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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 is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider #451329-10

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

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Sports Massage – Arcata, California

It doesn’t matter if your clients are athletes or not, everyone can benefit from sports massage techniques. You can apply what you learn to any muscle in the body, by combining knowledge of the techniques with a good understanding of anatomy. In this workshop, we will:

• Compare and contrast various modalities used in sports massage
• Discuss the indications and cautions for each technique
• Show assessment and treatment options for many common conditions
• Explain how sports massage techniques may be applied to the entire body


• PNF Stretching
• Facilitated Stretching
• Reciprocal Inhibition
• Multidirectional Friction
• Soft Tissue Release
• Trigger Point and Counterstrain
• Resistance Release
• Nerve Glide Techniques


• Hamstring strain
• Rotator cuff tear
• Tennis elbow
• Golfer’s elbow
• Iliotibial band friction syndrome
• “Shin splints”
• Plantar Fasciitis
• And more!

Please wear athletic attire for this workshop.

Call 707-630-3407 for more information or to register.

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