No Prerequisites | Retreat is open to all – no massage experience is required, but licensed massage therapists may use 25 CEU hours for license renewal |
25 Hours of NCBTMB Continuing Education Credit for Approved Massage Licensing in the United States:
-16 Hours Oncology Massage for Persons Experiencing Cancer
-4 Hours Ethics and Cancer Massage
-5 Hours Authentic Self Care for Massage Therapists
Journey back to yourself, in a five-day Oncology Massage and Caregivers’ Retreat, that’s waiting for you here, in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica. As a bodyworker, you can enhance your skills and expand your knowledge in how and when to compassionately touch persons experiencing cancer and other life-altering health conditions. As a family caregiver you will learn simple integrative touch therapies that you can use with confidence and ease for your loved ones and yourself.
We know and honor that both bodyworkers and family caregivers provide ongoing care to others. This adventure retreat allows you to celebrate who you are; with grounding exercises, rejuvenating self-care tips, transformative quests into the core of your soul, quiet moments of deep solitude, as well as thrilling Costa Rican escapades into the beauty of this tropical wonderland.
Be good to yourself. For five days, enchant yourself with the beauty of Playa Samara of the Nicoya peninsula.
In our open air classroom, listen to the sounds of monkeys in the mango trees as you learn cancer pathology, current research and how to unravel and find peace with the emotions of providing care.
Melt into the soothing, soul-enriching power of light compassionate touch as you experience integrative touch therapies through partner exchange.
Feel the joy of the healing power of Color Therapy. Sink your feet into the sand and learn grounding exercises to the rhythm of the Pacific Ocean.
Free yourself of old stories that no longer serve you while experiencing quiet, serene moments during your Walking Meditations on one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.
Uplift the community as a volunteer by offering Oncology Massage to cancer patients from Samara, Nicoya or others.
Escape on a Costa Rican adventure like the zipline canopy tour, snorkeling, horseback riding, kayaking and more!
– 25 NCBTMB CEU credits
-Airport Pickup and Dropoff
– 7 nights lodging in our Oasis Villas – fully appointed bungalows with complete kitchens in the heart of Playa Samara
– Day trip to the stunning Waterfalls of Belen and Lunch in the local favorite La Roca Restaurant overlooking the Verde Valley
-Typical Costa Rican Food Cooking Class with local Chef Xinia who has 15+ years experience teaching cooking classes
-Yoga Class with Alignment Based Yoga Instructor Tess McGrath and Breakfast at the hidden gem Soda La Perla
-Latin Dance Class
-Adventure Tour of your choice: Ocean Kayak, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Surf Lesson
What’s not included:
-Any meals not listed above – all accommodations come with fully equipped kitchens, and there are several local grocers including an organic market all within 5 minutes