This 5 day introductory Massage Certificate course allows students to quickly develop their skills and begin to massage effectively, assisting their client’s healing journeys.
Drawing on over twenty five years experience and study of worldwide massage traditions, Brandon Raynor developed Raynor Massage as a unique style of massage designed to find and eliminate residual tension in the body.
You will quickly begin to learn and practice Raynor Massage, always keeping in mind the overall goal of the total release of residual tension in the muscles of the body. Raynor Massage draws on holistic understandings of the interconnectedness of body, mind and soul and as well as working on muscular tension. Raynor Massage also opens up the channels or meridians through which the chi or prana (life force) flows. People leave this massage with a relaxed body and mind, feeling re-balanced. On our short and intensive training course, you will learn how to massage using this holistic and very powerful technique.
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Being taught in a group of no more than 16 students per teacher, this five day intensive massage course is an excellent way to get started with Raynor Massage Therapy.
This powerful form of massage is taught in a unique way, along with the expert tutor input and observing your teacher at work, you will be massaged and be massaging from day one of the course. You will work with partners of different body types and be presented with different ‘problem areas’ so that you are equipped to deal with a range of clients on completion of your course. We do not teach by asking you to rote learn charts and diagrams, rather we teach you to feel tension, to track where it is held in the body and then how to clear it.
This is the way massage has been taught for millennia before it was ‘medicalised’ and came to disregard life force and the power of healing touch and intuition. Your teacher will be on hand to offer advice and guidance, to demonstrate, correct and empower you to be able to develop your own massage skills.
Our bodies hold tension in muscles for all kinds of reasons; everyday stress, sports training, injuries, bad postural habits, hours spent hunched over the keyboard, problems experienced at work or home, all of these things are held in our muscles and lead to problems of residual tension and pain. Left untreated, this tension can lead to long term problems both physically and in our mental and emotional wellbeing. As a trained Raynor Massage practitioner you can have a positive effect on people’s health– helping to reduce muscular tension, pain and any unresolved emotions that may be underpinning it.
Raynor Massage training is only available through Brandon Raynor’s Massage and Natural Therapies School and is run in locations throughout the world. All of our teachers have trained under Brandon Raynor and continue to develop their own skills as teachers and practitioners by their ongoing work with Brandon, each bring their own experience and backgrounds to their classes and all are existing practitioners, dealing with clients on a regular basis. You cannot get this training at your local college, you cannot do it online – this is hands on training taught by people who have developed their art and whose role is to pass it on to you and help you develop your massage. All teachers are appointed directly by Brandon Raynor to ensure that the quality of teaching and training is of the highest standard.
The five days are very intensive and usually run from 9am -5 pm or 10 am to 6 pm with a 45 minute to 1 hour break for lunch. The teacher is available at all times to guide, coach and answer questions.
Students come to our courses from a variety of backgrounds. Some will have a background in another massage modality whilst others, perhaps the majority, will come with no experience, this course will be their first attempt at massage. Raynor Massage has at its heart the belief that every person you massage will be different and have different needs, therefore there can be no one set massage routine that will work for everyone.
People taking the course who have massage experience will have the advantage that they have hands on experience and are already confident working with people’s bodies and equally those without any experience have the advantage that they do not have to unlearn any techniques as they begin to work with the unique form of Raynor Massage. Our teachers work with you from wherever you start – whether this is your first massage or you have been in the industry for years, by the end of the week we expect you to be able to give an effective Raynor Treatment and will support you in that developmental process.
In the 5 day Raynor Naturopathic Massage Certificate course you will learn:
- History of massage
- Overview of different styles of massage and how they fit into Raynor Naturopathic massage
- Contraindications to Raynor Naturopathic massage including for pregnancy
- Importance of hygiene as a massage therapist
- Professional behaviour required of a massage therapist
- The 24 bands of tension in the body. 12 on each side.
- How to release tension in the bands
- Deep breathing techniques required to enable tension to let go
- Abdominal massage
- Extensive feet and hand massage
- Massage of legs and arms and back and shoulders
- Head and face massage
- Use of tools to get rid of micro tension in toes and fingers which are the roots of the bands
- Introduction and assessment on the ten qualities that make a good massage therapist – empathy, communication, professionalism, hygiene, focus and attention, correct use of appropriate pressure, understanding the role of the breath in Raynor Naturopathic massage, rhythm and flow in massage, correct use of techniques, and overall effect.
