Medical Massage Seminar in Long Beach, CA November 6-8, 2020


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 & azAPTA


Location:   Panacea Holistic Institute, 2841 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803.  For local directions call Panacea Holistic Institute at 442-444-2515.  Plenty of wonderful restaurants within walking distance from the school.

Dates:   Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 6,7 & 8, 2020

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

Friday:     Introduction to Medical Massage from Theory to Application

Saturday: Hands-on Medical Massage Protocol for Rotator Cuff Syndrome / Subacromial Bursitis

Sunday:   Hands-on Medical Massage Protocol for Soft Tissue Trauma, Leg Compartment Syndrome / Plantar Fasciitis

Registration Fee:  $550 for all three days.  After you have attended a 3-day seminar with SOMI you can select any days you want:  2-days for $370, 1-day for $185




Friday:  Introduction to Medical Massage from Theory to Application. 

This day of lecture stimulates and challenges the mind opening your professional horizon 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 with complete resource support. 

Saturday:  Medical Massage Protocol for Rotator Cuff Syndrome / Subacromial Bursitis. 

Today all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place.  Using hands-on training we establish a logical understanding of the scientifically based pattern of soft tissue rehabilitation using the Medical Massage Concept.  The second you experience the “aha” moment you will be able to use the same pattern over and over to formulate Medical Massage Protocols for more than 70 of America’s most common somatic disorders through SOMI’s publications, support and the Video Library.

You will learn with hands-on how to treat Shoulder Joint Rotator Cuff Syndrome, Subacromial Bursitis with evaluation and necessary treatment Protocol.

Sunday:  Medical Massage Protocol for Soft Tissue Trauma, Leg Compartment Syndrome / Plantar Fasciitis.                                                                                                                                                                                     

Hands-on training will teach you how to treat Soft Tissue Trauma / Leg Compartment Syndrome. You will learn the principles of rehabilitation of the traumatized and overloaded soft tissues on the lower extremities.  We start with soft tissue contusion, how to read traumatic impact which created the hematoma in the soft tissues; how to evaluate its consequences; what clinical tools to use to speed up the soft tissue recovery.  The next segment is Compartment Syndromes, their evaluation and treatment principles to unload pressure build up in each leg compartment. 

In the afternoon we will finish the class with Plantar Fasciitis, its pathophysiology, evaluation and application of Medical Massage Protocol.


Author, teacher and physician Dr. Ross Turchaninov is the founder of The Science of Massage Institute (SOMI) and is recognized as America’s leading expert in scientifically based Medical Massage therapy.  He has published more than 50 articles in medical journals and authored three books, including Medical Massage, Volume I Second Edition, considered the authority on Medical Massage in America.  His institute has analyzed and distilled the last 100 years of clinical trials from throughout the Western World to bring you incontrovertible evidenced based learning at the highest level. 

We guarantee that every technique and protocol is backed by scientific clinical data.  You will have personal instruction from Dr. Turchaninov as well as daily communication through FORUM.  SOMI also developed a Video Library containing videos of evaluation of the pathology with every step of all 70 protocol treatments that make practicing Medical Massage easy and exciting – even after the seminar is over!

This CEU training and the 1,000 resources that SOMI Medical Massage is based on have been tested by Saybrook University and are now being successfully used in major hospitals and Medical Institutions such as Barrow Neurological Institute and Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.  

You will receive an outline and course materials with resources in a comprehensive Training Guide.  When you register for the seminar, you’ll be sent an email notice that the billing went through plus a confirmation providing seminar details.  Books will be available to examine and/or purchase.

We have some great questions that have been answered not only on the SEMINAR page but in FAQs, upper right.  In THE JOURNAL OF MASSAGE SCIENCE, you have layers of information with SEARCH to look up almost any Medical Massage subject.  To receive information from SOMI register under FREE REGISTRATION at www.scienceofmassage.com. If you want to talk to someone in the office, call or email (602) 953-2945, maryp.science@cox.net.


The Master Medical Massage program requires 96 hours of SOMI training.  Every class you have ever taken from The Science of Massage Institute will count.

  • 2 days of Introduction to Medical Massage, Lecture
  • 1 day of Hands-on Techniques for Medical Massage
  • 9 days of a variety of Hands-on Focus Subjects
  • Plus, two 4-hour personal classes with Dr. Ross.
      • The first class “How to Evaluate Your Clients Condition” may be taken as soon as you have finished your first weekend class with us. It will be held the day prior to the weekend seminar.  It will be of value to you to have taken a Medical Massage Techniques day.  Everyone loves this class so you can track the pain so you’re treating the actual source of the innervation. 
      • The second of the 4-hour required classes for CMMP is “Ask, Show & Tell” so you ask the questions and Dr. Ross will Show & Tell you the answers. This class is usually held in the afternoon of the day prior to the seminar.  You can take this class on the same weekend that will fulfill your final requirements for CMMP training.   


Call the office to register for either of these two, 4-hour personal classes with Dr. Ross.   

For more information about the CMMP program go to www.scienceofmassage.com and click CERTIFICATION tab.  Click the red FAQ button, upper right also.  This is first come, first served, so contact the SOMI office to confirm the times and reserve your spot, (602) 953-2945, maryp.science@cox.net