Weekend Workshops

Weekend Workshops

For other continuing education opportunities, please look at our Oncology Massage CEU Retreat and Deep Massage – The Lauterstein Method.

In addition to longer programs, CRSMT also provides continuing education opportunities in the form of weekend workshops throughout the core curriculum of the Massage Therapy Program. These workshops allow us to take advantage of the many varied specialties of our Instructor staff and present a different assortment of workshops in each term.

Workshops are open to currently enrolled students, CRSMT alumni, and the wider community! Space is limited so please inquire promptly about availability.

Reflexology Level 1

Juliebeth Mezzy
16 Hours, $320
October 13th-14th, 2018
8:30AM-6:00PM with 1 hour lunch break each day


Through this two day workshop, students will learn the basics of Foot Reflexology. The class briefly touches on common theories of Reflexology. Students will learn locations of the reflexes on the feet. They will learn relaxation techniques and specific thumb and finger walking techniques for stimulating common reflexes. Students will learn a short routine that can be practiced on clients, friends, and family.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify what reflexology is, how it works, its effect on the body, and its purpose
  2. Demonstrate effective reflexology techniques
  3. Demonstrate effective sanitation and hygiene practices when performing foot reflexology
  4. Identify the reflex points and their correlation to the body.

About the Instructor:

Juliebeth Mezzy is a Board Certified Reflexologist and Massage Therapist. For 25 years she has maintained a private practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She has been teaching Reflexology for the last 17 years at massage schools in the Hampton Roads area. In addition to Reflexology, Julie has also taught chair massage, swedish massage and kinesiology. In 2015, she won an award for Educator of the Year, through the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education.

Julie has served on the Board of Directors of several organizations including her state association, the Reflexology Association of Virginia.  Her goal is to bring Reflexology to the world by promoting its joys and benefits to all people she meets.

Juliebeth says “Reflexology chose me to do this work.” Starting out in Massage Therapy, her instructor told her she spent too much time on the hands and feet!

Her classes are fun, so much so that she actually guarantees that participants will have a blast while learning.

RockTape: Functional Movement Techniques – Basic

Beverley Giroud
7.5 Hours, $150
October 30th, 2018
7:30AM – 3:30PM with 1 hour lunch break


This course introduces the concept of movement therapy and enhancement via functional taping methods. It includes a review of the current literature supporting the theory of kinesiology taping for the purposes of rehabilitation, edema/swelling management, neuropathic pain, scar mobility and postural management. FMT Basic is an evidence-informed kinesiology taping course that redefines our understanding of the effects of elastic therapeutic taping on pain mitigation, circulation and proprioception. FMT Basic lays the groundwork for a practical framework of ‘taping movement, not muscles’ to replace an outdated model focused on directional taping to activate or inhibit muscles.

This course is intended for practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with taping. All supplies needed for the course are provided.

Education Objectives of FMT Basic

At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the physiological effects of kinesiology taping
  • Master functional taping and understand its role and use for the applications of rehabilitation, edema management, neuropathic pain, scar mobility and posture improvement.
  • Introduce the concept of a longitudinal muscle chain approach to the elastic therapeutic taping and a myofascial sequencing model of “Taping movements, not muscles.”

Prenatal Massage

Kaysie Noll
16 Hours, $320
April 27-28, 2019


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to discuss the benefits of pregnancy massage, identify the changes in the anatomy and physiology of the pregnant body, outline pregnancy by trimesters, and utilize positioning and massage techniques that will benefit the pregnant client. During the course we will practice demonstrated hands on techniques and learn how to utilize health intake forms designed for the pregnant client. We will prioritize the development of communication skills which will assist in creating a treatment plan for the pregnant client. Additionally, students will learn to define what constitutes a “high risk” pregnancy and identify contraindications and precautions while massaging the pregnant client.

PTSD: Helping to Break the Cycle Through Touch

Matthew Howe
16 Hours, $320
May 4th-5th, 2019


This workshop will help the massage professional gain understanding of what PTSD is, and what can be done to help. We will explore what our role and scope can be in the healing process. This class will teach you how to work with trauma and elevated nervous activity. You will learn techniques that will help clients turn down the noise in their tissues. We will provide the therapists time to grow in their experience through hands-on time and focused instructor attention.

What are the accommodations like?

We are on occasion able to accommodate Weekend Workshop participants on campus, but typically our housing is booked with students of our core curriculum. We are happy to recommend accommodations at local vacation rental spots or hotels. We also invite you to visit the Samara Infocenter. They provide free assistance with travel plans and everything to do with Samara and the area.

What do I do when I get there?

We recommend that you arrive to Playa Samara on the Thursday or Friday before your workshop. Please get in touch with our local staff via email at info@crsmt.com, phone: 2656-0491, or by stopping by the office. We would love to meet you, give you a campus tour, and provide you with campus keys.

Our campus is located in the heart of Playa Samara down the little road that runs behind the Banco Nacional across from the Pali grocery store.

How do I get there?

We recommend that you book your flight into Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Costa Rica. LIR is about 2 hours from Playa Samara via car or shuttle. There are several rental car options, or you can take an airport shuttle. There are many shuttles and taxi drivers posted at the airport, but we recommend booking your shuttle in advance through the Samara Infocenter. Rates for shuttles can range $100-$130 one way.

Our campus is located in the heart of Playa Samara down the little road that runs behind the Banco Nacional across from the Pali grocery store.

(888) 816-8548