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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!
Be prepared for intense weeks of studying and learning. There is a constant stream of exams and new material to process at CRSMT, which may be overwhelming at times. However, in retrospect, I can definitely say that I feel very confident in giving massages and am grateful for having gone through the process of learning everything here. Also, as someone who doesn't like rain, coming to CRSMT during the rainy season was still a good experience -- there were many sunny days!
My time at CRSMT has been incredible. This school has taken my passion for bodywork and lit it on fire. The past four months have been challenging both physically and emotionally, yet so rewarding. When I look back at my time spent here, I question how in the world I got through this rigorous program, but here is how: The instructors want nothing but the best for you, the staff in the office are outstanding, your fellow classmates are going through the same thing everyday so you are never alone, the beach is footsteps away, and the Pura Vida way of life carries you through. Along with a heck of a lot of grit and perseverance that I never knew I had.
If you are looking for a magical place to jump-start a new career path or just learn something really cool in a super cool place, CRSMT is the place for you.
Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy is a well planned, accelerated course that offers students a variety of knowledge within the scope of Massage Therapy. The intensity of the course was high, but manageable enough with the help of CRSMT staff and class mates. Along with learning a new trade, the school is a walk away from the beach which offers a variety of areas to study with classmates. At the end of the course, I found that my CRSMT and the town of Samara offered a welcoming and loving environment.
CRSMT has been a wonderful and crazy eye opening experience. This school will push you to your limits and challenge you with everything you have, but the reward is priceless. The course work is intense and substantial, but being able to have aquired these new set of skills in such a short amount of time is truly amazing. The instructors/staff are wonderful,the courses are great, the location is absolutley perfect for this type of curriculum. I highly reccomend this program!
Leaving home on a plane I had no idea what I was stepping into only what I had read but I had faith when I set off on this journey I was going to learn a new trade, shed some old skin and spend time in paradise. I had no idea how enriching this experience would be! At times it tests your grit and your patience with yourself and others. Enabling release and awareness, if you come into this with an open mind ready to work hard and let go of what no longer serves you, you will set yourself up for success! The program is intense and most of the time has a
demanding work load. Though the instructors are here to help you succeed and most of the staff have gone through the program themselves. Since I have been here I've not only gained skill but spiritual growth and have met life long friends! Persevere with resilience and love! Thanks CRSMT for everything!
The coursework at this school is plentiful and rigorous, but the personal and professional growth along the way is all worth it. The pace at CRSMT moves at lightning speed, but as you near the finish line you look back and see all that you absorbed and the new skills sets you now have with awe. I feel capable and empowered walking away from the program as a massage therapist. The beach is close by for the much needed decompression and Samara makes you feel at home with its laid back vibe.
Knowing massage is right for me and finally deciding to become licensed, when I started researching schools I found all the local massage programs were 10-24 months long AND driving back and forth all winter in snow, ice and sleet. I googled a fast massage education to qualify to take the MBLEX and found CRSMT. I chose it because of the fast pace being a "woman of a certain age" and not wanting to waste a lot of time ready to live my dream (okay fine...the beach, ocean, culture, food, complete submersion with less distraction were all major factors too lol). The accelerated program has been one of the most challenging things I've ever done...and hands down (pun intended) one of the most rewarding in my life. I've laughed and cried a lot through this journey and I do not regret my choice and the friendships and shared experiences here have profoundly improved my being. I feel fully prepared to take and pass the MBLEX and deliver purposeful and skilled treatments as a LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST!!!! I'M SO EXCITED to return home and share all I've learned.
CRSMT is no joke. The curriculum is fast-paced and there isn't room to slack off. You will be challenged and discipline is a must, but if you're hungry this is a terrific spot to start your career path. The long-time staff and instructors are cool, calm, and on their s***. Samara is a small beach town and the potential to treat your time at CRSMT like spring break is there, but you will not succeed if you do so. The program is incredibly rewarding, and I feel confident in my skill set and knowledge. I feel prepared to get out there and do the damn thing!