Licensed Massage Therapist
Practicing Since 2022
A recent graduate of Great Lakes Massage Therapy School and a newly licensed massage therapist, Ryan is originally from Chicago. Jumping from one lake to the next, he moved to Erie in 2017.
Ryan has a four year degree in illustration from the American Academy of Art College in Chicago and has worked as a professional artiste! But during the pandemic, he realized, like a lot of us, that he wanted to add a new challenge to his life and try something different – but something he had felt called to in the past by friends and family who told him he had “intuitive hands” whenever he gave them a shoulder massage.
Once he started studying massage, he felt certain he’d found an additional passion and another way to help people even more directly.
In his spare time (when is that!?), he loves to read, especially science fiction and crime fiction. And he’s a gamer who loves when a game has a deep and sprawling story. You’d also find him using his art skills in model kit work.
“Of the five elements I am most closely associated with air. I think logically and very rationally about situations and problems. I love to freely give my knowledge to the world. If asked a question either in session or in general if I know the answer, I will happily impart my wisdom to that person at that time.”
“I was born as an Aquarius, and I do identify with some of the traits of this sign. The beaten path has never been my path for example, which is why I am a massage therapist. I believe in equality and fairness and hate lies and round about discussions. My goal is to constantly expand my knowledge of the world and how things work within it and the universe. With that comes a keen eye for observation and a curiosity to match the traits above. These traits have helped me in doing art and in the art of massage.”
Ryan has an eclectic taste in music!
Working with clients:
Classical Piano with a soft edge to it, Bioneural beats, Stock massage music ((ha))
Pink Floyd, My Morning Jacket, Deftones, Nirvana, Zeal & Ardor, The Who
Snoop Dog , Hopsin
Prince, Whitney Houston
Get to know Ryan even better…
If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be and what would you talk about? Where and what would you be eating?
“The three people I would be having dinner with would be Neil Gaiman, Steve Wozniak, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. We would probably be discussing how art, technology, physics, and mythology shape our world and modern society. Or we would just be chilling and having a beer…not very sure yet.”
If you could not be a massage therapist, what other job do you have DAY DREAMS of doing?
“The only other job I have ever daydreamed of having is as a concept artist on a film. I got close in my career but never got there. I am happy with where I am now though.”