In “Retreat, Relax, Recharge,” the Guest Editorial in MASSAGE Magazine‘s April 2011 issue, Patrick Lee Ingrassia describes the benefits of combining continuing education with a vacation.

“Consider the perceived value of travel combined with training—if you’re spending the money and time, you’re going to want to get every bit of value out of the course and your entire experience,” Ingrassia writes. “The difference between your course being held somewhere like Costa Rica and your local community college is vast. When you think of going to an institutional environment, versus a warm, intriguing place like Playa Hermosa, you are more likely to want to get the most out of the experience and for your training dollar.”