Cortiva Institute in Seattle Campus Closed

Seattle Massage Therapy School at Cortiva Institute

425 Pontius Ave N #100  Seattle, WA 98109

This campus is no longer enrolling new students.

Start Your Massage Therapy Education in Seattle, Washington

Nicknamed the “Emerald City”, home of the grunge-rock music scene, and one of the most livable cities in the United States, Seattle is an ideal location for students of massage therapy. Located in the heart of Seattle, Cortiva Institute is a leader in massage therapy training and education.

Any important decision is accompanied by important questions, and attending massage therapy school is no different. How much will it cost? How long does it take? How do I start? Can I get financial aid? Get the information you need, and the answers you’re looking for.

About Cortiva Institute – Seattle

Cortiva is a unique collective of the best massage therapy schools in the country. Nine schools have so far joined together to share resources, knowledge, and experience to provide the best massage therapy education possible. The Seattle campus of Cortiva Institute has a history that is rooted in education and healing. Located in the heart of this dynamic city, the school offers students a balanced education involving science, technique, and heart. High standards and hands-on preparation mean that graduates are equipped with the skills needed in order to pursue their professional goals.

Cortiva Institute Massage Therapy School

Professional Massage Therapy

This is a 46.5 credit hour course and can be taken as either a six or twelve month program. With a focus on the client, students extensively study theory, communication, and ethical concerns within the profession of massage therapy.

Students learn from a variety of methods, such as direct instruction and hands-on practice and focus not only on the physical task but also the scientific principals behind each technique. Upon completion, students will be able to sit for the National Certification Exam and will be qualified to work within the health care community as a massage therapist.

Maternity and Infant Massage

Cortiva – Seattle also offers a Maternity and Infant Massage program, which is an emerging specialty. This program is designed for certified professional massage therapists who want to further their careers. A big focus is on communication and compassion, as the clientele are either pregnant women or infants. Five hundred hours of training are required to enroll in the ten month program.

Continuing Education

The Seattle campus of Cortiva Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork to provide continuing education for licensed health care providers. Courses include: Doula Workshop, Orthopedic Assessment for the Lower Body, Reiki, Thai Massage, Stone Massage, Mud Wraps, and much more. These courses are for those massage therapists who want to expand their expertise and advance their careers.


Cortiva – Seattle faculty members are exceptional teachers; lead instructors are Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and have an average of five years teaching experience. They are also professionals in the massage therapy field.
They bring their experience and love of helping people into the classroom. Faculty members are also trained in the TIPP Learning System, in which each student’s learning style is determined and accommodated for. This, along with the faculty’s expertise and dedication, ensures that each student can succeed.


A contemporary and professional facility, the Seattle campus of Cortiva is located at the Pontius Building, 425 Pontius Avenue North, Suite 100, and also at 900 Thomas Avenue. Classrooms are designed with plenty of space and natural light, and the campus facilities offer private clinic rooms and a computer lab. In addition, each classroom is stocked with bolsters, massage tables, and a variety of massage oils.


The Seattle campus of Cortiva Institute is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).

Financial Aid

Cortiva – Seattle participates in federal student assistance programs. Students need to fill out a FAFSA to determine if they meet eligibility requirements. In addition, payment plans can be developed to help individual students meet their financial obligations. Students should meet with financial aid representatives to discuss their individual needs.

Going to School in Seattle, WA

Washington Massage SchoolsSeattle is a breathtakingly beautiful city surrounded by water. To the west lies saltwater Puget Sound; to the east, freshwater Lake Washington; in the middle, Lake Union. Seattle’s vigorous maritime heritage began when the Klondike Gold Rush established it as a major Pacific port in the 1890s, and it is still going full force ahead.

Fisherman’s Terminal is a successful commercial fishing port, the Port of Seattle is fundamental to marine trade, and the urban waterfront is bustling with commercial, retail and tourist ventures.

Ferries crossing Puget Sound and seaplanes lifting off from Lake Union support an thriving island culture in the San Juans, on Vashon and Bainbridge, and two floating bridges spanning Lake Washington carry travelers east to west. Always listed in “Most Romantic Things to Do in Seattle” is taking a ferry ride … anywhere.

With a population of 563,374 residents, Seattle is a leading center for advanced technology in aerospace, computer software, bioinformatics, genomics, telemedicine, electronics, medical equipment, and environmental engineering. The region’s single most important employer is Boeing, which is the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world and consistently one of the top three exporters in the United States.

Seattle is also home to REI, Eddie Bauer, Nintendo, Starbucks,, RealNetworks and Microsoft. Some of the world’s most dynamic new companies are spinning out of the Puget Sound area, which is naturally the nation’s leader in internet business start-ups, but also a leader in business start-ups in general.

More Information

If you are interested in this program and would like to find out more, please request information from Cortiva Institute – Seattle, WA.