Baby Massage-a-thon


From Left to Right: Anne Pettit with baby Emily, Vrushali Sethiya with baby Kaushal, Catherine Desmond with baby Emma, Aine Macken with baby Caoimhe, Sinead Eganwith baby Sam and Linda Brennan with baby Colm.

During Irish Baby Massage week (October 21-27) babies around the Mullingar and Athlone area celebrated this important week by joining other babies and mums at the local Baby Massage-a-thon run by Community Mothers. During 2012 the national tally reached over 1,800 babies massaged in classes within that one week.


Pictured from left to right Denise Nolan with baby Bobby, Sandra Carey with baby Dan, Emma Harte with baby Fintan, Ruth O’Donoghue with baby Adam, Rebecca Eivers with baby Tilly, Nollaig Mitchell with baby Holly, Rose Seberry with baby Connie & Susan Mitchell with baby Charlie

The benefits of massage are abundant and they last a lifetime, from easing wind and constipation, colic relief and helping digestion to regulating sleep and enhancing bonding. The classes give you the opportunity to meet other parents and have some one-on-one time with your little one in those precious first few months, and most of all they're fun! Westmeath Community Mothers is a service provided by Westmeath Community Development and is funded by HSE.

For more Information contact Catriona 086 0442354 or visit