Massage Therapy Students Volunteer Time and Skills at Adaptive Rowing Event

Monday, August 2, 2010 General News J E 4

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage therapy student volunteers from Cortiva Institute - Pennsylvania School of Massage Therapy will lend their time and skills to the Bayada Regatta, one of the first adaptive rowing competitions for athletes with disabilities, on Saturday, August 28 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at St. Joseph's University Boathouse, 2200 Kelly Drive in Philadelphia.

During the Regatta, Cortiva student volunteers and faculty will offer rejuvenating and restorative massage therapy to all interested athletes.  In all, students volunteer over 20 hours of time at the event.

"A group of our students participated at this event last year and have found it to be a gratifying experience, not just professionally, but personally as they are enormously inspired by the athletes they meet," said Bill Ensminger, Director of Student Clinic for Cortiva Institute - Pennsylvania School of Massage Therapy.

Philadelphia Adaptive Rowing (PAR) -- formerly known as the Philadelphia Rowing Program for the Disabled (PRPD) -- is the host club for the Bayada Regatta and trains many of the competing athletes at its facilities on the Schuylkill River. Staffed by volunteer instructors and helpers with a variety of backgrounds, they provide recreational and competitive rowing opportunities for individuals with disabilities and have been a leader in the movement to make the sport of rowing available to everyone. Many PAR rowers have successfully competed and placed in the International Federation of Rowing Associations (FISA) World Rowing Championships and the Paralympics.

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.

SOURCE Cortiva Institute



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