Monday, December 3, 2012

A Conversation with Irma Romano (Author of “A Journey In Massage”) on Before It's News

Here's an recent interview done by Juno Cristi 

A Conversation with Irma Romano (Author of “A Journey In Massage”)

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 and has created with the hope of making massage therapy a profession that nourishes the therapist as well as the client. Irma spends her time writing researching, and interviewing healers and experts in the field of healing, body work, entertainment and travel.

Tell me, what’s new about Irma. Who is Irma right now at this very moment?
It’s been a whirlwind in 2012 for me. I started interviewing for my new blog massage planet news early in the spring, became a published author, and started a new temp agency for massage therapists in the span of 7 months. Right now Irma is taking it all in trying to slow down and absorb all this new energy. What is new about Irma is how she has stepped inside her own power, discovered who she really is, forgiven her past, and has become a voice an activist for healers in the world. At this very moment I feel like Irma is also a light worker who has finally come to this conclusion and has nowhere to hide peeling layers of an onion and getting to her core.

You have a new book coming out. Tell me, in a nutshell, what prompted you to write this book?
My New book is out A Journey In Massage which I started to write a summer ago while I was working in Muskoka. In a nutshell the book is a voice for all massage therapists so that the profession can grow into what it is really meant to become. With dignity and respect I show the public what pitfalls to avoid and what massage can really do for them if they choose wisely. For the next generation of massage therapists I take off any rose colored glasses they might have and give them a reality check.

Who are you helping with this book?
This book is really looking after the public all over the world. This book was written with you in mind and then the students, we are all connected and so this book also affects healers, energy workers, so that we can take a glance through the lens of a massage therapist’s experiences and go behind the scenes where the public generally never ventures.

What’s the next 3-5 months going to be like for you? 
The next three to five months are going to be extremely exciting. I am working with Jackie Mckay a marketing genius and a holistic practioner to take a trip within myself and clear a path to my ultimate journey with healing and enjoying my life to the fullest. She has a website called Healers who Prosper and guides any holistic oriented individual into a sound practice using spiritual guidelines and practical ones as well. It’s a perfect combination for me at this time. It is a bit of a mystery what will take place in 5 months but I am learning to surrender and allow a divine power to lead me. I am learning to trust that all is taken care of and to get out of my own way.

Why should we buy this book?
You should buy this book if you want knowledge about massage therapy and what it can do for you but also it guides you into making the best choice possible for yourself. This book is full of warm filled poetry by a special writer and inspirational photos by a very talented artist from France. It makes a good coffee table book and it’s an easy read. It’s essentially a book from the heart.

What, can you say are your top accomplishments in life. Aspects of your life that you can really be proud of. Name 3.
My top accomplishments in life was first deciding to incarnate here at this time, choose my family of origin, and then fall on my face a few times so I could let the light of my consciousness through. I was sent in a coded fashion to heal as a light worker and be a voice of freedom. Healing myself was number one top priority, having empathy now for all living beings, sensing the energy I have running through me and now harnessing it in all that I do but what I am mostly.

Is there anything you still want to do that you haven’t done yet?
I would like to fall in love with my twin flame which is something I have never done. As the layers of the onion get peeled now I feel like this could happen at any time. I also see that using energy work will be a big part of my future which is the now.

If you can change one thing about the massage profession how would you change it?
If I could change the way we get paid and our work conditions I would feel a sense of accomplishment and able to move on to the next stages of my journey.

Your holiday plans. 
During the holidays I meditate and help with homeless organizations and try to spread love. I do not buy a single thing that is of material value. The best gift I can give the world and the people I love is a grounded Irma so you will not find me in a mall, or hosting a diner with people I do not really care for. I actually do a lot of reading and sitting still that time of year. If I am lucky I will be also attempting to travel.

Planning any more new books? 
My next book is already begun. It is called The Body Pantry. This book will be similar to a cookbook but for the body with receipts from head to toe and some spiritual quotes to go along with it. My ultimate project is called Project Gaia a documentary and book on true healing and an exploration of who we really are as humans and what we are really capable of doing. This project will take me across the globe on some exciting travel and explorations.

