Medical Massage Seminar in Phoenix, AZ March 19-21, 2022


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: Novakovic Family Practice, 20823 N. Cave Creek Rd, #120, Phoenix AZ 85024.     

Dates: Saturday, Sunday and Monday, March 19, 20 & 21, 2022

Hours:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm all three days

Saturday: Introduction to Medical Massage from Theory to Application

Sunday: Hands-on training in Medical Massage Protocol for Anterior Scalene Muscle Syndrome/Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 

Monday: Hands-on training in Medical Massage Protocol for Lower Back Pain (Lumbalgia)

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 expediate their professional growth in the Medical Massage field.
  3. We will offer some on-line 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 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 the ability to clinically read the patient’s body and form vision of successful somatic rehabilitation using the Medical Massage.

Sunday: 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. 

Monday: Medical Massage Protocol for Lower Back Pain (Lumbalgia) 

Lower Back Pain (LBP) is a general name for many syndromes that contribute to this widespread pathology. In other words, it is a multifaced enemy. Clinical success depends on the ability of the therapist to correctly identify and target the initial triggers rather than secondary syndromes, which are frequently the most prominent. 

During this course, we will cover the anatomy and pathology of the lumbar area, necessary evaluation and testing skills to develop correct treatment strategy for tension in the Lumbar Erectors, Quadratus Lumborum muscle, and rotators. 


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!