Irma Romano’s New Book Tackles Real Massage Industry Issues

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‘A Journey In Massage’ reveals the real trials and rewards of this often-maligned industry.

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For a client, it helps you decide if massage therapy is for you and what to expect.

Irma Romano’s new guideA Journey In Massage: What You Should Know Before You Book Your Next Massage Appointment” (published by Balboa Press) offers readers a look behind the scenes of the massage industry and into the classroom.

“My book gives you an honest and truthful approach to what it’s like being a massage therapist and why it is a profession still trying to evolve in respectability,” Romano says. “For a client, it helps you decide if massage therapy is for you and what to expect.”

An excerpt from “A Journey In Massage”:

“Without the business mind I would not be able to break free of these corporate sweat shops that called themselves spas. I needed to have control of hygiene, music, my clients comfort, I needed to listen to their problems and help them achieve wellness. I wanted to be able to give remedial exercises after a massage and serve my clients a tea or a glass of water without rushing them out the door denying them a shower afterwards and saying a sentence over and over again like a broken record which so many other massage therapists did. I was not a robot and neither were my clients.”

Romano has had to learn her wisdom regarding the massage industry the hard way: through trial and error. With the publication of her book, she hopes that she can help others avoid the pitfalls she fell into. “A Journey In Massage,” she hopes, will become a standard read for anyone deciding on massage therapy as a career.

“A Journey In Massage”
By Irma Romano
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 112 pages | ISBN 9781452561523
E-Book | 112 pages | ISBN 9781452561530
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Irma Romano is a registered massage therapist who has worked in the profession in Canada for the last six years. She grew up in Lyons, France, and now resides in Toronto. Her dearest hope is to make massage therapy a profession that nourishes the therapist as well as the client. Romano spends her time writing, researching and interviewing healers and experts in the field of healing, body work, entertainment and travel.

For more information, visit her website at

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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