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About Cortiva Westport Campus

Mission
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.

 

Philosophy
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.

Kathy Saul, LMT

Kathy Saul, LMT
Instructor

Kathy, whose clients call her “The Muscle Whisperer,” brings her varied interests to the classroom as she imparts life skills in perseverance and fortitude to her students. A roller coaster fan, she sees challenges as worth both the risk and reward in all of life’s pursuits.

  • Graduate, Cortiva/Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy
  • Private practitioner
  • Former employee acupressure provider, Connecticut Valley Hospital
  • Volunteer, chair massage at wellness
  • Volunteer, post-event massage for cyclists
  • Black belt, Tae Kwon Do
  • Completed conflict resolution

Neal Barry

Neal Barry
Instructor

Neal inspires a high level of professionalism in his students, applying his depth of clinical expertise to his mentoring role.

  • Teaches a wide variety of courses
  • Graduate, Cortiva/Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy
  • Private practitioner
  • Oncology massage therapist, Greenwich Hospital
  • Former member, National Certification Board
  • Licensed in Connecticut and New York

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