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Somatic Systems, Inc. Launches New Training Program and Promotional Tour

NORTHAMPTON, MA — (Marketwire - October 10, 2008) — Somatic Systems, Inc. (SMAS - news) is pleased to announce their upcoming new class of the Clinical Somatics Professional Training Program™. The class will begin June 20, 2009, and applications are already being accepted.

Students in the Professional Training Program are trained in Somatic Systems' proprietary Clinical Somatics pain management system. Graduates are qualified to work in clinical settings and exercise and training environments to help with chronic pain, injuries, and joint and muscle problems, as well as help athletes, dancers, and others to improve flexibility and physical strength, agility, and performance. Certification in Clinical Somatics also enables practitioners to work in any of Somatic Systems' clinic locations nationwide.

Somatic Systems Institute's Training Program is conducted over three semesters, totaling 500 hours, which are broken down into intensive 9-day modules to provide maximum flexibility. The innovative scheduling maximizes professional development in limited time, and simultaneously enables students to participate in the training while remaining in their current jobs or interning in a clinical setting such as Somatic Systems' clinics. Internships can accelerate the students' training process, enabling Somatic Systems to aggressively expand access to Somatics services as demand increases.

Somatic Systems has been engaged in ongoing discussions with the US military about providing their proprietary Clinical Somatics treatments to the entire population of service personnel, veterans, and dependents. With over 70 million people in this population, and with approximately half of all returning veterans reporting musculoskeletal pain-related problems and symptoms that are the specialties of Clinical Somatics, the company expects the need for their practitioners to grow exponentially in the coming year.

The Clinical Somatics Professional Training Program is Somatic Systems' highest revenue product, with a tuition price of $12,000 per student. Additionally, professional training students generate significant growth in consumer awareness and sales of Somatic Systems and the company's other products. Training enrollment has increased by approximately 50% each year since the program began. The company expects tuition prices and other revenue to increase as the program earns additional certifications and accreditations, including NCBTMB certification to enable national CEU credits for bodyworkers as well as Masters Program accreditation.

Leading up to the new training program, Somatic Systems is launching a national promotional tour. Faculty and other spokespeople for the training program will travel to strategic parts of the country to present educational workshops for prospective training students, including physical therapists, orthopedic physicians, chiropractors, and massage therapists. Workshops have been a highly successful strategy for recruiting new trainees and increasing enrollment.

The promotional appearances will further Somatic Systems' enhanced marketing campaigns and new branding efforts currently being launched by the company. These activities -- combined with the dramatically increased exposure of Somatic Systems through television and other media appearances scheduled for this fall as well as strategic high profile relationships -- are expected to grow the company's revenues and consumer presence considerably.

"There has never been a more exciting time to begin a career in Clinical Somatics. We are seeing awareness of Somatics increase like never before, and unprecedented opportunities arise for expansion worldwide. The world will need a wave of new practitioners to serve this growing demand, and we look forward to providing that," stated Somatic Systems CEO Steven Aronstein.

About Somatic Systems, Inc.

Somatic Systems is the worldwide center for Clinical Somatics™, the groundbreaking drug-free, non-surgical approach to pain relief. This proprietary system uses natural, non-invasive movement techniques -- conducted through one-hour hands-on sessions, therapeutic exercises classes, and home exercises lasting as little as 5 minutes a day -- to relieve pain and limitation resulting from accident, trauma and repetitive stress, including back pain, knee pain, joint problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, scoliosis, bursitis, sciatica, headaches, tendonitis and more. Clinical Somatics™ also provides performance gains and injury prevention for casual and professional athletes.

Somatic Systems is pursuing a 3-part growth strategy, consisting of a nationwide rollout of pain management Somatics Clinics; increased production and distribution of therapeutic videos, books, and other retail self-help Somatics Products; and expanded Somatics Training Programs to supply Clinic practitioners serving medical and orthopedic professionals and institutional and corporate programs. The company operates a suite of web sites offering Somatics information, products, resources, and opportunities, at www.somatics.org.

Safe Harbor Act: This release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involves risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, the ability to meet customer demand, the ability to manage growth, acquisitions of technology, equipment, or human resources, the effect of economic business conditions, and the ability to attract and retain skilled personnel. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

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SOURCE: Somatic Systems, Inc.