Brandon Raynor’s School of Massage and Natural Therapies offers short and intensive Raynor Massage Certificate classes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as well as many other locations worldwide. Brandon Raynor, the founder of Raynor massage the principal of the massage school is a Canadian born but Australian trained Naturopath and massage therapist based in Australia. He has developed a very powerful style of massage called Raynor massage which incorporates techniques from many styles of massage all with the overall idea of freeing the body up from stress and tension.

Brandon Raynor
Brandon Raynor Naturopath and Australian qualified massage therapist

Raynor Massage understands that people are  an integrated whole, comprising a body, mind and soul, rather than just the physical components of the body. Raynor massage draws upon traditional knowledge from Ayurvedic medicine from India, Chinese Medicine, Japanese shiatsu massage, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, acupressure, Thai massage and Naturopathy, all of

Holistic Style of Massage

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Brandon Raynor during a break from teaching a massage course in Canada

By taking a holistic approach to massage, we recognize that physical pain and tension may have an emotional cause as well. In most Oriental systems of medicine the life force or chi, ki, prana or sen (depending on the tradition) flows through subtle energy lines called meridians, nadis, or sen lines.  When these subtle energy channels become blocked then pain, stress, tension or organ dysfunction occurs on the energy lines. Brandon Raynor, a Naturopath with extensive oriental medical training,   has refined these modalities and created a new system called Raynor massage.  This is largely based on what he calls bands of tension, which are the physical manifestation of subtle energy channels.

We train our practitioners to track where the tension is held and to then free up the bands that are causing that area to be tight. In so doing we trace tension down to the tips of the fingers and toes, or in the head and release  the tension from its roots. You will learn this ancient wisdom which shares many similarities with how practitioners of acupuncture and acupressure understand how chi, or energy, moves through the body. To learn more about this please see the following articles written by Brandon Raynor; What is Raynor massage, and What is Chi.

How are Raynor Massage classes different?

Toronto massage classRaynor Massage courses are short and intensive to allow the trainee practitioner to learn massage quickly , effectively and cost efficiently. They are designed for mature students who cant spend two or three years in college. In our hands-on courses, you will be massaging from day one under the close supervision of one of our expert instructors who will provide individual feedback on ways to improve your technique. In addition, you will be receiving massages throughout the course and come to understand the profound impact and deep relaxation of a Raynor Massage treatment.

We offer our 5 day Certificate Course that was created as an introductory massage course in Toronto for people who want to massage friends and family or who can only spare a short period of time to begin a massage career. We also offer our Diploma Course in other locations that is designed for those who want a serious career in massage but do not want to go the RMT route.  However, there are many people who decide to complete our course first then opt to get additional RMT Training or we also have many RMTs do our course to further enhance their existing skills and learn new techniques. Some examples of  RMTs who have done our course are Katie Vanderknaap and Grace Bisbikos and Sien Tigley.

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We usually run these courses consecutively, in all other locations except Ontario,  so it is possible to take both courses one after the other, or you can take the Certificate course and gain some experience before returning to complete the Diploma course. Upon completion of both the Certificate and Diploma, you can then take our Advanced Practitioner’s Diploma Course.

Our Raynor massage courses in Toronto will also equip you with the knowledge of how to approach massage in a holistic manner. You will learn how to accurately identify physical ailments and their corresponding origins to get to the root of the problems,  in order to effectively assist the client in returning to a state of wellness.  In addition, our massage courses will teach you how to develop a heightened sense of touch and intuitive treatment to provide a powerful and deeply relaxing massage.  Raynor Massage is also effective in treating a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, deep seated emotional disturbances, stress and can assist in healing back pain, various injuries, repetitive strain injury, pinched nerves, sciatica, muscular spasms, aches, pain, stiffness, migraines, arthritis, scoliosis, and some forms of immobility.  You can read more of this in the article What is Health.

Listen to an Introduction to Raynor Massage

The difference between RMT training and Raynor massage training

Although this course will not certify you as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) you can legally work in all of Ontario and get insured immediately. To do so, you may use terms such as massage practitioner or Raynor massage practitioner. While practicing in Ontario you can also use other titles such as Raynor massage professional, Raynor bodyworker, Raynor massage specialist, massage consultant, deep tissue bodyworker, deep tissue massage, acupressure therapist etc basically any combination of words other than those that are reserved.

In Ontario the College of Massage Therapists has reserved the use of the following terms to their own members:

  1. Massage Therapist
  2. M.T.
  3. Registered Massage Therapist
  4. R.M.T
  5. Massage Therapy
  6. Therapeutic Massage
  7. Massothérapeute
  8. Massothérapie
  9. Massage Therapeutique

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here to read some of the most Frequently Asked Questions by potential students. If you have others please use the Contact Form to email your questions and we would be happy to answer them for you.

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

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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

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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

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

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
Steven Kola 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

Steven Kola 06 Oct 2018
Karen Begg Avatar

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

Karen Begg 01 Sep 2017
cilla&katie Duncan Avatar

I completed my certificate and diploma Raynor massage course in the beautiful Hanmer Springs NZ at the end of last year 2016. Slightly hesitant/skeptical to sign up, but boy was I blown away even after the first session. I've never... read more

cilla&katie Duncan 11 Sep 2017
Manda Curtis Avatar

I have just completed the Raynor Massage course in Sydney and can't recommend it highly enough! I didn't have any experience in massage beforehand, and found the course easy to follow and the techniques super effective! Brandon's endless knowledge and... read more

Manda Curtis 11 Oct 2018
Charlene Vave Avatar

Best Course EVER!!! I was particularly drawn to Raynor Massage because it incorporates a variety of Massage Techniques from all over the world. I signed up to learn Massage and with Brandon's Course there was absolutely no messing around, we... read more

Charlene Vave 23 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
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
Amanda Curtis Avatar

I have just completed the Raynor Massage course in Sydney and can't recommend it highly enough! I didn't have any experience in massage beforehand, and found the course easy to follow and the techniques super effective! Brandon's endless knowledge and... read more

Amanda Curtis 10 Oct 2018
Danielle Taylor Avatar

I have just completed the Certificate and Diploma courses held in Gympie. The two weeks spent learning Raynor Massage have been life changing for me!! Not only did I learn amazing skills to help people with releasing of tension,... read more

Danielle Taylor 04 Mar 2018

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