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Who are Massage Therapists?

Massage Therapists are licensed bodyworkers. As licensed professionals in the world of massage, their most popular skill set is to heal with the power of touch. They use a variety of modalities (types of massage) and touch techniques to manipulate their client's overall health and wellness; focusing on their soft tissues, like the muscles.

When working in the service industry, massage therapists will perform a wide variety of tasks like:

  • Conduct in-depth client consultations, covering aches, medical history, and desired results from treatment sessions

  • Analyze and evaluate client's body and touch-response to identify pain points and areas of tension

  • Use lotion or oils with a massage modality needed for the client's desired results

  • Prescribe treatment plans through multiple massages sessions

  • Reccomend home regimens for maintenance of results

    • Stretch Position | Aromatherapy | ​Posture Correction | Breathing Exercise


Massage Therapists can be found in a wide variety of settings in the world of health and wellness. They can choose to work independently out of treatment rooms or travel to their clients. They can work for sporting teams, or alongside health practitioners for patients in need of post-surgical care or rehabilitation.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

This program prepares you to become a successful practicing bodyworker by giving you a broad knowledge of both therapeutic and clinical techniques to jumpstart your career.


You will learn a diverse style of therapeutic massage that is based on Swedish theory. You will be taught a wide range of bodywork therapies that includes Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Hydrotherapy, Stretching, and more!


You will gain a solid understanding of the body, enabling yourself to create a comprehensive treatment plan for your clients. You will also learn about professional ethics, communication, business, and marketing.

Join us to gain the skills you need to work in the health and wellness industry!


Swedish Massage School
Deep Tissue Massage School
Reflexology Massage School
Lymphatic Drainage Massage School
Sports Event Massage School
Stretching Massage School
Hydrotherapy Massage School
Special Populations Massage School
Myofascial Release Massage School
Massage School Variety of Modalities

Setting You Apart


It is so important to choose a school that teaches you the information you need to get licensed AND the school that will set you apart from the others!


At Cortiva, we make it a priority to not only help you become a Licensed Massage Therapist -- but also to mold you into a well-equipped well-informed one.


We want you to make the most of your new career in Health & Wellness! So we offer:

  • Automatic student membership in ABMP, the largest massage therapy association in the U.S.

  • Massage therapy courses that adapt to how you learn best

  • Innovative, holistic curriculum

  • “Learning by doing”—you give and receive treatments to master your technique

  • Our client-centric approach teaches you how to cater your services to their needs

  • 7 Certifications by Graduation ⬇⬇⬇



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Once you graduate and pass your mBlex exam, you'll become a Licensed* Massage Therapist.

What does this mean?

It means your license will open a new world of opportunities for you.

Our graduates can be found in a variety of settings like:

  • Spa/Resorts/Cruises

  • Medical settings like:

    • Chiropractic Offices

    • Athletic Centers

    • Rehabilitation Facilities

    • Physical Therapy Clinics

    • Pain Management Centers

    • Plastic Surgery Offices

  • Sporting Events

  • Gyms/Fitness Centers

  • Yoga Studios

  • Stretch Bars

  • Massage Mobile Apps

  • & more!

So, what are you waiting for? Speak to one of our Admission Representatives today!

*In the state of Maryland, passing the mBlex results in a Registered Massage Therapist

Get Started at Your Local Cortiva Institute

Maitland, FL

Pompano Beach, FL

St. Petersburg, FL