Rina Rafael, LMT
Growing up as a foster child, it is often difficult to feel like you fit in among your peers. For Rina Rafael, she found her place in the world through Massage Therapy. Moving to King of Prussia when she was 5 years old, Rina has been local to the Philadelphia area all of her adult life and enjoys living in Roxborough. Also a graduate of Cortiva Institute, she has over 600 hours of hands on massage therapy experience. Upon graduation at Cortiva, she received their highest honor, the Mary Jo Myers Outstanding Student Award. Acknowledged for her GPA, performance, and professionalism, she was immediately scooped up by a local day-spa. Though she is highly skilled in Swedish massage and relaxation techniques, Rina is most interested in the medical and scientific aspect of massage therapy. Dr. Ted has been impressed with how seamlessly Rina has integrated into the practice.
Rina has hours Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only.
Stephanie Kines, LMT
Senior Massage Therapist
Stephanie has been working as a Licensed Massage Therapist in Maryland, before recently making the move north. Working as a healthcare team member, she deeply believes in the healing potential of human touch, in an empathetic and safe environment. Her past certification in group fitness deepens her knowledge of kinetic movements of the body and the delicate relationship of flexibility, strength and function. She is proficient in a wide range of modalities, incorporating passive and active movements to get muscles back to functioning efficiently. Her education in trigger-point pain in the rotator cuff and neck has brought relief to many clients. Stephanie listens to your goals and tailors each massage to your specific needs- understanding and caring for the body as an entire system.
Stephanie is also a Great Life Wall of Famer. She was awarded this honor for her All American Volleyball Career at Juniata College.
Stephanie has hours Wednesday through Saturday by appointment only.
Brian Pyle, LMT
Brian Pyle, a Cortiva Institute graduate, has been working in the Philadelphia area as a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2017. While in school, he won the Clinic Shining Star Award, given to him as best student massage therapist. Being fitness minded and athletic, you can usually find Brian at the gym or out hiking. Tailored towards the physiology of how the body works, Brian’s helps his patients with a wide range of specific needs. His modalities include Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial & myofascial release, PNF stretching technique, and prenatal massage. Brian seeks to not only relieve pain and improve mobility, but also educate patients in overall physical self-care. In addition to his interest in massage therapy, Brian would also like to add “Personal Trainer” to his resume one day, making him a perfect fit with the Great Life practice.
Brian has hours Monday and Tuesday by appointment only.