Get a €20 voucher

  • 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
Glenageary 08/02/2019 Glenageary course starting Fri Feb 8 at 11:00 am ( Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22, Mar 1 ) Book
Dundrum 12/02/2019 Dundrum course starting Tue Feb 12 at 10:30 am ( Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5 ) Book
Sandymount 12/02/2019 Sandymount course starting Tue Feb 12 at 10:30 am ( Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12 ) Book
Malahide Castle 15/02/2019 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Feb 15 at 1:15 pm ( Feb 15, Feb 22, Mar 1, Mar 8 ) Book
Terenure 25/02/2019 Terenure course starting Mon Feb 25 at 10:30 am ( Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 25 ) Book
Glenageary 08/03/2019 Glenageary course starting Fri Mar 8 at 11:00 am ( Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 29 ) Book
Dundrum 12/03/2019 Dundrum course starting Tue Mar 12 at 10:30 am ( Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26, Apr 2 ) Book
Malahide Castle 15/03/2019 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Mar 15 at 1:15 pm ( Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 29, Apr 5 ) Book
Sandymount 19/03/2019 Sandymount course starting Tue Mar 19 at 10:30 am ( Mar 19, Mar 26, Apr 2, Apr 9 ) Book
Glenageary 05/04/2019 Glenageary course starting Fri Apr 5 at 11:00 am ( Apr 5, Apr 12, Apr 19, Apr 26 ) Book
Dundrum 09/04/2019 Dundrum course starting Tue Apr 9 at 10:30 am ( Apr 9, Apr 16, Apr 23, Apr 30 ) Book
Sandymount 30/04/2019 Sandymount course starting Tue Apr 30 at 10:30 am ( Apr 30, May 7, May 14, May 21 ) Book
Glenageary 03/05/2019 Glenageary course starting Fri May 3 at 11:00 am ( May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 ) Book
Malahide Castle 03/05/2019 Malahide Castle course starting Fri May 3 at 1:15 pm ( May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 ) Book
Dundrum 07/05/2019 Dundrum course starting Tue May 7 at 10:30 am ( May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28 ) Book
Terenure 20/05/2019 Terenure course starting Mon May 20 at 10:30 am ( May 20, May 27, Jun 10, Jun 17 ) Book
Glenageary 31/05/2019 Glenageary course starting Fri May 31 at 11:00 am ( May 31, Jun 7, Jun 14, Jun 21 ) Book
Malahide Castle 31/05/2019 Malahide Castle course starting Fri May 31 at 1:15 pm ( May 31, Jun 7, Jun 14, Jun 21 ) Book
Dundrum 04/06/2019 Dundrum course starting Tue Jun 4 at 10:30 am ( Jun 4, Jun 11, Jun 18, Jun 25 ) Book
Sandymount 18/06/2019 Sandymount course starting Tue Jun 18 at 10:30 am ( Jun 18, Jun 25, Jul 2, Jul 9 ) 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

Saoirse Beau has been attending classes since she was 4 months old, she is now 17 months. Claphandies has really given her confidence to interact...

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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...

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- Kate O'Brien - Nathan's 4th Birthday Party - Home Party - playparty course

Hi Liza - my nanny Nadia actually went on the course and found all of it excellent and very practical and would definitely recommend it. She thought...

- Jocelyn Emerson - Harcourt St - firstaid course

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- Orla O'Malley - Marino - Toddlers - playlab course

Liza was excellent and the children warmed to her immediately; she made them the real centre of the party and it meant the parents could relax a...

- Jane McCluskey - Ava's 3rd Birthday Party - Home Party - playparty course

"Yes I really found the course worthwhile and have been recommending it to all my friends with kids! The instructor was excellent and I would...

- Jennifer Kelly - Harcourt St - firstaid course

Some feedback on the course run by Trish at Malahide Rugby Club on Sat June 13th, I was very happy with the course & Trish is an excellent tutor -...

- Susan Lohan - Malahide - firstaid course

Thank you for your mail regarding the First Aid Course. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and thought it very worthwhile. Our Instructor, Trisha, was...

- Marcelle Gribbin - Malahide - 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