We run our intensive short courses at our retreat center in Hawaii annually,
this course attracts a large number of students from around the world who want to combine their training with a holiday. Hawaii provides a beautiful, natural backdrop to our courses which are located outside of the main tourist areas to provide an opportunity to get away from daily life while both experiencing the full power of Raynor massage treatments and learning how to give these treatments. Our Hawaii massage classes are mainly taught by Jason Leue, but may be held by other teachers.
Massage Training in Hawaii Video: Brandon Discusses Aspects of His Courses
Brandon Raynor talking about different aspects of the Raynor Naturopathic massage courses.
The retreat center where we hold our courses is based on a 17 acre organic farm, the farm has a cafe (open to the public) that provides wholesome, organic, healthy meals which combined with the massage you will receive on the training, will enhance your own health and well-being while you train. Raynor Massage is a powerful massage and is rooted in an holistic understanding of the body, so the whole food will provide the nutrients it needs to be able to get the most from the massage and the training. At the heart of Raynor Massage is an understanding that the body works best when it is free from tension, as a student in our courses you will learn by observing the teacher massaging, from being massaged yourself and from massaging others. The course itself is both an education and a treatment..
In Hawaii we offer all levels of our intensive massage courses so you can train to work in just 5 or 10 days. Learn more about our 5 day Certificate Course and 10 day combined Certificate and Diploma Course. Taking the Diploma course in Hawaii also qualifies you to attend our 5 day Advanced Diploma Course.
You can watch Brandon Raynor talk about the bands of tension theory of Raynor massage here in this massage video
How are Raynor Massage courses different?
Our massage courses were developed with the learner in mind by a therapist who has been practicing in the field for many years. They are hands-on and individualized courses, designed to get you massaging from day one without spending time on theory that you never use. In our massage courses you will learn to develop your sense of touch, enabling you to detect muscle tension and blocked energy in its many forms, layers and channels in the individual patient’s body. You will learn to trace problems to their source rather than just treating them locally. For more information please see the articles What is Raynor massage, and What is Chi.
We train the therapist to work with the whole body and to work to restore it to wellness, you can read more of this in the article What is Health. A client may be getting headaches but the real problem with that person may be tightness in their hands which travels up the arms into the neck and into the head causing headaches. We will teach you to get to the source of this muscle tension and relieve it. This heightened sense of touch, and knowledge of how the body functions in a holistic manner, as well as the knowledge of a variety of techniques from the worlds’ most renowned massage styles, will give you the ability to break up and release this muscle tension from its roots.
Massage Course Video: Brandon working on Mary’s face
Brandon Raynor demonstrates Raynor facial massage therapy techniques
A massage that can actually release the tension and frees the body’s subtle energies on its deepest level works wonders with emotional and physical ailments, as many emotional problems actually have physical interaction. Our cutting edge approach to therapeutic massage is one of the best remedies to treat anxiety, depression, deep seated emotional disturbances, stress and can assist in healing back pain, various injuries, repetitive strain injury, pinched nerves, sciatica, muscular spasms, aches, pain, stiffness, migraines, arthritis, scoliosis, and some forms of immobility.
Watch Brandon talk in more detail about foot massage within Raynor Massage
Shuttle/bus services are easily available from the airport! Check our Brandon Raynor School of Natural Therapies Hawaii Retreat Facebook page for all the details and local sightseeing information and activities.
Accommodation is available with the centre, please use the Contact Us form to discuss this, it is also possible to book extra nights at the start or end of your course for the additional fee of $45 + tax per night. For details of the accommodation you can visit the farm’s websites at asihawaii.org or kahumanafarms.org.
Above is “Robert’s Cheesecake”, quite possibly the best cheesecake in the world (according to our School’s Manager)
Frequently Asked Questions
Please click here to read some of the most Frequently Asked Questions by potential students. If you have others please use the Contact Form to email your questions and we would be happy to answer them for you.
About Makaha and West Oahu
The very best of Oahu’s north-west beaches is to be discovered at Makaha, where the mountain views are at their most dramatic, the sands at their widest and the surf at its wildest, in winter months, but serene and gentle enough throughout summer. Surfing championships are held here throughout winter, and it is world famous as an international surfer’s hangout with several low rise condominiums and vacation rentals discreetly nestled within residential areas preserving the areas uniquely Hawaiian style country feeling.
In early summer (March-May), you might see humpback whales off the coast. And there is always plentiful sea life, including people friendly sea turtles to attract divers and snorkelers all year around. South of Makaha the beaches are also picturesque and plentiful, each offering a diverse landscape, beauty and swimming conditions from big waves to still waters, and are the favorite hang-outs of local Hawaiian families. All the beaches on the Waianae coast offer gorgeous views with good swimming, life guards and are one of the best areas for camping with lots of state beach parks and a best of all uniquely Hawaiian atmosphere that radiates the true spirit of aloha.
Pokai Bay is a great place to swim packed out with friendly locals on a sunny weekend. Visit some of the gospel style Hawaiian churches in Waianae and get to feel the true spirit of Hawaii
Massage Student Testimonials
Straight to the point, no game playing and stringing it along
Best course for practical learning I have ever attended, fantastic 2 weeks! It really shows how much the brain can assimilate in 2 weeks.
Have been quite convinced by the website and all the reviews i have seen before to start the course, so i wasn’t too surprised to be efficient after the first week course.
Emilie Bas Dit Nugues
I loved the mix of different types of massage used to develop Brandon’s style. The hands on demonstrations were great!!! We learned a lot. Overall the class was excellent.
Seiley M, Bozeman, Montana
We certainly got our money’s worth. …I have not experienced any other massage that would compare with the overall breadth and scope of the technique used on us.
I consider myself fortunate to have been introduced to this technique of massaging. Every person that have been massaged by me, are impressed with the immediate results and also by the fact the I have been doing it only for a few weeks, which is a compliment to the course and instructor. The course opened up a whole new world of interest for me.Annemarie Roos
Totally awesome week, thank you! I feel the more people that do this course the better the worlds health will be! I’ve done other natural therapy courses but above them I recommend Brandon Raynor’s massage course! I’m looking forward to doing the diploma and advanced diploma courses with you! Thank you!