Interview + Giveaway with Romy Taormina of Psi Bands
We are loving our home at Target in the new Women's Health destination that caters to pre and postnatal care. We have had the privilege of meeting some really fantastic women behind some pretty wonderful brands in this same assortment and one of them is Romy Taormina of Psi Bands. We love these acupressure bands that provide a drug-free alternative to quelling nausea from morning sickness, motion sickness, chemo and anesthesia. These brilliant little bands come in an assortment of colors and patterns (something for everyone), they are waterproof, reusable and adjustable to fit most wrists. The founder of Psi Bands is even more lovely and we have had the good fortune of connecting with her and learning more about her and what's to come. Enjoy this short interview and giveaway below!
ZO: Tell us why you started Psi Bands. What was your inspiration?
ROMY: I suffered from debilitating morning sickness during both of my pregnancies. While I found nausea relief through acupressure wrist bands, I was dissatisfied with existing products on the market that were not waterproof so I could not wear them in the shower, unsightly, and not adjustable so they would not stay static on the acupressure point clinically proven to relieve the nausea. Thus, I set out to create a product that would be both stylish and functional for those who suffer from nausea. Psi Bands are uniquely waterproof, adjustable around the wrist and at the acupressure point for a personalized fit, and they are available in several fun colors.
ZO: How has your role as a mother influenced how you run your company/live your life?
ROMY: I have learned that as soon as you get too comfy doing anything, things will change. The only constant is change so it’s best to be agile.
ZO: Tell us about a woman who inspires you.
ROMY: Oprah inspires me. She had a very difficult childhood and, yet, has become an inspirational force despite those setbacks. She influences millions in a way that uplifts them to “own” their femininity, see their potential, and grow with confidence, self awareness, and gratitude.
ZO: Your favorite part of running a business is…
ROMY: Providing nausea relief to so many who suffer is incredibly gratifying. When I am faced with challenges, it is our customers and their warm testimonials that keep me fueled. I also love being a mentor to my children (that hard works pays off), sharing and supporting fellow entrepreneurs (especially women entrepreneurs), and the flexibility to set my own schedule.
ZO: Please share with us a hobby or "guilty pleasure".
ROMY: I love chocolate covered strawberries. And a good, bold cup of coffee. It’s ok if it’s decaf.
ZO: What's the best parenting advice you have ever received or have learned from your own experience?
ROMY: To do my best to guide and protect, but that I cannot control. I am still learning how to do that.
ZO: Congrats on your success! Anything new planned for 2016 that you’d like to give us a hint about?
ROMY: Psi Bands’ door count at Target is increasing in 2016. Super exciting. The rest is under wraps, but thanks for asking!
Ready for a giveaway? We have paired our Refresh Oil aromatherapy blend with Psi Bands for a sweet gift! Enter below - we are choosing 3 winners!
Zoe Organics + PsiBands Giveaway
Comments on this post (29)
This would benefit me so greatly! Currently suffering from morning sickness with my first child, and I can barely handle anything medical related. If this would help my symptoms, I would forever be grateful.
— Becky Platt-Gaston
I would love to win one of these. I have always wanted to try acculressure bands for relief from stress or anything else. I also would love to try the other products you offer soon!
— Chelsea dowell
I would love to win a PSI band because I suffer from frequent motion sickness/nausea, a normal car ride can make me feel absolutely awful. The Refresh oil would be amazing for my youngest son and myself, he often gets a queasy tummy like I do. I am all about using Natural/Organic products? This would be such a blessing!
— Casi Carden Selph
As a mommy of 8, morning sickness is no stranger to me. The other bands worked okay but I hated taking them off to shower. I am going to have brain surgery soon and these would be amazing. I am also a birth and bereavement doula so these products would be great for my clients.
— Amanda Scott, SBD
This prize would really benefit me as I’m in the throws of my first trimester. Let the fun begin!
— Leela R
I have a friend fighting morning sickness. Would love to help her.
— Penny Olson
I desperately need to try these psi bands! I was diagnosed with Hyperemesis and just got off an IV drip. Hope I win so I can try them out!
— Mel O.
This would be so helpful right now in my first trimester!
I would love to try your product. I’m a victim of all day sickness and it sucks.
I would love to win these! Fighting through morning sickness right now with my first baby.
— Sierra Harris
Sweet interview!! I only wish I had found your products when I was Pregnant with my 2nd earlier this year! I did come across it while looking for an organic chest rub one day in Target-while my infant had a cold. Love the packaging and I will definitely be purchasing when we decide on baby # 3. Although, I think I might go ahead and get some of the stretch mark and belly oils/creams now bc after 2 babies I need it!! ?❤️
— Tara peterson
I, thankfully, did not experience much morning sickness during my pregnancy, but I have severe friends who had debilitating morning sickness the entire time. I’ll have to share this with them for future pregnancies!
— Kim Barnes
I’ve had mild nausea my entire pregnancy – just enough to be noticeable and annoying. I have a feeling that the Psi bands and Refresh Oil would do the trick.
They would benefit me because I am currently TTC!
I get motion sickness when swinging at the park with my kids, riding in the car, and riding rides at the amusement park. I think this prize pack would help me be able to enjoy life and have fun with my kids more!
— Cassandra Eastman
Love all these products! Would love to win! ?
— Diana McDermott
What a great idea! I was lucky enough to not have suffered morning sickness during my current pregnancy but know many friends who were sick for weeks. I’d love to be able to share this product with them!
— Alexis J
Such a great interview! What wonderful companies you both are running. I had terrible nausea throughout my whole entire first pregnancy. I took two different medications, and several different supplements/at home remedies. I JUST found out I’m pregnant again and while I’m so excited I’ve been dreading the morning sickness. I would love to try these out and hopefully get real relief!
Super excited to know about these for future reference! Nothing worse than being nauseated & trying to care for little toddlers!
These are awesome and great. Love not having to take medicine
— Natalie connelly
Loving all things Zoe Organics! Mama’s ritual is my fav! The Psi Bands look so stylish too!
— Laurie Dimino
This is such a great giveaway and I’m so glad to be introduced to Psi bands! I am unfortunately among that group who gets nausea as a symptom whenever anything happens – even with the flu! I had horrible “morning” sickness when I was pregnant with my now one year old daughter. I pretty much didn’t have any moments of relief until 17 weeks and while I’m so thankful that the rest of my pregnancy and birth was uneventful it has made me fearful for getting pregnant again.
Thanks …this sounds great…..
Wow- what an awesome invention. You can really hear the heart of the creator and the product shine through in this interview. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway opportunity!
— Jillian Wright