Essential Kneads
Massage Therapy

Downtown Grafton, Ohio

Yomassage™ by Balanced Wellness Works


Our signature class. A fusion of relaxing and supportive positions enhanced through touch and mindfulness. Students hold gentle, supported stretches for up to 10 minutes while a massage therapist massages various muscles groups, allowing for a head to toe massage in a single class. 1 therapist can serve up to 5 clients.

The Philosophy


Yomassage was founded on the belief that everyone deserves access to therapeutic touch. In order to make this happen, we created a modality in which clients can receive touch in a small group setting. In addition to offering massage at an accessible rate, Yomassage classes appeal to more people because they are fully clothed and offered in a safe environment.

The “Yo” in Yomassage is based on the principles of yoga: focus on the breath (pranayama) and the yogic philosophy of looking within. The combination of touch, gentle stretch, and mindfulness provide an avenue for relaxation and healing.



The Practice


Yomassage Therapists are trained to make sure everyone feels comfortable and welcome throughout the entire class. When you walk in the room, you will be greeted with warm smiles. Your therapist will walk you through a series of comfortable and supported Yomassage positions that will be held for 5-10 minutes. While you are relaxing in these positions, your therapist will guide you through breathwork and mindfulness exercises as they walk around and massage you in each position. You will end the class having received a full body massage, and feeling a state of ultimate relaxation.

Yomassage classes are kept small so each client receives individual attention from their therapist. One therapist can serve up to 5 clients in a single session, and up to 10 clients if they have an assistant. Clients can expect a warm room with mood lighting and soft music. Everything will be provided for you, so there is no need to bring anything. Yomassage classes are suitable for all levels, no experience required.


All Yomassage™ classes are lead by appropriately licensed professionals who have completed a 16-hour Yomassage™ certification.

60 minutes of pure bliss
$35/person

Monday's at 6:30pm

with Lori Widener, LMT

at Essential Kneads Massage Therapy

45181 St. Rt. 18
Wellington, Oh 44090

45181 St Rt 18, Wellington, Oh 44090