Curly Raphino

  • GA License #: MT005668
  • 315

Hands with Heart, healing professionally since 1997

My job as a massage therapist is to offset some of life's debilitating hardships with a soothing, restorative touch that promotes peace and wellness, even if just temporarily. So I've mastered how to do just that with my specialty, deep tissue massage.

True story, when I was about 8 years old, my father who worked as a factory line worker making glass bottles would make my younger sister and I rub his feet every night before bedtime. It was a dreaded nightly...

My job as a massage therapist is to offset some of life's debilitating hardships with a soothing, restorative touch that promotes peace and wellness, even if just temporarily. So I've mastered how to do just that with my specialty, deep tissue massage.

True story, when I was about 8 years old, my father who worked as a factory line worker making glass bottles would make my younger sister and I rub his feet every night before bedtime. It was a dreaded nightly ritual that we both couldn’t escape. He would lay on his back in bed and my baby sister would rub one foot, while I worked on the other. As we got older, I graduated to rubbing his aching back. I had no clue what I was doing, but I obliged my father’s request. I remember making a game of it. I created patterns consisting of various strokes, knead gestures and hand glides that would at least get me through half an hour. That’s when the praises began. He talked me up so much to my mother, that the nightly task doubled — now adding mom in the mix. 

At 23, I dropped out of a pre-med program and yearned for an alternative career that was still in the health field that didn’t consist of being a male nurse (no offense to the men who are). Then it dawned on me, “You're good at rubbing mom and dad’s back,so why not pursue massage therapy?” And so I did.

In 1997 I enrolled in Palm Beach Academy’s massage curriculum and the experience was nothing short of amazing. It turned out the various techniques and strokes I thought I created while working on my dad’s back already had formal names. Every day in clinicals I was like, “OMG, I already do this move, or that stroke. Needless to say I aced massage school with flying colors and I tackled the working force with the same zest. The rest is history.

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

GA # MT005668

Education
1997

Academy of Palm Beach

Massage Therapy

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Aug 18
Curly is the greatest ever. I am very grateful I found Rite Touch Massage when moving to Atlanta this year.
by Anonymous on Aug 02
Curly is awesome
by Heather on Jul 29
Curly is very knowledgeable about the human body and took the time to find out about any pain/discomfort I was currently experiencing. He was able to help relieve the pain in my right shoulder from a recent accident. I would highly recommend a massage from Curly. He is AMAZING!!
by Anonymous on Jun 30
I appreciate Curly's professionalism, and his skills as a massage therapist. As a long-time customer, I am so grateful for the bond that's been created with such a gentle "giant."
by Alexa on Jun 28
He hit EVERY spot with the perfect amount of pressure and I left feeling like a new person.
by Michele on Apr 28
Curly is the ultimate professional. He always asks about any problem areas, as well as, your overall well being. Whenever my session is concluded, I'm always in a state of relaxation. I look forward to my monthly sessions. I wholeheartedly recommend him and his services to anyone.
by Anthony on Apr 22
Always makes the experience amazing!
by Anonymous on Apr 14
Very professional and clearly the best at what he does!
by Sandra on Apr 13
I liked that I received my full 90 minute massage and I was able to be fully relaxed. No interruptions and all of my muscles were fully worked on.
by Sheay on Apr 12
I love Curly’s massage techniques!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Stretching & Deep Compression
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • 4 Hand Massage
  • Customized Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage

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