King of Prussia, June 24, 2010 – A group of volunteer students from Cortiva Institute- Pennsylvania school of massage therapy will put their considerable skills to work providing massage therapy to participants in the upcoming Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon.

The Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon takes place Sunday, June 27 from 7:00 AM to
12:00 PM. Triathlon events involve swimming, cycling and biking and are one of the most grueling and challenging of athletic events.

No one knows that better than Cortiva Institute- Pennsylvania campus president Jeff Mann who will be a first time participant at this Sunday’s event. At 45, Mann says training for a triathlon has had a significant impact on his health and well being. “My energy levels have never been better. I’ve lost 25 pounds, my sleeping has improved and I handle stress more productively,” said Mann.

Mann hopes to also enjoy a massage provided by Cortiva students while at the triathlon and is a big proponent of massage therapy at athletic events of any kind. “Massage is an important part of the endurance sport community. It helps endurance athletes rest and recover and relive pain,” he says. Mann, who had a surgically reconstructed left knee, experiences pain after training but says that, “regular massage has greatly reduced the pain and improves my range of motion.”

In addition to the fifteen to twenty student volunteers, Cortiva is also a sponsor of the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon. Over 10,000 spectators are expected. For more information on the event, visit

About Cortiva Institute: Cortiva Institute 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 for more information.