Registered Massage Therapist
FAQs
How do I enroll?
Please call our Canadian Head Office to speak with Terry at 250-681-8834 or through our contact page via email.

What are the requirements or past education necessary to take your courses?
There are no specific academic requirements for you to be able to join one of our courses. We have students ranging in age as young as 16 and as old as 84. What we do ask is that you are open to learning new things and taking instruction, have a caring nature and a willingness to help people. A good sense of touch is useful but we will help you to develop this if you don’t already have it or are unsure. Please come with a positive attitude, be of good nature and leave the rest to us!

Is there work available for Raynor Massage graduates?
Absolutely! The massage industry is a huge one and there is still great demand for high quality massage practitioners. The type of massage we teach sets you far apart from most other massage therapists. Raynor Massage is so effective in treating chronic problems and injuries from their source that after graduating you are practically guaranteed job employment, repeat clients and referrals. Our Kelowna, BC, Training and Treatment Centre often hires graduates immediately after course completion. If chosen you can gain experience quickly by apprenticing under the Head Instructor and other Advanced Level Raynor Massage Specialists working here.

What Happens if I fail the practical assessment?
If you do not meet the standards required to be a Raynor Massage Practitioner then you will be invited to re-attend the course at a later date. The exception to this is if you are asked to leave the course due to a breach of our professional code of conduct then you will be deemed to have withdrawn from the course.

Are there any written exams to be completed? Does it matter if English is not my first language?
All course assessments are practically oriented with no written exams or assignments. Assessment is continuous by your teacher who will give you ongoing feedback and guidance throughout the course. Provided you can understand basic English we can work with you if English is not your first language.

If I am not a quick learner will I be able to retain all the information presented?
We provide comprehensive course notes and approximately 20 hours of instructional videos to refresh your knowledge and the course provides ample time for revision and lots of practice. We also have an active Facebook group where practitioners can post questions for discussion and we are also contactable by email if you get stuck after completing your course.

https://www.facebook.com/raynormassageca

https://www.facebook.com/groups/raynornaturopathicmassage/

What are the extra costs associated with your courses?
There are no other costs associated with the course as all course notes are included in the cost of the course. Occasionally we have massage related accessories and tools such as wall charts, base massage oil and essential oils etc. for sale at the course which are purely optional extras for students to purchase if they wish. You will need to bring in a blank 32 GB USB drive for us to provide the course notes and instructional videos on as we have completely moved to a digital format for all course materials.

Can I legally work as a Massage Therapist after completing this course?
Massage laws vary enormously around the world and are in a constant state of change. Our massage courses do qualify you to work legally and to get professional insurance in all of the countries that we teach in. There are restrictions on what you can call yourself in parts of Canada but you can still legally work and get insured.

How can I learn to be a professional massage practitioner in 5 or 10 days when most other schools require at least 6 months or even 3 years?
Our courses focus on the essence of what it takes to be an excellent massage professional, teaching you what in our experience you need to give a thorough, safe and effective treatment. Many colleges have a heavy emphasis on rote learning Latin anatomical terms, whereas we believe that practitioners should speak to clients in a way that the client understands. By focusing on the core of massage essentials we are able to save our students’ time and money. From day one of the course you will be massaging and practising the full techniques of Raynor Massage.

What is the difference between the 5 and 10 day programs?
The 5 day Certificate Course is a comprehensive course that will allow you to begin to practice massaging on completion, but the 10 day combined Certificate and Diploma course involves much more practical experience as well as exploring the use of aromatherapy and reflexology within Raynor Massage. The Diploma course will better prepare you for a career in massage where you will be charging for your sessions while the Certificate course is best suited for those just wishing to work on friends and family.

What do people do after the course?
Some will work full time as Raynor Massage Specialists, others work part time and others massage friends and family. Most who want to work professionally in this field will go on to do the Diploma course either immediately or after gaining more experience of practical massage. A large percentage of our graduates are working in wellness centres, spas, holistic retreats and resorts, in gyms or with sports teams, on cruise ships and private yachts or are successfully self-employed with large client bases of repeat clients and constant referrals.

Can I get insured from this course?
We work with a number of insurance companies, in all the countries we train in, who offer insurance for our students.

Do I have to do lots of reading and academic study?
No. We will provide a full course handbook and training videos and give you suggestions for further reading should you wish to add to the knowledge gained on the course. You do not need to learn the Latin names of muscles and body parts as we believe it is more important to find and eliminate tension in the body than be able to know their scientific names. Some of our students go on to read and study further after the course as part of their ongoing professional development and we will give guidance for this if wanted but it is not essential to you becoming a good Raynor Therapist.

I don’t really believe in Chi and people’s energy. Can I still do this course?
Yes, you don’t necessarily need to agree with a particular philosophical point of view to be able to learn Raynor Massage and give an incredibly effective massage. However, do try to come to the course with an open mind as many people do go home with a different understanding of the human body and the body-mind interaction and recognise that there is much to learn from these ancient traditions even if their personal belief system does not integrate it.

I have never heard of Chi or Meridians. Does that matter?
No. The course does not assume any prior understanding or knowledge.

What do I need to bring on a course?
You will need to wear comfortable clothing, flat shoes and two single sized sheets, two large bath or beach towels and two smaller hand towels. We provide the massage tables for use during the course and all massage oils.

Is the course residential?
Not usually. You will be responsible for your own accommodations, food and travel, although we can offer suggestions for accommodations near to our massage schools.

I am not 20 and not skinny won’t I feel too embarrassed being undressed for massage?
First of all we place great emphasis on professional draping. You will be covered by sheets and towels at all times while being massaged with only the part of your body being massaged that is uncovered. Belly massage is done through the sheets and towels for privacy. While we have trained people from ages 16-84, the majority of people on our courses have already had some experience of life so you won’t feel out of place. If you are particularly body conscious or for religious / cultural reasons you cannot undress to underwear for massage, then you can be massaged through loose clothing. Remember you will be professionally draped in sheets and towels at all times!

I have been working in the massage industry for years, will I find the Certificate too easy and should I start straight on the Diploma course?
No! Raynor Massage is so different from any previous massage you will have done that you will be learning a lot of new things from day one. You need to complete the Certificate Course before you can progress to do the Diploma.

I have never massaged anyone before. Will I really be able to do this after just one or two weeks?
Yes! We have trained thousands of people with no massage experience who have left the course to become successful and highly effective therapists.