Raynor massage combines traditional deep tissue techniques with World massage styles like Shiatsu, Thai Massage and reflexology. We have been teaching Raynor massage courses in Christchurch and Hanmer Springs for almost 20 years.

Welcome to our Raynor Massage School in Christchurch, New Zealand. We are an international massage school founded in Australia by Naturopath Brandon Raynor. Brandon Raynor’s Massage and Natural Therapies School has been teaching Raynor massage courses in New Zealand for 18 years and internationally for 23 years.

Brandon Raynor Naturopath and School Principal

Brandon Raynor has 5 Diplomas in the healing arts (Diploma of Naturopathy, Diploma of Remedial Massage, Diploma of Shiatsu, Diploma of Chinese Herbal Medicine and a Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine). He has been practising massage therapy for the last thirty years and has been travelling the world for the last 25 years exploring the best approaches to massage therapy and other healing arts. He started teaching what he had learned in 1997 in Sydney Australia and since then Brandon Raynor’s Massage and Natural Therapies College has expanded to teach in many cities in many countries around the world. See here for our full worldwide course calendar.

Brandon’s style of massage is a combination of therapeutic massage, shiatsu, Thai massage, Chinese massage, Ayurvedic massage, joint adjustments and deep tissue massage. He has created many new massage techniques and he has discovered how muscular tension exists in the human body as bands of tension. His manner of teaching is down to earth and straight to the point. Brandon only teaches what he uses and does not just fill a course with unnecessary jargon. Please have a read of some of our past students google reviews of our school in Australia and in New Zealand.

Brandon’s style of massage came to be known as Raynor Naturopathic Massage Therapy as it is truly a unique style of treatment that is extremely effective at getting to the roots of tension in the body and has greatly beneficial effects upon the mind and spirit too. Here is an example of Raynor Massage as practised by the founder of Raynor Massage Naturopath Brandon Raynor.

Our youtube site has more than 53,000 subscribers from all over the world. You are welcome to browse over 400 videos that we have on our site. You can access the main Raynor massage youtube site here.

Our main course that we will be teaching in Christchurch will be our Professional Raynor Massage Certificate Course, which is a combination of our online course with our 18 hour hands on seminar.

Our next course that we have planned for Christchurch will be held on December 6th and 7th, 2020. With the Covid situation this may be delayed so we encourage everyone that would like to learn Raynor Naturopathic massage to take our online course and then be ready for when we are allowed to come from Australia and teach in person the rest of the course

A large part of our profits go towards our Raynor Naturopathic Gardens and Wildlife Refuge, just north of the Sunshine Coast in Australia

Learn To Massage

Raynor Massage is very different to most other massage therapies available. We have a holistic understanding of the body, recognising that both physical and emotional tension will have a negative impact on the physical body. Massage treatments are popular for many conditions, such as stress, pain or restriction in mobility. We do not treat symptomatically or only focus on problem areas. Nor do we perform a light ‘relaxation massage’ designed to give short term relief. Instead, we know that it is important to treat the tension which is so often the root cause of pain and restriction.

Progress Quickly

Our intensive method of training suits mature people who want to quickly learn an effective and popular style of massage. You can start working as a massage therapist within a few weeks because we have worked hard to ensure that our courses are practical and hands-on. What we want is for you to learn by massaging instead of learning theory. To this end, we offer our Professional Raynor Massage Certificate. Students at our courses will be massaging and practising techniques every day.

Learn Practical Skills

Whether it’s the Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma Course, all of our courses focus on practical skills. Generally speaking, our students spend 80% of class hours practising, receiving and observing massage. We spend the remaining 20% discussing the theory of Raynor massage and other subjects. These include hygiene, professional ethics, contraindications, the theory of hand and foot reflexology and the qualities of different aromatherapy oils.

Our students don’t just learn to massage the common parts of the body, such as the neck, back, arms and legs. We believe that it’s important that you learn the significance of hand and feet massage, scalp and face massage and most importantly, abdominal massage. Japanese medicine considers the abdomen to be the hara, or centre, of a human being. Therefore, abdominal massage can bring positive effects to the clients physical and emotional well being. For many people, abdominal massage releases emotional tensions which have been held there for years.

Get Accredited & Insured

Our courses are accredited with the International Institute for Complementary TherapiesThe Massage Association of Australia, and the International Natural Therapies Association. You can get insured to practice massage in New Zealand after completing our courses, read more from our dedicated insurance and accreditation page here.

Our Courses In Christchurch

We’ve been teaching massage in New Zealand for almost 20 years.

We would love to hear from you if you’d like to learn more! Contact us to learn more about our massage courses in New Zealand.

Natural Therapies Courses

We also offer courses that teach other natural therapies. Have a look at our Wholefood Nutrition course, Vegan Nutrition Course, Herbal Medicine course, Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine, Flower Essences, Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology course and Naturopathy course. We’ve designed these as correspondence courses so you can complete them at your own pace.

Our Upcoming Massage Courses

Professional Raynor Massage Practitioners Certificate Course

Length
18 hour hands on seminar plus time required to complete online course (estimated 40 hours).

Synopsis
This course is designed for people that would like to practice Raynor Massage at a professional level. It is an introductory course and prerequisite for all of our other Raynor Massage Courses.

Prerequisite Requirements
None

Scheduled Courses

DateLocationInstructor
2020-12-06Christchurch/Hanmer Springs, New ZealandBrandon RaynorView Details

Learn more about our Professional Raynor Massage Practitioners Certificate Course

Our Massage courses have helped many people with their career and personal lives.

Jai Stone Avatar

positive review  I've just finished the diploma massage course. I've previously done another massage course and I can say Brandon's course surpasses the other course I did. Completely loved this course, defiantly recommend if you want to become a health practitioner and... read more

Jai Stone 01 Dec 2018
The Holistic Massage House Avatar

If you're looking for a one stop shop for massage and actually want a career of helping people, not just giving them temporary relief, look no further!!! Do not waste 12 months of your life learning a routine massage. If... read more

The Holistic Massage House 10 Oct 2018
Pamela Hemopo Avatar

What an absolute pleasure to train as a massage therapist at a facility with such a high level of professionalism.From day one through to graduation.What a delight to learn from staff and students that celebrate life,put hearts in front of... read more

Pamela Hemopo 24 Oct 2018
Taylor Hamilton-Giggins Avatar

positive review  Excellent teaching, great techniques, beautiful learning space! Would heavily recommend to anyone!

Taylor Hamilton-Giggins 22 Dec 2018
Arahia Fallon Avatar

Wow what an awesome 10 days learning from the best...Brandon Raynor! I can honestly say not only did I learn things I'd never learn in polytech, but he helped me within myself & things that I'm going through @ the... read more

Arahia Fallon 24 Mar 2019
Mibu Medispa Avatar

I have just finished my diploma course with Brandon raynor. The level of skill and precision in which I can now locate and delete tension is amazing. I would of never of thought I would of learned so much in... read more

Mibu Medispa 06 Oct 2018
Todd Kinsella Avatar

I have had the pleasure of learning this awesome technique of massage from what i would describe , a master of his art. Brandons skills and the way he teaches have been very inspiring. The knowledge and skills i have... read more

Todd Kinsella 16 Mar 2019
Hani Mezel Avatar

positive review  In May 2002 I did a remedial massage course it was held at Perth and I would tell you honestly it is a grate experience I learned a lot from Brandon he is a great teacher

Hani Mezel 30 Jun 2019
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... read more

Tori Peeters 15 Mar 2019
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... read more

Jenny Gayanilo 21 Oct 2018

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