BOSTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ — In recognition of National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, set for October 25 – 31, Cortiva Institute in Boston will offer free massages to any first-time clinic client.

"What better way to bring awareness to the massage profession than to offer free massages by our talented student clinic therapists," said Dianne Polseno, President of Cortiva Institute – Boston, School of Massage Therapy. "It is a win-win situation, as members of the community receive free 60-minute relaxation massage from Cortiva students in a supervised environment and students develop their skills and gain valuable hands-on experience working directly with clients."

The Boston school is located at 103 Morse Street in Watertown. First-time clients should call the school during the week of massage awareness (Oct. 25-31) at 617.668.2000 to schedule an appointment for their free massage. Calls for appointments will be accepted Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and free massages will begin the week of National Massage Therapy Awareness Week. The school will offer the free massages from October 26(th) through December 20(th). Please go to for further details.

Massage therapy is a growing career field as evidenced by statistics cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's 2009-2010 Occupational Outlook Handbook which states that employment for massage therapists is expected to increase 20 percent through 2016, faster than average for all occupations.

About Cortiva Institute

Cortiva Institute is a community of Massage Therapy Schools with 10 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.

SOURCE Cortiva Institute