Massage Therapy Courses
Learn To Massage
Each course is designed to be short but intensive; incorporating the knowledge and the most powerful techniques from the world’s leading massage modalities along with many innovations and adaptations drawn upon 3 decades of experience from Naturopath Brandon Raynor. One of the most important aspects of Raynor Massage is the holistic understanding of the interconnectedness of the body, mind and soul. Many emotional stressors and imbalances cause physical tension and stress in the body. Raynor Massage has, as its goal, the ridding the body of all tension. Releasing tension will open subtle energy channels or meridians through which the qi or life force flows—restoring the body and mind to a state of balance and relaxation.
Our courses emphasize learn-by-doing whereby one of our highly skilled instructors will give demonstrations on a massage technique followed by the students pairing up and practising the techniques on each other. This will enable you to work with different body types and individuals presented with various “problem areas” so that you are equipped to deal with a wide range of clients. In addition, you will receive massages allowing for personal healing, growth and an understanding of the effects of Raynor Massage. During this time, the instructor will be on hand to give you one on one feedback for corrections and improvements, enabling you to develop competency and confidence in your own massage skills in a short period of time.
Whether you want to massage professionally, are a current massage therapist, or just want to learn how to massage family and friends, we offer three level of courses to suit your needs.
What is Raynor Massage?
Our massage courses were developed with the student 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. In our massage courses you will learn to develop your sense of touch so as 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 on this concept of blocked energy and how to release it please see the articles What is Raynor massage, and What is Chi.
Treat The Cause
We train the therapist to work with the whole body and to work to restore it to wellness (See this article What is Health for more detail on the idea health). A client may present with headaches, however their real problem could be tension in their hands. Tension in the hands can travel 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 will give you the ability to break up and release tension from it’s deepest roots.
Interesting and invigorating learned a lot. The course presentation was excellent in terms of teacher quality/content/balance/ambience/tempo and general class interaction. This is intensive (hands-on) practical massage training with the objective of releasing all tension and improving energy flow within the body.
– James Maynes, 07/03/2013
Our massage style releases tension and frees the body’s subtle energies on a deep level that works wonders with emotional and physical ailments. This is because many emotional problems tend to also have physical interaction. Our cutting edge approach to therapeutic massage is one of the best remedies for deep seated emotional disturbances and stress. Raynor massage 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.
Our Practical Philosophy
Our massage courses teach a lot more than most massage courses, even those that are years longer than ours. We teach you to massage areas like the stomach, ribcage, feet, hands, head and sacrum. Another focus in our massage course is on energy points and pathways (meridians) of the body. We teach you to develop your intuition and sense of touch. You will work with the client’s breathing pattern to unlock deep seated stress and blocked energy, and how to make the massage treatment suit the client. We don’t want you to just do the same routine massage for everyone. For a deeper understanding of how some of the philosophy behind the Raynor style of massage see the article The Body as Elements.
Many other massage schools dedicate much of their course time to learning Latin names for muscles. We teach you to pinpoint the clients unique individual needs. You will learn how to give a great massage which makes your investment cost-effective in both time and money.
Experience The Raynor Massage Difference
If you want to experience a Raynor Massage for yourself, choose a member of the INTA massage website. All members of INTA have completed one of our massage courses.
Everyday, new patients and practitioners experience how the Raynor style of massage can make a profound difference to their health.
We are able to offer our massage courses in major locations worldwide. See our worldwide course schedule for cities and dates.
This course has definitely been a life changing experience. I have come out of the course more passionate about what I’ve learnt and truly believe the benefits on how this massage can help peoples wellbeing. I’m looking forward in the near future to learn more its amazing!
– Jennifer Auffray, 03/07/2013
We offer the following courses worldwide:
This 5 day intensive course will teach students the basics of Raynor massage.
A more advanced course which integrates reflexology, aromatherapy and massage tools into the Raynor massage practice.
Our highest level of training, this course focuses on transformational massage and honing each students individual style and skill set.