The Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy is the premier study abroad program in the world for Massage Therapy Certification! Students receive an outstanding education that prepares them to perform at a highly-skilled level in the massage therapy industry. The massage therapy classes in the CRSMT curriculum build a solid foundation of knowledge in combination with advanced skills such that students graduate well equipped to provide customized therapeutic massage treatments to safely and effectively address everything from relaxation to sports-related injuries. Graduates of the CRSMT massage therapy program are eligible for licensing in most of the United States and many other places around the world.

Committed to excellence, and maintaining the tradition of massage as an art form; the massage therapy classes at CRSMT balances the sciences of the human body, the artistic techniques of massage and bodywork, modern business strategies, and holistic lifestyle principles. An underlying acknowledgment and celebration of the human spirit creates personal and spiritual depth to the program. This unique massage therapy program is designed for English speaking students who wish to study massage abroad in a beautiful, exotic and natural environment.

CRSMT invites and welcomes a diverse community of students to study massage therapy classes in Costa Rica. Our 600 and 700 hour programs are fast-paced and intensive academic programs designed to deliver the highest quality massage therapy training in the world. We currently offer yoga, Thai, Shiatsu, and many more courses.

Massage Certification Program Dates

August 7th, 2023 – November 19th, 2023 * $2,000 Tuition Discount for this term. Contact Admissions for details.

January 18th, 2024 – May 12th, 2024

July 25th, 2024 – November 17th, 2024


  • You must be 18 years or older by the time your session begins.
  • You must possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • You must possess a passport or be able to acquire one.
  • You must be physically capable of performing massage and traveling.
  • You must possess current/valid CPR certification.
  • You must obtain travel medical insurance

If you meet the requirements above, take the first step and call one of our admissions counselors today at:

1-800-770-9893; ext. 1

Ready to fill out the application? Contact our Admissions Representative, Morgan Cox, at (619)658-6181 or [email protected]

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