The education 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.
The CRSMT science department is a team of naturopathic physicians, chiropractors, and massage therapists with advanced degrees in the sciences. Students benefit from the variety and depth of their expertise, experience and wealth of knowledge about the human body, its construction and how it functions.
We recognize that a thorough scientific foundation is fundamental to success in the field of massage therapy.
CRSMT also recognizes and respects the ancient history and essential artistic element of massage therapy and keeps it firmly categorized as a “healing art”. We create a strong and deep foundation by teaching many and varied techniques while developing and honing critical thinking skills. This results in unique, creative, and confident massage therapists that are capable of succeeding in the modern world of health care while still being able to deliver the age-old and compassionate intention of massage: relief from suffering.
We live and promote the Costa Rican “Pura Vida” philosophy and include holistic lifestyle principles in our curriculum. Students learn a balanced and healthy approach to lifestyle and self-care practices through study of a holistic wellness model that includes nutrition, movement therapies, and fitness. Students are encouraged and given tools to develop and implement their own self-care regimens with the goal of career fulfillment and longevity.
The CRSMT science department is a team of naturopathic doctors, chiropractors and massage therapists with advanced degrees in the sciences. Students benefit from the variety and depth of their expertise, experience and wealth of knowledge about the human body, its construction and how it functions.
We recognize that a thorough scientific foundation is fundamental to success in the field of massage therapy. Through the mastery of science CRSMT students gain necessary, practical tools and are able to apply those tools creatively. The end result is a well-rounded therapist, competent in administering a creative, insightful and healing massage.
When you become a student of CRSMT, we are dedicated to helping you become an outstanding and successful massage therapist, as well as the best possible version of yourself. Studying abroad helps transform you. The excitement of the unknown journey, the wonder of the new environment, the perspective of the foreign culture, the connection with your fellow students, and the pleasures of surf, sand, sun, food, music and the simplicity of the Costa Rican ‘pura vida’ gives you life experience which education alone can’t provide.
Living and studying on our beautiful campus, moments from the beach, makes your school experience tropical and exotic. Imagine waking to the noises of the jungle, feeling the gentle sea breeze as you sit in class, learning massage techniques to the drumming of an afternoon rainstorm and enjoying fresh fruit from the trees with your classmates.
Our school is located on the remote coast of the Nicoya peninsula in the amazing country of Costa Rica. Samara is a special town. We want our students to fully experience this beautiful place. Our staff and faculty offer various opportunities for adventure during your time at CRSMT.
Where else can you go surfing, kayaking, horseback riding, snorkeling, and explore coasts, jungles and volcanoes? Where else do you have the opportunity to learn about another culture, to truly get to know your classmates as you experience life in another country and to make lasting friends of different cultural backgrounds, all while achieving an outstanding education in massage therapy?
Study abroad makes it possible; CRSMT makes it reality.