Najet Raffoul

Live life without restriction

My journey into bodywork started in 2006 at Just For your Health College of Massage and my education has yet to cease. An Associates in Biological Sciences as well as a certificate in Sports Medicine from West Valley Community College was the next step and is where my love for sports medicine emerged. Spending two consecutive years alongside the best athletic trainers in the valley, I gained invaluable experience with on-field injuries, off-field rehabilitation, and countless evaluations. Sho...

My journey into bodywork started in 2006 at Just For your Health College of Massage and my education has yet to cease. An Associates in Biological Sciences as well as a certificate in Sports Medicine from West Valley Community College was the next step and is where my love for sports medicine emerged. Spending two consecutive years alongside the best athletic trainers in the valley, I gained invaluable experience with on-field injuries, off-field rehabilitation, and countless evaluations. Shortly after, I earned my Bachelors in Kinesiology/ Movement Science from San Jose State University. Since then, I have been working with and alongside the best, athletic trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists as well as strength and conditioning coaches in the Bay Area. 

I have completed certifications in: Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Myoskeletal Alignment Technique, Myofascial Release, the Functional Movement Screen, Clinical Massage Therapy, Functional Range Release, Cupping Therapy, Rock Tape, and Corrective Exercise.

You can find me spending most of my time learning new information about movement, massage therapy, and strength and conditioning. I also enjoy being active and exploring the great outdoors. 

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

CA # 67110

Education
2006

Just for Your Health College of Massage

Deep Tissue and Sports Massage

2010

West Valley College

Associates Degree: Biological Sciences and Physical Education-Exercise Science/Sports Medicine Program

2013

San Jose State University

Bachelors Degree: Kinesiology emphasis in Movement Science

2014

National Holistic Institute

Advanced Neuromuscular Massage

Experience
Bodywork

Ayurvedic Massage

2006-2011. Head therapist at Ayoma LifeSpa. An Ayurvedic massage clinic specializing in Ayurveda and eastern Indian therapies.

Myofascial Release

2011-2015. Worked closely with chiropracters at SCORE Clinic. Learned Myofascial Release, Active Release Technique and Graston.

Myoskeletal Alignment

2015. Successfully completed a 24 hour course in theory, techniques, and practice of Myoskeletal Techniques workshop with Erik Dalton.

Structural Integration

2015. Successfully completed 4 hours in structural techniques for the neck with Pat O'Rourke.

Deep Tissue Techniques for the Neck

2015. Successfully completed a 2 day seminar. Learned clinical application of deep tissue techniques for the posterior, lateral and anterior musculature of the neck with Brian Utting.

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

2015. Successfully completed 3.5 hours in AIS for the shoulder with Joshua Morton.

Fibromyalgia

2016. Successfully completed 2 continuing education units in An Evidence Based Guide to Treatment of Fibromyalgia for Massage Therapists.

Myofascial Mobilization

2016. Completed 12 hours in theory, practice and clinical application of Myofascial Mobilization Techniques with John H. Barnes.

Functional Range Release

2016. Successfully completed the Functional Range Release Technique Soft Tissue Management System program for the spine with Dr. Michael Chivers.

Essential Oil Specalist

2017. Successfully completed the Authentic Essential Oils Certification School with Natures Sunshine.

Deep Tissue Release of the Chest and Diaphragm

2016. Successfully completed 4 hours in specific deep tissue techniques to release the chest and diaphragm with Brian Utting and Pat O'Rourke.

Fitness

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

2013. Successfully completed 2-day seminar with Gray Cook and Lee Burton. FMS is used to identify movement pattern discrepancies.

Functional Training Series

2012. Successfully completed the Perform Better Functional Training Seminar Series.

Assistant Strength Coach

Since 2010, I have been working alongside Ivan Batinich, owner and head strength coach at IBStrong Strength and Conditioning.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Alma on Aug 07
LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT....SHE IS SOOOO GOOD, AND HER KNOWLEDGE OF THE BODY IS EXCEPTIONAL.
by Zachary on Aug 06
Najet is an amazing therapist.
by Kevin on Jul 11
Najet is professional and knowledgeable and is constantly researching ways to help her clients heal. I depend on her skills for nerve, muscle, and tendon pain relief that lasts for days. She also teaches me ways to alleviate pain while building core strength in the gym and at home!
by Anonymous on Jul 02
Amazing as always
by Paula on Apr 11
Friendly and professional. Najet listened to me. I feel I am being treated by someone that really knows all about the human body and how it works and what muscles hidden deep inside the body can cause pain in other areas, this is paramount in finding a cure for my painful arm. The only negative is she is so busy you need to book up weeks in advance but thats a sign of good service. I am so pleased to find someone of this calibre in the bay as I used to fly back to London to see the only person I trusted to treat me.
by Suzy on Apr 03
Loved it. Can't wait to come back.
by Anonymous on Mar 23
Very knowledgeable and provided advice for continued care!
by Michael on Mar 19
Najet, is just great at deep tissue therapy! She is my "go to" person for massage therapy work.
by Anonymous on Mar 18
Najet is very calm, friendly and responsive. I will be back.
by Daniel on Mar 13
This was my first 5 massage "package" with Najet. It won't be my last, either! Her extensive knowledge of the human body and how it correlates to exercise regimen and posture and general psychological and physical well being are simply off the charts! I simply had no clue of the degree of complexity of the human musculature system. Najet was not only extremely knowledgeable, but pleasant and professional on all fronts, whether it be communicating about times and schedules or suggested pathway and approach to each individual session. Her sense of touch is incredible too, knowing exact amounts of pressure to exert every step of the massage, reading and listening to the client. I simply have not had a better set of massages in my life. Hats off to Najet and thank you so much! You made it an incredibly fulfilling experience! One last note, she's a kind, compassionate and good person. A rarity in these parts! I need to book more sessions before it gets filled up, which is exactly what happens when a massage therapist is THIS good. Thanks again, Daniel Connor Los Gatos, CA

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Myofascial Release
  • Other
  • Sports Massage
  • Functional Movement Screen

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