I have always been interested in massage therapy having been an active athlete throughout my life, achieving national age group rugby representation, progressing onto tri-athlons and eventually settling on cycling as my body aged, spending many happy hours cycling around Yorkshire, The New Forest, Majorca and mainland Spain.
During my sporting life I’ve had many injuries and operations and always found rehabilitation and treatment to be piecemeal at best and poor at worst.
I eventually realised that prevention is better than cure having enjoyed many a sports massage but also had some rather painful experiences.
I completed thirty years as a Police officer dedicating myself to my job and eventually reached the position of Detective Chief Inspector. Managing in excess of 150 employees I realised that tension presents in all forms, and comes from a variety of causes be that injury, stress, over work, emotions or simply the burdens of everyday life.
While approaching my retirement and considering life after the Police I researched massage therapy training and found Raynor Massage (more to follow). I completed the certificate, diploma and level three qualifications which are all accredited by Think Tree, undertaking anatomy and physiology as well as pathology training.
I was intrigued with the holistic approach to massage it offered and identified with the stories of clients gripping treatment beds to ‘get through’ a sports massage treatment and equally clients who had residual tension in their body and couldn’t find a treatment to release it. I immediately understood the ethos of Raynor massage and its ability to locate tension, however it is caused, and wherever it is stored and release it leaving the client feeling energized, relaxed and with increased wellbeing.
I have always been passionate about helping people, and so am excited to be able to continue that with Raynor massage.
My aim is to make people feel better, be that at work, rest or play.
What is Raynor Naturopathic Massage?
Raynor Naturopathic Massage is a holistic system of bodywork developed by Brandon Raynor which works on deep tissue to release tension.
Most tension exists along bands in the body that are composed of muscles, tendons, ligaments and other body tissues.
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. The word “relax” literally means to bring back to a state of looseness. “Re” means to bring back to and “lax” means loose, whereby Raynor massage is actually a form of deep relaxation massage. In addition, we believe that massage should not be performed in a routine manner, as each client has their own specific treatment needs.
It is important for the therapist to develop their own sense of touch to truly identify where tension exists and use massage, stretching and muscle release techniques to remove it. Unlike other massage therapies Raynor Massage concentrates on areas routinely neglected such as the hands, feet, abdomen, sacrum and hips.