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The Massage Technique Library is a video education collection of techniques for massage therapists and bodyworkers. Dr. James Mally envisioned an online resource for massage therapists to exchange and evaluate techniques. The content is organized and linked with relevant anatomy and physiology to make it easier to search for information.

Dr. Mally is a massage therapist, teacher, and educational content producer with over four decades of experience. He began doing massage professionally in 1976 and teaching massage classes in 1979. 
Massage schools and businesses around the globe use Dr. Mally’s DVDs and workbooks to educate therapists. In Australia, his DVDs are used by a chain of massage schools. His Side-Lying Massage DVD has been translated into Japanese and is also part of schools’ curriculum in Japan. 

Dr. Mally founded and directed Healing Arts Institute, a California-state approved massage school. He directed the school for 21 years, then sold it in 2011 to create more time for private practice, travel, and teaching. He now sees clients at his office in Roseville, California, and leads workshops in the U.S. and abroad. 

Four of the main teachers are:

DVDs are difficult to update, so new information is added to the library first. More content is being added all the time!

The Massage Library offers:

  • Everything in Dr. Mally’s DVDs plus much new information not on any DVD
  • Instant access. Connect immediately to over 900 techniques, with more being added all the time.
  • Exclusive content. Insider tips and tricks you’ll only find online, including info you can share with massage clients.
  • Real time updates. Stay up to date on new ideas techniques. As Dr. Mally learns, you’ll learn too!
  • Community knowledge. Practitioners can rate and review massage techniques and share their own learnings, and ask Dr. Mally questions.

New video content is added when we find techniques and approaches worth sharing, typically every month or two.

Text content is updated much more frequently, answering members questions and refining descriptions of techniques.

We no longer ship DVDs and workbooks overseas  as the shipping is very expensive.  We recommend joining the Massage Library to view the content of the DVDs.

Some content is available for free, but to access the entire library, you’ll need to subscribe. There is no long-term commitment, and you can cancel your subscription at any time.

Yes, it works on Apple and Android devices and mobile and desktop operating systems.

We have a mobile web app for the library that works with smartphones and tablets.  View installation instructions

Yes, you can sign up by mail by using this form.

Study the techniques in the Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage modalities first, then build from there. You can also learn by reading comments and interacting with other community members.


Join for $7 per month, or $72 per year (save $12 per year), with no long-term commitment.

We accept all major credit cards.

You can either be billed on a monthly or yearly basis. Billing is automatic, hoewever, reminders are emailed to yearly members before their credit card is charged for the next year.

You can cancel your subscription at any time by using the contact form. Refunds are given to yearly members who request one within 30 days of the annual billing. Monthly members are not eligible for refunds, but when they cancel they will still have access to the library through the end of their paid billing cycle.

Once you sign up for the Massage Technique Library you lock in the membership price so you will not be affected by any price increases. Your rate will not increase for you as long as you maintain your membership


Absolutely! Please use the comments and ratings for each video. You can ask Dr. Mally or the community questions on specific techniques that way. Or, you can also send an email to Dr. Mally at

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