From Licensed Graduates of Cortiva Institute
Meet Our Graduates
"There's so much good you can do" || Cortiva Institute Graduate, Sean Light
"Take that leap of faith" || Cortiva Institute Graduate, Al Shakise Anderson
Being a licensed professional means that I am now the boss of my time. I currently own and operate a South Florida-based mobile massage company called Relax Miami which has given me the financial freedom and happiness that I was searching for in a career.
I’m a military spouse whose husband was deployed for most of my program so I faced some obstacles during school. I was solely responsible for taking care of our four children while trying to acclimate to being in school again after many years. I also learned that I am a slight perfectionist so I pushed myself too hard sometimes”. Brittany is an LMT at the G Spa Salon and Spa in the Foxwood Casinos.
Skin health has always been my passion. I told myself I’d have my own business before I graduate and I will never work for anyone else again in my life unless I wanted to. Failure was never an option. Dominique is the owner and operator of her own business, Royale Skin LLC.
My goal in this industry is to be able to help people on a more personal level through massage and bodywork. This is such a fulfilling career. I know it will give me the sense of purpose I am looking for”. Toni is the owner and operator of her own Massage Therapy practice.
I joined this industry because I would like to contribute to promoting the practice of relaxation and wellness in our society. I believe strongly that regular therapeutic care can have a significant impact on people’s lives and health. I am a Massage Therapist at Massage Envy.
I love what I do now, it’s not working to me, I’m actually having fun with my career. I know that the sky’s the limit for me in this field”. Gerline is an esthetician at Gorgeous Faces where she enjoys educating clients about the health of their skin & making them feel good about themselves.
Josue F. Vasquez
I never really thought I would find something that I could be passionate about but also enjoy doing as a profession. And in the profession, I continue to meet many great people that come from all types of backgrounds and continue to create new connections. Being an LMT means a great deal because I feel that I have earned that title through effort days of studying, learning, and practicing. I really enjoy trigger point and sports massage because I feel that a great connection between these two modalities provides great healing to the body. I have learned to always stick to the basics, which for me is to try to always center myself, listen to the body, and act based on those actions.” Josue is an LMT working for a Chiropractic office.
Cortiva Institute has been very instrumental in my journey. Everyone from Admissions to Instructors provided me with the support I needed as a student going through the program. Upon graduation, Career Services provided the opportunity for me to be hired by a spa owner.
Being a Licensed Professional is very important to me. It allows me to help people feel better physically, which helps them feel better mentally and emotionally as well.
My life has changed for the better since becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist. It has allowed me to support myself and my family and maintain a comfortable lifestyle.
Since graduation, I have learned that our industry is so diverse. There are so many different opportunities for Licensed Professionals. Finding my niche has been such an adventure! I'm very excited about the future!
My goals have already come true. I became my own boss and am a co-owner of an up-and-coming wellness establishment. I stepped down from a corporate job making eighty-five thousand dollars a year to make this happen. I am a self-employed licensed massage therapist and co-owner of Sound Mind and Body Wellness
Krystle is a dual-licensed Massage Therapist/Esthetician. “I loved makeup and wanted to learn everything I could. I loved esthetics, I have always struggled with my skin and now I have learned to help myself and I can help others achieve their skincare goals! I am employed at Hand & Stone as a Massage Therapist and Esthetician".