Raynor Holistic Deep Tissue Massage
Raynor Massage a holistic system of bodywork developed by Naturopath Brandon Raynor. It is a form of deep tissue massage that is generally recognized as one of the most powerful and effective forms of massage therapy today. Raynor Massage goes well beyond the realm of what most people consider to be the confines of a massage treatment. It has helped numerous people with conditions such as sore neck, back pain, sciatica and trapped nerves; as well as relieving stress and blocked emotions/traumas. It is suitable for everyone regardless of age/fitness level and works on a deeper, more effective level than sports massage.
The origins of Raynor Massage are in Ayurvedic Massage, Chinese Medicine, Reflexology, Shiatsu and Yoga Breathwork. However, it integrates many different techniques. There is a special emphasis on the Eastern medical theory that the physical body is a gross manifestation of a subtle body composed of a life force (chi or prana), emotions and other subtle energies, and that each are related and have an effect on each other. Physical or emotional stressors can lead to a blockage or disruption in the flow of chi or prana can cause bones to shift out of place or create tension in the body.
The Raynor approach looks at the body as one holistic organism rather than dealing with one part in isolation. For example, one part of the body may be tight but that area may be being held tight by another area which could then also be held tight by another area again.
Raynor Massage is never performed as a routine but is always tailored to individual needs. It emphasizes certain extremely important parts of the body that are often neglected by traditional massage therapists, such as the abdomen, the sacrum, the hips and the feet, hands and head. These areas tend to hold a lot of stagnation and blockage of the life force and freeing them up will generally have a great benefit not just to the areas concerned but to the whole being.
The primary goal of Raynor Naturopathic Massage is to relieve a person of residual tension, muscle tightness in an area of the body when the body is at rest, and return the body to its natural state of relaxation, which then has a knock on effect on many areas of the person’s life. The word “relax” actually means to bring back to a state of looseness. “Re” means to bring back to and “lax” means loose. Raynor massage is actually a form of deep relaxation massage
For some people, good massage may be very uncomfortable if they aren’t used to it. Then as their healing crisis finishes their body should feel a lot better, have more mobility and a general feeling of being more relaxed should ensue.