Dahnen has been with Brixton Therapy Centre since 2006.
After completing his basic massage training and an eighteen month period working in BA’s travel spa at Heathrow Airport, Dahnen went on to study at the Essentials for Health massage school in London in 2007. Here he gained a BTEC level 5 diploma in Sports & Remedial Massage, which gave him his first taste of treating soft tissue injuries. Eager to build upon these skills he set about furthering his education through a variety of different sources including instruction from some of the world’s best known experts in bodywork, and in particular clinical massage.
His work comprises a range of specialised massage and manual techniques such as myofascial release, neuromuscular (trigger point) therapy, and advanced stretching methods to help reduce pain, increase range of movement and improve posture. Self-care also features prominently, with an emphasis on teaching clients specific exercises or relaxation techniques to do at home to ensure that they are fully involved and in control of their recovery.
His clients tend to be those seeking help with overcoming specific musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, including neurological pain. For instance, the computer user experiencing pins and needles in their hands, the long distance driver suffering from chronic lower back pain, the manual worker with a 'frozen' shoulder, or the athlete unable to run due to a sore knee.
In 2010 he returned to Essentials for Health, this time as a sports massage tutor. The school sadly closed down in 2014 but he continues his passion for teaching, running advanced massage workshops for therapists.
He lives in Deptford, South East London.
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