Workshops with Dr James Mally

About Dr. Mally

Dr. James Mally is a massage teacher, educational content producer, and creator of He has been doing massage professionally since 1976 and teaching massage classes since 1979. His initial training was a 1000-hour massage program at Lindsey Hopkins School in Miami. He later attended Bastyr University in Seattle where he graduated as a Naturopathic Doctor in 1984.

In 1990 he founded Healing Arts Institute, a California state-approved massage therapy school. He owned and directed the school until 2011, and graduated over 3000 massage therapists during that time.

He produced his first massage video, Deep Tissue Massage, in 1996. The video employed a 3-D computer skeleton and is believed to be the first massage video to use 3-D computer graphics. He went on to produce other videos (now DVDs) and workbooks on Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Side Lying Massage, and Massage Cupping. These DVDs and workbooks are being used in massage schools worldwide. His Side Lying Massage DVD has been translated into Japanese and is very popular in Japan.

Dr. Mally sold his massage school in 2011 so he could have more time to see massage clients and to develop, practice, and refine massage techniques. He operates a teaching practice where he works with massage therapists and their problem clients, sharing assessment techniques and strategies to help the clients. Selling the school also allowed Dr. Mally to travel more to teach his workshops internationally, do more DVD production, and to develop an online massage library at

Dr. Mally was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2018.

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Cupping Applications – Falls Church, Virginia

October 16@9:00 am-6:00 pm


This workshop is designed to help therapists integrate massage cupping into a clinical massage practice. It is helpful, but not required, to have prior training or background in using massage cups.

In this workshop, we will cover the following:

Pin and Stretch with Multiple Cups

Pin multiple areas at once to facilitate stretching and improve range of motion.

Cupping for Scar Tissue Treatment

Learn about the types of scars that can be helped with cupping.

Cupping for Nerve Entrapment Issues

Learn how to relieve nerve pain with nerve flossing, enhanced by using cups to help relieve pressure on the nerves.

Cupping to Enhance Trigger Point Therapy

Cups can make trigger point work easier and more effective.

We will be using both silicone and plastic cups and will learn about the pros and cons of each with the different therapies that we practice. Please bring your own silicone and plastic cups if you have them.

Please bring shorts and a sports bra or swimsuit top for women, and any massage cups that you may have. Silicone cups will be available for purchase at the workshop.

CallĀ 703-533-3113 for more information or to register.

($150 + $10 materials fee)

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October 16
9:00 am-6:00 pm


Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage
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Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage
6402 Arlington Blvd., Suite 840
Falls Church, VA 22042 United States
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