Medical Massage Seminar in Phoenix, AZ December 05-07, 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.
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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.  If you’re staying at the hotel call the hotel for free shuttle service from the Airport.  The hotel restaurant is reasonable and within two miles is a Power Center with numerous stores and restaurants.

Dates:   Saturday, Sunday & Monday, December 5, 6 & 7, 2020

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 Protocol Chronic Lower Back Pain (Erectors, QL & Rotators)        

Monday:  Hands-on Medical Massage Protocol for Cervical Pain (Trapezius & Levator Scapulae Syndromes)

Registration Fee:  $550 for all three days.  After you’ve attended one 3-day SOMI seminar you can select any days, 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: Medical Massage Protocol for Chronic Lower Back Pain (Erectors, QL & Rotators).

Today all the pieces of the puzzle will 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 begin to use the same pattern over and over to formulate Medical Massage Protocols for more than 70 of the most common somatic disorders SOMI provides training and support for.  If you learn visually, we have created an entire Video Library to show you everything – how to evaluate your client and then rehabilitative treatment with videos covering every step.

You will learn how to treat Chronic Lower Back Pain through hands-on.  The focus is on anatomy and physiology of Lumbar Erectors, Quadratus Lumborum Muscle and Rotators, their anatomical and biomechanical interactions and relation to spinal nerves; clinical evaluation and treatment Protocols.

Monday:  Chronic Cervical Pain (Trapezius and Levator Scapulae Syndromes).

This hands-on training will focus on Chronic Cervical Pain/ Trapezius Muscle Syndrome and Levator Scapula Muscle Syndromes.  We focus on the anatomy and physiology of Trapezius and Levator Scapula Muscles.


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.