Hi my name is Rachel O'Sullivan and I am a mum of 2 lively little boys and absolutely love working with babies and children.
Hailing from a background in IT holding a degree- BSC in Computer Science I worked in industry for 14 years. During this time I hurt my back while out horse riding and had to go for a course of massage treatments to relieve the muscle tension – this was my first experience of massage and much to my surprise it worked !
I felt the effects more or less immediately and decided that I would like to be able to help people in this way also so I decided to study Massage Therapy by night in the Fuschia College in Cork City.
I really loved the course. I began to appreciate very quickly the importance of looking after my body and the physical and emotional benefits I was experiencing through giving and receiving massage.
When I heard that an Infant Massage training course was coming to Cork, it really grabbed my attention. I realized massage for both parents and infants would be a dynamic combination. I completed the certificate course in Infant Massage with the International Association of Infant Massage.
After having my first little boy I decided to completely change my career to have a more balanced home/work life.
I went on to achieve:
- Baby Massage Certification with Baby Massage Ireland (BMI) Certified and Trainined by IAIM.
- Gentle Sleep Coach Certification - Trained by Kim West - The Sleep Lady USA
- Certification in Infant Mental Health ( Hospital for Sick Children Torronto)
- Birthlight Baby Yoga Teacher Training (UK)
- QQI Level 6 Child Development
- ITEC DIP Anatomy and Physology
- ITEC DIP Holistic Massage
- ITEC Dip Aromatherapy
- ITEC Dip Reflexology
- DIP Hot stone Massage
Working with babies and children has been a really rewarding experience so far.
As a mother of two young children, I have first hand experience of the highs and lows of early parenting, and it means a lot to me to be able to support and nurture others with babies and young children. That is why I have developed my classes to be a balance of baby massage/yoga and relaxation with an equal length of time given to the important business of coffee and chat!
If you require further information please feel free to contact me
For more information on Sleep Coaching check out my website - SleepGenie
I also run a class Leapfrogs - This is an active play class incorporating gymnastics for children in preschools in Cork.
I look forward to working with you and your precious little bundle.