Brian Thayer

"How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having." ~Eckhart Tolle

In 2003, while in private practice for massage therapy, Brian began to explore and experience other forms of bodywork to familiarize himself with additional techniques to better serve his clientele. In September of 2003, this led him to CranioSacral Therapy (CST). It only took one session for him to know that he needed to study this work. He was amazed that such light touch could have such profound healing effects on the body. Two months later he participated in a two day Introduction t...

In 2003, while in private practice for massage therapy, Brian began to explore and experience other forms of bodywork to familiarize himself with additional techniques to better serve his clientele. In September of 2003, this led him to CranioSacral Therapy (CST). It only took one session for him to know that he needed to study this work. He was amazed that such light touch could have such profound healing effects on the body. Two months later he participated in a two day Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy course where he realized that this is the work he is meant to practice. Brian’s path was clear to him.

In April 2004, he took the full CranioSacral Therapy level one training and soon after began incorporating the work into his private practice with tremendous results. By the end of 2005, he had completed the first four core classes of CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute . He had also begun assisting CranioSacral Therapy I classes, including the Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy for Small Animals.

On August 7, 2008, Brian completed a two and a half year process to become an Upledger Certified CranioSacral Therapist. He is one of only 23 certified therapists in the state of Massachusetts and one of only 623 certified in the U.S. (approx 1,300 worldwide).

In December of 2008, he completed the requirements needed to become a Certified Teaching Assistant.

In 2012 he completed The Upledger Advanced 1 CranioSacral Therapy and Advanced 2 CranioSacral Therapy courses.

Now, he is a qualified teaching assistant for more than 10 Upledger CranioSacral Therapy classes. He leads a study group in Northampton for Upledger CST students, and he also works one-on-one mentoring students of CranioSacral Therapy.

Brian is very passionate about his work with CranioSacral Therapy. He feels blessed and honored to be able to share this work with his clients and other bodyworkers.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

MA # 3179

Education
2003

Stillpoint Massage at Greenfield CC

Therapeutic Massage

2003

The Upledger Institute

Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy

2004

The Upledger Institute

CranioSacral Therapy 1

2004

The Upledger Institute

CranioSacral Therapy 2

Experience
Bodywork

Upledger Certified CanioSacal Therapy

In September of 2008, Brian completed the necessary coursework and examinations to become Upledger Techniques Certified in CranioSacral Therapy.

Upledger Certified CanioSacral Therapy Teaching Assisant

Brian began assisting CranioSacral Therapy classes for The Upledger Institute in 2005. After becoming certified in CranioSacral Therapy (September 2008) he completed the requirements in December 2008 to be an Upledger Certified Teaching Assistant for the CranioSacral Therapy curriculum. He is now a Certified Teaching Assistant for several classes including CranioSacral Therapy 1&2, Advanced 1&2, as well as SomatoEmotional Release 1&2 and specialized courses such as The Brain Speaks (a course that looks at neuroanatomy & physiology and the application of CranioSacral Therapy techniques).

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Coaching services

by Anonymous on Aug 21
Skilled and gentle
by Tracie on Aug 16
The hot towels at the beginning were an unexpected surprise. Ahhh. With only 1/2 an hour, I could tell Brian knows his stuff, and I've seen many massage therapists in the past decade for chronic pain issues. I did feel better yesterday! I'm excited to do more inner work on myself by experiencing the full craniosacral session(s).
by Rosemary on Aug 05
Brian is so skilled and devoted to his work. It is a pleasure to work with him to get rid of all my "aches and pains"
by Ashley on Jul 23
Fantastic tecchnique
by Anonymous on Jun 29
This was only my third experience of CST with Brian. I am amazed by how such a gentle therapy can yield such marked results. I am someone who always feels tired but seldom feels relaxed. That has begun to change. I'm very grateful to have been referred here.
by Jennifer on Apr 30
So subtle but so effective!
by Jeriko on Apr 10
I really enjoyed the massage with cranio at the end, I felt the relaxation in my body the following days after-thank you!
by Bradford on Apr 06
Well, I came with a stiff neck and left with no stress....
by Tracey on Feb 21
Very relaxing
by Anonymous on Jan 20
After he had finished I could actually feel some relief... I will have to see how the next few day's go. But it's the morning after and I am off to a great start.. Thanks Brian!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Swedish Massage

Coaching

  • Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

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