Hoboken, New Jersey (Jan. 6, 2011) – For anyone who thinks massage therapy is out of reach, think again. Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy Hoboken opens a Student Clinic on Monday, January 10th, featuring relaxing, rejuvenating and affordable massage therapy.

The Student Clinic, located at Cortiva Institute’s campus across the street from the Hoboken Terminal, is celebrating its grand opening by offering a $25 special one-hour Swedish massage in a beautiful, private setting.

“Our student clinic is a great opportunity for someone to try professional massage therapy for the first time or continue a regimen of massage therapy at very accessible prices,” said Eva Carey, campus president. “Under the direction of our expert faculty, our massage therapy students provide a high quality massage experience tailored to individual clients’ needs.”

Massage therapy helps to soothe tired or overworked muscles, reduce stress, improve range of motion and promote general health. Massage therapy at the Student Clinic will include Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage and sports massage.

The clinic is conveniently located across from the Hoboken Terminal and offers a wide range of appointment times to accommodate clients’ busy schedules. Price for the Cortiva Classic Massage is $35, but for the month of January, Cortiva is offering a $25 introductory rate. Appointments are available by calling 201.215.6446 or emailing mtc.hoboken@cortiva.com.

Monday: 10 to 4pm
Tuesday: 3 to 9pm
Wednesday: 5 to 9pm
Friday: 2 to 9pm
Sunday: 9 to 3pm

The benefits of massage therapy have become widely recognized and for many, professional massage therapy is an integral part of a health and wellness routine. A recent study conducted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and cited in The New York Times showed that a single session of massage caused biological changes, as evidenced by blood samples taken immediately before the massage and up to an hour afterward. Volunteers who received Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol and increased levels of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system.

Massage Therapy is also among the hottest career fields, being named one of the Top 50 Careers for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report in a recent issue. In addition. the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook states that employment for massage therapists is expected to increase 19 percent through 2018, faster than average for all occupations.

About Cortiva Institute
Cortiva Institute, headquartered in Hoboken, N.J., is a community of Massage Therapy Schools with 11 locations nationwide, offering full and part-time massage therapy instruction, continuing education courses, student clinics that are open to the public, and career services for graduates. Cortiva schools take a holistic and integrated approach to ensure that our graduates are prepared to work in clinics, hospitals, health clubs, spas, resorts, sports therapy clinics or start their own private practices. Go to www.Cortiva.com for more information.