About Middleway Method

Working as a clinical massage and bodywork therapist, somatic educator, and teacher for 20 years, Middleway Method Founder Tobin Rangdrol learned from experience that Massage, Bodywork, Physical Therapy, and Chiropractic are often not enough to resolve chronic pain and stress tension. He developed Middleway Method to meet the need for comprehensive care and self-care training.


Middleway Method is Somatic Education, in the family of modalities with Feldenkrais Method, Pilates, and MAT. Working directly with the nervous system, Middleway Method facilitates therapeutic relaxation, muscle activation, and body-awareness. 


Middleway Method


  • Is enjoyable to receive and to practice
  • Provides lasting results and take-home tools
  • Includes exercise and nutrition
  • Offers personalized and specific care rather than routines
  • Is evidence-based and compatible with medical care

In addition to his formal education and professional experience, Tobin Rangdrol also learned from his personal experience as the survivor of two spinal injuries, nerve damage, and disc degeneration. Choosing self-care over surgery and an anti-inflammatory diet over medication, Tobin now lives with strength and comfort. His recovery experience was a strong motivating factor in the development of Middleway Method.


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Middleway Method Founder, Tobin Rangdrol

Middleway Method Founder, Tobin Rangdrol

The Facets of Middleway Method

Therapeutic Relaxation

Everyone needs their own special kind of touch in order to relax completely. A Middleway Practitioner works with you, not on you, engaging directly with your experience to find the perfect contact. 


If you love massage, but you prefer something more personalized and more effective, try Middleway Therapeutic Relaxation. 

Clinical Treatments

Chronic pain and injury recovery need intelligent, comprehensive care, including detailed assessment, therapeutic relaxation, muscle activation, remedial exercise, and personalized nutrition.


Find out what's causing your discomfort and what to do about it. Your first 30-minute Middleway Assessment is always FREE.

Therapeutic Fitness

For dynamic pain-free movement, relaxation is only half of the solution. We also need strength and vitality. The Middleway approach to fitness is gentle because gentle works.


Therapeutic Fitness training is part of Middleway Method Clinical Treatment, and you can also work with a trainer for stand-alone fitness consultations and athletic optimization.

Personalized Nutrition

Every body processes nutrition differently, so there's no one diet or dietary philosophy that works for everyone. Middleway Method Nutrition teaches us how to learn from our bodies to determine how we process our food. From there, we develop a personalized nutrition plan based on your metabolism.


Nutrition consultation is included in Clinical Treatment and Therapeutic Fitness, and stand-alone nutritional consultations are available.

Body-Centered Meditation

Self-relaxation is at the root of all Middleway Method treatment and personal practice. 


Body-centered meditation teaches us how to work with and enhance our natural self-relaxation capacity.


Personal meditation training and group classes are available.

Training & Apprenticeships

Middleway Method Therapeutic Relaxation and Clinical Treatment are easily integrated into all massage, bodywork, energy work and physical therapy treatments. Adding a foundation of Middleway Method increases client retention by improving client-specific quality of touch and solution-oriented therapeutic approaches. 


Certified Middleway Method Practitioner training is available through  one-on-one apprenticeships with our instructors.

The Middleway Philosophy

The Body Knows Best

Most wellness philosophies tell us what to do. Middleway Method doesn't. Middleway Method is for those of us who aren’t interested in believing in other people’s ideas. It is for people who recognize that methods, philosophies, religions, fads, and trends are usually forms of popular consumerism, dumbed down to the lowest common denominator, designed to retain users in order to extract money from us. Middleway Method is for those of us who appreciate the practical insights that curious people derive from our ordinary lives of trial and error. We love to learn from everything – from our own success and failure, from other’s grace and folly, and especially from mere existence itself. Practiced properly, Middleway Method quickly makes itself obsolete, as we come to appreciate that it is pointing to nothing but our own natural intelligence.

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