Medical Massage Seminar in Phoenix, AZ December 6-8, 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.  Special room rate of $90.00 Single / Double occupancy.  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 a 5-minute walk we have  some of the best Chinese food in Phoenix.

Hours:  24 CEs approved by NCBTMB #312994-00 and Florida #20-131803 and AzPTA 

Dates:   Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 6, 7 & 8, 2019 

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

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

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

                  Sunday:  Hands-on Medical Massage Protocol for TMJ Dysfunction and throughout the day a review of Positioning Vertigo

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



Friday:  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.

Saturday:  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. It is a delight to learn from 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. 

Sunday:  Medical Massage Protocol for TMJ Dysfunction with a review of Positioning Vertigo.

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 to be treated by Medical Massage first. 

Hands-on for TMJ Dysfunction focusing on anatomy and physiology with tests and treatments of this condition.  As we review Semont’s Protocol we will additionally teach you how to apply this to treat Benign Positional Vertigo (BPV).  Our clinical results of regular application of Semont’s Protocol show that it is 100% effective if the patients suffer from BPV.  It is very rare in somatic medicine that a treatment strategy can deliver such high clinical results.  Application of Semont’s Protocol gives people who suffer from this debilitation condition their lives back.



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.



The Master Medical Massage program requires 96 hours of SOMI training.  Every class you have ever taken from The Science of Massage Institute will count.

  • 2 days of Introduction to Medical Massage, Lecture
  • 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.
      • The first class “How to Evaluate Your Clients Condition” may be taken as soon as you have finished your first weekend class with us. It will be held the day prior to the weekend seminar.  It will be of value to you to have taken a Medical Massage Techniques day.  Everyone loves this class so you can track the pain so you’re treating the actual source of the innervation. 
      • 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 is usually held in the afternoon of the day prior to the seminar.  You can take this class on the same weekend that will fulfill your final requirements for CMMP training.   


Call the office to register for either of these two, 4-hour personal classes with Dr. Ross.   

For more information about the CMMP program go to www.scienceofmassage.com and click CERTIFICATION tab.  Click the red FAQ button, upper right also.  This is first come, first served, so contact the SOMI office to confirm the times and reserve your spot, (602) 953-2945, maryp.science@cox.net