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Though blind since birth, Ricky Prevatte has never let his lack of sight slow him down. He attended public schools growing up, where he excelled at wrestling and beepball—a form of baseball modified for the blind. It was at this active time that Prevatte first discovered the healing powers of massage; when he learned he had an aptitude for the holistic method, he decided to turn it into a career. That was 25 years ago. Today, Prevatte continues to strengthen his skill set with medical massage techniques, allowing him to better relieve his clients of chronic pain. He helps restore balance between the nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems with neuromuscular therapy, which can alleviate symptoms ranging from leg pain and carpal-tunnel syndrome to anxiety and a severe case of the Mondays. During Active Isolated Stretching treatments, Prevatte stretches major muscle groups to increase flexibility and enhance overall health.