Curly Raphino

  • GA License #: MT005668
  • 177

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 Julia on Jul 11
Wonderful massage. Fun personality. 10/10 would come again.
by Delmar on Jul 09
Loved my massage. Exactly what I needed.
by Anonymous on Jul 08
As I requested, Curly focused on a shoulder issue I've been having with a firm, deep and skillful massage. Pleasant, relaxing environment. Very pleased and I will return in the future.
by Anonymous on Jun 30
Very professional
by Roseann on Jun 28
He asdisted with rescheduling when I had to for an emergency
by Anonymous on Jun 26
Curly is very skilled at deep tissue massage. He finds, isolates and works every muscle, tendon. Caution, if you prefer swedish light touch, this is not for you. But i loved his intensity and skilk
by Anonymous on Jun 24
Massage was great but had to call and waited approximately 10 min before therapist arrival. Ended approximately 10-15 min short of 90 min. massage. Therapist was very skilled.
by Anthonette on Jun 17
Everything was great
by Tevoritd on Jun 14
Great work. I'll for sure book your service again.
by Nancy on Jun 14
Curly lived up to my expectations. He listened to my preferences and checked in to make sure the pressure was ok. I'd been tense for months and had been looking for a good massage therapist. I found one. The only complaint I have is that you've got to book two weeks in advance because he's so popular!

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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