remedial massage course
Student practising Raynor massage techniques in getting rid of micro tension in the feet

Brandon Raynor’s Massage and Natural Therapies School has been offering Remedial Massage Courses in Australia and New Zealand since 1997. We now teach all over the world. The word remedial massage means a style of massage that is designed to help with particular problems such as a frozen shoulder, a headache or back pain. Most remedial massage courses that are offered in Australia and New Zealand are very generic following the government accreditation system. Government accredited remedial massage courses in Australia and NZQA courses in New Zealand tend to be long and drawn out and tend to focus on teaching a very basic routine style of massage treatment. They expand on a lot of anatomy and physiology, but this could actually be learned quite easily at home by reading a good book.

In Australia many of these government accredited massage schools emphasise that it’s very important to get a Government accredited Diploma of Remedial Massage with their school so that the practitioners are able to offer health care rebates to their clients. The importance of this is overemphasised instead of focusing on actually how to become the best massage therapist they are capable of becoming. This is what I, and many others, call the assembly line approach to massage training because they teach a very low quality style of remedial massage in a long drawn our course that is bureaucracy filled without providing good quality massage training.

Remedial massage course
Brandon teaching Remedial massage in Namibia, Africa in January 2017

In The Remedial Massage Courses that we offer at Brandon Raynor’s Massage and Natural Therapies School we teach you some of the best massage techniques from all over the world. Raynor massage, as our style of remedial massage is better known, is such an effective style of remedial massage that we have been teaching in Australia for more than 20 years and have trained thousands of practitioners in our 5 day Certificate course and our 10 day Diploma course  to become excellent remedial massage therapists and many are now booked out in their practices.

Brandon and Cori in New Zealand teaching Remedial Massage
Brandon Raynor and his wife Cori teaching a Remedial massage course in New Zealand

It’s far more important that you are a good massage therapist that generates many people coming back saying “that was the best massage I have ever had” and referring their friends and families than in just being able to give health care fund rebates which actually doesn’t benefit the practitioner at all. You can get professional indemnity insurance after completing our remedial massage course, but I wouldn’t waste your time by spending a full year or two in a big massage school and paying $10,000 to $20,000 just to be able to give health care rebates. Health funds covering massage doesn’t actually make any sense and you can read more about why I disagree with health funds covering massage here.

The most important thing that a successful remedial massage therapist has to do is to be able to be booked out or close to it. This is done by proving high quality massage treatments not by gimmicks like health fund rebates or flybuys. Many of the graduates of our Remedial massage courses are completely booked out and you can only book in with them a few months ahead. This is the situation a good massage therapist wants to be in. They can then raise their prices to earn a better living if they choose to, because they are providing a higher quality service than their competitiors.

We hold our remedial massage courses in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Darwin, Hobart and in New Zealand in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Please contact us for more information or to receive a free information kit and please see our worldwide course calendar for upcoming courses.