59 episodes

A Touch of Costa Rica is a wellness travel podcast that shares inspirational stories, and introduces you to the people, places, and priceless journeys that happen at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. A Touch of Costa Rica highlights the transformational massage therapist training programs as well as Costa Rica travel tips from the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and Yoga community. Hosted and produced by Qiana Martin in collaboration with the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and Yoga, each week’s episode takes listeners on a life changing trip to the Samara Beach community in Costa Rica. To learn more about CRSMT, visit http://www.atouchofcostarica.com

A Touch of Costa Rica Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and Yoga

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

A Touch of Costa Rica is a wellness travel podcast that shares inspirational stories, and introduces you to the people, places, and priceless journeys that happen at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. A Touch of Costa Rica highlights the transformational massage therapist training programs as well as Costa Rica travel tips from the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and Yoga community. Hosted and produced by Qiana Martin in collaboration with the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and Yoga, each week’s episode takes listeners on a life changing trip to the Samara Beach community in Costa Rica. To learn more about CRSMT, visit http://www.atouchofcostarica.com

    You Have Everything You Need

    You Have Everything You Need

    In our final episode of 2023, we revisit our powerful conversations with massage industry groundbreakers Andrew Biel, Rachel Beider, Allison Denney and Ruth Werner. Let their personal journeys, advice and reflections inspire you to take the next step on your massage path right now.To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

    • 19 min
    Pioneering Innovation in Massage

    Pioneering Innovation in Massage

    What will inspire your next big idea? Lyla Keeler joins us to talk about her journey creating the LMT 1 table. As the first female massage therapist to receive a U.S. Patent for a massage table design, she shares how her one-of-a-kind apparatus offers a game-changing experience for therapists, clients and the health industry. Also, the veteran massage therapist and inventor offers an inside scoop on how you can have the opportunity to showcase your skillset at upcoming massage competitions.&n...

    • 35 min
    My Global Journey for Specialized Training

    My Global Journey for Specialized Training

    Where will your quest for specialized training lead you? Erin Maranjian joins us to talk about her global journey to acquire specialized manual lymph drainage and lymphedema therapy education. Also, the veteran massage therapist and MLD educator shares her insights on the value of practitioners’ work changing over time. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

    • 27 min
    Bartering My Way to a Multimillion-Dollar Brand

    Bartering My Way to a Multimillion-Dollar Brand

    How can I start my own thing with minimal resources? If you are asking yourself this question, this episode is for you. Rachel Beider shares how she mastered the art of bartering her time, massage skills and resources to create PRESS Modern Massage in New York City. She takes us behind the scenes of her multimillion-dollar business to demystify the nuts and bolts of growing and operating a successful massage brand. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

    • 37 min
    Forging My Own Path to Play

    Forging My Own Path to Play

    Who am I as a massage therapist? It is a common question that bodyworkers ask during their journey in the industry. Allison Denney has amassed more than 54 million YouTube views inspiring fellow professionals to operate in their authenticity, and she joins us for an in-depth discussion about her experiences as a therapist, business owner, wellfluencer and product creator. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

    • 29 min
    Returning to a Familiar Place for a Powerful Release

    Returning to a Familiar Place for a Powerful Release

    Ready to travel back in time at Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy? Almost two decades ago, licensed massage therapist Julie Alvarez served as the Kinesiology instructor for the school. She joins us to share her journey to Samara, early experiences there and powerful return to the school as a participant in Shannon Gilmartin’s Modern Cupping Therapy Continuing Education Workshop. Also, Julie reminisces on the places and experiences that she holds dear in and around Samara. To lea...

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

lilyreichlin ,

Bomani Clarke

I was so inspired by this interview. Thank you!

MazzyCruise ,

Inspiration for the journey

I so hope for more of these pod casts. I needed that little piece of inspiration today as I lean into a full day of sessions. I love my work as a massage therapist and have been blessed by this journey for 6 years. Have been in the fence about coming for a continuing education class and I do believe this sealed the deal. Bless you in all the work you are doing.

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