SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec 8, 2011:  Everest College today announced that it has partnered with Elements Therapeutic Massage Inc., a massage therapy franchise with more than 80 locations nationwide, to provide job placement opportunities for graduates of Everest’s massage therapy program.

Under the agreement, Elements Therapeutic Massage will make Everest’s massage therapy students aware of its current and anticipated hiring needs, and will interview qualified graduates. Elements will also provide on-going guidance related to Everest’s massage therapy curriculum to help ensure that it is current and reflects the realities of the workplace.

“Our top priority is to help our massage studios develop a loyal clientele, and by partnering with Everest, we are able to tap into a pool of skilled massage therapists,” said Michele Merhib, RMT and founder of Elements Therapeutic Massage. “We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

“Our agreement with Elements Therapeutic Massage provides an excellent opportunity for our massage therapy graduates to start a career with a rapidly expanding national franchise,” said Wendy Cullen, vice president of employer development at Corinthian Colleges, parent company of Everest College. “This partnership demonstrates the value our programs bring to employers and commitment to helping place Everest graduates in their chosen fields of study.”

Everest’s massage therapy program provides the basic knowledge, techniques, tools and training to enable graduates to practice as massage therapists in a variety of health care settings, including physical therapy clinics, gyms and sports centers, chiropractic offices and health spas. Courses offered include: deep-tissue massage, pre-natal massage, clinical and sports massage, among others.

About Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc.

Elements Therapeutic Massage is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and owned by Fitness Together Holdings, Inc. The parent company oversees Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, a one-on-one personal training fitness franchise that began franchising in 1996, and Elements Therapeutic Massage, a massage therapy franchise that began franchising in 2006. Today, the combined franchise network has sold hundreds of franchises across the United States, Brazil, Costa Rica, Israel, Ireland, and Canada. Elements Therapeutic Massage is actively selling franchises, for more information about massage franchise opportunities visit .

About Everest College

Everest College provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Programs vary by campus. Everest has more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit . For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at

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SOURCE: Corinthian Colleges, Inc.