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Massage Courses Wagga Wagga

Brandon Raynor’s School of Massage and Natural Therapies has been offering Raynor massage courses in Sydney since 1997. Since our humble beginnings teaching massage courses in Bondi Beach we have now grown to be a school in many countries all over the world teaching our advanced style of deep tissue therapeutic massage called Raynor massage. We are offering Raynor massage courses in Wagga … Continued

Short massage courses in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK

Brandon Raynor’s Massage and Natural Therapies School offers short massage courses in a very holistic and comprehensive form of massage therapy called Raynor massage. Our short massage course is designed for beginners or for therapists that would like to upgrade their skills by adding a new modality to their repertoire. Raynor massage is a deep … Continued

Massage Training for Nurses

Are you currently a nurse and wanting to enhance your scope of practice? It may come as no surprise that many of our massage graduates are retired or existing nurse practitioners or medical personnel. While nurses may have their own specialties within the medical field, they generally share common characteristics that help them to excel … Continued

Easy Transition to a Wholefood Diet

Before the Grocery Store Before you head to the grocery store, there are a few things you should do first to make your shopping experience quick, easy and well on your way for making healthy purchasing decisions. Which foods you buy at the grocery store will largely determine your dietary success. Organize Your Food Pantry … Continued

5 Common Myths about Massage

Myth #1: Massage is a luxury activity for the wealthy. Debunked: Massage needs to be accepted as an important tool in preventive healthcare. In fact, receiving a massage on a regular basis can save people a lot of time, pain and money in the long run. Massage has shown to have a positive effect on … Continued

Evidence Based Medicine

There has been a lot of talk about “evidence based medicine” lately usually from adherents of western medicine and vaccinations and people opposed to health practices based on principles with natural products and life force etc. It sounds really smart “evidence based medicine”. Yes, it sounds like a high minded scientific attempt to sort truth … Continued

Beyond Band Aids: A Natural First Aid Kit

Many people are starting to take control of their health by eating wholefoods and selecting natural bodycare and household products, thus eliminating unnecessary toxins from their lives. The next logical step would be to swap out non-prescription antiseptics and painkillers with effective herbal equivalents.  Here are some ideas for assembling your own herbal first aid kit: * RESCUE REMEDY: … Continued

The Future of Australian Farming

Australian farming needs to diversify. Cattle farming is not a sustainable form of agriculture to the degree which it is practiced here in Australia. Sheep farming isn’t either. Water usage, soil degradation, animal cruelty, loss of trees which affects the entire ecosystem, the plagues of flies that we get here in Australia are all due … Continued

Health Care of the Future by Naturopath Brandon Raynor

The health care of the future should be based on prevention of disease and health maintenance. According to the US Surgeon General 68% of all diseases in the United States are diet related. This would be similar for other countries such as Australia, Canada and the UK. If proper diet could be taught in schools … Continued

Massage for Children

Massage for children has been much underrated in Western society although it was traditionally a skill that was passed down through the generations. It can help calm an agitated child, it can see dramatic behavioural improvements for children who have Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or who have undergone some kind of trauma or abuse. It … Continued

What is health?

Health is a term that can have so many meanings depending on the situation. Some people and some medical systems see health as a black and white concept. You are healthy unless you have a disease. Many people even go to a doctor with some conditions that the doctor can’t categorize as a disease and … Continued

The Body as Elements

In my last article I discussed the nature of chi, as being the life force or animating principal within the body, and its connection with the emotions and mental parts and physical parts of the person. In this article I would like to elaborate upon the more physical aspects of the person as seen by … Continued

The Art of Massage

There are many different approaches, styles and philosophies behind the practice of massage therapy. In some places, and by some people, massage is considered a branch of what is termed the healing arts, while other people in some places consider that massage that can be regulated and standardized according to scientific methods and then this is the only legitimate forms of massage. Where does Raynor massage fit into this debate?Raynor massage is based on movement of the chi or prana in the body. We believe that science does not understand and is only beginning to even explore, the nature of the chi or the life force and that is why the description of the life force in ancient oriental massage techniques is more of a poetic nature. The fact that science can’t explain or understand chi or life force, however, does not mean that this doesn’t not exist. It merely shows the limitations of science. For more information about this please see my article What is Chi.

What is Chi?

The understanding of the term chi is very central to understanding many forms of massage including Raynor massage. Chi literally means life force. It can be also spelt Qi and in different cultures can be called prana or sen or spirit. Chi is the underlying energy beneath the physical body. It is the difference between … Continued

Massage – Socialised or Free Market?

Throughout the world there are very different models of health care. From primarily private healthcare in the US to the State provision of primary and secondary health care in much of Western Europe to the socialised medical systems in places such as Canada and Australia. Many of the latter group are very happy with the … Continued

Great Experience

I went into this course without any massage background and it was a great experience. My trainer John Ryan and wife Kathie …

Broadened my mind

I just got certified in your Perth course and it was so packed full of new information that broadened my mind and even heightened my spirits …

The Ayurvedic Cookbook book review

The Ayurvedic  Cookbook  by Amadea Morningstar This is one of the best Ayurvedic cookbooks on the market. First published almost 20 years ago it has been one of my favourite books on Ayurveda due to the wholesome recipes and the basic explanations on Ayurvedic nutrition.  The Ayurvedic Cookbook provides information that allows you to diagnose … Continued

Flower Essence Repertory book review

The Flower Essence Repertory The Flower Essence Repertory, ( http://www.flowersociety.org/publications.htm )published by the Californian Flower Essence society, and written by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, is the most informative book on Flower Essences that I have come across in the last 20 years. The Flower Essences Society  (http://www.flowersociety.org/ ) has a  grounded and practical way … Continued