Kris Pierce, 49, is a certified massage therapist who lost his sight 17 years ago. He says being blind enhances his ability to tune into his clients’ conditions.

“Anytime you lose one sense, the others pick up,” said Dr. Barry Matheson, a chiropractor who rents office space to Pierce. Matheson said Pierce approached him several months ago about affiliating with his office, and he thought it was a good idea.

Pierce, who sees about 100 patients a month, has helped people with peripheral neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome regain feeling in their feet and hands. Others in pain from surgeries or disease report noticeable improvement after massage therapy.

The Flint Journal, Flushing, Michigan, Mar. 10