Cortiva Institute

Cortiva Institute student

Questions? Fill out the form below to get answers.

Prepare for a Career That You Will Love… in Massage Therapy!

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 the Cortiva Institute for your massage therapy training?

  • Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
  • Day or evening classes are available.
  • Graduate with valuable hands-on experience in our student clinic.
  • Career placement assistance is provided to all of our students and graduates.
  • Our graduates work for many of the top spa industry employers in the nation.

5,000 New Job Opportunities Every Year!

The Cortiva Institute is part of the Steiner Education Group (SEG), which operates massage therapy schools and skin care schools at locations across the nation.

SEG’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 SEG 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 Steiner Advantage

The Steiner Education Group is a division of Steiner Leisure Limited, a global provider of spa services. Steiner Leisure Limited operates more than 200 spas and salons on cruise ships and at resorts worldwide. Steiner spas recruit from the Steiner Education Group schools.


The Cortiva Institute has 11 locations in 6 states:

  • Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona
  • Tampa / St. Pete, Florida
  • Chicago (The Loop), Crystal Lake, and Joliet, Illinois
  • Hoboken and Wall, New Jersey
  • King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • Seattle and Federal Way, Washington

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

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, please visit

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.