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Address: Monteverde Centro, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8372 2002
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Description: Revive - a place in paradise offering you the opportunity to replenish...
Revive - a place in paradise offering you the opportunity to replenish your whole self with massage, energy work, personal & private retreats, classes and soulful renewal services. Revive's simple healing arts studio is tucked into a private garden at the edge of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, conveniently located in Monteverde Center, just steps away from Stella's Bakery and CASEM women's craft cooperative. Karen Gordon, founder of Revive Healing Arts, is an accomplished integrative bodywork therapist who specializes in custom-creating sessions for each and every client. Karen is also one of Costa Rica's most highly-trained CranioSacral therapists and Reiki Master/Teachers and offers training, courses and learning retreats in these two areas. After a long day exploring Monteverde's magnificent mountaintop, relax and renew at Revive! - advanced appointments via website or email highly recommended.
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Magic combination of heart and head!

Karen combines the best of heart and head in her massages. As a biologist, she understands the human body in ways many of us never will. She found muscles in me I really didn´t... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Karen combines the best of heart and head in her massages. As a biologist, she understands the human body in ways many of us never will. She found muscles in me I really didn´t know existed (and as a previous fitness intructor, that´s saying something)! Combine that with her expertise in massage therapy, physiotherapy and Reiki and she is as... More 

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Karen G, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear Deb O, Heart and Head are my two best guides as I work with clients. I am glad you enjoyed your experience and I appreciate your review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had the extraordinary pleasure of attending Karen's Reiki Level 1 certification class. From the moment I entered the yoga loft, I was greeted with an overwhelming calmness and sense of enlightenment. The entire day was filled with love, kindness and respect. We had guided meditation, gentle flow opening yoga, delicious lunch and snacks, and tons of information and great... More 

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Karen G, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear Jesse L, It was an honor to welcome you to Monteverde for our Reiki Level 1 certification class in March. I strive to create a relaxing, inviting and respectful atmosphere for my students, especially since the Reiki path is so unique and personal for each person - I'm glad you felt held in that space. I look forward to... More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Karen Gordon is excellent. She not only is trained in massage and physiotherapeutic technique, she is a biologist and knows the body inside and out. You can't go wrong with her!

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Karen G, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear Mills Tandy, While not trained as a classical physical therapist I have indeed received training in advanced physiotherapeutic techniques - the biologist in me loves to learn about the human body, and I enjoy putting my knowledge into practice. Thank you very kindly for your review! More 

Los Osos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Karen's work goes way beyond the traditional massage of mind and muscle relaxation. Her energy work reached deep inside, freeing mind and spirit. I have rarely experienced such an expansive and intensive release of energy and kindness from a massage. What a remarkable experience! Thank you, Karen! I continue to carry the freedom you released in me.

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Karen G, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear Judy_N531, I am pleased to hear that you had a remarkable experience at Revive Healing Arts! One of my tenets is that great, therapeutic bodywork reaches deep inside to free mind, body and spirit - I'm glad to know you are still feeling the freedom, weeks later. I appreciate your review! More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

As a resident of Monteverde I have received several amazing massages from Karen as well as a Reiki healing for my little dog who was bitten by a tick and became very ill. Always deeply caring. Always a healing and uplifting experience.

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Karen G, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear coffeeguycr, I am glad to know that not only you, but also your dog (my first canine client!) enjoyed your bodywork sessions at Revive Healing Arts. It was a pleasure to serve both of you! More 

Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My family and I had the great pleasure of recieving massages from Karen while we were on vacation in this past February. From the minute I entered Karen's studio, I felt my whole being relax. Behind a coffee shop, nestled amidst a tiny sitting garden is Karen's sacred studio space. She worked on my two teenagers, and my husband and... More 

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Karen G, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear Jill M, As a fellow yoga teacher and bodyworker, I thank you for sharing your experience! It's always an honor for me to provide a client with their first massage, and to attend to those who truly enjoy the benefits of therapeutic bodywork too. I do feel like my tiny studio tucked into the garden is a sacred space,... More 

Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My visit with Karen was a highlight of my trip to Monteverde. I found her online before leaving home and when I sent a request for an appointment she responded very quickly. I have had bodywork and Reiki before but having it done in the beautiful setting of Monteverde made it an even more powerful experience. It is clear that... More 

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Karen G, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear Linda T, Indeed I do love my work, and is an honor to know that your experience at Revive Healing Arts was the highlight of your Monteverde visit! I appreciate your review. More 

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have been familiar with Reiki in a general sense, and decided to say yes when invited by a friend to attend Karen's Reiki 1 training workshop. I found the day to be thoughtfully and intentionally planned, with attention to aesthetics, to insuring comprehension, to fulfilling bodily needs (delicious food), to developing connection between the different participants. Being in Karen's... More 

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Karen G, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear reneeburgos00, I am glad to hear how much you enjoyed your level 1 Reiki retreat and training course in Monteverde! I truly do enjoy creating a comfortable learning habitat, where we can be explore and be nourished (in more ways than one!) during our day together. I am happy to know that you have found the take-home resources valuable,... More 

Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I attended Karen's Reiki One training workshop, which she holds as a lovely all-day event mixing Reiki theory, practice, and yoga. I have known about Reiki for awhile and always thought it was for "special people" who have a pre-ordained gift. Karen showed us that we are all connected with this special energy, and we all can access its healing... More 

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Karen G, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear displayname2015, I am grateful to know how much you enjoyed your level 1 Reiki training - indeed, Reiki IS for everyone! I definitely enjoy mixing it up during the day - theory blended with yoga, practice and meditation so that we are not only learning with our minds but with our bodies, too. Thank you for your review! More 

Alma, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I didn't realize it at the time but my intuition kept telling me to book a treatment with Karen, it is important. I am so grateful I listened. In fact, in reflecting on it I think the reason I vacationed in Costa Rica in the first place was so that I would have this experience. This was one of the... More 

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Karen G, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear neverenoughtravel, I am deeply honored to read and receive this review, and very happy we were able to work together during your short visit to Monteverde. Thank you, thank you, and many blessings from this green mountaintop. More 

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