Raynor Massage is one of the most effective forms of deep tissue massage therapy in the world today. In our massage courses, we incorporate massage techniques from many different styles of massage therapy such as Shiatsu, Deep Tissue Massage, Remedial Massage, Thai Massage, Sports Massage and Swedish Massage. Raynor Massage courses, as well as being a great way to start a new career as a massage therapist, are a powerful healing experience for the participants involved in the course.
Brandon Raynor, Massage School Principal
Brandon Raynor, the founder of Raynor Massage and the principal of Brandon Raynor’s Massage and Natural Therapies School and the head teacher of Raynor massage courses, is a triple national of Australia, Canada and the UK, and is a qualified Naturopath, massage therapist, shiatsu therapist, Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner, Ayurvedic medicine therapist and Remedial massage therapist.
Brandon has a long history of trying to help people achieve optimum health. He learned early on in his career as a Naturopath that good massage therapy is one of the best practices that a person can do for their health. Getting rid of stress and tension, along with good nutrition, and leading a balanced physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life are the foundations of Brandon’s approach to treating his Naturopathic patients.
Qualifications in Massage and Naturopathic Medicine
His healing career began when he graduated with his standard Government Accredited Diploma of Remedial Massage in Australia in 1991. Brandon continued his studies with massage therapy much further, completing his Diploma of Shiatsu Therapy in 1992 in Sydney, and studying both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine in the mid 1990’s. He later completed training in Thai massage in Arizona, as well as had a lot of experience with various forms of deep tissue massage in Australia.
Experienced Massage Therapist and Naturopath
Brandon gained a lot of experience in the massage field while working in Bondi Beach, Manly and in Byron Bay, Australia as a Naturopath and massage therapist. He learned a lot about massage from many different therapists, including Japanese trained Shiatsu therapists in Sydney, Integrative Breath Therapists in the Gold Coast, Hawaiian lomi lomi masters in Hawaii and Chinese massage therapists in Hong Kong.
By 1997 Brandon had started teaching massage and shiatsu part time while maintaining his busy practice. By 2000 he was teaching full time, starting off in Sydney and Brisbane and later expanding to other Australian cities like Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Darwin. By 2002, Brandon Raynor was teaching massage courses internationally in New Zealand, The United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland.
Unique Style of Deep Tissue Massage with Acupressure and Reflexology
By this time many people were commenting that the style of massage that Brandon was teaching in his massage courses was unique, even though it incorporated a lot of deep tissue massage techniques and shiatsu techniques. It was a lot deeper than most other styles of massage— incorporating deep abdominal breathing with deep abdominal massage, as well as deep foot massage and reflexology—and many people were experiencing very profound changes through the massage. People were often having what we call chi releases where they feel the chi or life energy move through their body, and emotional releases where old deep seated emotions come to the surface and release through the massage. At the same time, many sports people were finding the massage to be the most effective form of sports massage. By 2002, our holistic massage courses were no longer being called just remedial massage courses but were being called Raynor Massage courses in recognition the unique style of massage being taught.
Massage style evolving and getting even better
This powerful style of massage therapy has been evolving over the last 20 years since Brandon first started to teach. We now incorporate a lot of different techniques from massage styles all over the world and use massage tools, all with the ultimate aim of finding and getting rid of any stress and tension that the client is holding in their body. We look at how tension exists in the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body and how to get the tension out from the roots. This often means that we do a lot of deep massage on the hands and the feet, which is usually the source of tension held higher up the body.
Innovative approach to teaching massage courses
Brandon is also an educational innovator and as well as developing one of the most effective forms of massage therapy in the world today, he and his teachers, have been able to teach this style to massage in a series of intensive massage courses. These short massage courses are a set of three 5 day courses.
Raynor Massage Certificate Courses
The first massage course, an introduction to the fundamentals of Raynor Massage, which looks at how tension exists the body and how to get that tension out from the roots, is our 5 day Raynor Massage Certificate Course. This holistic massage course is great for people that want an introduction to Raynor Massage, to incorporate it with the other modalities they already practice or get Continuing Education if they are already a massage therapist, and/or if they would like to learn how to massage in order to help friends and family.
