Yomassage was founded on the belief that everyone deserves access to therapeutic touch. Whether you've never received therapeutic massage before or don't receive it as often as you'd like Yomassage is more affordable than traditional massage therapy.
In addition to accessibility Yomassage is offered in a safe group setting where participants are clothed. Our group setting may appeal to you if you deal with trauma and anxiety that has stopped you from experiencing traditional massage.
The "yo" in Yomassage is based on the principles of yoga: focus on the breath and the yogic philosophy of looking within. The combination of touch, gentle stretch and mindfulness offer an avenue for relaxation and healing.
The Pillars of Yomassage
The goal of each Yomassage experience is pure relaxation. It is necessary for the body to get "un-stuck" from fight and flight and transition into rest and digest in order to heal. The practice of Yomassage offers the three most popular tools for relaxation: Touch. Stretch. Breath.
Basic human need.
As we age the amount of touch received and given decreases. The importance of regular touch is pivotal throughout life for our overall emotional well being, sense of safety and connection to others in our community.
Slow and gentle release.
Vitally important to maintaining mobility our restorative stretches help reduce inflammation and chronic pain.
Presence and mindfulness.
Practice better breathing habits to manage emotions like anger, fear and anxiety brought on by our day-to-day lives.
What to Expect at Billings Yomassage®.
Each class begins with a breathing exercise to establish a mind-body connection. You are encouraged to focus on this connection and your breath during the length of the class. Your certified Yomassage therapist will guide you into various restorative stretches supported by yoga props that are held 8-10 minutes. Once you are supported the therapist will provide therapeutic massage to different parts of the body.
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Yomassage is for:
- beginners to massage and yoga
- those looking for self-care practices
- decreasing inflammation and chronic pain
- lifestyles that are stressful
- healing emotion and managing anxiety
Ready to experience pure relaxation?
Schedule your Yomassage® mat online!
Advance reservation is required.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to bring anything? What should I wear?
You do not need to bring anything – everything will be provided for you and ready for your arrival. Please wear comfortable, preferably fitted clothing (similar to what you might wear to a yoga or exercise class) to allow for comfort, stretch, and massage.
I’ve never done yoga and I’m not flexible at all…is this for me?
YES. You don’t need to have any yoga experience, or any level of flexibility to get the full benefit of Yomassage®. Variations of each position are offered, always starting with the most supported and gentlest version, so please do not worry if you cannot touch your toes or even your knees. However, you do need to be able to get yourself safely down to the floor, and back up at the end of class.
I’m pregnant – can I still attend a Yomassage® class?
Sure! If you are cleared by your doctor to receive massage therapy and can safely get to the floor, you can make Yomassage® an enjoyable part of your prenatal self-care routine. Comfortable and safe variations of positions are offered for pregnant participants. Please alert your therapist when you pre-register that you are expecting, and how far along you are.
Are there drop-in classes, or must I pre-register?
There are no drop-in classes, and you must pre-register to reserve your spot. Payment is required when you pre-register, and refunds are not given if you arrive after the door is locked (10 minutes prior to start of class), if you cancel or reschedule less than 24 hours prior to class, or if you no-show.
Completion of our online intake form is required before participation in Yomassage®. Click HERE for intake form.
Can I schedule a private Yomassage® class?
Sure! A private Yomassage® class is perfect for a girls’ night out, a family get-together, an office party or wellness retreat, a gift for your own clients…the possibilities are endless! Costs vary depending on class location, length, and size. I can travel to your location and bring everything with me, if you can provide a space large enough to accommodate your group (max of 5 per class). Please contact me and we’ll figure it out together!
How much do Yomassage® classes cost?
The cost of Yomassage® varies depending on class length, size, and location. Classes last 60-120 minutes, and smaller classes allow for additional hands-on massage time.
Please click HERE to see what options are available and that best meets your needs.
I’d like to learn more about Yomassage®…
Please visit www.yomassage.com to learn more, to book a class anywhere across the country, and to buy Yomassage® merchandise.
Click HERE to locate a Yomassage® therapist – select Montana to find me!
Gift certificates coming soon, please contact me if you are interested in purchasing.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact me.