A HOLISTIC APPROACH
The Raynor method of massage is one of the world’s most comprehensive and advanced forms of massage and bodywork. It draws knowledge from Shiatsu, Chinese medicine, Thai massage, Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, and other cultural traditions. It also includes many breath-work techniques from yoga.
Raynor Massage has an emphasis on the interconnectedness of the body, focusing on “bands of tension”. These bands of tension become tight due to physical and emotional stresses and once released a person feels much better. The bands are similar but different to the meridians of Chinese medicine.
In addition to the bands throughout the body, Raynor massage provides detailed work on the feet and hands; reaching the bands that start and end on the toes and fingers. The abdominal area is also often included as many people hold a lot of emotional stress there, stress that can manifest as pain elsewhere.
WHAT TO EXPECT
At Encompass Health and Wellness in Victoria, BC, we believe that every client is unique and therefore their massage should be designed uniquely as well. The question and goal should always be “Is this movement helping to remove the tension of the person I’m working on?” This is the principle that Raynor massage was founded upon by Australian trained Naturopath, Brandon Raynor.
This system of bodywork encompasses both the muscle and skeletal systems of the body, seeking out residual body tightness and blockages to remove them.