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Although massage therapy was not something I had considered for very long, being here at CRSMT has shown me a new profound love for body work. I was looking to attend school back in the states to start my education but being someone who loves to travel the world, I knew this school would become my new home. The course is vigorous and can challenge you, but if you are someone who strives to succeed and work hard, this is the massage school to change your life for the better. When we first arrived, we were all warned this place would change our lives in atleast one way. I can whole heartedly say CRSMT has changed and impacted my life in numerous ways be it the: teachers, student community, or Costa Rica its self and so much more. If youre looking for change and to truly find yourself, push yourself into adventure to study massage therapy here in the most beautiful place to do so!
If you’re willing to put in the work, don’t let any obstacle stop you from coming! The challenge and price pale in comparison to the worth of finishing the program.
Several times over, my grandfather shared that "it is the things you don't do in life that you will most regret. I'm so thankful to him for lighting my torch with encouraging words to live my best life, put one foot in front of the other, and just go! Not your regular mundane massage education program here. The CRSMT program is purposely set up for students to succeed with their incredible instructors (Jan, Kate, Julie, Cordelia, Vickie, Brant, Shari, Bev, all the TAs and anyone else I didn't name), outstanding office staff (Bill, TESS, Margaret), and grounds team. I encourage each person who reads this to JUST DO IT. Go the distance and you will be happy you did. Disclaimer: The curriculum is not a walk in the rainforest. Read, study, massage, pause... and then read, study, and massage some more. But don't worry...The ocean's sounding roar in the background will bless you. Namaste.
Massage therapy has been on my radar since I was young. Up until 2 years ago, I hadn't considered it seriously. Then I heard about a magical sounding program somewhere in Costa Rica, and I was hooked. I knew that if I was going to massage school, CRSMT would be the one. At 29, I finally pulled the trigger and applied. I'm sitting here on the last day of class in awe of how beautifully this program is designed. It challenged me more than I could have believed possible in more ways than one, but they also have incorporated so much education and activities to learn how to take care of yourself through the process, as well as for years to come in your life and career. They told us from the beginning we wouldn't be the same people when we leave this program that we were at the start, and it rings true today. If you're up for the challenge of your life and seeking deep personal growth, CRSMT is for you.
Putting my experience here at CRSMT into words for a review is not an easy task. If you feel called to come here, follow that call and come. Listen to that voice deep down that tells you this is the right path. You will be supported, you will be challenged, you will evolve. I feel profoundly grateful for this experience and well prepared for my journey in bodywork.
I had thought about going to massage school on and off over the last decade and eventually reached a point in my life where I needed a change and started looking for a reset button. I found CRSMT online and was immediately drawn in, this was it. Every minute in this fast paced program is allocated to help you develop yourself and your career as a professional bodyworker. A beautiful location and intentional program design allow you to stay grounded despite the intensity. The high caliber teachers and curriculum will meet you at your level and lift you up to your highest potential. I'm leaving feeling empowered, reconnected and grateful for my experience.
This is a fast paced hyper speed course that takes you along for the ride. You go through ups and downs, get thrown in loops and come out the other side with a smile on your face! This school is not for the weak of heart but for the soul searchers, the one looking to create change in themselves and others. I have loved my time here and am grateful for all the new skills I have acquired. This has been a life altering experience and I love the person I have become through the process.
This program goes far beyond the minimum knowledge it takes to be a bodywork professional. It offers a comprehensive curriculum displaying many different styles, but the effort it takes to go through with this is more than just learning about the body. I learned about myself intimately. I learned about boundaries. I learned about spirit. I learned way more than what I was expecting to. I would recommend this course to anyone who is serious about getting into bodywork and serious about personal growth.
When stepping off the plane in Costa Rica four months ago, I had no idea what a profound effect the mix of such a rigorous and demanding curriculum, a foreign and exotic country, and the "Pura Vida" way of life was going to have on my personal and professional growth. I believe that CRSMT has given my fellow classmates and I such an amazing edge in the health and wellness industry by instilling in us the importance of self-care, compassion, professionalism, as well as giving us more than enough tools, tricks, and resources to launch successful new careers. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude towards the instructors and classmates and the community for such an amazing, life changing experience. I now feel more than prepared, competent, and beyond excited to share my new skills with the rest of the world!
CRSMT was an international calling for me to change careers, climates, and unhealthy behaviors. As soon as I arrived, my endeavors were supported and I was surrounded by loving, encouraging staff and classmates who became family. The curriculum was professional, up-to-date, and intensely paced, requiring focused perseverance to master the content and bodywork skills under the direction of many qualified teachers from across the US. Throughout the clinic shifts, I realized that I am more than prepared to help people manage their pain, restricted movement, and overall well being. Costa Rica is a magical place...and if it's calling you, you'll know why when you get here. Pura Vida!