Registered Massage Therapy Services

30 Minute $46.00
45 Minute $63.00
60 Minute $80.00
90 Minute $113.00
60 Minute $91.00
90 Minute $125.00
30 Minute $46.00
45 Minute $63.00
60 Minute $80.00
90 Minute $113.00
30 Minute $46.00
45 Minute $63.00
60 Minute $80.00
90 Minute $113.00
30 Minute $46.00
45 Minute $63.00
60 Minute $80.00
90 Minute $113.00
45 Minute $63.00
60 Minute $80.00

About Zen Den

Zen Den offers both Registered Massage Therapy services and comprehensive CEU approved courses taught in small group settings where therapists can achieve an excellent understanding of advanced therapeutic massage techniques.


Alois has over 20 years experience in the massage therapy field. He practices in a clinic in Toronto, where he specializes in Deep Tissue Therapy and Sports Massage. Alois also teaches Deep Tissue Therapy and Sports Massage courses in several locations in Canada, the USA and Europe.


"I had a very positive experience with Alois Nikodym, as his advice and knowledge really helped me with the CMTO OSCE. Even though I had the knowledge to pass, he showed me in great detail how to approach the 7 stations of the examination. I would advise anyone preparing for the OSCE to see Alois."
Dr. H. Kaufman, Chiropractor, RMT
"I have been an RMT for 10 years and I had the unique opportunity to have been taught by Alois Nikodym while I was in school. His extensive understanding of the field and his dedication to the industry has had a profound impact on my career. His teaching instilled confidence in my massage practice and has led me to achieve every goal I set for myself as a therapist. His continuing education courses further expended my skills and I am proud to be his colleague."
Jennifer Gold, RMT, CIMT, CPMT,
"While attending the CEU workshop for Deep Tissue Massage, I was amazed at the amount of pressure that can be applied on a muscle, without increasing pain using Alois' Deep Tissue techniques. The techniques are easy to learn and transferable to any RMT's practice. The demonstrations are thorough and well executed with a wealth of practical hands-on approaches that are sure to impress even seasoned therapists."


All courses are 20 (twenty) hours in duration and are CMTO approved for 10 CEUs (Category A).
Please click on each course to view a full description, details and pricing.



Come and join us in a beautiful jungle hideaway and experience the relaxed Malpais lifestyle. Combine learning with fun waves, good food, gorgeous sunsets and amazing times in beautiful Costa Rica.

Thai Massage in Costa Rica

Thai Massage course is a practical hand-on course combining demonstrations by the instructors and practical exchanges among the participants. The students will observe and learn all the fundamental techniques used in Thai Massage, and incorporate them into a full body routine.

CEUs - 20 (NCBTMB), 9 (CMTO)
Dates - October 23 to 26, 2017, 8:30 AM to 1 PM
Location - The Green Rooms, Malpais, Costa Rica
Price - $780 USD based on 4 day occupancy and food plan, with 2 people sharing a room

Alois Nikodym, RMT
Alois has extensive 25 year experience in massage therapy field, and 17 year experience in Thai massage. He studied in Pataya, Thailand, and practices and teaches in Toronto.

Mary McHale, RMT
Mary studied Thai massage in Chang Mai in 2006, Koh Tao in 2007, and continued her studies at Shivaga Institute in Toronto. She has practiced Thai massage in England, New Zealand and in Toronto.
Frequently Asked Questions

How do we get to Costa Rica?
There are several options to fly to San Jose:
1. Avianca direct, currently listed for $624 CND
2. Stopover option with Copa air, currently listed for $720 CND
3. Direct flight with Air Canada, currently listed for $618 CND
4. Delta Air and other US airlines through Atlanta or Houston, $708 CND

The options vary according to what departure and return dates you choose. We recommend to check departures and prices on

How do we get to Malpais?
Transfer from San Jose to Malpais is included in the price, and it involves a car ride and a ferry boat ride. Malpais is somewhat off the beaten path, so be prepared for a rocky ride and beautiful scenery. With late arrivals transfer will be arranged the next morning.

What is included in the price?
The cost of the course, accommodation at the Green Rooms, transfer from the airport and food - breakfast, lunch and dinner, prepared from local organic sources. The sunsets over the Pacific of course.

To book and secure a spot
We ask for 150 $ non-refundable deposit to secure a spot in the course. The rest is payable up to 10 days before the start of the course. You must agree to our Terms and Conditions and we must have a copy submitted to us by email before submitting your deposit.

Costa Rica Payment

Can I stay at Green Rooms beyond the duration of the course?
Yes, you can stay at the Green rooms before or after the duration of the course, for $25 per night (2 people share) or $50 (private room )

Can we stay at another location?
Yes, it is low season in Malpais, and there is a number of hotels or private rooms available for a reasonable price, from $30-$60 per night

Are there restaurants and bars close by?
Yes, within walking distance. The cuisine available varies from local "tipico" to international. The tuna steak at the Argentinian grill is a must.

Is there a supermarket near by?
Yes, there are 2 supermarkets within the walking distance, with a variety of local and imported foods for a reasonable price. There is local organic market open on the weekends as well.

What is the local currency?
The local currency is Colona. US dollars are accepted. Canadian dollars can be exchanged at the local bank

What other activities can I participate in?
Yoga class - $12 per class at sunset
Quad trip - $70 per quad
Surf lessons - $60
Fishing boat - $65 per hour
Horseback riding - $30 per hour

What is the maximum number of the participants in the course?
The maximum number of participants is 12. Should the number exceed 12, then the course will be run again on the dates of October 28 to November 1

What time each day does the course run?
We will start at 8:30, and finish at 1 PM. After that you can participate in other activities listed above - or just chill by the beach or one of the local bars

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Video Courses

Intro to Thai Massage
Deep Tissue Massage



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Location & Contact

Zen Den Massage Therapy
61 Heintzman Street,
Unit 503,
Toronto, M6P 5A2

Alois Nikodym
Telephone: 416.766.3607