Medical Massage Seminar in Phoenix, AZ October 7-9, 2023


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: Arizona School of Medical Massage and Wellness. 8279 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy Suite 106, Peoria, AZ 85382

Dates: Saturday, Sunday and Monday, October 7, 8 & 9, 2023

Hours:  9:00 am to 6:00 pm both days

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

Sunday: Middle Back Pain. Intercostal Nerve Neuralgia – Hands-On Training Course 

Monday: TMJ Dysfunction and Positioning Vertigo – Hands-On Training Course 

ALLtherapists MUST take Day of MM Theory in live or Webinar format to register for this class! We will refund enrollment fee if you don’t find the information we shared professionally vital. 

Registration Fee: 3-days for $550. Therapists can select 1-day for $185 or 2-days for $370




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. 

Hands-on class covers the science behind clinical variations of Medical Massage techniques developed by the Western School of MT. Some presented techniques can be used as part of full-body massage sessions to build up a successful preventive massage therapy practice.  

Day 2. Medical Massage Protocol for Middle Back Pain. Intercostal Nerve Neuralgia 

The class covers tension in the middle back muscles: lower trapezius, paravertebrals, and rhomboids. The important part of the class is interactions between ribs and intercostal muscles as well as their role in Intercostal Nerve Neuralgia. 

We start with the anatomy, physiology, and function of all major players, including respiration. We cover soft tissue evaluation of the middle back and chest layer by layer and all Medical Massage protocols to eliminate tension in the soft tissues layer by layer, including respiratory techniques to decompress affected soft tissues. Homework for the patients as well as future preventive measures, are discussed as well. 

Day 3. Medical Massage Protocol for TMJ Dysfunction. Positioning Vertigo 

The first part of the class is a detailed discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the Temporomandibular Joint as well as all causes of its dysfunction. We will cover a step-by-step evaluation of the soft tissues in the suboccipital space, the temporal area, and the TMJ area. This part of the class finishes with application of Medical Massage protocol to eliminate tension in the soft tissues, which control TMJ function and decompress the joint itself to restore the patient’s normal bite. 

The second part of the class explains the complex chain of events that triggers Positioning Vertigo and presents a highly effective Semont’s Protocol to eliminate it by resetting otoliths in the inner ear. 


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!