Cleo Bates is in his ninth season as massage therapist with the Dallas Stars. A graduate of the Texas Massage Institute and a state-licensed therapist, Bates has obtained certifications in several active release technique which include active palpation with Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), upper extremity, lower extremity and spine. He is also trained in eldoa, myofascial stretching, as well as functional and corrective exercise. Bates has been a therapist in the Dallas area for the last 13 years helping both recreational and professional athletes. He and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Carrollton.