Curly Raphino

  • GA License #: MT005668
  • 281

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 Sep 14
Curly is professional in all his interactions. He has a pleasant bedside manner and is attentive and responsive to the needs of his clients. Took me some time to find a qualified healer and Im glad I I did.
by Anonymous on Aug 29
I loved the overall experience
by Anonymous on Aug 27
Perfect pressure.
by Anonymous on Aug 05
Ok when I say True Therapist he is that INDEED. What a real human being he is! I had a release of not just physical tension but emotional as well. I’m a pretty much transparent easy read(I think ????). This was my personal experience for my life. All I know is even on a basic level the 2 hour massage is quality time for body maintenance. I’ve been getting only 90 minutes. In the future nothing less for me. So amazed how he finds pain and tension I didn’t even know I had. Well I know now that’s because he’s a THERAPIST!!!!!!!!
by Carolyn on Aug 01
Curly asked me before the massage the areas that I needed him to concentrate on. He listened to what I said, and spent more time on those places. He did a nice job on customizing my massage to suit my needs.
by Anonymous on Jul 31
Very skilled and professional. I was very relaxed and left feeling much better.
by Chanda on Jul 29
It was an amazing experience. Thanks Again
by Ariana on Jul 24
He does the perfect amount of pressure that I need. Hurts so good! ?
by Anonymous on Jul 19
Good Massage
by Delmar on Jul 17
Best massage 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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