Curly Raphino

  • GA License #: MT005668
  • 328

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 Starr on Jan 15
Curly always works on my problem areas. Due to work I have a lot of back tension and due to working out I have sore and tight muscles . He is able to target and release tension in those problem areas, leaving me relaxed and less sore. Not to mention calming atmosphere
by James on Jan 03
Curly was fantastic. Possibly the only therapist I've ever had who was able to apply too much pressure. Curly backed off when necessary, and I greatly appreciated the extra stretching. I hope I'm able to come back. In order to save time for my legs (tennis), I had to forgo scalp & neck, and I gather that is his specialty.
by Licia on Dec 29
I've been a client for years and I appreciate how Curly always create an atmosphere of peace that is conducive to relaxation even when I saw him because I needed help with a specific issue.
by Jeramie on Nov 15
Curly is professional, calm and determined to properly execute any and all massage needs. I came in with an extremely stiff back due to a rigerous workout regimen I’ve been doing to loose weight this year. He spent all of his time making sure that I’d leave with all of the knots and tightness out of my back. He’s friendly, warm, helpful, and thorough. Would recommend him to 100 out of 100 people. Thanks, Curly!
by Peter on Oct 22
Simply the best!
by Anonymous on Oct 09
Curly found all my “spots” and worked them over well. Plus he’s a very gentle soul.
by Anonymous on Sep 19
I loved the entire experience
by Matthew on Sep 13
Curly was was not afraid to apply serious pressure to fix knots and he was responsive to his pressure so he did not injure or bruise. Great message!
by Anonymous on Sep 08
Curly was great! Slightly late but the session made up for it! Very great
by Damian on Sep 07
I stated to Curly my areas of concern, told him what I’ve been going through and all the work I’ve been undertaking. He addressed it and now a day later I feel like I can take on the world all over again.

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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