Tamarindo Muscle Therapy’s Integrative Wellness Retreat

November 15th - 22nd 2019

Tamarindo Muscle Therapy

Wellness Retreat - 50% Deposit

What's Included?

  • Shuttle from LIR airport to the Villa
  • Personalized itinerary
  • (4) Koontzin therapy sessions
  • (1) Neural Organization Session with Dr. Tangri
  • (1) NOT follow up and chiropractic session with Dr. Tangri
  • (4) Personalized stretching classes
  • (16) All-natural homemade meals
  • (1) Hot Spring Day Tour
  • (1) Afternoon in Tamarindo (shuttle to and from provided)
  • Energy clearing seminar with Dr. Tangri
  • (2) Beach Sunsets at Playa Grande
  • (1) free afternoon to spend at Playa Grande
  • Shuttle from the Villa to LIR airport

Tamarindo Muscle Therapy’s Integrative Wellness Retreat

Experience 7 days of healing with a team of expert doctors and therapists at your side. If you’re looking for a chance to reboot your health and wellness, this retreat is for you.

Come join us at Tamarindo Muscle Therapy’s Integrative Wellness Retreat, just outside of Tamarindo, Costa Rica. There is no better place for you to come to relax, unwind and heal. At this retreat, you will receive genuinely healing services that will help reset your body on a musculoskeletal, neurological and emotional level. This reset includes a combination of deep bodywork and massage, skeletal alignment through chiropractic care, and nutrition counseling. You will enjoy gourmet meals, cold pressed organic juices and daily stretching routines to help your body heal from the inside out.

This wellness retreat is designed to provide the perfect combination of the best therapeutic services available. At the same time, they provide you with an opportunity to unwind emotionally and mentally, and to nourish your mind and body with all-natural meals planned by our nutrition specialist.

Not only will you leave feeling great, but you will also be able to take home practical skills to keep pain in the right perspective and a personalized stretching routine that will help keep your body aligned and centered.

We are now taking deposits on the November 2019 wellness retreat. Contact us for more information or to reserve your spot today.

Upcoming Wellness Retreats:

November 15th - 22nd 2019

3 Day Locals Retreat
7 Day Retreat
$3,999 $2,961 Early Bird Rate
3 Muscle Therapy Sessions All Of 3 Day Retreat Plus:
1 N.O.T. Session 1 Additional Muscle Therapy Session
1 N.O.T. Followup & Chiropractic Session 2 Additional Therapeutic Stretching Classes
1 Energy Clearing Seminar Afternoon in Tamarindo
3 Therapeutic Stretching Classes 1 Full Day Tour Including Waterfalls, Zip-lines, River Rafting, and Hot Springs
All Meals Included Transportation To and From LIR Airport

7 Day Package includes Transport From LIR Airport and a night to get settled in.
3 Day Locals Package gets started at 9am on day 1 and does not allow for international travel time. If you are traveling internationally and you would like this package you will need to arrange your own transportation and hotel accommodations before and after the retreat. If you need assistance with this or have any questions please contact us using the contact form.

If you would like to have a private room the cost is $100 for your stay and is based on availability. The rooming included with the package is shared.

Tamarindo Muscle Therapy

Wellness Retreat - 50% Deposit

Booking Terms & Conditions

What Do Our Clients Say?

  • “After reading the good reviews about Muscle Therapy, I was still a bit guarded when arranging the booking with team leader Sheela Raquel to treat my shoulder problems. Many of us, traveling to places, have enjoyed a good or maybe not so good and different types of massage at the Spa, or beachside massage service from a smiling strong lady. As a Yoga Teacher who understands body movement and having knowledge of how the muscle groups work often puts me in a moment of apprehension when a therapist puts her hands on me. The moment I met Sheela Raquel I knew I had found someone who has the expertise - not just how the muscle groups work, but how each part of muscle group relates to one another, so instead of just working on the problem area, I was diagnosed all the way to the root of the cause. My left shoulder was so rounded up, that I didn't just need my shoulders treated, but my whole neck muscle group, all the way down to my right pelvis. Sheela Raquel's magic touch comes not from a surface understanding of body movement, but the accumulation of knowledge while working alongside other professionals including chiropractors, physiotherapists and sports professionals. Just would like to say thank you wholeheartedly!”
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Wellness Retreat Services

Koontzin Therapy

This is a modern approach to bodywork that goes beyond just treating symptoms. We identify the cause. The body’s structural integrity is key to every system functioning properly.

Through an initial assessment, we identify structural misalignments or weaknesses caused by over-tight muscles or fascia and use natural movements and muscle manipulation to free up restrictive scar tissue, align the body, increase blood flow and restore proper muscle function.

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Neural Organization Technique (N.O.T.)

Neural Organization Technique resets your body’s nervous system programs so that it can return to its full potential. There are circuits and pathways in and on the surface of the body that allow it to function throughout life, much like a computer. When one receives a strong hit to the head or body, the nervous system programs can get neurologically dis-organized and health eventually diminishes.

Neural Organization Technique is a hands-on low force therapy that is completed in only a couple of sessions. Once completed the disorganization usually DOES NOT RETURN unless there is a new major trauma.

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Chiropractic is a noninvasive all-natural approach to health care. It concerns the relationship between structure and nervous system. Even the slightest misalignment of the spine can cause poor health or function of areas even far removed from the spine itself. Chiropractic uses spinal manipulation to correct misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, thus allowing your body to heal naturally and properly.


Our Nutrition specialist also happens to be an amazing chef! Before you arrive you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire about your diet. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions don’t worry, she will prepare you delicious, fresh, gourmet meals while keeping in mind your specific needs.

You can expect great food, fresh tropical fruit and delicious cold-pressed natural juices.


