About Cortiva Groton Campus
The mission of the Cortiva Institute is to provide high-quality, comprehensive training programs that prepare graduates for successful careers in massage therapy, skin care, and related health and wellness fields.
Cortiva Institute is committed to the success of its students and graduates. Cortiva Institute offers practical and effective vocational training programs that are designed to produce successful practitioners and support the learning and personal growth of students.
Cortiva Institute is committed to fostering a caring community and creating a safe and challenging classroom environment. Experienced and dedicated faculty provide hands-on training that focuses on the individual needs of each student.
Cortiva Institute believes that students should graduate as experienced practitioners, ready to work. Our programs are both practical and innovative and draw upon the rich history of knowledge and experience of our member schools, as well as current industry trends.
Cortiva Institute is committed to the growth and evolution of massage therapy, skin care, and related fields. Our curriculum is therefore designed not only to enable our students to master established methods, but also to approach their work creatively so that they may contribute to the development of the techniques of the future.
Expert faculty focused on you
Our instructors are second to none: top professionals in their field who make your success their top priority.
Julie Shilosky, LMT
For Julie, continual evolution is a driving passion. She’s put her love for family and nature to work as a draftsman, florist, graphic artist, certified clown, Arabian horse breeder, gardener, family woman —and now, teacher. She enjoys guiding her students as they develop skills in therapeutic touch and advance the profession to its highest standards.
- Teaches techniques and professional development
- Graduate, Cortiva/Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy
- Owner, Elements of the Earth Therapeutic Touch Center
- Volunteer, International Association of Lions Clubs
- Volunteer, Fidelco Guide Dog Association
Tracy Sullivan, LMT
Department Chair, Health Sciences
Tracy is passionate about science and the role that massage can play in advancing human health.
- Graduate, Cortiva/Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy—Groton
- Background in environmental education and management
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