Cortiva Institute, which has 12 massage schools throughout the U.S., has partnered with Elements Therapeutic Massage, an international franchise company, to provide graduates to the franchise.

With this agreement, all Cortiva graduates will receive an interview at a hiring Elements studio, and may be scheduled for an interview before other applying therapists, according to Stephen Stabile, Massachusetts-area director for Elements, which has hundreds of sold franchises throughout the U.S., Brazil, Costa Rica, Israel, Ireland and Canada..

In a press release, Stabile said that working closely with a school like Cortiva to identify skilled professional massage therapists is critical to Elements’ success.

Read the press release about the agreement here.