touch, stretch, breathe


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 therapeutic 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.


upcoming events

Self-Care at the Salt Cave

Yomassage was founded on the belief that everyone deserves access to therapeutic touch. Join us at Salt of the Earth in Libertyville as we guide you through a special 3 week Self Care Series rooted in relaxation, mindfulness and hands-on massage. Each week we will progressively explore our innate abilities to observe three fundamental self-care practices including grounding, gratitude, and self-compassion all while enjoying the many health benefits of Himalayan Salt Therapy.

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. 

Trio series package, $195 for the entire 3-Week Event. Save $30, plus take home a Yomassage self-care massage ball (valued at $10) when you pay in full. As a bonus, enjoy our 3rd session in the Salt Cave.

Space is limited, call or reserve your spot online TODAY!


Reserve your spot for October 14, 21, 28 at 5:30-7pm.  

Space is limited, call to reserve your spot TODAY!! 

Salt of the Earth 850 S. Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville, IL 60048 Phone: (847) 281-7044


Week 1 - Grounding: October 14, 2020 at Salt of the Earth, Libertyville

In this class, we will focus on grounding as a way of practicing self-care. Sometimes daily stressors or going through difficult experiences in our lives can lead us to feel disconnected from ourselves like we’re simply going through the motions. “Grounding” is a practice of coming back to the moment and being connected to our experience. Throughout our class, we’ll explore different strategies for grounding. Practicing these strategies in your daily life may help with reducing stress and riding the waves of difficult emotions and experiences. 

Week 2 - Gratitude: October 21, 2020 at Salt of the Earth, Libertyville

In this session, we will focus on gratitude as a way of practicing self-care. Taking time to consciously appreciate aspects of our lives can positively impact our mood and how we relate to circumstances around us. There are many benefits of a daily gratitude practice such as stress reduction, decreased anxiety and overall satisfaction with daily life. And we don’t need to have something profound happen in order practice gratitude, it can be as simple as giving thanks for nice weather or enjoying a good cup of tea. 

Week 3 - Self-Compassion: October 28, 2020 at Salt of the Earth, Libertyville

 Practicing self-care involves making choices for ourselves that are kind. This, in and of itself, is a practice of self-compassion. Getting into the habit of intentionally practicing self-compassion has many benefits on our ability to manage stress, anxiety, depression and just improve our overall sense of well-being and fulfillment in life. Throughout our class, I invite you to make compassionate choices based on what you need moment to moment. This will look different for each of us, and that’s perfectly fine. I will also offer affirmations, which are positive statements about yourself in the present moment. Using kind and nurturing self-talk with ourselves is another way to cultivate self-compassion and often a practice.

For questions regarding the class, please contact us: christine@magnoliamassageandwellness.com

To purchase the Yomassage Self-Care Ball set please click, HERE.

meet the instructor

Christine Baade is a licensed Massage Therapist specialized in women’s health, a certified Yoga Instructor and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Her mission is to support you in finding comfort in your body through a mind-body holistic wellness approach designed to nurture, inspire and empower. 

the practice

Christine Baade, LMT.  is a certified Yomassage Therapists. Her sole focus is 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. Christine will walk you through a series of comfortable and supported Yomassage positions which resemble restorative yoga postures fully supported by bolsters, blocks and blankets that will be held for 5-10 minutes. While you are relaxing in these positions, you will be guided through breath work and mindfulness exercises as she walks around to 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. 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.

community courses


The Mindful Touch™ at Home course will provide you with the resources and knowledge needed to intentionally and mindfully incorporate Mindful Touch™ into your everyday wellness routine. You will learn from Dr. Tiffany Ryan about the importance of safe, healthy touch and its impact on our mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. 

In this course we will cover social distancing and it’s challenges, the impacts of touch deprivation, the benefits of safe touch and its ability to relieve stress and anxiety, communication and consent around touch and offer suggestions for the type of touch to give, where, when and how to give it. 

We look forward to seeing the benefit this course has on you and your loved ones. Let us know how Mindful Touch™ at Home has impacted you by sharing your story using the hashtag #mindfultouchathome 

Dr. Tiffany Ryan is the Co-Founder of Yomassage, has a PhD in Social Work, and is a licensed massage therapist.

Magnolia Massage & Wellness

450 N Seymour Ave  • Mundelein, Illinois
Christine Baade, LMT, CHHC. • (224) 633-1320


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Disclaimer and Disclosure: Magnolia Massage and Wellness Center has information regarding  products, services and therapies both conventional and holistic – it is for general health information only. The information presented on this web site is not intended to take the place of your personal physician’s advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should discuss the information provided by Christine Baade, lmt, chhc, or any health coach with your own physician or healthcare provider to determine what is right for you. All information is intended for your general knowledge  only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before any products/services/therapies. Wellness coaches cannot (do not) give you medical advice.

© 2018 by Christine Baade, lmt, chhc, cyt. Founder of Magnolia Massage & Wellness Center

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