Raphaëlle Romana


movement | holistic therapies | languages

Tension is what you think you should be, relaxation is what you are.

-Chinese proverb

Massage therapy has so many great benefits, not just physical but also mental and emotional, and is a great complement to any form of exercise. All treatments are tailored to your specific needs and likes. Please contact me to make an appointment.

I am certified as a holistic massage and neuromuscular massage therapist. I have a keen interest in sports massage therapy and treating injuries through holistic therapies including massage and yoga.



  • Improves blood circulation.

  • The lymphatic system is stimulated helping toxins leave the body more efficiently.

  • Calms the mind.

  • Relieves muscular tension and tightness.



This type of massage is based on the Swedish system using classical massage techniques such as effleurage, petrissage and percussion. It was developed by Per Henrik Ling, a physiologist and fencing master who created a system of movements to maintain his physical condition and improve his overall health. A holistic massage is a whole body massage designed to stimulate every system in the body. The various massage techniques soothe and warm up the muscles, alleviate muscular tension, loosen tightness around the joints, improve blood and lymph circulation and induce relaxation. 

  • Effleurage: soothing and relaxing strokes which improve circulation.

  • Petrissage: kneading and rubbing movements to manipulate and stretch tissues and muscles.

  • Percussion: brisk, invigorating and energising strokes where the hands tap the body rapidly and suddenly. This technique helps break fatty deposits, improves circulation and invigorates the nerves.



A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. This form of massage aims at releasing tight and/or tender spots and nodules by first, identifying their location, working the area surrounding them and subsequently applying a specific cycle of pressure (within the client's level of discomfort) and release directly on the deeper fibres. Neuromuscular massage therapy frees up constricted areas in the body and naturally decreases pain and stress from chronic injuries. 



Reiki is a Japanese name formed of two syllables: Rei, universal force from which arises life, that which sees, the breath of life and Ki, the life force, the energy which manifests itself in our physical body. Reiki is the canalization and transmission of this energy through the positioning of the hands on the body. A Reiki treatment restores and stimulates the immune system, aches are alleviated or disappear, the body's healing process is speeded up. As the body is freed of toxins it is purified and regenerates itself, reviving the will and courage to live. Reiki also acts as prevention of disease.