Curly Raphino

  • GA License #: MT005668
  • 196

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 Tosh on Sep 22
Nothing
by Deneen on Sep 18
It was my first massage so it was hard to compare to another. But it was great. I guess I never knew what a real massage consist off.
by Anonymous on Sep 17
One of the best massages I've ever had.....I will make another apointment
by Anonymous on Sep 12
Love that the massage was very thorough...he paid attention to all parts of my body to eork all the kinks out
by Anonymous on Sep 07
Loved the firm pressure, working the knots out!
by Satya on Sep 01
Curly got great hands and ge tailors the massage to your requirements.
by Anonymous on Aug 29
Very professional
by Beza on Aug 28
Curly is the best massage therapist! His skill exceeds my expectations every time.
by Anonymous on Aug 25
That may be the best massage I have ever had!!! Curly is thorough and knows how to find the knots and trouble spots and work them out. I had some pain in one shoulder and he helped it tremendously. Definitely a limp noodle when I left. I was so relaxed. I will definitely be back.
by Wesley on Aug 21
I will never see anybody but Curly again. He's incredible at what he does. Very attentive, open-minded and extremely in tune with the body somehow. He's not just a masseuse, he's a healer. Easily the best experience I've ever had!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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