Medical Massage Seminar in Inverness, FL June 2-4, 2023


For training in individual MM protocols, Day of ‘Introduction to MM’ is required.
No pre-requirements to register for your first Day of ‘Introduction to MM’ or for ‘MM Techniques’ Day.


Presenter: Dr. Ross Turchaninov, MD, Ph.D., LMT

24 Medical Massage CEs approved by NCBTMB


Location: Withlacoochee Technical College, Building #300, Room #301, 1201 W Main Str, Inverness, FL 34450 

Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 2, 3 & 4, 2023

Hours:  9:00 am to 6:00 pm all three days

Friday: Introduction to Medical Massage from Theory to Application

Saturday: Tensor Fascia Lata Muscle and the Iliotibial Band (IT Band) Hands-On Training Course 

Sunday: Chronic Headaches/Migraine – Hands-On Training Course

Registration Fee: $550 for all three days. If you’ve already attended a SOMI 3-day MM seminar, you can select any day, 2-days for $370, 1 day for $185



We changed our Medical Massage seminar settings: 

  1. SOMI seminars are highly curated and limited. We, therefore, aspire to work with therapists dedicated to the clinical application of Massage Therapy and who are going to be decisive in in-patient care. If you are looking only for CEU’s please consider other educational sources to give space to committed candidates.  
  2. We are moving to smaller class sizes to provide therapists with more personal attention and expedite their professional growth in the Medical Massage field.
  3. We will offer online classes to help therapists finish their Medical Massage Certification program sooner.
  4. We encourage therapists who already took SOMI’s seminars to get in touch with our instructors and former and current students for ongoing support and clinical guidance in complex treatment cases.


Friday:  Introduction to Medical Massage from Theory to Application

The first day of the lecture opens the door to the clinical application of Medical Massage. The goal is to build a mental vision of the Medical Massage Concept based on the best scientific data available up to date. We only present referenced scientific information. Hour by hour, we build up an entire vision of successful somatic rehabilitation using Medical Massage.

Saturday: Medical Massage Protocols for Tensor Fascia Lata Muscle and the Iliotibial Band

The third day of the class covers the most frequent cause of pain and dysfunction in the lateral hip and knee joints as well as the lateral aspect of the thigh. Tension in IT Band frequently mimics the clinical picture of Knee Osteoarthritis.

The class begins with the anatomy and physiology of the Tensor Fascia Lata Muscle and the Iliotibial Band (IT Band). Afterward, we discuss possible causes of tension in the Tensor Fascia Lata Muscle and evaluate all soft tissue aspects on a layer-by-layer basis. The rest of the day is dedicated to hands-on training in Medical Massage Protocol to restore the function of the Tensor Fascia Lata muscle and the IT Band.

Sunday: Medical Massage Protocol for Chronic Tension Headache and Migraine

This class takes students through all the aspects of Chronic Tension Headaches and Migraines, from clinical pathology to testing and step-by-step treatment using Medical Massage Protocol. 

This Medical Massage protocol is recognized and currently used in several hospitals, including world-respected clinical and scientific institutions like the Barrow Neurological Institute. Several of our students have built their entire practice around the clinical effectiveness of Medical Massage Protocols for Chronic Headaches.


SOMI’s CEU training program has been tested by Saybrook University, where the United States’ first Ph.D. in Medical Massage was awarded to our former student Dr. Karen Moody, Ph.D., CMMP, LMT. SOMI’s Medical Massage protocols are being successfully used in major hospitals and medical institutions such as the Barrow Neurological Institute, Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Centers, among others. Our publications are widely used by the Integrative Medicine Department of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, as well as universities, colleges, and massage schools across the nation.  

About the presenter: Dr. Ross Turchaninov 

Professional Reviews of SOMI’s publications by medical and massage communities: Medical Massage Courses & Certification | Science of Massage Institute » Book Reviews 

What is Medical Massage? : Medical Massage Courses & Certification | Science of Massage Institute » What IS medical massage? 

About SOMI’s Medical Massage Certification Program: Medical Massage Courses & Certification | Science of Massage Institute » Medical Massage Certification Program 

Our former students (CMMPs) who successfully graduated SOMI’s Program talk about their educational experiences and clinical successes: SOMI TESTIMONIALS – YouTube

We have some questions that have been answered in the FAQs, upper right.  For therapists new to SOMI, please visit the Journal of Massage Science to get and in-depth understanding the valuable professional information we offer during our training.  To receive information from SOMI, please register under FREE REGISTRATION at www.scienceofmassage.com. If you would like to speak to someone in the office, please call (602) 404-1583, or email aesculapr@hotmail.com 

We look forward to seeing you soon and advancing your practice together!