5 Day Introductory Massage Course
Our Raynor Massage Certificate Course is a short and intensive course. Students will develop their skills at an accelerated pace. They learn to massage effectively, assisting their client’s journey to good health.
Drawing on over twenty-five years of hands-on experience and his extensive 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.
In Australia and New Zealand we are no longer offering the 5 day Certificate course and are instead offering the combination of our online massage course and our 3 day hands on certificate course, so please click on the appropriate links if you are from Australia or New Zealand. The content is exactly the same but just taught in a slightly different format.
What You Will Learn
In this course, you will quickly begin to learn and practice Raynor Massage. The overall goal of this massage style is 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 as well as working on muscular tension. It also opens up the channels or meridians through which the chi or prana (life force) flows. Your clients will leave this massage with a relaxed body and mind because they feel re-balanced.
Often people say they feel more at peace and re-energised after a Raynor 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. In our short and intensive training course, you will learn how to massage using this holistic and very powerful technique.
- The essential history of massage
- An overview of different styles of massage and how they fit into Raynor Naturopathic massage
- Introduction to and assessment on the ten qualities that make a good massage therapist
- How to set up your massage business. Learn the secrets to getting new clients and rebooking current clients.
- The 24 bands of tension in the body and how to effectively release tension in these bands
- How to use massage tools to get rid of micro tension in toes and fingers which are the roots of the bands
- Abdominal massage
- Extensive feet and hand massage
- Massage of the legs, arms, back and shoulders
- Head and face massage
- Contraindications to Raynor Naturopathic massage including for pregnancy
How You Can Use Your Raynor Massage Certificate
The Certificate level is enough to allow you to get started and begin to practice massage professionally all around the world. Places where our students can become therapists include Australia, New Zealand, most of Europe, some parts of the United States, most parts of Canada and most of Asia and Africa. Most importantly, about 70-80% of our students go on to start their own business and become successfully self-employed.
Upgrade to Our Diploma
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. This also allows them to add treatments such as aromatherapy, reflexology and joint movement techniques into their practice. Some people choose to do this straight away so we’ve made this easy for our students to do. Diploma courses almost always run the week following the Certificate courses.
Other students, especially those newer to massage, choose to gain more experience first and then return to complete their Diploma, often before then going on to study for our highest level qualification, the Advanced Practitioners Diploma. Students can also study the two courses in different countries enabling them to combine training with holidays and travel, which can enrich your experience even more. Discounts are available if you book for more than one course at the same time.
Learn From Real-Life Experience
Study With Your Hands
Our course is taught in a group of no more than 20 students per teacher, the five day intensive massage course is the best way to get started with Raynor Massage Therapy. These days usually run from 9am to 5pm with a 1 hour break for lunch.
This powerful form of massage is taught in a unique way that encourages you to be a part of the teaching process. 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 how to feel tension. You can then track where it is held in the body and we will show you how to clear it.
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 because they would like to continue their development and we can give guidance for this if it’s wanted. It’s not, however, essential to you becoming a good Raynor Therapist.
Our Teachers Use A Practical Approach
A hands-on approach is the way massage has been taught for millennia. Today, massage has been ‘medicalised’ and can disregard life force and the power of healing touch and intuition. Your teacher will be on hand to offer advice and guidance. They demonstrate and empower you to be able to develop your own massage skills because this is the best way to learn. We want you to know that your teacher will be available at all times to guide, coach and answer questions.
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 and 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 of our teachers are appointed directly by Brandon Raynor to ensure that the quality of teaching and training is of the highest standard.
A Holistic Philosophy to Guide You
The Importance of Tension
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. Our muscles can hold all these things which therefore leads 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 by helping to reduce muscular tension, pain and any unresolved emotions that may be underpinning it.
Students come to our courses from a variety of backgrounds. You might be experienced because you’ve studied another massage modality. You may perhaps come with no experience and this course will be your first attempt at massage.
People taking the course who have massage experience will some advantage because they already have hands-on experience. Due to this, they are confident working with people’s bodies. 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 will 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.
Enrolling In The Raynor Massage Certificate Course
We intentionally do not set entry requirements other than being over the age of 18, having a desire to learn and to heal through massage, and also a reasonable understanding of English. If a parent or guardian attends with you, we are also happy to accept students aged over the age of 16. For more information please contact us.
How To Enrol
You can either call us and enrol over the phone, or enrol and pay online by choosing the course you would like to enrol in and following the directions. Demand for course places is high because we cap the number of students for each course at 20 per teacher. We recommend early booking in order to secure your place.
We are constantly conducting courses around the world. To check the schedule of your city please see our upcoming courses.
The 5 day Raynor Massage Certificate Course fee varies from country to country due to the costs of venue hire and accomodation.
£1195. (£350 non-refundable deposit)
AU$1995. (AU$500 non-refundable deposit)
CD$2095. (CAD$500 non-refundable deposit)
NZ$1995. (NZ$500 non-refundable deposit)
Massage Certificate FAQ
No! Raynor Massage is different from any other massage, and you will be learning new and unique techniques from day one. Students generally need to complete the Certificate Course before they can progress to do the Diploma.
No. You will be responsible for your own accommodation, food and travel, we can however offer suggestions for accommodation near to our massage schools.
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.
No. The course does not assume any prior understanding or knowledge.
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.
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.
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.
Many students will work full-time as Massage Therapists, others work part-time and some 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 practical massage experience.
You can enrol into our courses by clicking the enrol button when viewing a scheduled course. To see all upcoming courses view our upcoming courses list.