Why Study Massage Therapy Abroad?

why study massage therapy abroad

Why Study Massage Therapy Abroad?

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” -Seneca

Utilized for its medical benefits and healing qualities, massage therapy has grown into a prominent and respected career. If you have ever considered becoming a massage therapist, there are many factors to take into consideration. What type of massage will you practice? Where will you study? Once you are licensed, where will you practice?

Well, to help you answer at least one of these questions: why not study abroad in beautiful Costa Rica? There are many reasons why studying massage therapy abroad can improve the entire experience and leave you better prepared for a career in massage therapy.


why study massage therapy abroad

By taking yourself out of your element, there is more room to focus.

This may not be the case for everyone. However, often, if a person is taken out of their comfort zone and everyday routines, they are more available and present to focus on the task(s) at hand. Yes, there are new and exciting things to see and do, but the worries and distractions of your everyday hustle and bustle won’t be there to keep you from focusing on the what needs to be done. New location and new surroundings mean new opportunities to grow and learn. What a great time to jump out of your comfort zone and into the exciting world of massage therapy.


In your down time you can explore.

In Costa Rica there are so many breathtaking sites to see and exciting activities to do. On weekends or on school breaks, it is rather easy to get around and visit some hot springs, waterfalls, different beaches, and even beautiful rainforests. The public transportation in Costa Rica is convenient and very accessible. There are also many places in town to rent a car or a motorbike. Also, another option is to simply stay in town and enjoy the beautiful beach, catch some waves, or enjoy one of the many restaurants or bars around Samara.


Traveling increases patience and empathy.

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A good massage therapist is one who can truly connect with their client and demonstrates compassion and empathy. Travel is an excellent way to strengthen both qualities in anyone. Add that to the fact that you are studying massage which involves a great amount of care and compassion and you will find yourself emotionally prepared to take on your new career as a massage therapist.

If you are considering a career in massage therapy, studying abroad could be a great way to learn. Come learn all you need to know about massage therapy in paradise!

The Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy is the world’s premiere study abroad program for massage therapy. We offer both a 600 hour and a 700 hour COMTA Endorsed Curriculum Massage Therapy course which satisfies the licensing requirements for massage therapy in most of the United States. Additionally we offer continuing education for massage therapists and yoga teacher training.

To learn more, please get in touch with Director of Admissions, Tammy McGee, at (720)330-4453 or tammy@crsmt.com.

Article Written by Margaret Dunn.



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