Brock Chambers, LMT, NMT

triangle About Brock

I began playing the double bass back in 5th grade when pressured out of the violin section by my best friend who would constantly remind me that he was better than me. He was and so I decided to play the bass…on the opposite side of the conductor. I continued studying double bass as a Music Performance Major at the University of Colorado at Boulder. By my sophomore year I realized that landing a job in a major orchestra would not only involve a lot more practice than I was capable of, the number job opening were fewer than graduates from any music program in the country. I then decided to study Music Management at the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated in 1995.

After an internship at Yamaha, and one of my favorite jobs as Orchestra Manager for the Denver Young Artists Orchestra I found myself needing to earn money and ended up in the corporate world. But eventually I found myself in pain and not enjoying going to work. I discovered massage through the suggestion of a chiropractor I had seen and the light bulb went off that I could study massage and potentially make a decent living afterwards. So in 2004 I went back to school at the Center for Advanced Therapeutics and earned my certification in October of 2005.

Since 1992 I have played bass professionally with the Boulder Philharmonic. And while in school for massage I noticed its effects on my music. I was stating to play better than I had in my life. Looking back, I realized that chronically tight muscles played a role in my ability to learn music. In school the more I practiced the worse I played. This made no sense to me at the time, but many years later as I was getting my body thoroughly massaged, and the muscles loosened, it was obvious that massage was now a part of musical journey.

But I knew I wasn't alone. I've talked to other bass players and other musicians and it was quite common that musicians ran into pain or problems at some point in their studies and careers. Since I began practicing massage I've worked with many different instrumentalists, including violinists, cellists, double bassists, trombonists, drummers, percussionists, pianists, and guitarists. Each instrument has its own unique challenges. My job is to identify restrictions in your muscles and resolve them so that you can play your best.

guitar and hand

"This is Brock.
He saved my hand!"

–Jeff, Guitarist

Brock Chambers

Massage Education

  • Soft Tissue Therapy Certification (Swedish, Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular), Center of Advanced Therapeutics 2005

  • Sports Massage Certificate, Reflexology Certificate, On-Site Massage Certificate, Center of Advanced Therapeutics 2004-2005

  • Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Certification, Center of Advanced Therapeutics 2006

  • Beginning Cranial-Sacral Certification 2008, Intermediate Cranial-Sacral Certification 2010, Dr. Norm Lewark

  • Cranial Sacral Level One 2009, Upledger Institute

  • Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians 2008, Thomas Myer's Anatomy Trains