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Meet The Team

The Muscle Therapy Team

Kristi Koontz

Kristi has developed a unique form of muscle therapy she terms The Koontzin Technique. She has continued to improve and refine it over the last 25 years in rehabilitating car crash victims, professional athletes, and those suffering with moderate to severe pain due to restricted muscles. 90% of her patients experience a 90-100% recovery within 8 therapy sessions for severe injuries and often within 3-4 treatments for moderate muscle injuries. Many of these patients have tried other forms of therapy for years without success. She continues to practice Koontzin Therapy in Palmares, Costa Rica with her youngest daughter Lili. Her oldest daughter Raquel practices Koontzin Therapy in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

Lili Peña

Lili has worked with Kristi performing Koontzin Therapy for countless patients over the last 5 years enabling many to regain the freedom of being pain-free.

Sheela Raquel Morehead

Hi, I’m Sheela Raquel, the host of Tamarindo Muscle Therapy’s Integrative Wellness Retreat. I have worked for about 12 years in rehabilitating people from muscle injuries and helping people get their lives back using Koontzin Therapy. We have always found that we have faster results when we combine Koontzin with Chiropractic care, and I have continued to look for healing therapies that can help my clients when their pain is more than something muscular.

This led me to develop this retreat and teaming with Dr. Tangri who’s therapy was experienced by one of my own clients dealing with Sciatica. It kept coming back even though she wasn’t doing anything to damage the muscles in that area. She went to 1 NOT session with Dr. Tangri and after the next therapy session, her sciatica never returned. Having these modalities combined is something that is not available anywhere else in the world and I’m excited to make it available to you. I know you will love the retreat and my hope is that it changes your life for the better.

Dr. Sheela Tangri

Dr. Tangri will be performing the Neural Organization Technique (N.O.T.) and Chiropractic care during the stay, and will also presenting the Energy Clearing Seminar. Here’s a little background about him:

Dr. Sheel Tangri was born in Mumbai (Bombay, India) but raised in Winnipeg, Canada. As such, he is a man with one foot in the east and one in the west. His traditional education includes a Bachelor’s degree in science and a doctoral degree in Chiropractic from Palmer Chiropractic University in Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A.

He has combined the knowledge of different techniques that deal with the treatment of physical, emotional, and chemical aspects of the body. Blending these techniques with his intuitive abilities and guidance, he has developed a system which can be performed in only one or two treatments and not need re-correction unless there is a new significant trauma

He feels that there is a place for all therapies. The art, however, is to know which therapy or modality is the appropriate one to use for the particular condition being addressed. This aids in eliminating unnecessary treatment or repetitive treatments, reduces cost, and ultimately returns the patient back to optimum health much faster. With the system he has created based on the knowledge of his teachers, he is able to make physical corrections for ANY condition, and then guide the person to a better understanding of how the body, mind and spirit/soul/ energy field are connected. They can then apply this information to their daily life and prevent the condition or imbalance from ever returning.

He has traveled the globe to over 14 countries delivering lectures, performing treatments, giving workshops and training, and volunteering in underdeveloped countries. He established a successful practice in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1990, and in the year 2005 moved to live in Samara, Costa Rica.


Throughout the retreat Marcia will delight us with her deliciously healthful meals.

Marcia is a Nutritionist and Health Coach, her specialty is functional nutrition and her passion is creative healthful cooking. She is the creator of the brand MindFood which focuses on, nutritious cold press juices, raw, gluten free and sugar free foods. Marcia will be carefully preparing each meal during the retreat to help us heal from the inside out.

Upon booking you will receive a nutrition questionnaire to fill out, which she will reference so she can prepare meals that will fit your personal dietary needs. You will also have the opportunity sit with her personally for a general health evaluation. If you would like to dive deeper into your nutritional needs, she will be available for further consultations and nutrition planning.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring for the wellness retreat?

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Beach Towel
  • Beach Attire (swimsuit)
  • Comfortable, warm weather clothing
  • Umbrella or poncho
  • Any personal toiletries you will need
  • Any medications you take

Is it safe to travel to Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a very clean and safe place to travel to, especially Guanacaste. There is crime and reason for caution in the major cities like downtown San Jose, however, most of the country is very pleasant and peaceful.

Being a poor country overall one of the main threats is petty theft, so just lock your car and keep an eye on your valuables, other than that the people of Costa Rica are very friendly and hospitable. Pura Vida is their motto (Pure life) in other words “don’t worry, be happy!” To see more information about travel safety and up to date travel warnings you can visit

What airport should I fly into?

We offer a free shuttle to the retreat from the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Costa Rica. We recommend this airport.

How far is the wellness retreat from the airport?

Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) is approximately 1 hour away from Playa Grande where the wellness retreat is held. It’s the closest international airport in Costa Rica. The Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in San Jose is approximately 5 hours away. If you fly into San Jose you will need to find your own transportation to the retreat.

How far is the wellness retreat from the beach?

Playa Grande is the closest beach and is 5 minutes by car. You will have views of Playa Grande from the wellness retreat. The town of Tamarindo and Tamarindo Beach are major tourist destinations in Costa Rica. Tamarindo is 20 minutes away by car.

Do I need to rent a car?

During your seven day stay for the wellness retreat, transportation will be included to and from the airport (LIR), and to all destinations in between. If you wish to stay in Tamarindo after or before the retreat, having a car is not necessary. It’s a big help, however, if you want to go sight-see other areas in the Guanacaste province or the rest of Costa Rica.

Is this retreat suitable for people with physical disabilities?

At this retreat, each person will be somewhat active. If you are in a wheelchair, have difficulty walking up stairs or have any other special needs, please contact us before booking. See terms and conditions.