Medical Massage Seminar in Phoenix, AZ August 3-4, 2024


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

16 Medical Massage CEs approved by NCBTMB


Location: Novakovic Family Practice. 20823 N Cave Creek Rd, #102, Phoenix, 85024

Dates: Saturday, Sunday, August 3 & 4, 2024

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

Saturday: Basic Medical Massage Techniques – Hands-On Training Course 

Sunday: Osteoarthritis – Hands-On Training Course

ALLtherapists MUST take Day of MM Theory in live or Webinar format to register for this class! 

Registration Fee: 2-days for $370. Therapists can select 1-day for $185

We will refund enrollment fee if you don’t find the information we shared professionally vital.




Day 1. Basic Medical Massage Techniques

Studying and practicing medical massage without a firm scientific understanding of Basic Medical Massage techniques and their clinical application is impossible. 

We will cover the science behind clinical variations of Medical Massage techniques developed by the Western School of Massage Therapy. Some of the techniques presented can be used in full-body massage sessions to build up a successful preventive massage therapy practice.  


Day 2. Medical Massage Protocols for Osteoarthritis

The second day of the class covers Osteoarthritis (OA) and the chain of pathological events that trigger OA. We will first discuss how to evaluate the soft tissues and joints affected by OA. Afterward, we will showcase the hands-on application of a Medical Massage protocol used to decompress any affected joints and diminish or stop the destructive processes within the cartilage and subchondral bone.


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

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. 

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If you would like to speak to someone in the office, please call (602) 561-9532, or email aesculapr@hotmail.com 

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