Raynor Massage Certificate Course

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.


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.

Course Outline

  • 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

How You Can Use Your Raynor Massage Certificate

Massage Professionally

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 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.Massage Certificate 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 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.

Previous Experience

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

Course Requirements

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.

Upcoming Courses

We are constantly conducting courses around the world. To check the schedule of your city please see our upcoming courses.

Fee Structure

The 5 day Raynor Massage Certificate Course fee varies from country to country due to the costs of venue hire and accomodation.

Booking Options


£1195. (£350 non-refundable deposit)


AU$2500. (AU$500 non-refundable deposit)


CD$2500. (CAD$500 non-refundable deposit)

New Zealand

NZ$2500. (NZ$500 non-refundable deposit)

Massage Certificate FAQ

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?

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.

Is the course residential?

No. You will be responsible for your own accommodation, food and travel, we can however offer suggestions for accommodation near to our massage schools.

What do I need to bring to a course?

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.

I have never heard of Chi or Meridians. Does that matter?

No. The course does not assume any prior understanding or knowledge.

I don’t really believe in Chi and people’s energy. Can I still do this course?

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.

Do I have to do lots of reading and academic study?

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.

Can I get insured from this 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.

What do people do after the course?

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.

How can I enroll?

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.

Gain Greater Confidence And Success With Our Raynor Massage Certificate Course

Tori Peeters Avatar
Brandon's massage course was fantastic! I did my certificate in Cambridge and absolutely loved it! Brandon's approach to the ideas of massage is unique, but very effective! As an athlete, I have had many niggles and injuries which have required treatment, but none of them have released my upper body tension in the way the Raynor techniques did! I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to release physical or emotional tension and improve the quality of life for themselves/friends/family. Brandon has a world of knowledge and experience, he has a genuine and caring demeanor, and is a fantastic teacher. I cannot speak more highly of him and his course!
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Tori Peeters 15 Mar 2019
cilla&katie Duncan Avatar
I completed my certificate and diploma Raynor massage course in the beautiful Hanmer Springs NZ at the end of last year 2016. Slightly hesitant/skeptical to sign up, but boy was I blown away even after the first session. I've never experienced a massage so powerful and effective. Brandon and Cori are lovely souls and a perfect team to teach the ropes to this special technique. Make sure you sign up for the Certificate AND Diploma as after the first week you really start to get the hang of it, so are able to learn additional skills and get extra practice in! (plus as a bonus you have more chances to receiving massage from Brandon or Cori!!!! ;))
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cilla&katie Duncan 11 Sep 2017
Danielle Taylor Avatar
Doing the Certificate and Diploma courses were totally life changing for me and I would highly recommend these courses!! Not only did I learn amazing skills and knowledge in a beautiful learning environment, I also met wonderful friends on the same path of healing and learnt a lot about myself. Thank you so much to Brandon and Cori for your knowledge and teaching style!!!
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Danielle Taylor 04 Mar 2018
Maryse Jensen Avatar
Hello Brandon and Cory, I hope you had a safe trip back to Gympie. Thanks for coming to Perth to present your Certificate and Diploma courses in the Raynor Method of Massage. I very much enjoyed the course and got a lot out of it. Although I have come from a back ground in Swedish style massage concentrating on Injury prevention and rehabilitation, I have not been massaging full time for years and concentrating on a career in the Mining Industry instead. After my role was made redundant I decided to do the Dip Course as a way to learn new skills, techniques, inspire me and re-motivate me in the what has always been my passion and interest by helping people with massage. Your course ticked all the boxes for me. I believe your Bands of Tension theory is the key to unlocking the muscle issues so many people have. I will be getting back into the business of Massage. To this end I have registered my old business name (couldn't believe it was still available) TOTAL MUSCLE MANAGEMENT and will be based in Belmont WA. You have also inspired me into learning more about Aromatherapy and Ayadadic medicine so you will see me again in your correspondence course in the future. Thank you so much for all you have given. Kind regards Maryse.
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Maryse Jensen 16 Jul 2015
Jenny Gayanilo Avatar
positive review  I give glory to God????. I just finished my Certificate in five days with great results. I brought with me the techniques of being: Caring, Conscious and Coaching. Our beloved trainor was great, beautiful with respect. She is highly recommended! We are so bless of who you are, Nichole. We thank you????
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Jenny Gayanilo 21 Oct 2018
Simon Walker Avatar
Just finished Brandon's 2 week certificate and Diploma in massage last week!

I personally found this to be simply amazing and life changing. Everyday I was simply blown away with what we learnt and especially how I felt.

I'm a 38 yr old male with a beautiful wife and 2 young girls and found the 2 week course suited me perfect!! The price was well worth the transformation I have had with the added bonus of becoming a massage therapist. If your thinking of doing this course, its worth it on every level. Brandon is an amazing individual and some one I have come to trust and respect 100%. The skills I learnt can be taught to anyone willing to learn.

I have no hesitation to recommend this amazing course to anyone! If your thinking of doing this course? Its a no lose situation!!

Thank you so much!!

Simon Walker
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Simon Walker 20 Dec 2015
Scott Riethmaier Avatar
I have had on going neck, stomach and anxiety issues throughout my life resulting in over 20 years of different treatments. I was drawn to Raynor massage due to its holistic approach and incorporation of eastern practices.

On the first day I knew I'd come to the right place when Brandon reinforced that the goal of massage is to find and release tension by customising each massage to suit the needs of different individuals. I had the privilege of receiving massages from students and from Brandon himself, one in which was the most effective and powerful treatment I have ever received in my life.

After attending the certificate and diploma course I am feeling in harmony and at peace with myself. My overall tension has greatly diminished, my neck is feeling strong and settled, and years of past anxiety that was fuelling my stomach issues has been released. The holistic treatments truly help you spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally if you are open to them.

I have learnt so much throughout this course and feel blessed to be able to share this knowledge and form of massage with others in need throughout my life.

Many thanks to Brandon and Cori, looking forward to your return and the advanced course next year!

Best wishes,

Scott Riethmiaer
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Scott Riethmaier 30 Dec 2017
Danielle Taylor Avatar
I have just completed the Certificate and Diploma courses held in Gympie. The two weeks spent learning Raynor Massage have been life changing for me!! Not only did I learn amazing skills to help people with releasing of tension, I also learnt a lot about myself and made some wonderful friends. Brandon and Cori were so professional, knowledgeable, thorough and a pleasure to learn from and I am super excited to follow my passion and use my new skills to help people!! I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has the same passion. This style of massage is definitely unique. Thanks again Brandon and Cori :)
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Danielle Taylor 04 Mar 2018

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