Appointments with Dr. Mally

Orthopedic Massage for musculoskeletal problems including Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, "Shin Splints", Knee Pain, IT Band Tightness, Sciatic Pain, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Frozen Shoulder, Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

California Massage Therapy Council certificate #9886
City of Roseville Massage Business Permit #07-1613
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

I bring to the table over 40 years of experience. I graduated from a 1000-hour massage therapy course at Lindsey Hopkins in Miami in 1976. After working for several years at a health spa and clinics in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, I went back to school and in 1984 graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle as a Naturopathic Doctor.  

I moved to the Sacramento area in 1985 and started a health center and massage school with two other therapists in Auburn. That lasted five years, and when the partnership broke up I started Healing Arts Institute, a state approved massage therapy school in Roseville, California. For the first 15 years Healing Arts Institute was located in a charming one-story house on Douglas Blvd. in Roseville.

I owned and directed Healing Arts Institute for 21 years. I ran the school so that I could have a venue to teach, and so I could bring in great teachers that I wanted to learn from. During the time I ran the school I produced videos (now DVDs) on Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, and Swedish Massage that are sold and used in massage schools world wide. 

I moved the school to Citrus Heights in 2005 and the school continued to grow. I was bringing incredible teachers to the area and learning many great techniques to help clients with chronic pain. I wanted to practice these techniques, so I sold the school in 2011 so I could simplify my life and spend more time in private practice.

I have the great fortune of being able to share office space with my wife, Mariko Mally, RN, MFT. Mariko is an excellent marriage and family therapist. Our practices are complimentary, as she sees people for their mental and emotional concerns and I see people for their physical concerns. We are now practicing in the house in Roseville where Healing Arts Institute began in 1990. 

In my practice I use a variety of techniques from Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Orthopedic Massage to help clients with chronic pain. Orthopedic Massage works with the muscles and connective tissue to bring balance in the body, relieving stresses on joints that can cause dysfunction and chronic pain. I also offer a teaching practice in which massage therapists bring in their clients and we work on them together. 

Please note that although I am trained as a Naturopathic Doctor, I practice as a massage therapist. If you need help with a medical condition I can refer you to a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the area.

For your first appointment:

You may schedule a bodywork appointment with me at:

Hands on Healing

112 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678



Directions from Sacramento:

Take I-80 East to the Auburn Blvd./Riverside exit (exit 102). Stay in the left lane at the exit so that you go around the clover leaf and go north on Riverside. Stay on Riverside for one mile until it ends then turn right on Douglas. 112 Douglas is a one story house on the right side of the street.

Directions from Rocklin and points East:

Take I-80 West to the Douglas Blvd. exit (exit 104). Turn right on Douglas and go 1 mile. 112 Douglas is a one story house on the left just before Douglas ends at Riverside and Vernon Streets.

Feel free to park behind the house. The signs about towing are for people that are not our clients.



About 1 and 1/2 years ago, I performed a set of heavy one-armed kettlebell presses without warming up properly. A dumb thing to do, I must admit. I tore my right rotator cuff in two areas--the supraspinatus and infraspinatus. Both were grade-two tears and took a long time to heal. Unfortunately, once they did heal, I still could not enjoy my normal workouts because of pain and weakness. Fortunately, Dr. Mally was able to work on me and helped me obtain a full recovery.

Any movement involving force or weight-bearing hurt. Evidently, I had a lot of scar tissue at the sites of healing. Dr. Mally did several sessions, using his multi-directional eccentric contraction therapy. He explained to me that this broke down scar tissue that had formed improperly and allowed the creation of more functional tissue, and he was correct. I could feel myself getting stronger and moving in less pain after each session. After about 7 sessions, I was able to perform exercises that were not possible for me to do before therapy because of the pain involved.

I highly recommend Dr. Mally's work--he has a deep knowledge of orthopedic therapy and a dedication to healing. I had met over the years many people he had helped, which is why I sought him out for my own therapy.

Steve Phillips, M.A., L.Ac. (licensed acupuncturist)


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