Meet Rachel


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.

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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

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.