BOSTON, Massachusettes (Feb. 15, 2011):  When so many communities are suffering from unemployment, the problems of hunger are often close behind. On Wednesday, February 16, students, staff and faculty from Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy will lend a “touch” of help to the Greater Boston Food Bank by inspecting, labeling and packing groceries for families in need.

“We’re pleased that so many of our students, faculty and staff are participating in this worthwhile effort,” said Cortiva Institute – Boston campus president Dianne Polseno. “It’s a privilege for us to be able to help our community and neighbors in need. We hope to make this an annual effort for our school,” she said.

The Food Bank provides meals for more than 394,000 people annually in nine counties in eastern Massachusetts. The Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and one of the largest food banks in the country. Eighteen Cortiva students and staff will participate.


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.