Some frequently asked questions about our massage tuition.
What is the difference between the 5 and 10 day programs?
The 5 dayCertificate Course is a comprehensive course that will allow you to begin to practice professionally on completion of the course, but the 10 day combined Certificate and Diploma course involves much practical experience as well as exploring the use of aromatherapy and reflexology within Raynor Massage.
How can I learn to be a professional massage practitioner in 5 or 10 days when most other schools require at least 6 months or even 3 years?
Our courses focus on the essence of what it takes to be an excellent massage therapist, teaching you what in our experience you need to give a thorough, safe and effective treatment. Many colleges have a heavy emphasis on rote learning Latin anatomical terms, we believe that practitioners should speak to clients in a way that the client understands. By focusing on the core of massage we are able to save our students’ time and money. From day one of the course you will be massaging and practising the full techniques of Raynor Massage.
I’ve learnt more in 4 days than I did in a 10 week course I previously did plus I’m confident that I can perform on any client.
Amanda (Zeno) Jardine
I learnt more about how the body responds to massage with practical teaching in 4 days than in 2 years at TAFE
Rachael Boyd. Brisbane, Australia
Can I legally work as a massage therapist after completing this course?
Massage laws vary enormously around the world and are in a constant state of change. Our massage courses qualify you to work legally and to get professional insurance in all of the countries (and in the case of the US, the States) that we teach in. There are restrictions on what you can call yourself in parts of Canada but you can still legally work and get insured.
What are the extra costs associated with your courses?
There are no other costs associated with the course, course notes are included in the cost of the course. We do have high quality massage tables, charts, videos and books for sale at the course which are purely optional extras for students to purchase if they wish.
If I am not a quick learner will I be able to retain all the information presented?
We provide comprehensive course notes and a course dvd to refresh your knowledge and the course provides ample time for revision and lots of practice. We also have an active facebook group where practitioners can post questions for discussion and we are also contactable by email if you get stuck after completing your course.
Are there any written exams to be completed. Does it matter if English is not my first language?
All course assessments are practically orientated with no written exams or assignments. Assessment is continuous by your teacher who will give you ongoing feedback and guidance throughout the course. Provided you can understand basic English we can work with you if English is not your first language.
What happens if I fail the practical assessment?
If you do not meet the standards required to be a Raynor Practitioner then you will be invited to re-attend the course at a later date. The exception to this is if you are asked to leave the course due to a breach of our professional code of conduct when you will be deemed to have withdrawn from the course.
Is there work available for massage practitioners?
The massage industry is a huge one and there is still great demand for high quality massage practitioners. The type of massage we teach sets you apart from most other massage therapists. Raynor Massage is so effective in treating chronic problems and injuries from their source.
There are no specific academic requirements for you to be able to join one of our courses. We have students as young as 16 and as old as 75. What we do ask is that you are open to learning and taking instruction, have a caring nature and a willingness to help people. A good sense of touch is useful but we will help you to develop this if you don’t already have it or are unsure.
I originally attended Brandon’s courses just to boost my University application and got a lot more than I had bargained for. Brandon taught me how to appreciate the therapeutic benefits of massage for both me, the massage therapist, and also for the person receiving the massage. This is a gift I will treasure for life.
Gold Coast, Australia