Study massage with Brandon Raynor’s School of Massage and Natural Therapies in Kelowna, situated in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Terry Masson, one of our most experienced massage teachers, teaches Raynor massage at our Canadian headquarters.

Learn To Massage In Beautiful Kelowna

At the mid-point surrounding the pristine waters of Okanagan Lake is the district of Kelowna where we hold our Okanagan courses. Here you are rarely more than five minutes away from a sandy beach or natural hiking trails. This area is well known for its healing energies and is situated on inactive volcanoes. It is therefore a wonderful location to learn Raynor Massage.

Raynor Massage is very different to most other massage therapies available. We have a holistic understanding of the body, recognizing 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. To this end, we offer an intensive 5 day Certificate Course as well as a Diploma Course and our Advanced Practitioners Diploma Course. Students at our courses will be massaging and practicing 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 practicing, 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. 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.

Get Accredited & Insured

Our courses are accredited with the International Institute for Complementary Therapies, and the International Natural Therapies Association.

In British Columbia, there are some restrictions around who can use certain terms and how much time they have studied for. Although our graduates are not allowed to use the term “massage practitioner” or “massage therapist”, you can still practice professionally after completing our course and use similar terms such as massage professional or Raynor bodywork therapist. You can also still purchase insurance.Read more from the Canadian section of our dedicated insurance and accreditation page here.

Our Courses In Kelowna

Raynor Massage Canada is located in 247 Lawrence Avenue, Kelowna. Here you will find Course Instructor and Canadian Raynor Massage Specialist, Terry Masson. Terry delivers massage courses three times per year, so you can pick the season that suits you best. Kelowna is a four and a half hour drive from Vancouver, eight hours from Calgary and three hours from the U.S. border. You can reach us by taking Highway 97S, buses, or flying in to Kelowna International Airport (YLW).

Terry has collected a great team of Raynor Massage Specialists at the wellness center. You can book a massage directly with Terry, or you may wish to choose from one of the other practitioners. Alexandra, Sharla, Jenn, Selah, Stacey and Ariana are all graduates of the Raynor Massage School, part of the wellness team, and more than happy help you start feeling better through Raynor Massage. There are several treatment rooms available, so you can book alone, as a couple, or as a group. When you book your appointment, make sure you ask about any specials they may be having.

Known as “The Hawaii of Canada” the Okanagan Valley is a four seasons playground built around beach living, water sports and golf in the summertime months, with great skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Year round activities include wine tours, theatre, the symphony, fine dining and live music.

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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.

Testimonials

Our training is enriching and of real value to our students’ careers and therapeutic practice. If you’d like to learn more, then scroll down to read reviews from past students.

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
2019-10-14Kelowna, CanadaKarina Gerdum CibrianView 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
2019-10-14Kelowna, CanadaKarina Gerdum CibrianView 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

Learn more about our Advanced Diploma Course

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

Keogh Reid Avatar

I have finally completed the Advanced Raynor Massage course I completed the diploma back in 2014 and has been a great new start for me but then recently I did the Advanced course and this was truly transformative. The skills... read more

Keogh Reid 03 Nov 2018
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
Karen Begg Avatar

Do this!! Thanks Brandon! Class of 2009. Auckland , Browns Bay.

Karen Begg 01 Sep 2017
Simon Walker Avatar

Brilliant course! Extremely professional and fun at the same time. All practical which is exactly what I needed having studied anatomy and physiology previously. Have been practising massage for 2 years now and honestly, this style is... read more

Simon Walker 29 Sep 2017
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
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...
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Scott Riethmaier 30 Dec 2017
Garry Draper Avatar

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
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
Jenny Gayanilo Avatar

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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