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At Raynor Massage in Kelowna, we believe that to be effective in treatment we must always make our massage approach and technique unique to each individual. “Is this movement helping to remove the tension of the person I’m working on?” That is the question and goal that each Raynor Massage Specialist must always consider. It’s also the principle upon which Australian trained Naturopath Brandon Raynor developed this system of bodywork that encompasses both the muscle and skeletal systems of the body.
We treat each person as a holistic organism, considering the inner complexity and needs of the entire body. Each person is unique, so our assessment and treatment should be also.
Our main goal is to seek out residual body tightness and blockages and remove them. We accomplish this in part through the integration of various Eastern forms of massage such as Shiatsu, Ayurvedic massage, Eastern chiropractic work, Lomi Lomi and yoga breath work. We also apply Eastern medical theories that focus on freeing disruptions of the body’s life force, emotion and subtle energies. This life force is often referred to as Chi, Qi or Prana. Again, our purpose is to utilize any number of techniques and practices, catering to the specific needs of each individual.
Raynor’s vision and dedication to whole-body assessment and complete-tension removal has helped us become the most powerful and effective alternative to massage therapy today. We offer deep tissue massage at our West Kelowna clinic as well as high quality massage training with classes throughout Canada. Please check out our upcoming classes for the next massage training class in your area!
Your Raynor Massage Team
Master Level Advanced Raynor Massage Professional and Instructor
Terry Masson loves to help people. He has studied Yoga, Qigong and meditation which has given him a holistic approach to healing. His background in health, fitness, nutrition and wellness gives him a wealth of tools to help his clients and students.
Terry has been practicing Raynor Massage, since 2007 and is the Chief Instructor in Canada for the Raynor School of Massage. Over the past few years, he has grown his practice to a point where he now employs many graduates who have earned the Raynor Massage Diploma and holds regular courses in Kelowna.
Terry is highly skilled in the art of Raynor Massage and adds enthusiasm to everything he does. His passion for the Raynor Massage style is evident in his teachings, and in the way he works with his clients.
Advanced Level Diploma
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jenn moved to Kelowna in 2007 looking for a change of scenery. For employment over those last few years she worked in the kitchens of some popular restaurants.
By about mid 2011 Jenn had developed intense chronic back pain, probably due to stress, but unable to pinpoint the exact cause. The intensity up until then had brought her to the point of crying in pain almost daily. She made it her mission to find a solution to her problem and stumbled upon the Raynor School of Massage. After taking the Raynor Massage course she then realized that she had been absorbing other people’s stress and was not clearing herself properly from their energies. This all resolved itself after giving and receiving about 20 hours of Raynor Massage during her course.
Getting tired of working in restaurants Jenn had an epiphany to take up massage as a profession so she contacted her instructor Terry. It just so happened that he was expanding his clinic and needed more people. Jenn has a very calming energy and loves to help make people feel better. She is absolutely meant for this important work and her clients tell her this often. Jenn is quoted as saying; “If I can help make the people of the world better one massage at a time then I am doing my part.”
Raynor Massage Specialist
Calista moved to the Okanagan in 2013 from London, Ontario and began a process of shifting into her true purpose. She spent the first 2.5 years gaining tremendous experience as a Spa Practitioner in a high-end resort spa and offering services at wellness retreats, festivals, and fairs. As of Summer 2016, she launched Envision Healing and has been offering treatments in Vernon, Lake Country, and Kelowna.
Calista is an intuitive healer who works in a variety of modalities. She is a Reiki Master Teacher and has been practicing Traditional Usui Style Reiki since 2008. Going hand in hand with the energy work, she also has experience holding space for various styles of meditation: metta (loving kindness), mindfulness, mantra, chakra, affirmation and guided imagery. Calista has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and is currently using her skills and passion to create Reiki attuned gemstone jewelry for chakra healing. Calista is also an accredited Chakradance facilitator and is excited to offer Chakradance workshops at numerous studios from Vernon to Kelowna!
Raynor massage resonated as the massage modality to integrate into her practice because of its holistic approach. She feels at home in this modality and sees the immense benefit it brings to her clients time and time again. Combining her roots in energy healing modalities with Raynor style massage, Calista aims to create a customized and holistic treatment experience that will restore the body, mind, and spirit to a state of balance and relaxation.
Raynor Massage - The Holistic Approach
What Is Raynor Massage?
The Raynor method of massage is one of the world’s most cutting edge and advanced systems of massage and bodywork. It draws knowledge from Shiatsu, Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, Thai massage, Hawaiian medicine, Reflexology and Deep Tissue Massage. It also encompasses many breath-work techniques from yoga to combine into a unique and comprehensive massage system known as Raynor Massage.
Raynor Massage has an emphasis on the interconnectedness of the body using “bands of tension” that exist throughout the human body. Raynor Massage teaches the students to loosen these bands of tension which then helps the person to achieve a much greater degree of health. These bands of tension become tight due to physical and emotional stresses and consequently after these bands are released a person feels much better. These bands are similar but different to the meridians of Chinese medicine.
Along with stressing the importance of the bands, Raynor Massage has a strong emphasis on detailed massaging of the feet and hands; going into tiny parts of the bands that start and end on the toes and fingers. In addition, Raynor Massage has a strong focus on the abdominal area which is where a lot of emotional stress is held that causes long term problems for people in different ways.
We look at the body, mind and spirit as a whole and see the interconnectedness of a person’s physical well being, emotional health and alignment with their spiritual purpose in life. Raynor Massage is one of the world’s most advanced systems of massage and bodywork which is taught in a simple and easy to understand way.
Raynor Massage Courses
Raynor Massage is a very unique style of massage that is probably quite different from any other type of massage you may have experienced before. It is the best massage technique available; designed to get rid of the deepest layers of tension including mind chatter, physical tension, negative emotions and even issues with trauma.
You can easily learn Raynor Massage by signing up for our 5-day Certificate or 10-day Diploma courses that we run consecutively. Once you receive your Diploma and are familiar with Raynor Massage you can continue to study with our school’s Founder Brandon Raynor to receive your Advanced Diploma in Raynor Massage. You can choose one, two or all three courses, depending on your needs. Once complete you can practice massage, as many of our graduates do, on cruise ships, in gyms and spas, in wellness centres or start your own massage business.
The Raynor style of massage incorporates several ancient healing modalities including elements of Shiatsu, Thai massage, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, Ayurvedic massage, deep tissue and sports massage, as well as conventional Swedish massage.
Our courses are short in nature compared to 2 and 3 year colleges that offer Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) designations; however, you will find the quality of our courses to be very high. During your training with Raynor Massage you will be taught to understand the root causes of tension and be able to massage people at a level equal to or greater than graduates of the RMT colleges. We focus our training on feeling tension in the body and giving the best massages possible rather than dedicating most of your class time to memorizing Latin names of muscles.
Graduates of our massage classes are able to obtain fully comprehensive malpractice and professional indemnity insurance after completing the course.