For more on Irma visit her website

Get a copy of “A Journey In Massage”

Photos by Alixandra Gould

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Secret Codes Our Body Holds by Irma Romano

We all experience illness in our bodies at one point or another. From the flu to pain or chronic illnesses the body is sending you a message but are you listening? As a massage therapist and having gone through my own healing and research I have come to understand that when you ignore the soul the core of which you are it will send you a strong message in the form of pain, illness, and energy blockages. When your soul’s desires and the voice of its cries are ignored we create a break down in our bodies that no external practitioner can heal until we are ready to travel inside. Ignoring your soul’s cries to be herd and to express its mission is the start of the cycle of illness. We must come to understand that we are not really solid beings but energy forms vibrating at different frequencies. Our thoughts meet the body and cause us to have emotional reactions lowering our vibrational frequencies or raising it. There is a place where the vibrational frequencies are so high that illness can no longer linger in our bodies. Beyond the survival game that we play our truth of who we are will want to surface sooner or later and will use whatever portal to come through. Like a plant we are really here to grow our souls. 

When you see an emotion arise in you try to connect with it fully and feel it instead of burying and pretending it is not there. Pain that is not met will come out sooner or later in another form in the body with energy blockages and illness. Getting stuck in emotions for hours, months or years ages us and affects our cells in our bodies are DNA. Bring understanding of your emotional charges to your heart center where it can be dismantled with the light of your consciousness. Your heart is the first organ that is developed in conception and is more intelligent than the human brain.  Fear is the cause of all illness and is the opposite of love.  Supressed anger will give you anything from ulcers to cancer. 

In essence we are the truth, the life, the eternal and the unmanifested in form.  Human Beings have been here for some time never changing the level of consciousness but evolving in technology. The third dimensional consciousness which is an unconscious state of being has created the world we see now. The outer pollution is the individual pollution and is also collective. 

How do we bring healing into the world? What is our true nature? Who are we? What is our purpose here on Earth?  How did man become disconnected from himself and separate from the whole? 

I explore every level of being that we have. We are more than a physical body we have more than one body. How does illness start and how can we look at illness as a message a way that the body communicates to us that there is something not in balance?  We are energy vibrating at a frequency. What destroys that frequency? How can we vibrate at the speed of light and love? . Questions that science alone cannot understand because it is beyond mind it is information accessed through Being and feeling instead. 

We explore energy healing and medicine less hospitals. How to heal with other methods, herbs, and meditation, and we ask the questions that make us look deeper into the truth, the different levels of bodies that we have, the dream state, and shamanism. Is this a more permanent way of bringing about real lasting health? We are healthy by nature and will be able to heal ourselves with our own energy in the near future.

We look at the ego of man and how thoughts create illness in the body, the power of positive thinking and instant manifestation. The power of healing illness is within each one of you. The form of healing you choose is there to assist you to connect to your own energy and soul. There are no magic pills greater than your soul. When your body is sending you a message are you quiet enough to listen? 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What Are You Gifting This Holiday Season? by Irma Romano

Only 30 days until Christmas time and the holidays. Many of you will be running around shopping for your loved ones and preparing dinner or hosting for your relatives. My clients share with me how this time of year can add stress in their lives and some of you tell me they really do not enjoy HAVING to go to certain things like entertain relatives at home and deal with certain family members. It has been over two decades since I have been in a mall shopping for Christmas or hosted a Christmas dinner for people I have no intention of spending time with. Removing a sense of obligation and having to justify ourselves to others as to why you’re not showing up for dinner is the first step in claiming back your sanity and living your life on your terms. How other people feel is not your problem. Here are some tips on staying balanced and nurturing yourself for the holiday season.

Be grateful for what you have now. This is a way of increasing abundance in your life. Make a list of the things you do enjoy and that you feel blessed for in your life. This can be anything from the food on the table to your family, your husband and children etc.

Don’t forget to give away your smile to the people that are working to make your holidays special.

Give the gift of a happier you to your loved ones. What you do is pale in comparison to what you are. Who you are inside and how you love yourself affects your family and the people in your life. Think about how you affect others by simply your presence in the room and forget about the material gifts for a second. Do we really need to go out and buy things to show we love someone or are the holidays a great time to dive inside ourselves and give our magnificent being that we are. The center of your giving with the intentions that you have for your giving is more important than the gift itself.

Nurture yourself first so you are able to give to others. Give yourself time and space in silence and get in touch with your inner self. As a massage therapist I recommend you give yourself a massage or give the gift of touch and healing this holiday season to your loved ones.

What is it that you would love to change about your life this year? Would you like to lose weight and get fit? Give yourself or your family the gift of yoga, a book on healthy eating and nutrition, a booking with a naturopathic doctor or homeopath. Join a meditation group or learn a new sport. Challenge yourself for growth and expand your energy. Here are some of my gift ideas for the holidays.

Massage Therapy: Try a different type of massage you haven’t tried before there are so many to choose from.

Facials and pampering: Give yourself a break and get some skin and make-up advice from your local spa.

