Open House
April 24th

About Cortiva York 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.

Carolyn is committed to helping every student grow as a therapist through the unique clinic experience—an introduction to the “real” world of massage therapy. She helps students learn practical applications of techniques, as well as how to greet clients with confidence, assess individual needs and build sessions that meet each client’s goals. Carolyn encourages students to strive to reach their vision each day.

  • Teaches bodywork and professional development
  • Graduate, Cortiva Institute
  • Private practitioner
  • Experience in day spas, salons and chiropractic offices
  • Certified in Lomi Lomi, reflexology, cranial/sacral, Thai for the table, MFR,
    MLD, cupping, and hot and cold stone therapies.

Heather brings her experiences in the student clinic and as a longtime instructor to her classroom, providing a unique, animated exchange of information for her students.

  • Teaches anatomy
  • Graduate, Baltimore School of Massage
  • Graduate, Cortiva Institute
  • Background in radio advertising
  • Certified in osteopathic massage, Thai massage for the table, myofascial release, oncology massage and advanced trigger point therapy

Carolyn Hoffman, LMT

Carolyn Hoffman, LMT
Clinic Manager, Instructor

Heather Smith, LMT

Heather Smith, LMT

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