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Revive Healing Arts

Monteverde Centro, Costa Rica
+506 8372 2002
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Ranked #1 of 39 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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Halifax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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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 

Paris
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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 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Karen has an amazing spirit. Everything she does is guided by a very positive and healing energy. I was fortunate to spend some time with her in Monteverde for a private reiki retreat. *She took the time to get to know us and deliver a personal experience *Her massage was amazing *She taught us to heal ourselves and how to... More 

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

Dear Joe0101, I truly do enjoy custom-creating experiences for my clients and students, so I'm glad you were pleased with your private Reiki retreat during your visit to Monteverde. I deeply thank you for your recommendation and review, and wish you well! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I took a Reiki workshop with Karen a couple weeks ago and it was an amazing experience. At first I was a bit skeptical about it, but then as she taught us, with data, and hands on experience I started opening up. As I have been practicing on myself and others I have learnt to really appreciate Reike, life and... More 

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

Dear traveling_moon, I am pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your day-long Reiki retreat in November. This experience is designed for exactly what you describe - a learning opportunity that also gives participants time to experience themselves, relax and reconnect with their bodies and hearts. Thank you for your review - may your world keep opening! Namaste. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Karen is professional, reliable and goes out of her way to get to know her clients so that she can best serve their needs. My boyfriend and I joined Karen for a half day private retreat which included a Reiki Level 1 certification for each of us, bodywork/massage, guided meditation and ample time for discussion/questions. She even prepared traditional Costa... More 

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

Dear lrobichaux, A private 1/2 day Reiki retreat is an amazing way to deepen a Costa Rican adventure, and I am honored that you and your boyfriend chose Revive Healing Arts for this experience. Teaching is one of my passions and I appreciate your feedback, as well as your recommendation. Heartfelt thanks to you! More 

Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I went into this day-long retreat a little hesitant about what it would be (although still excited), and it was so much more than what I could have hoped for. Karen did an excellent job of devoting her time to teaching our small group of 11 people about what healing is and how we can thoughtfully improve our own lives... More 

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

Dear WhitneyRH, I am so pleased that you chose to attend our Reiki retreat in November, and that it was more than you could have hoped for. Reiki retreats are one of my favorite offerings, and I am glad you enjoyed the coursework as well as the yoga, meditation and parting gifts. I appreciate your review! More 

Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Karen combines her training and education to foster health in others through her yoga classes, her massages, and her Reiki instruction and application. She also has a wicked sense of humor. I know because I've experienced all with her. She has chosen Monteverde for her home, however Karen could practice her gifts of healing anywhere in the world and be... More 

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

Dear usefulsort, It was an honor to share multiple wellness experiences with you during your time in Monteverde last month! Providing opportunities for health and well-being to flourish is indeed my passion. It heartens me to know you enjoyed my community yoga classes as well as your massage, and I'm thrilled you were able to participate in a day-long group... More 

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