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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 19/01/2015 Dundrum course starting Mon Jan 19 at 10:30 am ( Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9 ) 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 30/01/2015 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Jan 30 at 10:30 am ( Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20 ) Book
Castleknock 11/02/2015 Castleknock course starting Wed Feb 11 at 10:30 am ( Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 4 ) Book
Terenure 11/02/2015 Terenure course starting Wed Feb 11 at 10:30 am ( Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 4 ) Book
Dundrum 16/02/2015 Dundrum course starting Mon Feb 16 at 10:30 am ( Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 9 ) Book
Glenageary 19/02/2015 Glenageary course starting Thu Feb 19 at 10:30 am ( Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12 ) Book
Sandymount 24/02/2015 Sandymount course starting Tue Feb 24 at 10:30 am ( Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17 ) Book
Terenure 25/02/2015 Terenure course starting Wed Feb 25 at 10:30 am ( Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18 ) Book
Malahide Castle 27/02/2015 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Feb 27 at 10:30 am ( Feb 27, Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20 ) Book
Castleknock 11/03/2015 Castleknock course starting Wed Mar 11 at 10:30 am ( Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 1 ) Book
Dundrum 16/03/2015 Dundrum course starting Mon Mar 16 at 10:30 am ( Mar 16, Mar 23, Mar 30, Apr 6 ) Book
Glenageary 19/03/2015 Glenageary course starting Thu Mar 19 at 10:30 am ( Mar 19, Mar 26, Apr 2, Apr 9 ) Book
Sandymount 24/03/2015 Sandymount course starting Tue Mar 24 at 10:30 am ( Mar 24, Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14 ) Book
Terenure 25/03/2015 Terenure course starting Wed Mar 25 at 10:30 am ( Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 8, Apr 15 ) Book
Malahide Castle 27/03/2015 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Mar 27 at 10:30 am ( Mar 27, Apr 3, Apr 10, Apr 17 ) Book
Castleknock 08/04/2015 Castleknock course starting Wed Apr 8 at 10:30 am ( Apr 8, Apr 15, Apr 22, Apr 29 ) Book
Dundrum 13/04/2015 Dundrum course starting Mon Apr 13 at 10:30 am ( Apr 13, Apr 20, Apr 27, May 4 ) Book
Glenageary 16/04/2015 Glenageary course starting Thu Apr 16 at 10:30 am ( Apr 16, Apr 23, Apr 30, May 7 ) Book
Sandymount 21/04/2015 Sandymount course starting Tue Apr 21 at 10:30 am ( Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5, May 12 ) Book
Terenure 22/04/2015 Terenure course starting Wed Apr 22 at 10:30 am ( Apr 22, Apr 29, May 6, May 13 ) Book
Malahide Castle 24/04/2015 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Apr 24 at 10:30 am ( Apr 24, May 1, May 8, May 15 ) Book
Castleknock 06/05/2015 Castleknock course starting Wed May 6 at 10:30 am ( May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27 ) 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

I would definitely recommend the course! Kay was brilliant - her whole approach made everybody feel so relaxed and welcome - so important for first...

- Anikka Stephan - Castleknock - babymassage course

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- Marcelle Gribbin - Malahide - firstaid course

My feedback on the first aid course would be very positive. I learned a lot during the course of the day and found the practical stuff particularly...

- Deborah Mintern - Harcourt St - firstaid course

Thank you for organizing the pediatric first aid course. Overall I enjoyed it and feel I've certainly learned from it. The location was great- easy...

- Brenda Boylan - Kilkenny - firstaid course

The course was very comprehensive. It was very well managed and Trish was excellent, I also thought getting to practice the CPR was invaluable. I...

- Carolyn and Leigh Dolan - Malahide - firstaid course

I joined claphandies so my daughter could interact with other babies and I would meet some new people (I am not from Dublin and I don't have any...

- Claire Nash - Cabinteely - Babies - playlab course

I am an expecting mother and one of the worries I had was a young child choking, I found the course very useful and helpful. It was excellent. Thank...

- Annette Raffery - Harcourt St - firstaid course

The course content was very appropriate and instruction excellent. I deffinetely feel it was worth while and have and will recommend it to others.

- Tara Marlborough - Malahide - firstaid course

I attended with 5 of my female friends, all mums to young babies/children. We hope to send our husbands on similar course! I have recommended it to...

- Caoimhe Giblin - Carmelite Centre - firstaid 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