MEDICAL MASSAGE – Intro to Medical Massage Theory & Hands-on Training in Basic Medical Massage Techniques & Protocols for Chronic Headaches – 24 LIVE CEs

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Seminar Level: Intermediate/Advanced (No Prerequisite Needed)

Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Cullers

This course applies to the 96-hour Certification in Medical Massage from the Science of Massage Institute.

  • This course is NCBTMB Approved for 24 LIVE CEs

In this interactive and challenging seminar, Chiropractic Physician, SOMI Certified Medical Massage Practitioner/Trainer, and Licensed Massage Therapist Dr. Jeff Cullers, will introduce you to the science of and the clinical application of 3 days of exciting training in Medical Massage. We will take you step by step from the theory of Medical Massage Concept to the detailed hands-on application.

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 day will optimize basic Medical Massage skills to be clinically efficient for the application of corresponding protocols. It is a delight to learn the collection of 60 clinical massage techniques gathered by SOMI throughout the 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 you to unique and frequently unknown techniques as effleurage with unequally distributed pressure, double scrolling kneading, Sarkisov-Sirasini’s Friction, etc.

Sunday:  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’s Medical Massage protocol for Chronic Headache is currently used in PT Departments of Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph Hospital, and other medical clinics.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Jeffrey Cullers will be presenting this seminar on behalf of Dr. Ross Turchaninov the founder of The Science of Massage Institute (SOMI). Dr. Turchaninov is recognized as America’s leading expert in scientifically based Medical Massage Therapy. He has studied Medical Massage in 7 countries, 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.

From Basics to Clinical Application:

Become a Massage Clinician. This opens your mind to make your own clinical decisions based on strict science and the data you gather from your patient.  There are no two patients exactly alike! Therefore, strict protocols and techniques imposed on therapists have nothing to do with real Clinical Massage Science. We teach, support, and nurture you until you become an independently thinking Massage Clinician, able to deliver predictable clinical results in a relatively short time.

Build and enlarge your Medical Massage Practice. We teach and guide you to build a successful Medical Massage Practice by marketing to and working successfully with physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapists.  When you deliver the results, they become your referral base!

Do not be professionally bored.  If you are bored with the same massage routine – full body massage, dark room, the same music day after day, year after year – this is the time to MAKE A CHANGE. Open yourself up to the stimulating field of Medical Massage Therapy. It makes each working day an exciting professional experience.

Only the Science of Massage Institute can guarantee that every technique and protocol is backed by 100% science, provides personal instruction from Dr. Cullers and Dr. Turchaninov, and provides incredible support materials including our exclusive Video Library that make Medical Massage fun and easy.  Whether you work in Stress Reduction, Sports Massage, or the Clinical Massage field we offer information and training relevant to each branch of the massage profession. This is the only massage education program in the United States which has been scientifically tested (Saybrook University) and is being introduced to several hospitals and clinics as the source of Medical Massage for their Integrative Medicine Program.

In fact, if you don’t find this Medical Massage program unique and professionally rewarding, we will refund every penny of your enrollment fee!  So, give yourself and your patients a chance!

COVID-19 Seminar Requirements:

1. Upon arrival, temperatures will be taken using a touch-less thermometer.

2. Each attendee will be required to use hand sanitizer at check in.

3. Attendees will be required to wear a face mask during the entire seminar.

4. During the lecture portion of the seminar, seating will be spaced 6 feet apart.

5. During the Hands-On portion of the seminar, massage tables will be spaced 6 feet apart.

We will do our best to keep the seminar meeting space safe, however, it is not our companies’ responsibility to provide PPE to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at a seminar. Each attendee needs to bring the necessary PPE and follow the guidelines that the CDC or the States have recommended. It is our company’s policy that if an attendee refuses to follow these guidelines they will not be permitted to attend a seminar.

What to bring:

  • Massage Linens
  • Massage lotions or oils
  • Snacks
  • Nonalcoholic beverages
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Face Mask
  • Loose comfortable clothing such as yoga or fitness attire

Books and charts should be purchased prior to the seminar at

Silicone cupping sets, electric and cordless hand-held vibrators will be available to purchase throughout the weekend.

For additional information or to register for a portion of the 3-day seminar call Theresa at 732-319-6266.

NOTE: For our attendees traveling from another state, please do not make flight reservations, travel, hotel/lodging accommodations until 2 weeks prior to the seminar.