Stephen Dahms

What is your role at the clinic?
In my role as a Registered Massage Therapist, I am motivated to help each and every person I see reach their potential. I believe in working collaboratively with the rest of the team at GSSMC to ensure the best treatment plan is developed with your health and wellness goals in mind.

What is your clinic specialty?
My main focus for treatment is based around reducing fascial and muscular restrictions that lead to pain and dysfunction. Whether the restriction is from scar tissue build up, overuse injuries or acute injuries, helping tissue heal properly to allow for proper movement is key to ensuring the body moves without limitations.

I have certifications in Myofascial Cupping, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) – better known as “Graston”, and Kinesio-Taping.

I have a very slow, methodical approach to treatment that would be considered “deep tissue”. I love having my clients come to treatments with workout/active wear to incorporate some movement exercises at the end of treatments to take advantage of the space created with fascial release during treatment!

What did you study and where? 
I obtained a Bachelors of Physical Education and Recreation from the University of Alberta in 2013. I then moved to Toronto, where I attended the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, graduating Cume Laude in 2016. I worked at the Integrated Health Institute in Toronto for 2 years before returning home to Edmonton in 2018. Since then, I have been treating at CrossFit Sherwood Park as well as Athlete’s Choice Massage.

Do you work specific days/hours?
I work Fridays and at least one other day per week on a variable schedule

What is your favorite way to stay active?
Hockey, golf, snowboarding, camping/hiking and maintaining a regular workout program are keys to my mental and physical health.