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Our Partners Around The World

Our school is an accredited member of the International Natural Therapies AssociationThe International Institute of Complementary Therapies, the Massage Association of Australia and the World Massage Federation. Our students can also join these associations after completing the course.

Every country has its own methods of being accredited in the local massage industry. In many cases such as Canada and the US this can vary between state to state or province to province or in some cases such as California between various counties.  We give you a brief run down of these different accreditations and government laws and related information here plus we give you contact details for the various insurance companies that cover us for public liability, professional indemnity and products prescribed or used insurance.

Australia

In Australia there is no government regulation of the massage industry as such. Anyone can call themselves a massage therapist and practice massage therapy for a living with no governmental requirements to do so.

However most insurance companies won’t cover you unless you have completed formal training. The companies we list here later on cover therapists that we have trained in the practice of Raynor massage.

In Australia, there is such a thing as government recognised training and Certification. This is not a requirement to practice but if you want to work with health funds by being able to give their clients health care rebates then you need to have the Government Cert IV in Massage or the government Diploma of Remedial Massage.

This usually takes between 6 months and a year to get the Certificate IV in massage and between one and two years for the Diploma of Remedial Massage. The cost of these courses at most schools is around $5000 to $8000 for the Certificate and about $8000 to $12000 for the Diploma.  This is an unnecessary expenses in time and money as only about 25% of people or less have the coverage where they get a rebate for massage and most health funds have recently reduced their amount they will pay annually to $150.

This doesn’t benefit the practitioner directly and we believe you are better off focusing your efforts on becoming a better and better therapist which will help you keep clients coming back and referring people to your for massage therapy treatments.

You can practice right away after completing our course and you can get insured . Here is a list of insurance companies in Australia that cover our graduates.

IHGROUP

Head Office: Level 1, 2 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: 03 9235 5222
Toll free: 1300 305 834
Fax: 1800 636 221

JUA Underwriters

Sydney Branch
Free call: 1800 252 263.
Contact: Larissa Swinnerton,
Phone: 02 8272 4802
Address: Level 1, 210 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Postal: Locked Bag 11, Royal Exchange NSW 1225.
Fax: 02 9247 2411

Melbourne Branch
Free call:1800 252 264
Fax: 03 9909 748
Address: Suite 1610, 530 Little
Collins street Melbourne VIC 3000.

Canada

Every province in Canada has different regulations about the use of the term massage therapy and some other terms. Many provinces have no regulations of the massage industry and in provinces where the use of the term massage therapy and other terms are regulated then a person can still practice Raynor Naturopathic massage but must just use a different terms. Throughout Canada all of our graduates can get insured with professional indemnity insurance and public liability, to learn more get in touch with one of our Canadian insurance partners below.

Canadian Insurance Partners

The Canadian Yogic Alliance

The cost of $1,000,000 liability is approximately $249.00/year.

You will need to purchase a membership in the Canadian Yogic Alliance to get insured. CYA single membership is approximately $79/year. The total combined cost is just under $330/ year so it is good deal. Please make quote the school’s name as a reference because when you enrol.

www.canadianyogicalliance.com

Preventative Health Services Group

Tel: 416-423-2765
Fax: 416-429-5658
602-15 Vicora Linkway, Toronto, ON M3C 1A7

www.preventativehealthservices.com

Holman Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Tel: 905-886-5630

Holman Insurance Brokers Ltd.
3100 Steeles Ave. East Suite 101
Markham ON L3R 8T3

www.rmtinsurance.ca

Alberta

At the moment Alberta isn’t regulated although there is a campaign to introduce regulation. Anyone can practice massage therapy in Alberta and if they have completed our course can get insured through our Canadian insurance processes. There are some regulations by cities such as Calgary and Edmonton that require certain training to use the term massage therapist within their city limits.

British Columbia

British Columbia has regulation over the use of the following terms.

(a) massage therapist;

(b) registered massage therapist;

(c) massage practitioner;

(d) registered massage practitioner.

We advise our students in BC to use terms like Raynor bodyworker, or Raynor massage professional rather than the above terms unless they have also completed the $30,000 3 year course that is required to use the above terms.

Manitoba

There are no massage regulations in Manitoba so anyone can practice Raynor massage there with no restrictions. Insurance is available through the Canadian Yogic Alliance mentioned above under Alberta and BC

New Brunswick

There are no massage regulations in New Brunswick so anyone can practice Raynor massage there with no restrictions. Insurance is available through the Canadian Yogic Alliance mentioned above under Alberta and BC. Regulation is in the process of being enacted and when it does the situation will be similar to BC.

