Christina Raffenaud

  • MI License #: 7501002499
  • 224

"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.

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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

2021

Ace Institute

Ace Massage Cupping Bodywork Therapy

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.

Cupping Methods

I have completed my cupping certificate from Ace Institute

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 Anonymous on Oct 10
Magic hands!
by Anonymous on Oct 05
Christina did an excellent job of explaining the lymphatic massage and gave lots of tips to help keep that drainage going. She was a God-send!
by Anonymous on Oct 04
Christina knew more what I needed than I did! Excellent massage
by Ron on Sep 21
It was awesome, she worked some muscle knots out of my shoulders and now I can turn my head to the left again. She then worked my lower back and I didn't even know it needed it, but I could tell it did. I'm sure it's all tied together with the tightness of my shoulders, I'll be going back.
by Anonymous on Sep 01
I enjoyed it. It was very relaxing.
by Carlee on Aug 29
She was very professional and so skilled! This was only my second massage and after my first one being not so great somewhere else, I had low expectations. Christina was amazing and totally changed me view on how helpful and healing a massage can be. I can’t wait to book another with her.
by Carmen on Aug 29
Read my body and what it needed.
by Daniele on Aug 03
She hit all my problem areas
by Anonymous on Jul 22
Very knowledgeable & informative!!
by Cindy on Jul 21
Christina is amazing! She does a great job and I always feel so much better afterwards.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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