Unplugged (Author Interview)

Unplugged looks like the perfect relationship book. What kind of advice do you give?

I focus on what I know, which is massage.  My relationship advice comes in the shape of how to give that blissful massage to your partner.  So my advice is both technical, as far as hand positions, muscles being worked and stroke techniques but also includes a more holistic approach of getting the massage space ready for the session.  Also I focus on how to emotionally get yourself ready to give and receive the massage.

How long did it take you to write Unplugged?

The book took me about 2 years to write, from the moment the seed was planted to the moment I uploaded it onto Amazon.

What inspired you when writing Unplugged?

I was inspired because this was such an amazing platform in which to share my methods and ideas of massage to a large group of people and I wanted to take full advantage of this opportunity.  My 2 daughters also inspired me while writing because even though they are young they would often encourage me in their own child-like innocence to enjoy life which allowed more creative writing energy to flow from me.

What type of reader would get the most out of your book?

I think anyone that enjoys touch and enjoys massage and enjoys those intimate moments with our ‘person’ will get the most out of my book.  Its really written for people that are curious to learn easy and simple massage techniques they can practice in the comfort of their homes.

How did you come up with the ideas in Unplugged?

I client of mine in Cape Town, South Africa came up with the idea when I was living there a couple years ago.  While I was massaging him, he felt really good and commented that I should write down my techniques and publish a book. 

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Unplugged?

Believe it or not the writing aspect of the book was the easy part since massage is an extension of who I am it was easy to convey that into words.  What was most challenging was the editing process and getting the book formatting perfect so that I could upload it onto Amazon.

What do you like to do when not writing?

I like taking long walks, watching movies, practicing martial arts and spending time doing absolutely nothing (which in todays high-paced world, is harder than it sounds).

Where can readers find out more about your work?

My readers can connect with me on Facebook: Hakim La Rocca and Instagram: @hakimlarocca

I am busy editing my 3rd book so be sure to keep an eye on my social media for when it will be up on Amazon.