Weekend Workshops

For other continuing education opportunities, please look at our other options.

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.


Total Body Modification

Dr. Renae Rogers
Dates to be announced

Course Description

Total Body Modification ™ (TBM) is a time tested, easy to use system that synthesizes a vast array of Subtle-Influence Medicine techniques into one cohesive system utilizing its pioneering work in accessing and programming the human biocomputer. These include soft-tissue manipulation, energy work, meditation, nutritional supplementation, neurosensory (muscle) testing, lifestyle modifications, life coaching, distance healing, medical intuition, and articular adjusting (for physicians only).

TBM’s Phases of Healing Program begins with the practitioner guiding their clients through a process that first restores the physical body. The focus then shifts to improving mental clarity and emotional well-being. TBM affirms that the human body and mind will serve as an ally, when properly supported, that will both naturally tend to its needs and catalyze a life filled with accomplishment, abundance, and inner peace.

TBM’s Module PA1: Physiological Reset (part 1) & Autonomic Recovery Module will be offered at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. This course begins with training on how to accurately evaluate clients using neurosensory (muscle response) testing. Key surface anatomy landmarks are then reviewed to enable participants to accurately locate TBM Body Points and their corrections. PA1 includes procedures for addressing blood sugar irregularities, restoring hydration, re-establishing proper costal alignment and movement, and implementing TBM’s Autonomic Recovery Program (ARP). We’ll finish with a closing sequence (Poison, Toxicity, Category IV), which not only makes permanent the work you’ve done but also minimizes and—more often—eliminates the ‘healing crises’ so common in many wellness interventions.

Applying the material learned in this course will reset the overall tone of the autonomic nervous system, safely detoxify the body, re-establish healthy regulation of blood sugar, and train patients/clients on how to listen to their bodies’ needs. Participants will also be much better prepared to help patients/clients with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia, organ-centered problems, fatigue, blood sugar issues, weight management, and addiction. This module includes hands-on demonstrations by the instructor and student practice sessions. This course is required for TBM PA certification.

This module includes hands-on demonstrations by the instructor and student practice sessions.


Prenatal Massage Workshop

Dates to be announced

Course Description

This course is designed to give the student the knowledge and practical skills to provide safe and effective massage therapy treatments to pregnant clients in all 3 trimesters of pregnancy. Students will learn to identify the changes in the anatomy and physiology of the pregnant body, define what constitutes a “high risk” pregnancy, identify contraindications and precautions specific to all three trimesters of pregnancy, practice the intake process and develop communication skills to create a safe and effective treatment plan, and positioning, draping, and massage techniques appropriate for all 3 trimesters of pregnancy.


RockTape: Functional Movement Techniques – Basic

7.5 Hours, $150
Dates to be announced
7:30AM – 3:30PM with 1 hour lunch break

Course Description

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.”

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