What is Yomassage ?

Yomassage is a fusion of restorative yoga and hands-on massage therapy.

 

Restorative yoga aims to restore or heal the body by cultivating stillness, expanding meditation, and deepening muscle stretch without putting strain on the body.

Restorative poses can include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle bends.

 

Each 60 to 90 minute Yomassage session includes five or six poses held for five to eight minutes while being supported by props (blankets, bolsters, and blocks).  

 

This allows for complete relaxation and rest while participants receive 60 – 90 seconds of hands on massage per pose.

 

Yomassage classes are a completely luxurious experience held in a warm, candlelit room, essential oils diffusing, and spa music playing.

 

Yoga mats and props are laid out and ready for participants upon arrival.

 

No yoga experience is required and as with any massage, it is important to keep your therapist informed about the pressure being used – this can always be adjusted.

 

Session Durations  – 60 minute to 90 minute

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

YoMassage™ is a totally luxurious experience that combines the healing properties of restorative yoga and massage therapy to offer the ultimate relaxation experience. Restorative yoga emphasizes stillness, meditation, and gentle stretches. Poses may include supported bends, seated forward folds, and light twists. Each Yomassage™ session includes five to six poses held for 5-10 minutes with hands-on massage in each pose.  Classes have a maximum of 5 people and last approximately 90 minutes.
You may also receive one on one sessions as well as Couples (friends, couples, mother/daughter, etc.) 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Wear comfortable clothes that you can stretch and bend in. Wear clothing you would bring to a yoga class, such as gym pants with an elastic waist or athletic shorts, and a workout top that is sleeveless and not too restrictive. All massage will take place while you are fully-clothed and shoeless. Your therapist will massage as much skin as can be reached, working with all major muscle groups without clients undressing. Consider bringing easily removable shoes that you can slip on and off before and after class.

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?

No, your therapist will have all materials you need, including mats, bolsters, blocks, blankets, and any other pillows or necessary tools.

DO I NEED YOGA EXPERIENCE?

No! No experience is necessary to fully benefit from Yomassage™. You just need to feel comfortable getting up and down from the floor. Your therapist will walk you through the positions and assist you as needed. You do not need any prior experience in fitness, massage, or yoga to take a yomassage class. 

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Melissa Duffy LMT, CPMT, CIMT 

201-870-1751

melissa@caressingcare.co

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