Cortiva Institute  Cromwell Campus

45 Shunpike Road

Suite 10

Cromwell, CT 06416

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A message from:

Elisabeth Johnson

Campus Director

Success comes in cans, not in cannots!

-Joel Weldon



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Massage Therapy

900 Hours


Esthetics Training

600 Hours

Programs offered:

*Pending COMTA Accreditation Approval

Campus Facility & Features

In Cromwell, Cortiva Institute has a wonderful facility with a variety of educational tools and features to make learning productive and enjoyable. We are located in a 15,000-square-foot facility with a variety of large classrooms as well as a student clinic and meditation room. We have 20 instructors on staff in Cromwell, making this one of the comprehensive facilities that Cortiva offers. In fact most staff/faculty are graduates of the program who went out, got their experience and came back to us! Our Cromwell campus staff has connections with numerous local massage practices, medical facilities, and spas, such as Cromwell Massage & Wellness, Massage Envy, Massage Green Spa, Red Door, and Elements Massage. Additionally, Cromwell students have the fortunate opportunity to engage in clinical practice onsite, right here at the Cromwell Cortiva Institute Student Clinic. We are happy to be a part of the Cromwell community!

Driving Directions & Parking

Cortiva Institute’s Cromwell campus is located at 45 Shunpike Road in Cromwell, Connecticut. This campus location is at the very left side of the plaza past Marshalls on the side of the building. We are right off Routes 372, 9 and 91!!! The Berlin Turnpike is also close! We share a plaza with Massage Envy, Chicago Sam’s, Marshall’s and Shop Rite. If you’re coming from the New Haven area, take Route 91 North to exit 2, Route 372. Continue for 1.4 miles and the plaza is on your left! If you are coming from the Westport area, follow 95 North to 91 North and then proceed with the directions above. If you are coming from the Groton area, follow 95 South to Route 9 North. Take that to exit 19 for 372 Cromwell. Continue on 372 for just under a half mile and the plaza will be right there! If you are coming from the North, take 91 South to exit 19 for 372 Cromwell. Continue on 372 for just under a half mile and the plaza will be there!

Benefits of This Campus Location

Cortiva’s Cromwell location is just minutes from Hartford, Connecticut, as well as many surrounding towns, giving newly graduating students many options for employment and community involvement. The city of Hartford is only about 15 minutes from our Cromwell campus, while Providence is about 1.5 hours away and New York City about 2 hours from here. Therefore, Cromwell is a great place to be if you’re looking to be centrally located to the very best that New England and the Tri-State Area have to offer. Central Connecticut State University, Hubbard Park, Mill Woods Park, and the Mattabesett Trail are all in close proximity to our campus. Meanwhile, the campus itself is surrounded by many convenient retail stores and eateries, including Wooster St for pizza, Price Rite, Marshall’s, Stop & Shop, and Dunkin Donuts. Chicago Sam’s, Massage Envy, Dairy Queen are nearby as well. A wonderful place in the Cromwell area to spend time is Wadsworth Falls, located within the Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown. This is an ideal place to go for a walk, run, or hike to get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air and natural scenery of Connecticut when you’re not in class or studying. With a population of just over 14,000, Cromwell is a pleasant place to get around, with all of the local amenities you could want and easy access to the educational, networking, and social opportunities you need to establish yourself in the field of massage therapy in the state of CT! New Haven is a close distance as well with many shoreline opportunities from Norwalk to Groton, we are well poised to help the entire state as well as the surrounding areas!