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A Rewarding Career in Massage Therapy Starts Here… Classes Start Soon

Do you want a career that offers the satisfaction of helping people and a work environment that is positive and exciting? With the education you will receive at the Cortiva Institute, that career can be yours.

Massage therapy is a flexible and rewarding career in which you not only take care of others – you also take care of yourself. You can work in a resort spa, cruise ship, medical office, sports clinic, destination spa, or a day spa close to home. You can even start your own private practice.

Why choose one of the Cortiva Institute?

  • Convenient Day and Night classes that fit your life
  • 1,000s of jobs available across the country
  • Support in finding a career that gives you joy
  • Accomplished instructors and faculty to guide your development
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify

Thousands of New Job Opportunities Every Year

Cortiva’s National Career Services Department has developed a worldwide network of thousands of employers, which generates an average of more than 5,000 new job opportunities nationwide for Cortiva graduates each year.

Of course, your success ultimately depends on you. The Cortiva Institute cannot guarantee employment or salary. But our career services assistance starts when you are a student and does not stop even after you graduate. From your first job to your last in the industry – whether you need help tomorrow or ten years from now – we’re here to help you succeed.

The Cortiva Institute Chicago, Crystal Lake and Joliet campuses are approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Programs Available at Cortiva Institute:

    Massage Therapy

    This comprehensive program teaches the art and science of massage therapy, while also teaching sound business practices that prepare students for success in the marketplace. Students are taught a holistic approach to health and wellness as they apply theory and technique to critically assess and address clients’ needs.

    The program provides a foundation in both basic and advanced approaches, including Swedish massage, sports massage, neuromuscular and myofascial techniques, deep tissue massage, chair massage, and hydrotherapy. The curriculum also provides instruction in the applied sciences, including courses in anatomy and physiology, to give students a solid, technical, scientific understanding of the body – so that they can serve their clients well and be able to communicate with other health care professionals.



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