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Revive Healing Arts

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Address: Monteverde Centro, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8372 2002
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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, 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 and yoga teacher who specializes in custom-creating sessions for every client. Karen is also one of Costa Rica's most highly-trained CranioSacral therapists and Reiki Master/Teachers, offering training, courses and learning retreats for national and international participants. 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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A Must-Have Experience

My experiences with Karen have been among the highlights of my two extended trips to Monteverde. My mom is a massage therapist, and a very good one at that, so I have been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My experiences with Karen have been among the highlights of my two extended trips to Monteverde. My mom is a massage therapist, and a very good one at that, so I have been receiving full-body massages since I was 10 years old. So I don't say it lightly when say that my first massage with Karen was the best massage... More 

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was fortunate enough to participate in Karen’s “Gateway to Cranial Sacral Therapy,” 3 Day Retreat in Monteverde in May, 2015 and am still integrating the experience weeks later. I’ve never experienced so much giving and receiving hands on healing in my life. As a new student to CST, without much experience in bodywork, I wasn’t sure if the course... More 

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

Dear Deep in the Forest, I am so honored to read your review of our Gateway to CST course from May! In addition to the therapeutic bodywork sessions I offer in my studio space in Monteverde, I truly enjoy teaching. It heartens me to know how valuable the course was to you, personally and professionally, and look forward to welcoming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

One of the best massages ever! Karen was very intuitive and knew where I needed the most work. I walked in feeling stressed and overwhelmed and left in a state of bliss. The atmosphere was inviting and relaxing. You will feel right at home. I highly recommend a massage with Karen! I will definitely be back!

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

Dear Jesse L, I'm so glad to know that your massage at Revive Healing Arts helped to relieve your stress and overwhelm! I look forward to welcoming you back, then next time your travels bring you to our green mountaintop. Many thanks for your review! More 

Monteverde, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is an amazing experience. I definitely recommend it for anyone traveling to Monteverde. A must do.

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

Dear crstudy, It was a pleasure serving you, and I appreciate your vote of confidence! More 

Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Karen is an amazing therapist who help to rebalance my hips which had be out of line for sometime surpassing other healers that I had tried. She is a very present, caring and intuitive healer. as a bodyworker myself I appreciated her professionalism and healing techniques. Karen's space in beautiful Monteverde proves to be the perfect environment to relax and... More 

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

Dear zappa46, It is always an honor for me to serve other bodywork professionals during their travels in Costa Rica, and I am so happy to know that your hips felt realigned and rebalanced after our session together. I also appreciate you sharing some of your specialized techniques with me, too - all of my future clients will benefit! Thank... More 

Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Karen is not only a knowledgeable, talented, intuitive healer that understands the intricacies and interactions of the body system, but she is also a warm and insightful person. I have had massages from several people over the last few years, and Karen ranks among the best of the best. I would certainly be a regular customer of Karen's if I... More 

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

Dear Tricia C, I appreciate and feel honored by your kind words and thoughtful review. Should your travels bring you back to Monteverde, I look forward to welcoming you to Revive Healing Arts! Namaste. More 

Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I recently had the signature revive package done, which included massage, aromatherapy, reiki, etc. I recently suffered a knee injury and this session was PERFECT for my injury and my whole body and soul in general. I definitely recommend this for anyone looking to relax and feel rejuvenated!

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

Dear Mary Hill A, I am so glad you felt relaxed and rejuventated after your signature Revive session - especially with having a knee injury. I appreciate your review, and recommendation! More 

Nosara, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I recently had the good fortune of attending Karen's craniosacral weekend course in Monteverde. A true professional, Karen comes to her teachings with passion, sensitivity, patience and enthusiasm. She is articulate, compassionate, intuitive, knowledgeable, focused and organized - an excellent combination for a stellar teacher! But it's clear the reason for this is because she LOVES what she does and... More 

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

Dear Ahki, I believe you summed up my teaching style - I love what I do and I don't hold back! I'm glad to hear that you were satisfied with the personal attention you received during this group course, too. I look forward to welcoming you to our next level training in September! Pura vida :) More 

Monteverde, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Karen is one of the warmest and most compassionate teachers I have ever gotten to study with. It was an absolute honor to be a part of her cranio sacral pilot program. It was two and a half days of diving in deep into the basics of the CST, and I felt I was really able to get my feet... More 

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

Dear Mary F, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your CranioSacral therapy training It's important to me that students always receive plenty of time for hands-on work and in-person mentoring, so I'm glad that resonated with you. Looking forward to welcoming you to our next level 2 course in September! More 

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I am lucky enough to receive bodywork from Karen about every six months. One of the first things I do when I return to Monteverde is arrange a session with Karen. Every time I learn something new about what is going on in my body. Karen's work helps reveal these places and then nurture them. I always leave her session... More 

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

Dear Helen J, It is always a delight for me when clients return to Revive Healing Arts, and I feel honored that you choose a Revive session as part of your visit to our mountaintop every 6 months. I'm thrilled to know you continue to learn about your body through our session work, and that you feel nurtured in the... More 

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