Owner and Founder of Epoch Integrated Health, Ollivor (Olli) Dickson is a second-generation massage therapist who graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2019. Growing up in the Okanagan, Olli grew up playing high-level sports before leaving home at age 16 to pursue a 5-year junior hockey career that landed him in the WHL, AJHL, and KIJHL. Following his hockey career, Olli turned to managing, coaching, and scouting in the junior hockey ranks. Olli attributes his success at the rink to massage therapy as a recovery method for training and injuries he sustained over the course of his career.
In 2018, Olli moved from the South Okanagan to the Lower Mainland to pursue his passion for massage therapy. During his time in school, Olli worked in many different areas of practice, some of which included Friends for Life Society in Vancouver, Canucks Place, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, and Last Door Recovery Centre. Olli is trained in Swedish Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage Therapy, Sports Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release, Joint mobilization as well as Pregnancy Massage.
Olli believes in a holistic and hands-on approach when helping his patients improve their quality of life. To help his patients achieve their treatment goals Olli incorporates active homecare modalities into his treatment plans. Olli also incorporates active, passive, and resisted ranges of motion into his practice with the hopes of maintaining or enhancing his patient’s mobility.
With a patient-focused approach Olli’s treatments start with a thorough assessment of his patients, this allows for Ollivor to find the best treatment plan for that particular treatment with the patient’s consent. During treatment time Olli continuously assesses and re-assesses his patient in order to confirm said treatment plan is working. After treatment, Olli then reassesses his patients and prescribes them with homecare modalities as previously mentioned. Olli’s area of focus has been treating patients with acute, chronic pain and dysfunction, and he also has had experience working with both amateur and professional athletes throughout his career.
Ollivor’s approach to therapy is to treat the body as a whole, not just addressing the immediate symptoms, in order to facilitate healing at the origin of the problem. Olli is a passionate and caring person as he helps his patients embark on their healing journeys.
Massage Therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.