From the Expert: Marta Tuchowska


by Jenee Author and holistic wellness coach Marta Tuchowska spoke to us about how spas promote a healthy, balanced lifestyle. What prompted your focus on well-being and rejuvenation? I was seeking answers for myself. A … Read More

A History Of Spas, Therapy And Wellbeing

origins of spa

By Lianne Raymond Some believe the word spa derives from the Latin phrase, “salue per aquae,” which translates to “health through water.” Others think the term comes from the Belgian town of Spa, known since … Read More

How Reiki Changed My Life

How Reiki Changed My Life Costa Rica

By Laura Castro When I was taking my massage course back in 1998, I was initially introduced to yoga, Reiki and various meditation techniques. I realized that after each Reiki session, I felt calmer, my … Read More

From the Expert: Ava Roxanne Stritt

From the Expert: Ava Roxanne Stritt

by Jenee We recently spoke with spa, travel and skincare expert Ava Roxanne Stritt (aka “Spa Travel Gal”) and she gave us some insights on where spas are today and where they’re headed. What types … Read More

7 Amazing Health Benefits Of Drinking Water

5 ways drinking water makes you look younger

By Lianne Raymond “Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.” – Lao Tzu For something that is odorless, tasteless and colorless, … Read More

Massage Guide For The Spa Challenged

Massage Guide For The Spa Challenged

By Jenée It wasn’t long ago that you’d request a massage at a hotel and the only follow-up question would be, “What time?” But today’s extensive massage menus can be as intimidating as a fancy … Read More

10 Products That Make You Look Beautiful

10 Products that make you look beautiful

The age-old sentiment that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” may be true, but here on the Osa Peninsula beauty rests in the hands of Mother Earth. Blue Osa is intimately connected with … Read More

Treat Yourself to a Spa Day

Treat Yourself to a spa day

Spas used to be the exclusive domains of the rich and famous. But today they’re accessible to people of all walks of life. And you are embracing that access to treat yourself to a spa … Read More

Heal Your Body With Acupuncture

Acupuncture at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa

How Koji Learned to Heal Your Body With Acupuncture At age seventeen, Koji—a champion downhill skier—journeyed on a seven-day vision quest. On his return to Colorado, he purchased a one-way ticket to India, “freaking out” … Read More