Medical Massage Seminar in Long Beach, CA January 14-16, 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, PhD, LMT

24 Medical Massage CEs approved by NCBTMB


Location: Panacea Holistic Institute, 841 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 9081

Dates: Saturday, Sunday and Monday, January 14, 15 & 16, 2023


Saturday (9 am-6 pm): Introduction to Medical Massage from Theory to Application

Sunday (12 pm-8 pm): Medical Massage Techniques – Hands-On Training Course

    ATTENTION: Sunday Class Starts At 12 pm!!!

Monday (9 am-6 pm): Anterior Scalene Muscle Syndrome (a.k.a. ‘Silent Killer’) – 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-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 some 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 our former and current students for ongoing support and clinical guidance in complex treatment cases.


Saturday:  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.

Sunday: Medical Massage Techniques

It is impossible to successfully practice Medical Massage without masterminding Medical Massage techniques. Our hands-on Medical Massage Basics class allows therapists to optimize their technical performance during the clinical application of massage therapy. Some techniques discussed during the class can be used as part of full-body massage sessions to build up a successful preventive massage therapy practice.

Monday: Medical Massage Protocol for Anterior Scalene Muscle Syndrome/Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 

The Anterior Scalene Muscle Syndrome (ASMS) is nicknamed the “Silent Killer” in somatic medicine. In clinical reality, ASMS can quietly trigger everything from Headaches to Middle Back Pain and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. To isolate and quickly decompress the ASM means controlling the many pathological conditions in the upper body.

During this course, we will discuss the unique pathology of ASMS, its evaluation, identification, and an effective treatment protocol that decisively eliminates anterior neck tension and decompresses the brachial plexus.


SOMI’s CEU training program has been tested by Saybrook University where the United States’ first PhD in Medical Massage was awarded to our former student Dr. Karen Moody, PhD, 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 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!