Middleway Method™ Massage Therapist Training
Developed by Tobin Shenpen Rangdrol, LMT, the Middleway Method™ is holistic health and therapeutic bodywork education based on the principles of mindfulness, compassion, and personal wellness.
A Middleway Method™ Massage Therapist uses a wide variety of massage and bodywork techniques, applied creatively depending upon each client's needs, to promote whole-person health.
More importantly, a Middleway Method™ Massage Therapist is a person who is committed to living a life of balance. Because of the strength and awareness that we cultivate within ourselves, we are naturally inspired to care for others.
With a foundation in body awareness, mindfulness, and core strength, a Middleway Method™ Massage Therapist is a living example of the potential for whole-person wellness. Spending 10-months as a Middleway student is as much about developing those inner qualities as it is about learning how to do massage and bodywork.
With meditation practice at the center of our lives, we become increasingly aware of the positive and negative effects of our thoughts and actions. From that awareness naturally springs compassion for oneself and others as we realize the profound and direct responsibility we have for the circumstances in our own lives and the lives of those around us.
Our 650-hour Middleway Method™ Massage Therapy Training Program includes:
Middleway Method™ • Swedish Massage • Deep Tissue Massage • Myofascial Bodywork
Neuromuscular Bodywork • Medical Massage • Sports Massage • Prenatal Massage
Acupressure • Energy Work • Aromatherapy • Chair Massage • Business • Hands-on Sciences
Every day of your training begins with either meditation or exercise. Your classes are small - an average of 10 students and 2 instructors. The classroom is warm, clean, and quiet. Everything is done with mindful care. Learning to become a Middleway Method™ Massage Therapist is learning to live a balanced, healthy life, and then developing the skills to be able to guide others into their own strength, wisdom and health.
Midlleway Method™ instructors are self-employed massage therapists, acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, nurses, doulas, aromatherapists, and meditation instructors. They choose to dedicate part of their professional time to teaching because of their heartfelt motivation to share this life-changing work.
Our founding Director, Tobin Shenpen Rangdrol, LMT, is a massage therapist, massage school director, and meditation teacher, with over 16 years experience guiding clients and students along the evolutionary path of self-healing. He has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to study with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Chogyal Namkai Norbu, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Master Mantak Chia, Richard Freeman, and Shari Sunshine.
Professional massage is just $40 an hour, seven days a week.
Student massage is only $25 an hour on Mondays or Fridays.
Middleway Method™ • Swedish Massage
• Deep Tissue Massage • Myofascial Bodywork
Neuromuscular Bodywork • Medical Massage
• Sports Massage • Prenatal Massage
Acupressure • Energy Work • Aromatherapy
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NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED
The ASM Community Massage Clinic is a small business incubator and student internship center, dedicated to providing more than 20 independent massage therapists with a place to build their private practices, a place for students to learn the art of therapeutic massage in a real-world context, and a place for clients who cannot afford full-price massage.
We provide low-cost massage as an expression of socially positive activism. We believe that the stress reducing benefits of therapeutic massaage are a contribution to world health and world peace.
Quotes from our Recent Graduates
"Attending ASM has been a life-changing journey. I have not only honed the skills I need to be a sucsessful massage therapist, but I have learned a lot about muself along the way. The faculty is incredible and the space provided has wonderful energy."
"From the lovely receptionistas, to the instructors and space keepers ASM provides a sacred healing space that allows for personal exploration that translates onto the table, becoming body aware of the process of relaxation over the course of a year gave me a better understanding of what the client is experiencing."
"When I tell other health professionals and CMTs what I am learning at ASM they all seem impressed by the breadth and scope of the program. It has been a fun and rewarding year."
"ASM folks, You are all great! This school has done so much for me and my life in such an uplifting, positice, empowering way! I'm ready to help make the world a better, happier place with the knowledge and experience I've gained here. Thank you!"
"I love the attention and compassion given to each individual student, the closeness and intimacy and creating of a safe and relaxing space in which to learn, grow and unfold. This has truly been an exceptional year! I only wish it were longer!"
State and National Certification
Our program meets or exceeds the certification and licensure requirements for all states that use and accept the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination. Click here for a link to their website.
This private institution has received approval to operate from the Californina Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. We are National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Assigned School, a member of the American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, and approved for funding assistance from the Employment Training Division of the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veteran's Affairs.