Shirley Shepardson

Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it ~ Anonymous

The challenging fast paced 5K run. The long endurance run of the Newport Marathon. The 140.6 miles for the Ironman. I have participated in many races for over 10 years. 

 As an age grouper I have experienced the thrill of the podium during the speed of the sprint to the long endurance and sometimes seemingly impossible finish line crosses at IMLP in 2014 and again at IMMT in 2016.

 I have enjoyed the challenges presented at the muddy and hilly Warrior Dash and the adventures of the Greenway Cha...

The challenging fast paced 5K run. The long endurance run of the Newport Marathon. The 140.6 miles for the Ironman. I have participated in many races for over 10 years. 

 As an age grouper I have experienced the thrill of the podium during the speed of the sprint to the long endurance and sometimes seemingly impossible finish line crosses at IMLP in 2014 and again at IMMT in 2016.

 I have enjoyed the challenges presented at the muddy and hilly Warrior Dash and the adventures of the Greenway Challenge with 2017 being my 10th year as the team Captain of Victorious Secrets. 

 Through it all I have lived, dreamed, experienced the endless hours of training and have also fallen victim to injury. Never wanting to give up but having to change goals due to injuries to my body that I didn’t want to face.

 I understand the sports. I know what it takes to train. I know the heartbreaks of injury. All of these life experiences have led me down the path which I follow today. 

As a graduate of Bancroft School of Massage, I hold certifications in Integrated Positional Therapy Level II, NeuroMuscular Therapy for the Lower Body, MyoFascial Release and Thai Table Massage. I used bits and pieces of each one of these during treatment that is specifically designed, just for you!

 Each modality has given me different insights of the body, from muscle to tendons, joints, nerves and ligaments. Covering each part of the body I have found it amazing in so many ways. The body can heal itself in many situations and at other times it needs help. This is where Massage Therapy comes into play. Specifically at my practice, Sports Massage. 

When someone wants a sports massage, it is a huge understanding and want from the client that the therapist understands their perspective in regards to their goal. That the therapist 'get's it'. The client has a goal and usually during training they now have noticed pain in their knee, or hip, or foot and they are hoping with massage, 'Sports Massage', it will get them back out on the road and training again.

 I have seen the benefit of Massage Therapy which has helped me in so many ways during training. It has kept me healthy as well as it has helped me to recover from injuries such as hamstring pulls, shoulder issues, pain in my foot, hip, and glutes. Massage Therapy is simply amazing. 

As the owner of SportsZenergy located in Worcester, my goal is to help others to reach their goals, stay healthy and happy. 


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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

MA # MT-13187-MT

Education
2015

Bancroft School of Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Myofascial Release I - 2015

Certified in Myofascial Release as taught by John Barnes.

Kinesiology Taping Specialist - 2015

Kinesiology tape is used for treating athletic injuries.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Coaching services

by Anonymous on Jan 08
Sweet kind caring, patient and forgiving my late arrival ??
by Nancy on Dec 31
Shirley is a wonderful massage therapist. I came for a specific issue and have not had a recurrence of that problem since my visit.
by Heather on Dec 29
Shierly was amazing. She was professional and friendly and made me feel comfortable.
by Jennifer on Dec 17
Shirley always provides a professional environment and is very attentive to whatever your needs are.
by Michael on Dec 02
Shirley is great.
by Jared on Nov 22
Shirley was incredible! Took great care of me and handled everything so well. Made it such a peaceful and comforting experience and I highly recommend her! I'm a talker so she made great conversation the entire time and it was exactly what I needed.
by Anonymous on Nov 17
Super nice and friendly. Listened to my wants for the massage
by Jeanne on Oct 25
I like Shirley!!
by Anonymous on Oct 20
Shirley took the time to determine my needs and concentrated on the problem areas during the massage session. For the first time in many years I was able to have a full range of motion with my right arm. thanks !
by Steve on Oct 14
the caring and gentle touch. knew what was wrong before i even told her.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • Swedish Massage
  • Late Cancel Charge

Coaching

  • Training

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