We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is Yogassage?

By Matthew F.
Updated Jan 26, 2024
Our promise to you
WiseGeek is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At WiseGeek, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Yogassage is a method of body therapy that incorporates yoga positions and massage techniques. It was popularized in India, and is based on the methods of Thai Massage, Barefoot Shiatsu, and yoga. The massage therapist uses yoga techniques to work the body of the patient or client into an applied yoga-like state through tissue manipulation.

One type of yogassage is enjoyed by many because it gives the benefits of yoga with less involvement. The client relaxes on a massage table, often unclothed, while the therapist uses their hands, feet, knees, elbows, fingers, thumbs, and forearms to massage the body into a yoga-like relaxation. The therapist does this through a series of pressing, pulling, and squeezing of the client with massage oils.

Yogassage can also employ full involvement from the client. In this type of yogassage, the client is usually clothed, and with the help of the therapist, maintains different assisted yoga positions. The different positions follow the typical yoga asana positions, including different sitting styles and stretching of the torso and limbs. The therapist then massages the client with the normal yogassage method. A session generally takes 75 minutes and is said to have a chiropractic effect by many.

Many people say that yogassage is like yoga without doing any work. It promotes the relaxation and stress relief of both yoga and massage therapy, while releasing toxins and increasing flexibility and mobility. It enhances the natural movements of the body through gentle massage and the applied pressure of yoga. Yogassage blends methods of both Eastern and Western schools of bodywork.

Yogassage appeals to the Indian ideal of Chakras of the “bodymind.” The massage combined with the yoga increase the natural comfort and balance of the body and the mind, free from stress and tension. Yogassage teachers argue that another person’s touch can bring about positive changes in the body and mind, including increased circulation, relaxation, and strength development.

Yogassage sessions can be tailored to the individual, soothing aching backs or joints, releasing tensions in busy muscles, or invigorating the circulation of the body and awareness of the mind. It can target certain muscle groups, and encourages the deepening of postures and the release of unhealthy body holding patterns. Yogassage can incorporate joint mobilization, breath work, and hand skills, or simply a passive system of stretching. It has been used by athletes and non-athletes alike to aid in physical and mental well-being.

WiseGeek is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Discussion Comments
WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.