Nutrition: There are alternative ways to deal with illness and weight loss this year has you tried talking to a Naturopathic Doctor about health issues you are having?

Books: Read something that inspires you and lifts you up, so many books on health, wellness, spirituality, raw foods, something to inspire you and see the world from another angle.

Green Gifts: Look for water bottles, coffee mugs that lessen the stress on the environment there are so many green gifts.

Yoga Passes: If you haven’t tried yoga and think you would like to start get yoga matt and look around your community for classes.

Meditation: try to meditate this year and see how your life shifts when you stop the noise in your head moving from ego to spirit. Get in touch with the inner self.

Travel: You can also opt to travel instead of spending too much on things and make it a family adventure.

Here are my favorite books for this year to touch the soul.

Dying to be Me by Anita Moorjani
Wishes Fulfilled by Dr.Wayne Dyer
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Ascending With Both Feet on the Ground by Jeff Brown
Don’t Fear Change CHANGE FEAR by Juno Cristi
Heal your Body by Louise Hay
Live Raw by Mimi Kirk
Clean Eating by Tosca Reno
The Reconnection by Dr. Eric Pearl
I lost My Job and I Liked It by Lilou Mace

What are your favorite books? What has inspired you to shift energy and center yourself? I would love to hear about your story of transformation and what you wish to achieve for 2013. I will be sharing your stories and favorite reads on Massage Planet News.

Remember to take a look at my new book A Journey In Massage, a book that was intended to also shift the way we see massage therapists and help a new generation of healers.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

How To Make Money In The Massage World by Irma Romano

How to make money in the massage world? First live in a powerful place within yourself by casting fear out of your life. Make the well being of your clients a priority not Money. Things will fall into place when you connect to a higher consciousness. How does your business serve others? Or are you just creating wealth with no spiritual foundations? You will not find yourself in the material world its just another ego trip. A Course In Miracles says “to whatever extent a project or business contributes healing of some form to society; to that extent the project is blessed. Blessing means mystical support and protection.”

You can fullfill your higher purpose in life without comparing yourself with others. Show case your uniqueness and follow your own power no amount of coaching on a material level alone will give you joy or serve and heal anyone. The question is What do you have to offer to your clients and why do they want to work with you? Your motivation for money and selling should be based on PURPOSE and JOY vs. FEAR, ANGER, or PROVING yourself.

Friday, November 16, 2012


If you’re gifted, once people are on your table, it’s important that you work to get them to that table.  If you’re good, they’ll come back, so how do you get more of them there?  That’s the $64,000 question that many massage therapists ask me in CE workshops and private coaching sessions.  There are many ways to do that.  I’ll describe one in this column. It’s particularly useful for anyone new to an area, who’s just added a new modality, or for any practice that’s added a new therapist.

You’ve no doubt seen restaurants and retail stores in their first few weeks--grand opening signs are still up, bunting is still present, and introductory prices are often available.  Massage therapists can profit from similar introductory prices. Who can resist a $60 massage marked down to $30, or even $20?  Sure, you might attract bargain hunters lured by a cut-rate massage, but chances are good you’ll attract many people who get massaged regularly, who’ll try you out because of the sale.  If they like you better than their current therapist, they may switch to you. You’ll also attract new people to massage, all of whom can become regular clients.  If you get a new client from this strategy, who sees you once a month for three years, that client will be worth nearly $2,200—and that doesn’t include the clients she refers to you. If you could get $2,200 in business by investing just $30 (the discount for an introductory session), wouldn’t you be willing to do it?

So what’s stopping you?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Stop HURTING, Start HEALING (Healing the Loss of Loved Ones with Suzane Northrop) Nov 29, Dec 1 and Dec 2 , Toronto ON

Struggling with the loss of a loved one? Feeling confused, alone, depressed? Want to know if your loved one is well and happy?

Suzane Northrop is a leading expert on bereavement and the grieving process. She has helped thousands worldwide heal from the loss of loved ones, and now she’s coming to Toronto!

In addition to her top selling books, Everything Happens for a Reason (now published in 4 languages) and Second Chance: Healing Messages from the Afterlife, Suzane is breaking new ground yet again with her most recent release, A Medium’s Cookbook: Recipes for the Soul. In this book, Suzane shares tips and tools for us all to begin tapping into our own power to connect with loved ones.

The Afterlife, Suzane’s Emmy-nominated TV series, has captured the imagination and hearts of millions in both the U.S. and Canada, demonstrating Suzane’s unparalleled talent as a Medium and her profound impact on those who experience her work. The Suzane Northrop Radio Show continues to reach new and amazed audiences every month on the Blog Talk Radio Network.

