Creative Therapy Consultants

Learn neonatal massage, swaddled bathing, skin-to-skin transfers, therapeutic handling & positioning, and so much more with Creative Therapy Consultants!
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Have you ever heard a baby cry and wondered what else you could do?

Be the One to change a baby and family’s life forever.

Welcome to the home of Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification, Neonatal On-Line Education, unit-wide education, and videos for healthcare providers & parents! Our mission is to improve the lives of babies & families through excellent education and skill development that is engaging, evidence based, and readily implemented the next day!

What are the benefits of Creative Therapy Consultants Education?

  1. Obtain clinically relevant knowledge and contact hours
  2. Develop hands-on skills and techniques to use tomorrow
  3. Refine observation and assessment skills
  4. Access continually updated reference lists
  5. Acquire advanced practice certification with professional credential

Erin Yardzi, RN, NTMNC

“This course provided me with the tools and resources to take the care of the infants and families I serve to the next level. I feel empowered to use significantly positive, potentially life-changing interventions to protect the neurodevelopment of infants and to enable parents to become empowered as well. Now just to convince all of my fellow nurses to join me in taking this amazing course…”

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Don’t miss your chance to win!

50% off registration to the Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification (NTMC) ~ $325 + value

FREE registration for the Neonatal On-Line Education (NOLE) ~ $200 value

FREE double disc DVD set of both Skin-to-Skin Holding & Swaddled Bathing ~ $134 value

Creative Therapy Consultants

OUR MISSION: To improve the lives of babies and families through excellent neonatal caregiver education and skill development.

OUR VISION: For each neonatal caregiver to understand the tremendous impact they have on the infants and families they serve, and to provide care accordingly.

Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification

Join our Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification® (NTMC) Family by obtaining this advanced certification which gives you the specific knowledge and skills needed to implement the Listening Touch Massage, skin-to-skin holding transfers, swaddled bathing, 2-person caregiving, along with an expertise in neuroprotective, developmental, and family-centered care.  Obtain up to 30 contact hours, professional credentials, and specific skills for this fragile population while elevating the standard of care that neonatal caregivers provide in their daily practice.

Neonatal On-Line Education

Do you need to re-ignite your team’s passion for neuroprotective, developmental, and family-centered care? Does your team need an update of the latest literature and caregiving strategies? The Neonatal On-Line Education (NOLE) is designed for all neonatal caregivers (OT, PT, SLP, RN, NNP, MD/DO, CLS, LMT, RT etc.) and provides an online format designed to improve neuroprotective and neuropromotional care in the SCN/NICU.  Contact hours provided and large discounts available for whole unit participation to change your NICU culture!

Educational DVDs

Check out our Infant-Driven Educational Videos on Skin-to-Skin Holding and Swaddled Bathing for both healthcare providers and parents. Does your unit provide these practices inconsistently, depending on the healthcare provider on that shift?  These videos are designed to improve the safety, efficiency, and consistency of these practices in the NICU or SCN.  They can be purchased as DVDs or licensed to put on your hospital intranet system for 24/7 viewing.

Customized Programs

Need to improve team skills in skin-to-skin transfers, positioning & handling, swaddled bathing or improve implementation of neuroprotective care?  Our customized Infant-Driven Education courses include 7-Hour and 4-Hour hands-on training customized to meet the specific needs of your hospital’s NICU team.  Don’t see what you’re looking for, simply give us a call and we’ll customize a program for your team!

Neuroprotective & Nurturing Interventions with a Neuroscientific Foundation: Touch & Massage

Download and print this evidenced-based synopsis of Touch & Massage to substantiate a Neonatal Touch & Massage program in your NICU! Also included in your download is a full reference list, detailed information sheets about our educational offerings to share with your managers and how to host NTMC at your hospital.

Questions and Support

We’re ready to help you be the ONE to change a baby and family forever!

Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC

Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC

President, Creative Therapy Consultants

Founder, Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification 


Shannon Usher, MSOT, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC

Shannon Usher, MSOT, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC

CTC Clinical Consultant

NTMC Recertification Coordinator