- What will getting my Certificate enable me to do?
The Certificate level is enough to allow you to get started and begin to practice massage professionally in much of the world including most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, some parts of the United States, most parts of Canada and most of Asia and Africa.
Most students completing the Raynor Massage Certificate course decide to progress onto the Raynor Massage Diploma Course so that they can further develop their skills and add treatments such as aromatherapy, reflexology and joint movement techniques into their practice. Some people choose to do this straight away and our Diploma courses almost always run the week following the Certificate courses, others choose to gain more experience first and then return to do the Raynor Massage Diploma Course.
Students can also study the two courses in different countries enabling them to combine training with holidays and travel. We frequently have students who sign up initially for the Certificate week but then, having experienced this massage for themselves, want to continue straight on to the next level, often before then going on to study for our highest level qualification, the Advanced Practitioners Diploma. Discounts are also available if you book for more than one course at the same time.
Many thanks to BRSNT I’ve had a wonderful experience and feel privileged to have attended course, it’s amazing what you can learn in such a short space of time i could not fault it one bit even now after a few weeks I am so pleased with this new ability and am using it as much as I can starting to get noticed now in my local gym where I have a room rented might only break even to start but confident it will improve recession or not. once again many thanks.Raynor Massage CourseWritten by: Mark IrvineDate Published: 03/01/2013
The 5 day Raynor Massage Certificate Course fee varies country to country due to the costs of venue hire, accommodation for teachers and other factors.
For the UK: £995. (£350 non-refundable deposit)
For Australia: AU$2595. (AU$500 non-refundable deposit)
For Canada: CD$2195. (CAD$500 non-refundable deposit)
For New Zealand: NZ$2595. (NZ$500 non-refundable deposit)
Demand for course places can be high and the amount of students for each course are capped at 20 per teacher so we recommend early booking to secure your place.
We do not have any set entry requirements other than being over the age of 18 (16 if a parent or guardian attends with you) and having a desire to learn and to heal through massage, and a reasonable understanding of English. For more information please contact us.
We are constantly conducting courses around the world. To check the schedule of your city please see our upcoming courses.
How To Enrol
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have never massaged anyone before. Will I really be able to do this after just one week?
A: Yes! We have trained thousands of people with no massage experience who have left the course to become successful and highly effective therapists.
Q: I have been working in the massage industry for years, will I find the Certificate too easy and should I start straight on the Diploma course?
A: No! Raynor Massage is so different from any previous massage you will have done that you will be learning a lot of new things from day one. You need to complete the Certificate Course before you can progress to do the Diploma.
Q: Is the course residential?
A: Not usually. You will be responsible for your own accommodation, food and travel, we can however offer suggestions for accommodation near to our massage schools.
Q: What do I need to bring to a course?
A: You will need to bring comfortable clothing, flat shoes and four large and two small towels. We provide the massage tables for use during the course.
Q: I have never heard of Chi or Meridians. Does that matter?
A: No. The course does not assume any prior understanding or knowledge.
Q: I don’t really believe in Chi and people’s energy. Can I still do this course?
A: Yes, you don’t necessarily need to agree with a particular philosophical point of view to be able to learn Raynor Massage and give an incredibly effective massage. Do try to come to the course with an open mind – many people do go home with a different understanding of the human body and the body-mind interaction and recognise that there is much to learn from these ancient traditions even if their personal belief system does not integrate it.
Q: Do I have to do lots of reading and academic study?
A: No. We will provide a full course handbook and training DVD and give you suggestions for further reading should you wish to add to the knowledge gained on the course. You do not need to learn the Latin names of muscles and body parts, we believe it is more important to find and eliminate tension in the body than be able to give it its scientific name. Some of our students go on to read further after the course as part of their ongoing development and we will give guidance for this if its wanted, its not essential to you becoming a good Raynor Therapist.
Q: Can I get insured from this course?
A: We work with a number of insurance companies, in all the countries we train in, who offer insurance for our students. Click here to view the full details.
Q: What do people do after the course?
A: Some will work full time as a Massage Therapist, others work part time and others massage friends and family. Most who want to work professionally in this field will go on to do the Diploma course either immediately or after gaining more experience of practical massage.
Q: How to enroll?
A: You can enrol into our courses here.
Please see our FAQ for any further questions.