Curly Raphino

  • GA License #: MT005668
  • 141

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, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

GA # MT005668

Education
1997

Academy of Palm Beach

Massage Therapy

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Brian on Mar 24
Loved the massage itself.
by Mary on Mar 21
Enjoyed just what my body needed!
by Helen on Mar 21
The space is beautiful, and Curly is great at loosening up all the knots and tight spots. Great experience!
by Anonymous on Mar 21
This was a very deep tissue massage, it was well worth the time as a therapeutic tool.
by Demeticus on Mar 20
I like the overall massage. I feel great!!
by Anonymous on Mar 12
Curly is amazing.
by Deborah on Mar 08
I have to say that not knowing anything about Curly or the place, I was a little leary at first; however, it was an extraordinary experience and I was pleasantly surprised. I have issue with my neck from previous surgeries and was a bit concerned about the pressure. Curly said he would take it down a few notches for me (although it was still pretty intense). He is very personable, professional and really knows what he is doing. My daughter also went an loved it as well. We would definitely recommend this place and will be back for future massages. Thanks Curly!!
by Anonymous on Mar 08
The massage was the best. I felt so relaxed afterwards.
by Natosha on Mar 06
Curly was very professional. Even though the client that had an appointment before me ran over their time, Curly made sure I got my full massage time. He worked longer in the areas I was having more tension in. I also ?? the decor in the waiting area.
by Anonymous on Mar 04
I gave this to my Fiance as a Valentines Day gift. He said that Curly did the best massage of his life!

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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