Christina Raffenaud

  • MI License #: 7501002499
  • 185

"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 or Spa 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 or Spa services

by Anonymous on Nov 25
Christine just knows how to put the pressure on which is what I asked for-No feather fingers:). Probably the best massage I've had.
by Ron on Nov 22
Christina is very intuitive. She consistently identifies and addresses my problem areas without direction. The absolute best!
by Anonymous on Nov 21
I have been having massages for years for migraine control. I learned more in my session with Christina than I have with any other therapist. Definitely going back!
by Anonymous on Nov 14
The best massage I had in a long time. Christina was amazing!
by Alyssa on Nov 10
One of the best at Ideal Bodyworks. A 30 minute massage never felt better, can't wait to schedule an hour with Christina.
by Anonymous on Nov 06
Great as always. Will not go anywhere else.
by Anonymous on Nov 03
Excellant attention to problem areas
by Anonymous on Oct 09
Christina does a great job. 😎👍
by Rachelle on Oct 07
Thank you
by Anonymous on Sep 23
Christina was amazing. She made sure to ask me at the beginning of the session what I wanted to get out of it, and we talked through what I wanted addressed. She was also wonderful at find what she thought was a concern and talked with me about it afterward. I already feel better!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Spa

  • Infrared Sauna

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