frequently asked questions

Sessions

What is Yomassage?

Yomassage is the ultimate mind-body relaxation experience that can be received in a small group session or 1:1.

Where can I go to experience Yomassage?

You can go to our Flagship Yomassage Social Spa in Portland, Oregon (opening Fall 2022) or visit a Yomassage therapist holding classes all across the country and globe! Visit https://yomassage.com/pages/find-a-class to find a class in your area.

How many people are in a session?

1 therapist can have up to 5 people in a class. If they have a Yomassage Supporter assisting them, they can have up to 8 in a 90-minute class and 10 in a 2-hour class.

Who can attend a Yomassage session?

Yomassage sessions are open to anyone! You just need to feel comfortable getting up and down from the floor for a semi-private group session. You do not need to be flexible at all to take a Yomassage class. You do not need any prior experience in fitness, massage, or yoga to take these classes.

Is this yoga?

No. Yomassage is not yoga, it is a different way to receive therapeutic touch. The Yomassage positions are inspired by restorative yoga positions.

Trainings

Who can take the Yomassage® training?

To become a certified Yomassage therapist, you must either be a: Licensed massage therapist, Physical therapist, Occupational therapist, Chiropractor, or You must be enrolled in one of these programs. If you don’t qualify for the Yomassage training, don’t worry! You’re still qualified to take the Mindful Touch training. Additionally, we have a few options from virtual to in-person. Check out all of our training options here: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-info

Who can take the Mindful Touch™ Training?

The Mindful Touch training is open to anyone. Typically we see a lot of folks from the health and wellness field like: yoga teachers, reiki practitioners, meditation teachers, personal trainers, health coaches, etc. However, it’s open and we’d love to see you in one of our trainings! Here’s a link to additional training info: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-info

I’m still in massage school. Can I take the Yomassage® training?

Yes, you are able to take the training if you are still in massage school. All you’ll need to do is wait until after you’re licensed to start holding Yomassage classes.

Does the Yomassage® training count for CEs?

This training is eligible for up to 26 CEUs approved by NCBTMB. The applicable hours are dependent on your state’s requirements. If you are also a yoga teacher, the training counts for 25 CEs from Yoga Alliance.

Does the Mindful Touch™ training count for CEs for Yoga Teachers?

This Mindful Touch training is eligible for 25 CEs through Yoga Alliance. You can check out the YA website here: https://www.yogaalliance.org/YACEPPublicProfile?cepid=23212#/section=2

What’s the difference between the in-person training and the virtual training?

The virtual training and the in-person training both cover the same exact material and are both extremely hands-on. The only difference is that in the virtual training you will be taking videos of yourself doing the hands-on practice and receiving written feedback from your peers and master trainer, and in the in-person training you will be doing the hands-on portions in-person. The virtual training is 26 hours 100% virtual, and the in-person training has 18 hours of online coursework to be completed before the training, and the remaining 8 hours are done in-person. If you would like to see the training schedule, follow this link: https://yomassage.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=82a21938e8abde6ffeb5f9795&id=a63579c8de and fill out the form and a training schedule will automatically be sent to your inbox.

What is the virtual training like? Is it hands-on?

The virtual training is not like any other online training out there! It’s a 26-hour hands-on intensive online training you can take all from the comfort of your home. Here’s what you can expect from each week: Week 1: Watching videos, participating in discussions, quizzes, and turning in video submissions. + optional Live Q&A. Week 2: You will need a partner to work with to practice and film all of the positions and hands-on techniques. More quizzes, videos and instruction! + optional Live Q&A. Week 3: Your final class demo, discussions, final marketing talk, and more! + optional Live Q&A. Throughout the 3 weeks you will have quizzes, discussions, and videos to submit. You will also be required to engage with your peers and give them feedback as well. There are 3 weekly optional LIVE Q&A sessions with your master trainer throughout the course. You will end the training with a huge support system from the Yomassage community, and lifelong friends you connected with throughout the training. The virtual training is graded, and you will have the opportunity to graduate with honors. If you would like to see the virtual training schedule, follow this link: https://yomassage.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=82a21938e8abde6ffeb5f9795&id=a63579c8de and fill out the form and a training schedule will automatically be sent to your inbox.

What props do I need for the training?

Here’s a checklist: 1 yoga Mat, 2 Yomassage Recommended Blankets, 2 Foam Yomassage Recommended Blocks, 2 Yomassage Recommended Bolsters, 2 Yomassage Balls, 1 Bottle of Spray Hand Sanitizer. The Yomassage Balls can be found on our website, and the other recommended products are linked in your confirmation email. You will also receive a discount on products when you sign-up. You can purchase the Yomassage Balls for 25% off. In your confirmation email, you’ll receive our recommendations for bolsters, blankets, and blocks.

Do I need to use Yomassage brand props or the props you recommend?

The Yomassage brand props are not required, but encouraged. The quality of your props are of high importance, that’s why we recommend a select few. You can purchase the Yomassage Balls for 25% off. In your confirmation email, you’ll receive our recommendations for bolsters, blankets, and blocks.

What is the schedule like for the virtual/in-person training?

All you need to do is follow this link: https://yomassage.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=82a21938e8abde6ffeb5f9795&id=a63579c8de, fill out the form and a training schedule will automatically be sent to your inbox.

When is the final payment due?

