Massage Courses in Calgary, AB
We run short and intensive massage courses in Calgary, offering quality training in a highly effective form of massage. We train you to work with the whole person, with the aim of bringing patients to a place of wellness.
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 know that it is important to treat the tension which is so often the root cause of pain and restriction.
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 also focus on hands, feet and the abdomen. These are often under-massaged areas, and patients often have striking results when practitioners start treating these areas.
Get Accredited & Insured
Our courses are accredited with the International Institute for Complementary Therapies, and the International Natural Therapies Association.
In Alberta, there is currently no regulation around who can use terms such as “massage therapist” although there is a campaign to introduce regulation. After completing our courses, you can practice massage therapy and get insurance.
In Edmonton and Calgary specifically, there are citywide regulations on the use of the term “massage therapist” within city limits. Read more from the Canadian section of our dedicated insurance and accreditation page here.
Our Courses In Calgary
We offer massage courses in a variety of locations around Canada, trying to travel both East and West. We also regularly teach from our Canadian headquarters in Kelowna. If our locations are not convenient for you, we would be happy to travel nearer to you 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 Calgary.
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 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.
It was an excellent course and I’m glad I took it. It was hands on and the students got to learn to massage right away.
Hermie N, Raynor Massage Calgary 2012
Our Upcoming Massage Courses
Raynor Massage Certificate Course
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.
Learn more about our Massage Certificate Course
Raynor Massage Diploma Course
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.
Learn more about our Massage Diploma Course
Raynor Advanced Practitioner's Diploma Course
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.
Learn more about our Advanced Diploma Course