Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification® 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.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Provide neonatal massage techniques to maximize sleep, comfort, and neurodevelopmental outcomes.
  • Enhance your observation skills of neonates, increase your knowledge of infant development, and raise your understanding of the incredible impact of your touch.

  • Improve bonding for infants and parents while optimizing infant development.

  • Provide Neuroprotective Care practices such as Skin-to-Skin Holding, Swaddled Bathing, 2-Person Caregiving, and Therapeutic Positioning & Handling.

  • Provide manual therapy techniques including myofascial release, trigger point release, and awareness of cranial sacral therapy benefits.

Our mission is to improve the lives of babies and families through touch and massage.

Our vision is to have 95% of touch in the NICU be intentionally comforting.

Watch our video to learn more about NTMC

“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

We’ve taught at over 50 hospitals, including: