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Newington, CT Massage Therapy School Accreditations | Cortiva

Accreditation is a voluntary process that identifies and acknowledges educational programs and/or institutions for achieving and maintaining a level of quality, performance and integrity that meets meaningful standards. A school that decides to become accredited does a comprehensive, in-depth study of the quality of its education, administrative practices, curriculum, student affairs, faculty competence and relationships with employers. Only after an on-site visit and a commission review to verify that the school meets the standards may the program and/or institution be accredited.

The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). It is the only school in Connecticut accredited by COMTA.

CCMT is approved by the Connecticut Commissioner of Higher Education as a private occupational school.

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Rich Testa

Rich Testa
Instructor

Rich is dedicated to helping his clients enhance their optimum health and performance. He brings this passion to education, helping his students develop the same attention to their clients’ well-being.

  • Teaches Sports Massage and Orthopedic Assessment
  • Specialties in functional orthopedic assessment and rehabilitation massage
  • Graduate of Cortiva/Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy
  • Co-owner, Family Therapeutic Massage Center, Southington
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP)
  • Olympic Medical Service Team, 1996
  • Olympic Sports Massage Team, 2002, 2004, 2012, 2016
  • Former Sports Massage Co-Director, Connecticut Chapter, American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • Former Coordinator, Massage Emergency Response Team (MERT), Connecticut Chapter, AMTA
  • Deployed to Ground Zero following 9/11 with MERT, Connecticut Chapter, AMTA
  • AMTA National Sports Team Member of the Year, 2010

Sandy Cook

Sandy Cook
Instructor and Massage Therapy Department Chair

Sandy believes that massage therapy is beneficial to the healing process on many levels. She loves teaching because it allows her to support students’ personal growth and education. Her passion grows as she observes the direct link between wellness and the intention of the heart-hand connection.

  • Graduate of Cortiva/Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy
  • Former private manicure, pedicure and energy instructor
  • Former barber/stylist and salon/spa
  • Former Reiki practitioner

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