No Raynor massage is ever identical, it's certainly not routine. Really there is only one aim with Raynor Massage and it is to simply find tension and get rid of it. From the beginning of the Raynor Massage treatment through to the end all I am thinking is where is this person holding their tension and what moves or stretches can I do to eliminate it. Tension is a word that gets uses a lot and I think its important to give it some definition with regards to Raynor Massage. Any muscle in the body, regardless of whether it has been built up in the gym or not, should be fairly soft and pain when pressed. By the very nature of lying on the massage table we are not using any of our muscles, so in this situation, if we find areas that are hard, tight and sore when pressed then this is residual tension. It's a real awaking to realise that we are not designed to carry this tension and feel this pain and that it can be removed.
As a Raynor Massage therapist we are taught to treat the body as one holistic organism. Simply dealing with one particular area is not as effective as treating the whole body. We recognise that often the area that hurts the most is not the area the needs the most treatment. Very often I find that working above and below the problem area and tracing it back to it's route is the key to getting rid of pain and of course tension. This is one issue I have with Sports Massage. Very often a Sports Massage Therapist will simply work on the area that the client says is hurting and will not look further to find the route of the issue.
We believe that the source of residual tension can also be directly related to emotions. If we are feeling anxious or stressed for example, it is a normal reaction for the body to tense. When that moment of stress or anxiety has passed, we don’t always 100% relax & the body remains tense. In this state of tightness a normal movement like simply turning your head can then pull on a muscle causing us pain. This pain then stops us getting a great nights sleep leaving us feeling even more grouchy and tense the next morning.
We also believe in Eastern theories that the human body has more subtle energies than Western medicine accounts for. This life force can be known as chi or prana. If the energy pathways become blocked with tension then a disruption of the flow of chi will occur. Raynor massage therapists follow these pathways feeling for and then removing blockages allowing the energy to release and flow freely.
Shiatsu, Ayurvedic & Lomi Lomi are just some of the Eastern massages that have influenced Brandon Raynor who evolved these therapies to assist with the single goal of finding & removing all tension from the body.
We also focus on key parts of the body which traditional therapists often neglect including feet, hands head sacrum and hips as we believe these areas are prone to getting blocked and freeing up that stagnation will not just makes these areas feel great but will benefit the whole body.
It is this approach which allowed Raynor Massage to be recognised as one of the most effective and powerful massage therapies available today.
It certainly goes further than what most people have come to expect from a regular massage treatment.
It’s true that Raynor Massage uses principles gained from different established massage cultures, however we trust our own senses to diagnose the needs of each client and are never dictated to by just one particular philosophy.
Great massage for some people, may feel uncomfortable especially if it is a new experience for them. The sudden release of toxins can occasionally make you feel drained. This can often be referred to as the healing crisis.
Raynor Massage recognises the importance of the healing crisis and always emphasises not just that a massage should feel good, but that a massage is therapeutically effective in getting rid of tension. As the healing crisis passes the body often then feels better & generally more relaxed. The origins of ‘relax’ means to return to looseness as ‘Re’ means return to and ‘lax’ is loose. This makes Raynor Massage deeply relaxing.
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