Infant-Driven Education

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.


Educational Training Videos on Swaddled Bathing & Skin-to-Skin Holding

Our portfolio of instructional Videos increase the knowledge and skill of healthcare providers, while giving parents an enhanced understanding, ability, and ease in caring for their infant.   Videos are available in both English & Spanish for parents and all videos can be purchased as DVDs or licensed for hospital intranet viewing!

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Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification

Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification (NTMC)™

 NTMC is an exclusively neonatal, one-of-a-kind certification for neonatal healthcare providers. It combines a holistic, neonatal and systems theory approach to massage, with an emphasis on families and nurturing opportunities, while elevating the standard of care that neonatal caregivers provide in their daily practice.

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Seminars & Workshops

Seminars, Workshops & On-Line Education

Creative Therapy Consultants provides innovative educational opportunities both on-line and in person.  Participants are able to change practice and implement new techniques immediately upon returning to their NICU.  Best of all, the programs can be completely customized to meet your NICU’s needs!

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This course was so helpful. I appreciate that it encompasses several different approaches/tools with 1 common goal-to deliver the appropriate touch/massage to a baby that will produce the best possible developmental outcome. Plus it was great fun! Much fun! Really brought things together for me. This program really brings things together for me. Love it and it really excites me to get back and get to work!
Lydia Thomas, OTR/L, MLD/CDTDayton NTMC Candidate


Did You Know: Massage & Neonatal Jaundice

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Did you know massage decreases the amount of time phototherapy is needed? Jaundice in neonates is a common problem, effecting 60-80% of babies.  Historically the primary treatment for jaundice has been phototherapy, but phototherapy is [...]


September 2020

We had a great summer, brainstorming and exploring new ways to continue our mission to make 95% of touch intentionally comforting.  We launched our inaugural Virtual NTMC Hands-On Session on August 29 and August 30.  We had the pleasure of meeting with 21 neonatal caregivers from all over the country, through the power of Zoom.  We sent personalized care packages to each of the attendees before the class, and took to our computers to teach virtually.  Each attendee used a doll with muscles and bones drawn as landmarks, massage oil, items to use as medical equipment, and a complete binder full of valuable information to learn the power of touch virtually.  It was a successful weekend, and we look forward to repeating this virtual class 8 more times in 2020!

Interested in improving your neuroprotective, developmental and family-centered care skills in the comfort of your own home?  Check out our full 2020 schedule, here.  We would love for you to join us!

June 2020

Did you ‘attend’ NANT 10 this year? It was such a unique experience attending a virtual conference with different lectures, forums, and we even had a virtual CTC exhibition booth!  One of the most exciting parts of the conference was learning from experts around the world. It was wonderful hearing them reinforce the education we teach in Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification (NTMC) and other trainings. Here are just a few examples: Sham Feeding: Pre-Feeding Interventions by Karin Mitchell & Melina Ramirez, The Skin and The Brain and Neonatal Care by Marty Visscher, Neonatal Therapy 2019 Practice Analysis by Katie Knudsen & Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, and Neonatal Therapy Science: The Year in Review by Deanna Gibbs & Eilish Byrne. There were too many presentations and posters reinforcing our mission to mention them all here!

We are continuing to adapt our education and training and we hope to be back on the road again soon for NTMC!  To learn more about all of the Creative Therapy Consultant services, please click here.

March 2020

Spring is upon us and although it is going to look a lot different this year, we can all take this opportunity to slow down, read up on neurodevelopmental care, and learn something new.

We have a full schedule of NTMC Hands-On Training courses in 2020, all across the country.  We have postponed Duluth, MN and Cincinnati, OH until July and registration remains open for both programs. Registration is also open now for Hunstville, AL and San Antonio, TX and will open on April 20th for 3 additional programs. We look forward to continuing our mission to improve neurodevelopmental care and make 95% of touch in the NICU comforting! We would love to see you and your colleagues at one of our Hands-On Trainings.  Learn more about NTMC and where you can join us this year here!

We continue to send Prayers for all of our healthcare friends on the frontline.  Stay safe, and we look forward to meeting you all soon!

January 2020

Happy New Year!  We hope that you all had a great 2019, and are looking forward to the New Year.  Have you set goals for personal or professional growth for 2020?  Are you looking to improve your current practice or improve the neurodevelopmental care unit wide?  Let Creative Therapy Consultants help you meet your 2020 goals!

We are excited about the upcoming year with 13 NTMC Hands-On training locations already on the schedule!  Registration is now open for Burbank, CA, Duluth, MN and Cincinnati, OH!  Enhance your skills, build a strong NICU team, and travel to new places to meet others with your passion!  Not ready to travel?  We will come to you with customized education for you and the caregivers in your unit.  Learn more about the Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification and Customized Education here.  We look forward to meeting you!