OUR MISSION: To improve the lives of babies and families through touch and massage.
OUR VISION: To have 95% of touch in the NICU be intentionally comforting.
We owe it to babies and families to touch not just with our hands, but also with our hearts during every neonatal interaction. Reportedly 95% of touch in the NICU is not intentionally comforting. This study led me to develop NTMC with a clear vision to reverse this for babies and families. —
Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC | President, Creative Therapy Consultants
Founder, Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification
Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification™
Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification™ (NTMC) is an exclusively neonatal, one-of-a-kind certification for neonatal healthcare providers. NTMC™ 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.
The Certification has been developed with a 3-fold purpose: to help NICU babies, families, and staff. It’s all about maximizing positive long-term development of the infant and giving families the opportunity and tools to bond with their infant.
NTMC includes both On-Line Education and Hands-On Training along with over 25 contact hours, professional credentials, and expertise in Neuroprotective, Family-Centered, Developmental Care.