Brandon Raynor’s College of Massage and Natural Therapies offers intensive massage courses in Vancouver as well as more than 30 other locations worldwide. Our exemplary style of massage encompasses the best techniques from around the world, such as Shiatsu and reflexology.

Learn To 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 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, 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 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 Vancouver

We offer massage courses in a variety of locations around Canada, trying to travel both East and West. If our locations are not convenient, 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 Vancouver.

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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

Many of our graduates in Vancouver successfully practice our style of massage in spas, gyms, massage establishments and private practice. 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
2019-03-04Vancouver BC, CanadaKarina Gerdum CibrianView Details
2019-09-09Vancouver BC, 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
2019-03-04Vancouver BC, CanadaKarina Gerdum Cibrian, Sharla DuncanView Details
2019-09-09Vancouver BC, 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
2019-12-02Vancouver, BCTerry Masson, Sharla DuncanView Details

Learn more about our Advanced Diploma Course

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

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
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
Karen Begg Avatar

I attended Brandon Raynor Massage course in 2009 and gained my Diploma. It has been one of the best things to have taken part in and done in my life. His techniques taught stand well apart from anything I knew... read more

Karen Begg 01 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
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
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
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
The Holistic Massage House Avatar

If you're looking for a one stop shop for massage and actually want a career of helping people, not just giving them temporary relief, look no further!!! Do not waste 12 months of your life learning a routine massage. If... read more

The Holistic Massage House 10 Oct 2018
Wesley Higgins Avatar

This Course integrates important elements of massage for proactive healing. Very interesting and somewhat empowering! Would certainly recommend this tool to others! Thank you for the fantastic knowledge and learning experience.

Wesley Higgins 01 May 2017

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