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 14/02/2020 Glenageary course starting Fri Feb 14 at 11:00 am ( Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 13 ) Book
Dundrum 18/02/2020 Dundrum course starting Tue Feb 18 at 10:30 am ( Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 3, Mar 10 ) Book
Sandymount 19/02/2020 Sandymount course starting Wed Feb 19 at 10:30 am ( Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 4, Mar 11 ) Book
Malahide Castle 28/02/2020 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Feb 28 at 1:15 pm ( Feb 28, Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20 ) Book
Glenageary 13/03/2020 Glenageary course starting Fri Mar 13 at 11:00 am ( Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3 ) Book
Sandymount 18/03/2020 Sandymount course starting Wed Mar 18 at 10:30 am ( Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 8 ) Book
Dundrum 24/03/2020 Dundrum course starting Tue Mar 24 at 10:30 am ( Mar 24, Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14 ) Book
Malahide Castle 17/04/2020 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Apr 17 at 1:15 pm ( Apr 17, Apr 24, May 1, May 8 ) Book
Dundrum 21/04/2020 Dundrum course starting Tue Apr 21 at 10:30 am ( Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5, May 12 ) Book
Sandymount 22/04/2020 Sandymount course starting Wed Apr 22 at 10:30 am ( Apr 22, Apr 29, May 6, May 13 ) Book
Glenageary 01/05/2020 Glenageary course starting Fri May 1 at 11:00 am ( May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22 ) Book
Malahide Castle 15/05/2020 Malahide Castle course starting Fri May 15 at 1:15 pm ( May 15, May 22, May 29, Jun 5 ) Book
Dundrum 19/05/2020 Dundrum course starting Tue May 19 at 10:30 am ( May 19, May 26, Jun 2, Jun 9 ) Book
Sandymount 20/05/2020 Sandymount course starting Wed May 20 at 10:30 am ( May 20, May 27, Jun 3, Jun 10 ) Book
Malahide Castle 12/06/2020 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Jun 12 at 1:15 pm ( Jun 12, Jun 19, Jun 26, Jul 3 ) Book
Sandymount 17/06/2020 Sandymount course starting Wed Jun 17 at 10:30 am ( Jun 17, Jun 24, Jul 1, Jul 8 ) 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 learned fun games, songs and activities that I was able to play with my son throughout the week, and it's great to know a group of mums in the same...

- Nora McFarland - - PlayLab course

We enjoyed the play labs until my child started crawling. The age range for the babies group is too wide and while the activities are great for small...

- Silvia - Glenageary - PlayLab course

Thank you so much to ClapHandies for a wonderful party. Liza hosted my daughter's 5th birthday party in their Raheny venue last weekend. The children...

- Adele Guiney - Nicole's 5th Birthday Party - All Saints Hall Raheny - playparty course

OMG why is every new parent not aware of how amazing Claphandies is? Genuine good in with truly baby / child focused staff....We just adore Mary at...

- Ann-Maria - Marino - PlayLab course

Keeva's party was a great success on Sunday. The venue was perfect for our large group of kids and adults and Sinead and her helper were terrific!!...

- Anita Bermingham - Keeva's 1st Birthday Party - Malahide Rugby Club - playparty course

Claphandies is a great maternity leave and beyond class for you and your baby. Full of songs, rhymes and most importantly fun

- Eimear Phelan - Stillorgan - PlayLab course

Thanks so much for everything. Girls had a lovely party and everything was very age appropriate - I'll certainly recommend you to friends, Thanks...

- Laura Kenny - Aisling and Caitlin's 2nd Birthday P - War Memorial Hall Terenure - playparty course

This class is the highlight of our week! Baby loves it and I've found the advice and sign/play skills really useful. Our instructor Mary is...

- Sharee - Marino - 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

Great little playgroup sessions that keep little ones entertained - singing and dancing while cleaning up and interacting. Love these classes!

- Kelly Swanson - Sandymount - PlayLab course