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We hold Raynor massage courses across Canada, you can see our dates and locations by clicking on the links below:

What Is Raynor Massage?

Raynor Massage is a unique massage style, taught in our short and intensive massage class. During our classes we teach you to find residual tension held in the body and then how to release it. Raynor Massage does not just treat the area where pain, restriction or tightness is felt. Instead we take a more Eastern approach, looking at the person as an interconnected whole. Pain or restriction felt in one area can actually be held somewhere else, or be the result of emotional stress. This tension may go back many years, and people can become accustomed to unnecessarily living with restriction or pain.

In our classes, we do not teach set massage routines. Instead, we teach our students to personalize each treatment to suit the needs of the client. You will learn how to massage areas like the back. legs, abdomen, feet, hands, head and sacrum. We also focus on the energy points and pathways (similar to meridians) of the body. Our instruction teaches you how to develop your sense of touch, to trust your intuition and to work with the client’s breathing to unlock deep seated tension and blocked energy, leaving the client feeling de-stressed, loose, more invigorated and rejuvenated.

Raynor Massage aims to get to the heart of health problems by working with both the energetic systems and the physical body. This allows practitioners to achieve a deep level of healing for their clients,  giving them the gift of true relaxation.

Holistic Massage Treatments

Particularly in parts of Canada where massage has been both medicalized and politicized, a holistic approach to massage and bodywork can be seen as controversial. Raynor Massage has become part of this debate. There are schools and professional bodies who do not accept any understanding of the body which is not based on Western Medicine. There are no written exams or assessments on our courses, we do not require you to study for 2-3 years to be able to qualify as a massage practitioner. Instead we teach you to develop your sense of touch and to learn to trust your intuition.

Prior to massage becoming politicized, there were cultures where massage was traditionally passed down through the family, it would be part of everyday life and children would learn at the feet of their elders. There were no exams, there were no requirements to rote learn the Latin names of muscles; people learned how the body should feel when it was relaxed and how to alleviate muscular tension with massage when the person was not relaxed. This apprenticeship style of learning is the fundamental approach that our school takes to teaching Raynor massage. We will teach you how to be highly effective and generate repeat clients.

You can read more about the philosophy behind Raynor massage  by reading some of the articles written by Brandon Raynor:

Our Course Structure

We have three levels of courses, our five day Introductory Certificate is ideal for massaging friends and family or for jump starting a new massage career. Our professional Diploma of Raynor Massage is for those who have previously studied our Certificate class and are wanting to refine their massage skills. The Advanced Raynor Massage Diploma is only available to students who have already earned our Certificate and Diploma qualifications and also have experience in using Raynor Massage.

Raynor Massage is only available through Brandon Raynor’s School of Massage and Natural Therapies. Brandon Raynor personally selects and trains all our massage teachers. Our teachers also work with him on an ongoing basis to ensure that the quality of their teaching is excellent and up to date. You can take the Certificate and Diploma classes back to back or at your own convenience. Discounts are also available if you book to study all three classes at the same time, even if you break up when and where you study the courses. Please complete our contact us form for more details or to discuss your individual needs.

Massage Regulations in Canada

In Ontario, British Columbia and Newfoundland & Labrador the use of the term “massage therapy” and “massage therapist” is regulated. In order to use terms such as ‘Massage Therapist’ and ‘Massage Therapy’ you need to be a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). Because this entails up to 3,000 hours of formal academic training, we use other terms to describe our graduates, such as Raynor massage professional.

In the provinces mentioned above, only RMTs can give receipts to their clients to claim the cost of treatments from their insurance companies. However, insurance companies are cutting back on the amount they will pay out for massage treatments by RMTs. In our experience, clients of Raynor massage are willing to cover the costs for a treatment themselves because of the effectiveness of Raynor massage to their health and personal well-being. If applicable, during class we will discuss massage regulations and answer any questions you may have.

Another important note is that the governments of these provinces recognize that all modalities of bodywork, even those which have a much more holistic approach and work with the energetic systems, have a place within the wider health care provision. You cannot call yourself a RMT after taking our training but you can work legally, get insurance, and provide great Raynor Bodywork treatments to your clients as a Raynor massage professional (RMP).

