Medical Massage Seminar in Phoenix, AZ November 2-4, 2019


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

Location:   Radisson Hotel Phoenix, Airport, 427 North 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008, (602) 220-4400.  For our point person at the Radisson call Denise Duarte at (602) 314-8914.  Call the hotel for shuttle service from the Airport if you are staying at the hotel.  The restaurant in the hotel is reasonable and within two miles is a Power Center with many more restaurants.  

Hours:  24 CEs approved by NCBTMB #312994-00 and Florida #20-131803 and the APTAAZ #CEULO43147. 

Dates:   Saturday, Sunday and Monday, November 2, 3 & 4, 2019 

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

Included:  Saturday:  Introduction to Medical Massage from Theory to Application  

                  Sunday:  Hands-on training for 60 science-based Techniques, the basis for all Medical Massage. 

                  Monday:   Hands-on Medical Massage Protocol for Chronic  Headache Pain

Registration Fee:  $550 for all three days, 24 CEU, $370 for two days, 16 CEU or $185 for one day, 8 CEU.



Saturday:  Introduction to Medical Massage from Theory to Application. 

This day of lecture stimulates and challenges the mind and opens 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 latest scientific data.

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. 

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 and 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, St. Joseph Hospital and other medical clinics. 


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 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.

Only the Science of Massage Institute can guarantee that every technique and protocol is backed by scientific and clinical data, gives personal instruction from Dr. Turchaninov and provides incredible support materials including our exclusive Video Library that makes Medical Massage fun and easy. 

This is the only strictly science-based massage education program in the United States which has been scientifically tested by Saybrook University and is now being successfully used in major hospitals and Medical Institutions including Barrow Neurological Institute and St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Bring to class linens and cradle cover (paper towel), lotion or oil and hand sanitizer.  Bring a jacket or blanket if you are usually cold in a classroom.  Dress comfortably in clothing that allows you to practice treatments without restraint or exposure.  If you are local and driving, we ask that you bring your massage tables and cradle.  You will receive a copy of the weekend outline, course materials and a comprehensive marketing kit.  When you register for the seminar you will receive an email notice that the billing went through and a confirmation giving you more details.  Books will be available to purchase throughout the weekend. 

For more information, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  For additional information or to register for a portion of the 3-day seminar call Science of Massage Institute (SOMI) at (602) 953-2945, maryp.science@cox.net.  You can register here on the SOMI website for any 3-day class.



Our program requires that you take 96 hours of training. 

2 days of Introduction to Medical Massage from Theory to Application

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.

1) The first of the 4-hour classes “How to Evaluate Your Clients Condition” is usually held on the Thursday prior to the weekend seminar.  You learn how to track the pain so you’re treating the actual source of the innervation.  To be eligible for Evaluation you need:

a. 2 days of Introduction to Medical Massage from Theory to Application 

b. 1 Medical Massage Technique day - the basis for all Medical Massage  

c. 2 hands-on days for any focus subjects you choose.

2) 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 can be held on Thursday or in the evenings after the seminar Saturday and Sunday.  You can take this class on the same weekend that you fulfill your final requirements for CMMP training.   


Call the office to register for either of these two, 4-hour personal classes with Dr. Ross or to register for less than the full 3-day course.   

For more details about how to become a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner, CMMP, go to www.scienceofmassage.com and click CERTIFICATION tab.  More information is available in the red FAQ button, upper right.  This is first come, first served, so contact the office at SOMI to confirm the times and reserve your spot or to address any unanswered questions, (602) 953-2945, maryp.science@cox.net