RaphaRub was developed, as are so many things, out of a desperation to help my Dad’s poor health. He was unable to walk due to neuropathy. Dad was a very athletic, active man and was devastated to fall down every time he tried to take a few steps. So devastated that he wanted to commit suicide.
I vowed not to allow a bad end to my Dad’s great life and began to research solutions. Truthfully, I began by speaking with Amish folks – I realized that they are among the healthiest groups in America. Together we came up with the recipe and the methodology for creating a topical relief balm.
I eagerly sent some to Dad. After 3 days, he called to let me know he took 6 steps, but to not get my hopes up. Months later, he got a dog and let me know he walks it every day. Just last month, he bragged that he finished painting the outside of his home using ladders. He doesn’t run marathons but he is active now, walks, goes fishing, and is, once again, enjoying life. I was so excited.
Little by little, word began to spread and I started sending jars of my concoction to people with persistent pains or aches. To their amazement, they found instant relief, sometimes after decades of suffering and searching for help to no avail. I needed to make more, up to a dozen jars at a time. It was great fun! Dozens of jars expanded to hundreds and before long, I was shipping across country, getting tear-filled testimonials every day.
RaphaRub was born! (“Rapha” means “to heal” in Hebrew.) I maintain small-batch formulation and closely control quality of ingredients and process. It is a bigger thrill than I could imagine to learn about and watch so many wonderful people find relief from pain, aches, skin irritations and rediscover joy of life!