Click here for a discussion about the politics in the massage industry in Canada and registered massage therapists.

Our Upcoming Massage Courses

Raynor Massage Certificate Course

Length
5 Days

Synopsis
Our 5 day Raynor Massage Certificate Course teaches students all the basics of Raynor massage. No previous experience is necessary to take this course, so it is a great place for beginners to start. This short massage course is highly recommended for people wanting to massage friends and family, although it will also qualify you to start practicing as a therapist.

Prerequisite Requirements
None

Scheduled Courses

DateLocationInstructor
2019-11-18100 Mile House BC, CanadaKarina Gerdum CibrianView Details
2019-11-18Edmonton AB, CanadaYasir SyedView Details
2019-11-04Prince George BC, CanadaKarina Gerdum CibrianView Details
2019-11-18Victoria BC, CanadaSharla DuncanView Details
2020-01-13Nanaimo BC, CanadaSharla DuncanView Details

Learn more about our Massage Certificate Course

Raynor Massage Diploma Course

Length
10 Days

Synopsis
Our 10 day Raynor Massage Diploma Course includes the 5 day Raynor Massage Certificate Course. Our students begin by learning how to give a therapeutic massage over the first 5 days, we then build on this foundation by teaching more advanced techniques and knowledge. From joint mobilisation techniques to reflexology and aromatherapy, this course gives you everything you need to massage effectively. We recommend this course to prospective students who would like to practice as professional massage therapists.

Prerequisite Requirements
None

Scheduled Courses

DateLocationInstructor
2019-11-18100 Mile House BC, CanadaKarina Gerdum CibrianView Details
2019-11-18Edmonton AB, CanadaYasir SyedView Details
2019-11-04Prince George BC, CanadaKarina Gerdum CibrianView Details
2019-11-18Victoria BC, CanadaSharla DuncanView Details
2020-01-13Nanaimo BC, CanadaSharla DuncanView Details

Learn more about our Massage Diploma Course

Raynor Advanced Practitioner's Diploma Course

Length
5 Days

Synopsis
Our 5 day Raynor Advanced Practitioners Diploma Course covers the additional aspects of Raynor massage which make it into an art form. Our students will shift their focus to emotional release work, enhancing your rhythm and flow as a therapist, massage strategy and diagnosis. This class is only open to graduates of the Raynor Massage Diploma Course.

Prerequisite Requirements
None

Scheduled Courses

DateLocationInstructor
2019-12-02Vancouver, BCTerry Masson, Karina Gerdum Cibrian, Sharla DuncanView Details

Learn more about our Advanced Diploma Course

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

pr public Avatar

Recently completed the two week Raynor's Massage Diploma Course located at Gympie Queensland. Can honestly say the course was very enjoyable and definitely increased my awareness of the amount of residual tension that we can store away in... read more

pr public 20 May 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
Steven Kola Avatar

positive review  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

Steven Kola 06 Oct 2018
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... read more

Danielle Taylor 04 Mar 2018
Garry Draper Avatar

positive review  Just completed diploma course with the man himself Brandon Raynor.
What we learned in two weeks would elude most in a lifetime.
Congratulations Brandon for following your passion, and delivering it to others so effectively.

Garry Draper 04 Dec 2018
Salty Steakman Avatar

positive review  The guy's course is definitely the Ferrari of Massage courses. Been doing massage for ten years but this is a completely different modality with completely different results. Raynor is a cool caring guy and is absolutely invested in creating great... read more

Salty Steakman 25 Apr 2019
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
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
Patrick Christopher Avatar

Deep tissue massage therapy to get at the root of problems..!

Patrick Christopher 04 Mar 2018
sky rudd Avatar

I had heard this was one of the best massage schools years ago and finally got the free time to take the course in Sydney recently. Absolutely phenomenal, worth every penny. After the course I now feel confident to go... read more

sky rudd 26 Jan 2018

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