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
Malahide Castle 15/11/2019 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Nov 15 at 1:15 pm ( Nov 15, Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6 ) Book
Glenageary 15/11/2019 Glenageary course starting Fri Nov 15 at 11:00 am ( Nov 15, Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6 ) Book
Dundrum 26/11/2019 Dundrum course starting Tue Nov 26 at 10:30 am ( Nov 26, Dec 3, Dec 10, Dec 17 ) Book
Dundrum 07/01/2020 Dundrum course starting Tue Jan 7 at 10:30 am ( Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28 ) Book
Sandymount 08/01/2020 Sandymount course starting Wed Jan 8 at 10:30 am ( Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29 ) Book
Glenageary 10/01/2020 Glenageary course starting Fri Jan 10 at 11:00 am ( Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31 ) Book
Malahide Castle 10/01/2020 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Jan 10 at 1:15 pm ( Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31 ) Book
Dundrum 04/02/2020 Dundrum course starting Tue Feb 4 at 10:30 am ( Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25 ) Book
Sandymount 05/02/2020 Sandymount course starting Wed Feb 5 at 10:30 am ( Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26 ) Book
Malahide Castle 07/02/2020 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Feb 7 at 1:15 pm ( Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28 ) Book
Glenageary 07/02/2020 Glenageary course starting Fri Feb 7 at 11:00 am ( Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28 ) Book
Dundrum 03/03/2020 Dundrum course starting Tue Mar 3 at 10:30 am ( Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 24, Mar 31 ) Book
Sandymount 04/03/2020 Sandymount course starting Wed Mar 4 at 10:30 am ( Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25 ) Book
Glenageary 06/03/2020 Glenageary course starting Fri Mar 6 at 11:00 am ( Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27 ) Book
Malahide Castle 06/03/2020 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Mar 6 at 1:15 pm ( Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27 ) Book
Glenageary 03/04/2020 Glenageary course starting Fri Apr 3 at 11:00 am ( Apr 3, Apr 10, Apr 17, Apr 24 ) Book
Dundrum 07/04/2020 Dundrum course starting Tue Apr 7 at 10:30 am ( Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28 ) Book
Sandymount 22/04/2020 Sandymount course starting Wed Apr 22 at 10:30 am ( Apr 22, Apr 29, May 6, May 13 ) Book
Dundrum 05/05/2020 Dundrum course starting Tue May 5 at 10:30 am ( May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26 ) Book
Malahide Castle 08/05/2020 Malahide Castle course starting Fri May 8 at 1:15 pm ( May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29 ) 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 05/06/2020 Malahide Castle course starting Fri Jun 5 at 1:15 pm ( Jun 5, Jun 12, Jun 19, Jun 26 ) 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

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