My favorite part of the Raffa community is serving people who have a genuine passion and interest in helping to better themselves physically and mentally. Raffa is unique in that it offers a safe, loving, nonjudgmental space where you can just relax and, as the sign on the entrance reads, come as you are, not as you think you should be. I believe having a license to heal through touch is a profound honor and truly a gift. There’s no greater satisfaction than helping clients to heal themselves. To not only have an understanding of the body, how it works, and how it recovers but to also be able to share that knowledge with clients, week after week, is incredibly fulfilling and not something I’ll ever take for granted. I love all of the rooms in Urban Sweat but if I had to choose, it’s a toss up between the Himalayan salt room and the charcoal room. My favorite dish in the Raffa Real Food Cafe is the edamame dumplings.