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Somatic Systems, Inc. Television Show to Air in Chicago

NORTHAMPTON, MA — (Marketwire - January 30, 2009) — Somatic Systems, Inc. (SMAS - news) is pleased to announce additional dates and stations have been added to for "Health Forum," the national television show featuring the company and its proprietary Clinical Somatics pain relief system, clinics, products, and training programs.

The show has already aired in New York, Seattle, and Minneapolis-Saint Paul, as well as nationally to over 70 million households on WE tv. The new airings will be broadcast on CLTV Chicagoland Television at the following times:

-- Thursday, February 5, 1:00 AM

-- Thursday, February 12, 1:00 AM

-- Thursday, February 19, 1:00 AM

-- Thursday, February 26, 1:00 AM

The largest city in the Midwest, with almost 3 million residents, Chicago also boasts the third largest metropolitan gross product in the nation, $440 billion. Chicago is a major financial center with the second largest central business district in the U.S. The Chicago metropolitan area is the third-largest media market in North America (after New York City and Los Angeles). In addition to hosting major networks, the city is also the home of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Jerry Springer," "This American Life" and NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!"

About The Health Forum

The half-hour television series, "Health Forum," dedicates an entire segment to showing viewers how Somatic Systems can help them achieve lasting relief from chronic pain, injury, and musculoskeletal disorders without surgery or dependence on medication. The segment begins airing at a time when rising medical costs and growing economic concerns have increased consumer outcry and demand for affordable, effective non-invasive solutions to these kinds of epidemic health complaints.

Features of the segment include Somatic Systems practitioners working with clients to relieve back and shoulder pain, and interviews with company CEO Steven Aronstein and with clinical Somatics practitioners and trainers from Somatic System's Professional Training Program. The program also features interviews with clients about how Somatics helped them out of pain to the point of "changing their lives," and discussions with Professional Training Program students who were so moved by the impressive results of Somatics that they chose to make Somatics their career.

The program on Somatic Systems will air at least 50 times in the coming months, including nationally on the Travel Channel, as well as in syndication locally in other television markets throughout the country.

The "Health Forum" television feature is an important element of Somatic Systems' overall expansion of its promotional and branding efforts in support of its ongoing nationwide expansion activities. The company is preparing to launch a major redesign of its website to capitalize on the increased exposure and traffic expected from the television shows. Somatic Systems is also working with consultants and public relations firms on other components of its larger expansion strategy, including new consumer products to meet the increased demand, large-scale affiliate and franchise programs, co-marketing, leveraging strategic relationships, new web-based services, and additional media coverage.

Airing of the television program will continue throughout the coming year, and the company will announce show times as they are scheduled. Those airing schedules will also be posted on the company's website, at www.somatics.org/healthforum/schedule, and interested parties can sign up on that same page to be notified of the airing schedules by email as soon as they are announced.

In addition to the 50 guaranteed airings, networks may pickup the television segment on Somatic Systems for additional broadcasts. The company also stated it will make portions of the television program available on their website, www.somatics.org.

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.