Curly Raphino

  • GA License #: MT005668
  • 229

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 Nimata on Dec 17
Curly is a gifted therapist. I appreciate his calming presence!
by Anthony on Dec 11
In one word...amazing.
by Su on Dec 11
Strong hands. Just the right amount of pressure. He was able to feel where the sore spots are and focus on those spots.
by Anonymous on Dec 05
I Always enjoy going there. D. Parker
by Lawrence on Dec 04
Always on point!
by Anonymous on Dec 04
Curly was quite skilled at finding trouble spots. He used techniques with confidence and was focused on easing pain.
by Toni on Dec 03
Very professional. Great Massage!
by Nikesha on Nov 19
I highly recommend Curly as a massage therapist.
by Gwendolen on Nov 18
Very Professional! Excellent Service!
by Flo on Nov 13
Curly put me at ease right away even though this was only one of the first massages I ever had and wasn't quite sure what to expect. He was professional and explained the process to me and asked for my input as well which was much appreciated. He worked very fastidiously on my knots and my back feels loads better! I will be returning!

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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