Infant Massage with Dr. Pratibha Reebye – Video now available!

Kiera Ishmael, Project Manager, Health Literacy on November 05, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of the new video Infant Massage with Dr. Pratibha Reebye: Parent and Caregiver Training DVD. This DVD and the accompanying manual describe the many benefits of caregiver delivered infant massage, the most important being helping to create satisfying attachment and bonding experiences.

Touch modality is one of the earliest modalities to develop in humans. It is a major component in infant-caregiver interactions; however, it is rarely given the importance that it deserves. Infant massage consists of different styles of touch, movement, interaction and communication.

There are many benefits of infant massage including:

Creating a bond with the baby

  • Babies sleep better
  • Benefits to all babies’ body systems including circulation and digestion
  • Parents’ and caregivers’ mood can improve
  • Creates an opportunity for special parent/caregiver-baby time

The video and manual demonstrate techniques that were developed by the International Association of Infant Massage.

The video and manual were created by Dr. Pratibha Reebye who is an Infant Psychiatrist and is Clinical Director of the Infant Psychiatry Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital. She is a certified infant massage instructor who advocates infant massage as a tool to enhance attachment-bonding experiences of caregivers and infants.

The video is intended for parents and caregivers to use under the guidance of their health care provider. The video is available through the Children and Women’s Family Support and Resource Centre or through the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre. For more information please contact Kiera Ishmael at


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