Christina Raffenaud

  • MI License #: 7501002499
  • 204

"diversity is the spice of life"

I love people. I enjoy my work almost as much as my clients do. This world would be a better place if everyone could have the enjoyment of weekly massages. Sometimes I like to donate my hands to charity and help humanity destress without expecting anything in return. 

I specialize in Shiatsu, Reiki, myofascial release, Trigger Point therapy, MET (muscle energy technique), assessment and response to biofeedback during the massage. If you are living with chronic pain, tightness, or loss of range...

I love people. I enjoy my work almost as much as my clients do. This world would be a better place if everyone could have the enjoyment of weekly massages. Sometimes I like to donate my hands to charity and help humanity destress without expecting anything in return. 

I specialize in Shiatsu, Reiki, myofascial release, Trigger Point therapy, MET (muscle energy technique), assessment and response to biofeedback during the massage. If you are living with chronic pain, tightness, or loss of range of motion, please don't hesitate to book a session. You will be glad you did!

My son is my muse and inspiration in life. 

Continued education is a passion of mine, even when the State didn't require continued education to retain my license I still continued taking courses to better my self in my profession so I can give more and improve my ability to help clients.

Ideal Bodyworks Massage is a dream of mine that I have been nurturing and watch grow over the years. There is now a home base in Holland. Before I was completely mobile, I service corporate out calls and events. Currently Ideal Bodyworks is a proud member of LOCAL FIRST.

Book a Bodywork service with me today

Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

MI # 7501002499

Education
2012

Everest Institute: Grand Rapids

Massage Therapy

2006

Ross Medical Institute

Medical Assistant

2003

Grand Valley State University

Anthropology/Geology

2018

Black Swan /Randy Cummins

Shoshin Shiatsu

2019

Nirvana Massage CE National

PTSD

2017

AMTA

Traditional Kinesiology: the Dynamics of Human Movement

2018

AMTA

Massage Therapy for Post-operative Pain

Experience
Bodywork

Craniosacral Therapy

I am continuing my education under the guidance of Chris Davis.

Thai Massage

I have continued education in Thai Massage application.

Reiki

First Level Attuned for Reiki since 2006.

Standale Chiropractic

Massage Therapist

Harbor Health and Massage Wellness Center LLC

Massage Therapist, spa treatments

Fibromyalgia

Continued education

Carpel Tunnel Treatment

I have continued education for Carpel Tunnel Prevention and treatment

Shoshin Shiatsu

Meaning "finger pressure", Shiatsu is like Thai massage but with Acupressure along the meridians as well.

pain management post operative

management for clients after a surgery with massage

PTSD

I am continuing my journey learning as much as I can about PTSD and how I can help those who suffer from it.

Fitness

Medical Assistant

I am a trained Medical Assistant in addition to a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Coaching

Massage Instructor

I was a massage therapy instructor at Body Biz Inc

Director of Continuing Education

Former Director of Continuing Education at Body Biz Inc.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Maggie on May 06
Some day I'll be able to get a massage from Christina every week. Sigh!
by Alana on May 06
Super knowledgeable as well and gave great tips and tricks! Deep tissue was the best.
by Shawna on May 02
Christina is amazing she very good at what she dose thanks Christina
by Anonymous on Apr 20
Not what I expected, as I had previously had the same massage. 0/10
by Anonymous on Apr 18
Christina found all the tight spots I wanted her to work on, but made it so relaxing and soothing. I will definitely return!
by Anonymous on Mar 13
Great communication, intuitive technique and all-around awesome massage!
by Amy on Mar 01
I could tell that I immediately had improved movement in my sore / stiff neck. Thank you!
by Janet on Feb 28
Christina took time to find and loosen my very tight muscles. This was my first time at Ideal Bodyworks and I will definately be back.
by Konie on Feb 20
Christina brings experience and knowledge that come through in her therapy services. She offered many suggestions to help in overall health, which was appreciated. Very professional and kind.
by Anonymous on Feb 14
Let me talk if I wanted and was very helpful with other information of services available

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • swe
  • Other
  • Swedish Massage
  • Integrated Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Medical Massage
  • Sports Massage

Check my availability and schedule appointments for a Bodywork service