About Dr. Mally
Dr. James Mally is a massage teacher, educational content producer, and creator of MassageLibrary.com. 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 www.massagelibrary.com.
Dr. Mally was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2018.
Massage Cupping – Des Moines, Iowa
September 18 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm$150.00
Massage cupping is a powerful tool to enhance your practice. Adding movement makes it even more effective.
Kinetic Cupping is an innovative technique that involves moving flexible silicone cups over your client’s skin, along with stretching. The combined effect lifts the skin and superficial fascia over the underlying tissues.
Most massage work involves compressing tissues, but Kinetic Cupping lifts tissues. Along with soft tissue release, the synergy of these techniques helps to:
• Relieve chronic muscle tension
• Release adhesions
• Prepare clients for deeper work
The cups are transparent, simple to use, and don’t require heat or combustion. Best of all, they’re easy on your hands!
Workshop topics include:
• History of cupping
• Cautions and contraindications
• Unique ways cups can be used with movement
You’ll leave the workshop with extensive notes, a set of four silicone cups, and a variety of ways to incorporate cupping with your next massage client.
Click here to register for the class.
Please note that although the workshop venue is at Franklin Junior High School, your certificate will be from Hands On Healing. Franklin Junior High School closed in 1978 and the building is now being used for other purposes.