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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
March 04, 2019Vancouver BC, CanadaKarina Gerdum CibrianView Details
September 16, 2019Vancouver 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
March 04, 2019Vancouver BC, CanadaKarina Gerdum CibrianView Details
September 16, 2019Vancouver 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

Learn more about our Advanced Diploma Course

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

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
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
Patrick Christopher Avatar

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

Patrick Christopher 04 Mar 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
Gloria Park-Cosson Avatar

I highly recommend doing Brandon Raynor's Massage course, I attended two courses, one in Gympie and the other in Hamner Springs in 2015, since then I have started up my own successful business. Together Brandon and Cori are a dynamic... read more

Gloria Park-Cosson 08 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
Dionnise Dangler Avatar

Brandon Raynor has developed the most advanced therapeutic massage techniques I have ever felt and seen around the whole world, I was in a near fatal truck accident and was blessed to receive this amazing schooling and therapy 7 years... read more

Dionnise Dangler 08 Nov 2018
Katie Duncan Avatar

This course was such an eye opener for me! I completed the diploma in Hanmer Springs with Brandon and Cori. The pair complemented each other perfectly in their teaching styles and I particularly loved how much hands on practise we... read more

Katie Duncan 29 Dec 2016
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
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

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