Jul 4 ) 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.

Customer Comments

What our customers say about us

Just a short note to say I completed the First Aid Course in Cork on Sat and was really impressed with its content and its delivery. Helen covered...

- Joanne Murphy - Cork - firstaid course

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- Leonie Mahon - Glasnevin - Wobblers - playlab course

Hi Liza, The course was excellent, I couldn't find one thing negative to say about it and I have to say the guy giving the course was very very good....

- Fiona Henry - Harcourt St - firstaid course

Hi Liza, I just wanted to drop you a quick email regarding the massage course I attended in Rathfarnham recently (finished up last Friday). I just...

- Pauline Forsyth - Terenure - babymassage course

I found the course very good. I feel more confident that I would be able to deal with an emergency, the instructor was very good. I liked that the...

- Breda O Sullivan - Malahide - firstaid course

Many thanks for taking the time to follow up regarding our experience at the First Aid Course. I thought Siobhan was lovely, very warm and obviously...

- Rosslyn & David Ryan - Harcourt St - firstaid course

The course was excellent. John McCormac the presenter was also super. He had a lovely style and I really learnt a lot from him. In fact it is quite...

- Anna Scally - Harcourt St - firstaid course

I really enjoyed the course and found it very very worthwhile. The instructor in particular was very informative and personable and made the day very...

- Aoife O'Shea - Harcourt St - firstaid course

"The course was great - very worthwhile indeed. The instructor was very good and he really went into the CPR aspect of the course in great detail and...

- Nicola & Stephen - Harcourt St - firstaid course

I found the course to be very beneficial. Alice in particular had a great teaching manner and used lots of examples which helped to demonstrate what...

- John & Marie Reilly - Harcourt St - firstaid course