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Mindfulness-Based Career Training

For the discerning student

• Emphasis on compassionate professionalism.

• Internationally educated faculty.

• One of the highest post-graduation employment rates in CA.

• 100% Certification Exam pass rate since the program began in 2004.

• Clinical internship included.

• $1000 Work-trade internships available.

• 650-hour Program takes 10 months to complete.

SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT • 5 p.m., August 2, 2016
Prospective students are invited to join us at Arcata School of Massage for an evening with our Director, Tobin Rangdrol.  No registration necessary.


Massage Clinic

1 Hour Student Massage: $25

1 Hour Professional Massage: $50

Massage Therapist Certification

Contemplative Education

• Swedish Massage & Deep Techniques
• Myofascial & Neuromuscular
• Clinical & Prenatal Massage
• Asian Bodywork & Energy Work
• Hands-on Sciences
• Clinic Internship included
• Business Training & more…
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Community Wellness Classes

For Everyone!

• The Glorious Backrub
• Sprains, Strains and Automobiles
• Intro to Middleway Method
• Stop Tendinitis
• Managing Chronic Pain
• Core Strengthening
• Moving Meditation
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Advanced Bodywork Training

For Massage Professionals

Earn CA Approved CEU’s and study with our caring, inspired faculty.

You can take each of the classes in our regular curriculum, plus any special classes we’re offering. With the MBLEx exam now required in CA, get ready with our science review. Learn more…

School Start Dates

Courses fill to capacity, so early enrollment is advised.

Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Courses begin September 5, 2016
Complete training in 10 months
Graduate in July, 2017
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sit In On A Class

Call our Director at (707) 407-7300 to schedule a time to come in as a guest in one of our classes.  Prospective students are welcome.

Get A Massage

If you are serious about going to massage school, and you’d like to experience the work of one of our graduates, you may call our Director at (707) 407-7300 to request an appointment. As a prospective student, you may have one massage at no cost.

Anatomy Review

Anatomy Review

Begins September 14, 2015 This Anatomy Review course covers the origins and insertions of all of the muscles relevant to Massage Therapy and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination, now required for Certification in California.  Instructor Sara Bell is a Massage Therapist, Pilates Instructor, and science geek who creates a focused and light-hearted educational atmosphere. […]
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Pathophysiology Review

Begins December 7, 2015 Study the human body in health and disease, specific to massage therapy.  This college-level Physiology and Pathology course covers all of the body systems and many relevant diseases. This course is essential preparation for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam, now required for Certification in California. California Approved CEU’s: 51 hours […]
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California Approved Massage School

This private institution has received approval to operate from the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. Click here for a School Performance Fact Sheet and other required disclosures. We are National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Assigned School, a member of the American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, 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. Our program meets or exceeds the certification and licensure requirements for all states that use and accept the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination. 

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    CONSCIOUS AWARENESS The post Conscious Awareness appeared first on Middleway Method Massage Therapy.
  • What Is Middleway Method?
    Middleway Method Massage Therapists gather information from our clients and then create treatments specifically for each individual. We never use massage routines or limit ourselves to using one technique at a time. We apply many different techniques in direct relationship with our clients’ needs, wants, and responses to what we are doing. The essence of […]
  • Caring Touch: A Fundamental of Therapeutic Massage
    Very often, when new students start practicing massage for the first time, they assume that massage involves rubbing, squeezing, and pressing on tight spots on client’s bodies to make them relax.  Also, both givers and receivers tend to assume that if you find a tight spot that is also tender – so that when you […]
  • The Middleway Method Experience
    A good massage therapist is able to give their clients treatments that feel great. It is as simple as that, but that is not so simple. First of all, what is relaxing and feels great varies a lot from person to person. There is not one particular kind of massage that feels great to all […]
  • Stretching is Not Stretching, And How It Really Works
    When we bend forward to touch our toes, we feel what we call a “stretch” in the backs of our legs.  The sensation of that stretch is familiar to us all.  We may notice that after a few minutes of stretching this way we can reach further down toward our toes.  The idea is that […]
  • A Letter From Our Director
    Dear Prospective Students, I developed the Middleway Method in response to the need for compassionate, awareness-based health education, for students and clients alike. As a perpetual student myself, I am always asking, “What works best? What do students need? What do clients need?” I find the answers to these questions as I teach, as I […]
  • Healing Energy: Nature’s Way
    When I teach energy work at the Arcata School of Massage, I start by saying that nothing that I teach will be hypothetical, metaphorical, esoteric, imaginary or faith-based.  I also say that all of energy work methods I teach are based on my own personal experience.  By personal experience, I don’t mean my thoughts, ideas, […]

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