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Revive Healing Arts

Address: Monteverde Centro, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8372 2002
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Ranked #1 of 42 Activities in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Revive - a place in paradise offering you the opportunity to replenish your whole self with...
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

On my last visit to Monteverde, my suegra gave me the incredible gift of a massage with Karen. Karen radiates with a positive, warm, understanding presence. I felt heard, respected, and at ease as soon as I entered her peaceful studio. She is a skilled and thoughtful healer who appreciates the connection between our physical symptoms and their many roots.... More 

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

Dear Maina H, After your long trip to Monteverde, I'm happy to hear you felt a sense of ease and rejuvenation after your session at Revive Healing Arts! The biologist in me naturally approaches the body as a connected ecosystem, and I'm glad that resonated with you. I appreciate your kind words, and your recommendation! More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I went to Karen expecting just a relaxing massage but when I left I felt like I could stand taller. I felt remarkably better after the massage, not just relaxed. Revive Healing Arts was easily my favorite part of my vacation, highly recommenced!

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

Dear Rachel C, I'm happy to know that our session together helped you not only relax, but truly feel better in your body. I believe that self-care and overall wellness truly go hand-in-hand. It's an honor to know that Revive Healing Arts was your favorite part of vacation! Thank you for your review. More 

Windsor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I attended a private reiki level 1 certification with Karen and 2 of her students in December. From the very first email I could tell that Karen was a kind hearted beautiful person. She was very helpful while we arranged our trip and from the moment we met we were both warmly welcomed and felt very comfortable.... More 

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

Dear Travelover Windsor, Welcoming Reiki students to Monteverde is a true pleasure of mine, I'm glad that you and your boyfriend felt at ease with your travel and stay upon our magnificent mountaintop, and that you enjoyed your private, half-day Reiki retreat and certification course. I appreciate your review, and look forward to your return! More 

Pretoria South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

After an adventure tour in Costa Rica my body was very tired. I found Karen on the internet, and she was able to offer me the special package of 2 hours of body treatment, all including. I really feel like a new person. Although I have a broken body, she was able to do all the treatments with the necessary... More 

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

Dear Machubodie, I am glad you were able to fit Revive Healing Arts into your adventure-filled schedule! Many clients with an active itinerary truly enjoy taking a break with the complete Revive package, and I'm thrilled to hear that you felt like a new person afterward. I appreciate your trust in allowing me to work with you, even with your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We happened to find Karen by chance and I'm so glad we did! She is truly a healer and does awesome body work. Can't wait to see her again!

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

Dear Scott C, It's always a pleasure to meet clients who arrive via personal recommendation! I am glad you enjoyed your session, and look forward to welcoming you back to Revive Healing Arts when your travels bring you through Costa Rica again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was visiting Costa Rica for 10 days with my last stop in MonteVerde After a lot of very exciting activities and drives on bumpy roads, my chronically sore neck began to scream. I decided to treat myself to Karen's combined therapeutic and relaxation massage session and was treated head to toe with Craniosacral therapy right down to a reflexology... More 

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

Dear Vacationista81, I'm so glad you enjoyed your 105-minute Revive session, which is one of the most requested bodywork combinations at Revive Healing Arts. For active travelers like you, massage paired with detailed shoulder and neck work + focus on the feet can truly bring a new sense of ease to being on vacation - or can provide the final... More 

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have had the opportunity to know karen as a friend, as a community neighbor, as a reiki teacher and as a masseuse. Not only she is an open-hearted woman but she carries with her a magical healing charm. If you are looking for some magic, and some support, also some care, love, and relaxation, do not miss a massage... More 

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Revive_CR, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear ColinaLodge, I'm so glad that you have enjoyed your multiple experiences at Revive Healing Arts as a massage therapy client as well as Reiki student. I receive many international visitors to my little studio in Monteverde, and always enjoy being able to serve my local community as well. I appreciate your recommendation! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

As someone who is very active and in a near constant state of injury of some kind or other, I've had quite a few massage therapists work with me over the years. Karen was similar to some of the very best massage therapists I've had in the past in that she could intuitively figure out where I have problems areas.... More 

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Revive_CR, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear puiwah, I'm so glad to know that you found your massage session at Revive Healing Arts to be a rewarding and educational experience. I truly believe that a massage does not need to be "forceful" in order to be both deep and effective. Listening carefully to the body's response to the work that's being offered is a skill I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Booked a reiki session with Karen which turned out to be one of the most interesting Inspiring evenings in years and a real cozy envoiroment. Highly reccommend it.

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Revive_CR, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear DarrenHourigan, I'm glad that you found your first Reiki experience to be interesting and inspiring! Many thanks for your kind review. More 

Monteverde, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A couple weeks ago I strained a muscle in my neck and found myself unable to move. Karen did two "emergency" craniosacral massage sessions and I was on my way to healing. She was very knowledgeable, gentle, yet thorough. It was like she unwound the part that was messed up, providing pressure where needed, bringing much appreciated relief and movement... More 

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Revive_CR, Owner at Revive Healing Arts, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca G, Craniosacral therapy truly is a powerful modality which uses light touch yet allows for deep unwinding of restricted muscle and connective tissue. I'm glad that you were able to come for multiple sessions within a week, so that your body could slowly integrate that unwinding work. I am thrilled to hear you feel so much better and... More 

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