Medical Massage Seminar in Phoenix, AZ POSTPONED


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.
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Presenter: Dr. Ross Turchaninov, MD, PhD, LMT

24 Medical Massage CEs approved by NCBTMB & APTAaz


Location:   Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport, 427 North 44th St., Phoenix, AZ. 85008, (just north of 202 on the East side), (602) 220-4400.  Call the hotel for free shuttle service from the Airport if you are staying at the hotel.  The hotel restaurant is reasonable and within two miles is a Power Center with many stores and restaurants.

Dates:   Saturday, Sunday & Monday, POSTPONED

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

Saturday:     Introduction to Medical Massage from Theory to Application

Sunday: Hands-on Medical Massage to turn the 7 basic Techniques into 60 variations for direct application to Medical Massage

Monday:   Hands-on Medical Massage Protocol for Chronic Headache (Tension Migraine and Cluster Headaches)

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




Saturday:  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. 

Sunday:  Hands-on Training in Basic Medical Massage Techniques.  

This hands-on training will optimize basic Medical Massage skills to be clinically efficient for application of corresponding protocols. This is the best class to learn the collection of 60 clinical massage techniques gathered by SOMI throughout entire Western School of Massage Therapy. We discuss their step by step application, indications and contraindications and effect on the soft tissues. We will introduce such unique and frequently unknown techniques as effleurage with unequally distributed pressure, double scrolling kneading, Sarkisov-Sirasini’s Friction, etc.  

Monday:  Medical Massage Protocol for Chronic Headaches (Tension, Migraine & Cluster Headaches). 

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.

Hands-on training for Chronic Headaches will focus on the origin of headaches, their major differences and principles of evaluation of patients with various types of headaches with a step by step treatment protocol individually customized to each patient.  SOMI Medical Massage protocol for Chronic Headache is currently used in PT Departments of Barrow Neurological Institute, Dignity Health, St. Joseph Hospital and Medical clinic. 


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.