Raynor Massage Diploma Course
The second course is our Diploma of Raynor Massage. Most people take the Certificate course and the Diploma course together at the same time in a straight two weeks, but some people prefer to do one course and then do the other course at a later stage. The Raynor Massage Diploma Course provides a lot of extra massage techniques to the knowledge already gained in the Certificate course (The Certificate course is a pre-requisite to the Diploma course). You will learn a lot of joint mobilization techniques such as ankle rotations, wrist adjustments, back cracking, side twists to click the lower back, as well as how to use your body with walking on people’s hands and feet, and extra techniques to achieve deeper pressure using your elbows. We will also focus on more foot and hand massage with an introduction to foot and hand reflexology, as well as most of a day spent looking at different massage oils, liniments, balms and the qualities of 20 different essential oils so that you can give an aromatherapy massage treatment. We discuss how to set up and run a massage business and on the final day there will be a student clinic for people to come in and get a massage from our students and leave feedback. We recommend the Diploma massage course for anyone who is serious about becoming a massage therapist.
Advanced Raynor Massage Course
Our third course is our Advanced Raynor Massage Practitioners Course. This course is only taught by the head of the school, Naturopath Brandon Raynor, and goes into the art form of Raynor Massage and how to create a rhythm and flow with your massage. We also cover advanced techniques such as neck adjustments (where we are legally allowed to do so), deeper abdominal massage, chi and emotional releases. This massage course is only for people that have completed the Raynor Massage Diploma Course and those who want to excel in the field. Many of the people that have graduated from our Advanced Massage Course go on to have businesses that are booked out months in advance such as John Garrity in the South Island of New Zealand, who has closed his books on new clients. Other massage graduates, who have completed several of the advanced courses go on to become teachers for our school, after also practising for many years.
We now offer our massage courses in a variety of locations throughout the world, and have more than 8500 graduates of our massage school. You can get fully insured after completing our massage courses in the locations that we teach in.
Here is some extra information about massage courses in various countries: For a complete list of where we teach our massage courses please see our worldwide course calendar.
Massage Courses in Australia.
We hold our Raynor Massage courses in various locations in Australia. We are headquartered about 2 hours north of Brisbane near the Sunshine Coast, and have regular massage courses in the Sunshine Coast. We also teach massage courses in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. If there are 4 or more people interested we can arrange a course for you in other locations such as Tasmania, Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, Broome or Canberra. After completing our massage course in Australia, you can set up your own business and get fully insured.
Massage Courses in New Zealand
We hold our Raynor Massage courses in Auckland approximately once a year in the north shore at Browns Bay Marine Centre in Browns Bay. We have many graduates all over Auckland that you can receive a massage from if you would like to sample Raynor Massage. We also hold our massage courses in Christchurch on a regular basis and in the beautiful hot springs town of Hanmer Springs on the South Island. We have many graduates all over New Zealand and if we have 4 or more people requesting a course then we can arrange a massage course in Wellington or any other location in New Zealand. All of our graduates in New Zealand can practice and get insured and set up their own business or work for someone else.
Massage Courses in Canada
Terry Masson, is our Raynor Massage course teacher in Canada. He has a massage school and a clinic in Kelowna in British Columbia. As well as teaching massage courses in Kelowna, Terry also teaches massage courses in Vancouver and in Edmonton, Victoria, Saskatoon and Toronto. Brandon Raynor comes to Canada about once every year or two to teach the Advanced Massage Courses as well as teaches massage course in Ottawa and Montreal. Graduates of our massage school in Canada can get fully insured and set up their own businesses etc. In some provinces, like British Columbia and Ontario, they must use terms like “Raynor Massage professional” or “Raynor bodywork therapy” to distinguish themselves from Registered Massage Therapists.
