Marty Ryan has spent most of his life repairing automobiles until recently.
Now he's a licensed massage therapist with Healing Touch Massage Therapy, now in its third year of operation.
"I've spent my entire mechanical life fixing things," he said. "I find out what's broken and fix it, or in this case maybe not completely fix it, but help it."
Ryan owned a machine shop in Danville for 20 years, but because of economic reasons he had to sell his shop. He said his initial interest in massage therapy came about because of his own personal experience with pain from which he found relief through chiropractors and massage.
"In my youth, I spent five years in the mission field. I have a desire to help people and massage therapy is one way I can do that."