Newfoundland and Labrador

There are restrictions in Newfoundland similar to those in BC about using terms such as registered massage therapist, massage therapist, certified massage therapist.

We advise our students in Newfoundland and Labrador to use terms like Raynor bodyworker, or Raynor massage professional rather than the above terms unless they have also completed the $30,000 3 year course that is required to use the above terms.

Nova Scotia

There are no massage regulations in Nova Scotia so anyone can practice Raynor massage there with no restrictions. Insurance is available through the Canadian Yogic Alliance mentioned above.

Ontario

Ontario has regulation over the use of the following terms.

(a) massage therapist;

(b) registered massage therapist;

We advise our students in Ontario to use terms like Raynor bodyworker, or Raynor massage professional or Raynor massage practitioner rather than the above terms unless they have also completed the $25,000 2 year course that is required to use the above terms.

Prince Edward Island

There are no massage regulations in PEI so anyone can practice Raynor massage there with no restrictions. Insurance is available through the Canadian Yogic Alliance mentioned above.

Quebec

There are no massage regulations in Quebec so anyone can practice Raynor massage there with no restrictions. Insurance is available through the Canadian Yogic Alliance mentioned above.

Saskatchewan

There are no massage regulations in Saskatchewan so anyone can practice Raynor massage there with no restrictions. Insurance is available through the Canadian Yogic Alliance mentioned above.

France

Raynor practitioners can not use the term kine but are otherwise free to practice Raynor massage.

Germany

Raynor practitioners can not use the term bademeister but otherwise can practice.

Ireland

Ireland has no massage regulations so practitioners of Raynor massage are free to practice without government hindrance and are free to use whatever terms they want to describe their practice.

Graduates of our school can get insurance through:

O’Brien Finlay Insurance Associates Limited

Bridge House, Baggot Street Bridge, Dublin 4.
Tel: (01) 660 1033
Fax: (01) 668 7985

Japan

You can work as a Raynor bodywork therapist and get insured. Activities like shiatsu and amma are regulated however so don’t use these terms without having the government qualifications.

New Zealand

There are no massage regulations in New Zealand. You can practice Raynor massage with no government hindrance and use whatever term you want to describe what you do within reason.

You can get fully insured if you complete our course in New Zealand.

Elizabeth Ngan | Broker Manager
Aon New Zealand | Professional Risks
Level 2, 1 Willis Street, Wellington 6140
t
+64 4 819 4084 |   | f +64 4 819 4106
elizabeth.ngan@aon.com |
www.aon.co.nz

Malaysia

A person can work as a Raynor massage therapist with no restrictions. Subject to any zoning and local laws.

Singapore

A person can work as a Raynor massage therapist with no restrictions. Subject to any zoning and local laws.

United Kingdom

There are no massage regulations nationally in the UK although a few city councils are requiring practitioners to license their home based business for an annual fee. There are some large national bodies such as ITEC who offer courses primarily through FE colleges along with a wide range of private providers, there is no statutory regulations but membership of a voluntary professional body is encouraged. You will need to have professional indemnity insurance to work in a clinic and should have both professional indemnity and public liability insurance to work from home.

You can get insured through a large number of companies, these are known to the school and can be personally recommended:

Therapist Insurance

http://www.therapistsinsurance.co.uk/

Call: 0845 519 2854

Cover is approximately £60 for £3m of cover, or £80 for £5m. Simply select Raynor Massage from the drop down bar and you will be required to scan or send a copy of your course certificates to the insurer.

Tower Gate Insurance

Tel 0113 391 9598

www.towergateprofessionalrisks.co.uk

United States

Every state in the US has different massage regulations or in some cases no regulations. In California every county has different regulations concerning the practice of massage.

For up to date information about legislation to do with massage therapy in the US and Canada please see this link http://www.massagemag.com/laws/#

Basically people can practice Raynor massage with no other qualifications in the following states Kansas, Oklahoma, Vermont, Wyoming, Minnesota and parts of California.

In some other states such as Arizona a person can practice Raynor massage as long as they don’t use oil. This is a very easy way to practice here and in fact many Raynor practitioners don’t use oil in their practice anyway.

If you are legally allowed to practice in the state you are practicing in you can get insured through:

Jones & Mitchell

Phone: 1 800-926-8911

Jones & Mitchell provide cover to our graduates anywhere where they are legally allowed to practice in the US. Cover starts at approx $160 a year.

www.handsoninsurance.com