Massage Courses in the UK
Dave Taylor, is our main massage teacher of our massage courses in London. He also holds residential massage retreats in Devon, in a beautiful countryside setting, with organic vegetarian food served every day. Our massage courses in London are held at the Thames Rowing Club in Putney and Brandon Raynor comes to the UK to teach Advanced Massage courses there on an annual basis. We are hoping to soon have Raynor Massage courses in Manchester and Edinburgh and other locations in Scotland. Our graduates can get fully insured and set up their own business after completing our massage courses in the UK. Many students come from European countries like Germany, France, Holland, Denmark, Italy and Sweden come to London for the course. We can help you with information about massage regulations in these countries.
Massage Courses in Ireland
We have been teaching massage courses in Dublin and Belfast since 2005. At the moment we are arranging massage courses in Ireland on a demand basis. If there are 4 or more people interested in us coming to teach a massage course, then we will arrange something to suit. Please let us know if you are interested.
Massage Courses in Africa
We have been teaching massage courses in South Africa since 2005 and have held courses in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban, but have recently moved our massage courses to be held in Windhoek, Namibia and Gaborone, Botswana. We have students come from all over Africa to our massage courses. Students come from Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya and Swaziland, as well as from all over Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. Our massage courses in Africa are held on an annual basis but also on a per request basis. If you have 4 or more people wanting to learn massage, we are happy to arrange a course for you.
Massage Courses in Japan
We are currently in the planning stages of having our first massage course in Tokyo. We will be holding massage courses in Japan as soon as we have organized a venue and visas for our teachers. In the interim, please let us know if you are interested in coming to one of our courses and we will keep you posted as to when our next course is.
Massage Courses in the United States
We have taught many massage courses in Hawaii, Montana, Vermont, California, Indiana, Massachusetts and Minnesota. At the moment, most states in the United States require 500 or more hours of massage training in order to be a LMT (Licenced Massage Therapist). Our short massage courses, although excellent do not qualify for these state regulations. So, we no longer teach in most states of the US. However, if we have 4 or more people that would like us to arrange a course in a particular area please contact us and we would be happy to try and work something out for you.
Upcoming Massage Courses
We hold short massage courses around the world in countries such as Australia, Canada, the UK, New Zealand and Namibia.
Brandon Raynor’s School of Massage and Natural Therapies is one of the worlds leading colleges of massage and natural medicine, teaching in several countries around the world and having its headquarters near the Sunshine Coast of Queensland Australia. We are the proud founders of the internationally acclaimed Raynor Massage style of holistic deep tissue massage that works on the restoration and integration of the mind, body and soul. These deep tissue massage courses are designed for beginners to massage therapy or existing massage practitioners wanting to upgrade their skills.
We are also leaders in the field of Naturopathy, incorporating various natural healing methods from around the world to produce one of the most comprehensive approaches to studying natural medicine.
Learn from us and you won’t be disappointed.
Why Study With Us
If you want to study with one of the best natural medicine schools in the world, you have come to the right place. We integrate knowledge from around the world to provide some of the most comprehensive training courses in these healing arts.
Our fast track massage therapy courses offer varying levels of accreditation and are recognised by insurers around the world. See Insurance and Accreditation for more information. We hold Raynor massage courses in cities such as London, Sydney, Melbourne, Vancouver, Brisbane, Perth, Montreal, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Auckland, Christchurch, Kelowna, Gympie, Devon and Windhoek, Namibia. You can also request us to come and teach a massage course in your area. We usually require a minimum of 6 people. See our group packages for more details
Whether you chose to study massage, nutrition, flower essences or herbal medicine we have a course for you that will teach you all you need to know to become an excellent practitioner in the natural therapies field.
Accredited member of the Massage Association of Australia, IICT, the World Massage Federation, and INTA.
Raynor massage is a form of remedial and deep tissue massage created by our school’s founder Naturopath Brandon Raynor and can be used to treat a whole range of different health problems such as lower back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, facial tension, abdominal problems and discomfort, tennis elbow and many more problems as well as general stress and emotional imbalances. It can also be used as a great form of sports massage. The courses are conducted in an intensive manner.
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