Massage Courses in Ottawa-Gatineau
Our massage school offers both Certificate and Diploma intensive massage courses. Our hands-on courses are designed to get you massaging from day one. No prior experience is necessary and you will receive a recognized qualification that will allow you to establish your own business practicing Raynor massage straight away.
Upcoming Massage Course
We are in the process of planning Raynor massage courses in the Ottawa / Gatineau region for August 2023. We request anyone that is interested in learning Raynor Massage to start by taking our online course, which gives a comprehensive introduction to what Raynor Naturopathic Massage and Bodywork is all about. Please click here to find out more about our online course.
Why Raynor Massage
Raynor Massage is very different to most other massage therapies available. It has a holistic understanding of the body, recognizing that both physical and emotional tension will have a negative impact on the physical body. People seek massage treatments for many reasons whether it due to stress, pain or restriction in mobility. It is important to find the root cause of each patient’s discomfort and treat them accordingly.
In our massage courses, you will learn to develop your sense of touch so as to detect muscle tension and blocked energy in its many forms, layers and channels in the individual patient’s body. You will learn to trace problems to their source rather than just treating them locally. For more information please see the articles What is Raynor massage, and What is Chi.
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.
Our massage courses do not burden you with written exams and irrelevant material. Instead, a teacher will demonstrate a technique followed by the students practicing on each other while the instructor gives individual feedback. By the end of the first day of the course, you will have already given and received a massage. Our expert teachers will give you constant advice and support as you learn this unique massage style.
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, 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.
Get Accredited & Insured
Our massage training courses in Quebec are fully accredited, enabling you to get the highest level of professional Indemnity insurance needed to practice massage. For more information, read about the International Institute for Complementary Therapies, and the International Natural Therapies Association.
There are currently no massage regulations in Quebec. Our students practice as Raynor massage therapists and get fully insured. We have do have insurance partners that we encourage students to use, read more from the Canadian section of our dedicated insurance and accreditation page here.
Our Courses In Ottawa-Gatineau
We offer massage courses in a variety of locations around Canada. If our locations are not convenient for you, we would be happy to travel and teach a custom massage course. We usually require a minimum of four people to deliver a personalized course. If you’re interested but not sure, feel free to email us and we can walk you through your options or put your name down for any future Raynor Massage Courses near you.
We would love to hear from you if you’d like to learn more! Contact us to learn more about our massage courses in Ottawa-Gatineau.
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
Sorry, there are no upcoming courses currently scheduled for this area. Please contact us to register your interest.