Curly Raphino

  • GA License #: MT005668
  • 289

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 Oct 24
Curly provides a thorough and balanced treatment with attention to every detail. After the 90minute visit my entire body and mind feel aligned and nourished. After each visit I know I have done a good thing for my overall health.
by Anonymous on Oct 20
It was amazing!
by Adlether on Oct 20
This was my first time and definitely will not be my last time. Curly was made me feel like a new person, and certainly has “magic hands”. I walked in sore, aching, tired and all, yet when I left, I felt brand new. Curly, you are the best.
by Angie on Oct 16
Great massage.
by Anonymous on Oct 01
Curly is very talented. He tailors his technique for each clients needs. My massages are always an amazing experience. He is very professional.
by Anonymous on Sep 20
Curly was very professional and the therapy session was very mellow and intense at the same time. Appreciate it.
by Anonymous on Sep 18
Curly is simply the best massage therapist I've ever had. He understands the body and is a master at therapeutic deep tissue massage. Curly is also such a kind and generous human with a warm and welcoming spirit.
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 Sep 12
Gifted
by Anonymous on Aug 29
I loved the overall experience

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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