Curly Raphino

  • GA License #: MT005668
  • 163

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, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

GA # MT005668

Education
1997

Academy of Palm Beach

Massage Therapy

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Vester on May 14
oh man i left there feeling great this was my best massage by far i will be going back soon!
by Anonymous on May 14
The only thing needed is a receptionist or a greeter.
by Stormy on May 12
Curly is, hands down, THE BEST therapist I have ever had work on me! I have had terrible back issues for 20 years and have had many therapists over that time, and many of them have been fantastic, but nothing compares to this. He asked me my stress areas before beginning, as well as pressure preferences, but once he started, nothing needed to be adjusted. Honestly, I took a stack of his cards when I left because I want to be on the ready to sing his well deserved praises whenever I can. Wunderbar!!
by Anonymous on May 11
You can tell Curly knows what he is doing... best massage I had in my life. He is patient and really focuses on any problem areas you have. Overall, he exceeded my expectations for it being my first time there.
by Jennifer on May 09
Curly spends a good amount of time working on areas that I ask for him to focus on. Then he finds areas that I didn't realize needed work, which equals amazing results! He is so warm and friendly I feel comfortable and can let loose. His new office is at a great location and is a nice environment. His wellness plan has worked great for me.
by Cynthia on May 08
Excellent service. Will be going again. God bless you. Referred by Greg Jemison you work with in the past.
by Taylor on May 08
A great experience! Curly, you really are a master of your craft. You made me feel very comfortable from the beginning and delivered exactly what I was hoping for. I will say I am still a little sore from some of the knots you worked out around my shoulders, but overall I feel a lot better. I will definitely be back to see you. Do you offer any 30 min. sessions? I only saw 60 & 90 min. sessions available on your website. Let me know!
by Starr on May 03
Curly continues to exceed my expectations. Great at listening to my needs and addressing my problem areas. He has used a technique to rid my lower back and abdomen of post surgery scar tissue. What a relief!! I keep my appointnents on auto to ensure my spot!
by Monique on Apr 27
Mr. Curly You Rock still feel good thank You again !!!
by Todd on Apr 26
The best in the city!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Sports Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • 4 Hand Massage
  • Customized Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Deep Cross-fiber Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage

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