Curly Raphino

  • GA License #: MT005668
  • 267

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 Tony on Jun 13
Curly is amazing. He takes the time to ask what issue you are having. My back was a mess. I asked him to concentrate on my back only. My massage was yesterday and I feel incredible today. He is to be highly commended on his skills and professionalism.
by Anonymous on Jun 12
The massages I received were average. I unfortunately feel like Curly did not respond or react to the way I was feeling during the massage. There were several times when I winced in discomfort, but there was no change in technique. Overall, the massage was unremarkable and I was disappointed with the professionalism demonstrated with showing up for appointments, keeping a consistent schedule, and being amenable to my schedule.
by Stephanie on Jun 12
You could definitely tell he has experience and was very knowledgeable.
by Anonymous on Jun 05
Best massage ever.
by Dawn on Jun 03
He always finds kinks I didn’t even know about....
by Anonymous on May 27
Curry gave one of the best massages I’ve ever had!
by Anonymous on May 26
Curly was amazing. He applied just the right amount of pressure and he put me at ease since I was nervous. He was great.
by Raquel on May 18
The therapist has vast experience and caters to the needs of his client.
by Quillian on May 09
No complaints at all...loved it!!
by Anonymous on Apr 16
Mr. Curly is very knowledgeable of muscle anatomy. If there is a muscle knot - he will find it and work on it. He is very skilled and very professional.

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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