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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
2019-04-01Kelowna, CanadaNicholeView Details
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
2019-04-01Kelowna, CanadaNicholeView Details
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.

Patrick Christopher Avatar

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

Patrick Christopher 04 Mar 2018
Sripati Dee Avatar

I am a big fan of Brandon Raynor's School of Natural Therapies, I continue to be reaping benefits from his wonderful deep tissue massage. This has revolutionised my health and well-being as I have endured major surgery on 3... read more

Sripati Dee 08 Sep 2017
Ed Selby Avatar

A truly transformational experience. Receiving a Raynor Naturopathic Massage has unseated deep unwanted tension and emotion I have been carrying around for years. Brandon and Cori not only facilitated this extraction they also mentored and coached us on the... read more

Ed Selby 20 May 2017
Julie Gear Avatar

I really enjoyed completing the Diploma in Raynor Massage in Gympie. Great location, amazing teachers and fantastic group of students. Thanks Brandon and Cori for making everyday interesting and enjoyable!!!

Julie Gear 19 Mar 2017
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
Mel Blando Adriatico Avatar

I never thought the diploma course will be transformative. But, I experienced transformation at the last week of the course which enables me to see myself in a different way. I have to thanks Brandon for that, he is just... read more

Mel Blando Adriatico 01 Jan 2018
josephine hickman Avatar

i fully enjoyed and benefited from what i learnt in this course. these are skills that are useful in what ever you do. the course was short but what you learn is much and the method is so effective... read more

josephine hickman 12 Nov 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... read more

Danielle Taylor 04 Mar 2018
Aurélie Lilly Ibanez Avatar

I just completed the diploma course in Perth (April 2017) and I just loved everything about it!

I came specially from NZ, so I was already motivated. It was exactly what I wanted. It is more than a simple massage that... read more

Aurélie Lilly Ibanez 17 Apr 2017
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

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