This is a rare opportunity to experience Suzane’s unmatched insight and talent in an engaging event. During the Seminar, you will learn and experience first hand the possibilities of profound healing when we reconnect with your loved ones, reconnect with love, reconnect with knowing that love truly never dies! To learn more about Suzane Northrop, visit

 “Her gift is in the clarity of her message.”  John Edward, Psychic Medium & Host of TV show, Crossing Over

  To learn more and to register, visit 

Sunday, December 2nd 6:30-8:00pm @ Wonderworks Bookstore 
79a Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G4, Tel.  416-323-3131
For details and to reserve a seat, please visit:

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Birth of We’ve Got Your Back Toronto

My decision to open a temp agency for massage therapists came out of the desire to help the people who need it and the people I love. First it allowed me to help massage therapists all over the world make money and thrive which was long overdue and second I wanted to help my soul sister Juno Cristi.

Only 7 months prior I met Juno online her writing Soulspeak caught my attention and I contacted the single mom from the Philippians who was living in San Francisco. Her book A Drop of Petals 101 poems from the heart sits on my dresser  “ I am a flower… and I need to always remember that if I open my heart I bloom…and even when a flower is broken that flower is still beautiful… “Her words touch the soul and are written from a space of sorrow and source of being. I know the words very well and what they convey because they are my story and my own heart.

The world is unconscious and is shifting into awakening in order to regain its balance which was lost hundreds of thousands of years ago. Incarnation into the physical realm is not a decision of the weak for the soul knows what lays ahead in its journey and is brave enough to come here in the denser reality anyways. Some life forms last a few seconds and others a few years others come here to change in the shift and others are takers. They take from the earth with no regard for the animals and eco system in order to have material gain at the expense of Gaia and their fellow men. This has been the case in our history but has become very prominent in our present decade.  All you have to do is pick up a history book and read about the wars the killings and the destruction which seems to be so innate in the evolution of mankind. When the balance becomes so undone and the earth can no longer function as a result things begin to shake the way we have seen lately with earth quakes and hurricanes, the climate changes and the pollution, the pretend wealth of the west and the exploitation in the east.

Consciousness at this time is becoming conscious all over the universe and it is the next step in our evolution. Man’s ego and mind when in the driver’s seat is capable of the cruelest acts towards the environment and other humans. In general a human who does not go beyond mind is not capable of wrapping life around LOVE and only has a concept of it in ideas and metal attachments just like using the word GOD it makes it into a story and loses its truth in the process.  There is no use for these words that sit empty when actions are laced in fear killing, and destruction. Where is God now?
My soul decided to be here at this time and sits right here at this moment while you read my words. It knew its journey ahead of time and decided to meet the people it was supposed to and endure what it had to in order to understand the power of Love. The road I embarked on since birth is one of uphill battles sometime leaving me in utter darkness of the collective consciousness of the whole and of generational collective and I always go back wondering to myself “You are one Strong Soul” I have been bent, uprooted, fragmented, beaten, used, the victim the perpetuator, the actor on stage and the director. I came out with the grace of source vibrating at high speed and understanding that no mind is knowing who I really was. It brought me closer to my soul each and every painful event was a path towards the light and at the end of the road I was face to face with my own truth. I was face to face with Juno.

Her poetry grace the pages of my first book “A Journey In Massage” her wisdom at such a young age is unparalleled to anyone I have met so far with a few exceptions. Her pain is also my pain and no words are needed for me to try to understand her sorrow I have been in the story books myself sliding into the rabbit hole a few times.

Today I thank my poverty, my lack, my addictions, my darkness, my struggles, my conflicts, all the hurdles for allowing the light to come through so powerfully and to have given me the power to heal and understand love in all its totality and the reason for my birth. This day would not be so joyful with all the thorns I collected along the way. I also never look back or forward I stay in the moment and when my energy wants to pretend to be me I sit still.  It has melted the strongest armour that had me captive unable to move with freedom and grace for so many years. I understand what is important and allow the World of illusions disappear for it has no hold on me anymore and it no longer entices me in any way. I understand that love is beyond fear and mind, I see that being attached to material things and tittles is the path we have now of sorrow and illness. There is only one truth and one ending to any story. You will not find yourself in anything in the world but you will find your soul in silence when there is no more noise that is when the light will come to meet you. When you allow this moment to be the way it is.

The desire to give and help others is what motivates me. The accumulation of wealth may or may not come and when it does I will share it with my soul family and elevate not take away. This is the only path to the heart. The heart of Gaia and all of humanity and it is also the way to your own light. When I say that we’ve got your back I really mean it.