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.
Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain – Anamosa, Iowa
May 2, 2024@9:00 am-6:00 pm$170.00
When a client presents with shoulder pain, you need to know how to properly assess the cause of the pain and formulate effective treatment strategies.
The workshop covers some of the most common causes of shoulder pain, including:
• Adhesive capsulitis
• Impingement and bursitis
• Rotator cuff tears
• Slipped bicipital tendon
• Thoracic outlet syndrome
Expand your toolbox of assessment and treatment strategies through a series of demonstrations and practice of these techniques:
• Joint capsule release
• Soft tissue release
• Multidirectional friction and eccentric contraction
• Trigger point therapy
• Reciprocal inhibition
Please wear athletic attire for this workshop.
Register online at
or by calling 319-462-3402
$150 + $10 materials