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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
Castleknock 12/10/2016 Castleknock course starting Wed Oct 12 at 10:30 am ( Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2 ) Book
Terenure 17/10/2016 Terenure course starting Mon Oct 17 at 10:30 am ( Oct 17, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 14 ) Book
Sandymount 18/10/2016 Sandymount course starting Tue Oct 18 at 10:30 am ( Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8 ) Book
Dundrum 01/11/2016 Dundrum course starting Tue Nov 1 at 10:30 am ( Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 22 ) Book
Glenageary 03/11/2016 Glenageary course starting Thu Nov 3 at 11:00 am ( Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17, Nov 24 ) Book
Malahide Castle 08/11/2016 Malahide Castle course starting Tue Nov 8 at 10:30 am ( Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 22, Nov 29 ) Book
Castleknock 09/11/2016 Castleknock course starting Wed Nov 9 at 10:30 am ( Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 23, Nov 30 ) Book
Sandymount 15/11/2016 Sandymount course starting Tue Nov 15 at 10:30 am ( Nov 15, Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6 ) Book
Terenure 21/11/2016 Terenure course starting Mon Nov 21 at 10:30 am ( Nov 21, Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12 ) 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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