For our 3 week courses, there is a $199 deposit to reserve your spot, and the remaining balance is split into 3 payments auto charged each Monday of the course in which you are enrolled. For self-paced courses, payment is due in full upon registration.

Do you offer payment plans?

For our 3 week courses, there is a $199 deposit to reserve your spot, and the remaining balance is split into 3 payments auto charged each Monday of the course in which you are enrolled. For self-paced courses, payment is due in full upon registration.

How much is the training?

The 26-hour virtual Yomassage and Mindful Touch trainings are $699. In person trainings and the 30 hour Barefoot and Facial trainings are $799. Table Yomassage is $499. Follow this link for more training info: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-info.

What is your refund policy for your certification programs??

Self-paced courses are fully refundable for 7 days after sign up unless the content has been started. Please email hello@yomassage.co if you have questions or need assistance. For 3 week courses, the $199 deposit is non-refundable, but it can be used towards a different training within 365 days. The remaining balance for the course is refundable until 45 days prior to the training start date.

What support do you provide after the training?

The 26-hour virtual Yomassage and Mindful Touch trainings are $699. In person trainings and the 30 hour Barefoot and Facial trainings are $799. Table Yomassage is $499. Follow this link for more training info: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-info.

Can I switch to a different training?

You can switch to a different training. There is an administrative transfer fee of $75.

How much work is involved in the virtual training? I will be on holiday during the training.

It is pretty intensive so it might be difficult for you to do while you are on holiday. The first week of training is mostly watching videos, doing discussions, and quizzes. The second week is the most intensive with lots of videos, quizzes, and the hands-on portion where you will be working with a partner and filming yourself practicing all of the positions and the massage. The third week is your demo class where you will film yourself doing a short Yomassage class. For the 2nd and 3rd week you will need a full set of Yomassage props.

In the 3 week virtual training, do I have to be online at the same time as my instructor?

Nope! While we do have due dates each week that you need to follow, completing the course work is on your own time. The only time you may want to schedule to be online is during the live Q&A each Sunday evening, however, the live Q&A is optional and recorded for you to view at a later time if your schedule doesn’t allow you to join. The same is true If you register for the self-paced course, however there are no weekly due dates.

Who can take the Yomassage Facial Certification?

Licensed estheticians are eligible to take the Facial Certification. Our protocol does not include extractions or harsh peels and depending on individual state licensing may be accessible to massage therapists.

Are your trainings NCBTMB approved and what is your provider number?

Yes, and our NCBTMB approved provider number is: 1000294

Yomassage Social Spa

What is the Yomassage Social Spa?

The Yomassage Social Spa is a sanctuary to escape the daily stressors of life and restore your mind and body. Experience ultimate relaxation with 1:1 treatments, semi-private sessions, or in private parties. Join now to make Yomassage your weekly ritual.

Can I experience Yomassage 1:1 or only in a semi-private group??

Yes! Yomassage is offered in small groups or on a massage table 1:1.

What is Mindful Touch?

The only difference between Mindful Touch and Yomassage Signature is the type of touch received. Mindful Touch was developed as a light, energetic, nurturing touch while Yomassage Signature uses massage techniques.

Where can I go to experience Yomassage?

You can either go to the Yomassage Social Spa in Portland, OR, or find a Yomassage Therapist near you: https://yomassage.com/pages/practitioner-profiles

How do I own my own Yomassage Social Spa?

Yes! Fill out the form below to let us know you’re interested! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7nz4CaiMoUa7dVKQt730XIjUhNl4DkI0P8AjLqn3Ea7hGKg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Yomassage Members Network

Do I have to be a member to conduct Yomassage classes?

Yes. We care about what you do after the training and want to help you succeed in any way we can! You have to be a member so people are able to verify that you are a certified Yomassage Therapist. There are so many more benefits to becoming a member. You can read about it here: www.yomassage.com/pages/how-we-support-you.

What is included in the membership network?

You can read about the benefits of the membership network here: yomassage.com/pages/how-we-support-you

Is the membership month-to-month?

You can purchase a monthly membership or you can purchase for the whole year in advance and get a discount. There is a 3 month minimum commitment for the basic membership and a 6 month minimum commitment for the premier membership. After that you can cancel with 30 days notice at any time.

How do I change my membership payment method?

If you want to use a different card, go ahead and log in here: https://yomassage.paywhirl.com/login and update your card information.

Yomassage Supporter

What is a Yomassage Supporter?

A Yomassage Supporter is someone who has been trained to provide additional hands-on touch during Yomassage classes. They do not massage or manipulate tissue. They also help assist the Yomassage Therapist in making the class run more smoothly and helping clients throughout the class.

Who can become a Yomassage Supporter?

A Yomassage Supporter must be legally qualified to touch in the state they are practicing and must have completed the online Yomassage Supporter training. The training can be found here: yomassage.co/pages/continuing-ed-for-non-members

How do I become a Yomassage supporter?

The Yomassage Supporter training can be found here: www.yomassage.com/pages/continuing-ed-for-non-members

Retail

What is your refund policy?

We do not accommodate free shipping on refunds or exchanges at this time. You can return an item if it has not been damaged, washed, or worn. If you need to make a return or exchange, please email hello@yomassage.co.

What are your hours of operation?

We answer technical support and customer service emails M-F from 9:00am-1:00pmPST. You will get an email response within 48 business hours. A phone call can be scheduled if needed.