BodyLight LLC, providing Holistic Cancer Support

Supporting Your Natural Health & Wellness

Massage and Hypnotherapy for anyone with a current or past history of cancer.  Services can be given safely during any phase of diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and beyond.

Brian Stuepfert BodyLight Elk Grove Massage Oncology Hypnotherapy

Brian is a….Registered Nurse, Oncology Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Massage Therapist, Oncology Massage Practitioner, Yoga Nidra Teacher, Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Cancer Survivor, Runner, Nature Lover, Meditator

What’s in a title?  Training and experience both shape a person.  Often, though, even more important is how these things are expressed in an individual you put your trust in.  I hope that everything I have learned and experienced will help me have the tools to craft an experience for you that helps you on your path of life, and will help you feel good as you traverse it.

The Training & Experience that shapes what I offer to you

Clinical Hypnotherapy:  I learned Clinical Hypnotherapy from Maude Schellhous at the California School of Hypnotherapy in Sacramento, California.  I have also studied Conversational Hypnotherapy and Beyond Quantum Healing, both of which are skills I include as a part of my hypnotherapy toolbox.  I am continuously surprised and inspired by the many facets of our lives that hypnotherapy can touch – physical, mental, emotional, and even the spiritual parts of ourselves.  Hypnotherapy is the base of what I offer at BodyLight, the service that I believe has the most potential to bring you relief, change, healing, and becoming.  It is a deep but subtle practice, helping your own inner potential stand up and be supported, transformed, strengthened, and emboldened to make the changes that best support your feeling of ease and comfort as you walk through your daily life.

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, ACHE, certification #123-015

Massage Therapy:  Most of my massage training was at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California.  Though the school no longer exists, the teachings of the wonderful, insightful teachers are still with me.  The basis of the education was in acupressure; Using very light finger pressure along the meridians used in Chinese medicine to open up energy channels, remove blockages, free the body and the mind.  Other classes were added on to this base, mostly Asian derived or inspired forms of massage and bodywork such as Thai Massage, Shiatsu, Tui Na, and others.  There was always a layer, and some dedicated classes, that honored intuition and ways to work with the body’s more subtle energies.  The mind-body-spirit-life connection was discussed and experienced through each course.  I have also studied elsewhere, most recently at MTI, or the Massage Therapy Institute in Davis, California – Also a great place to learn.  The base of my massage practice is Tui Na, within which I incorporate techniques I have learned in other styles.  I typically finish a Tui Na massage therapy session with about 10-15 minutes of acupressure.  All of the massage therapy I offer can be adjusted to what your body and mind need on the day you come in for an appointment.  I have additional training in Oncology Massage, which helps a massage therapist to adapt massage skills they already have to be used with persons in any stage of cancer care or post cancer recovery or in survivorship.

Certified Massage Therapist, CAMTC, certification #80624

Nursing:  My Registred Nursing (RN) education and my Masters of Science in Nursing, with my Nurse Practitioner training was all done at UCSF.  I worked as a hospital, bedside nurse in pediatrics for several years, working with newborns, post surgery patients, patients with a variety of medical illnesses, and kids and young adults with cancer and blood disorders.  As a Nurse Practitioner, I have worked mostly with kids, teens, and young adults who have cancer or blood disorders, as well as ong term cancer survivors.  Later, I worked as an Oncology Nurse with adults who have cancer.  I left Nursing in June 2024 to dedicate myself to serving people through my business, BodyLight.