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 services

by Janice on Dec 21
Shirley is amazing! She is so knowledgeable about the body and massage. She spends time in areas that need extra attention, and always customizes the massage to my personal needs. I feel so relaxed and cared for.
by Ryan on Dec 19
This was my first professional massage. Wasn't really sure what to expect but the moment I arrived I was at ease. Shirley was super nice and extremely professional. She asked about my personal history (I'm a long distance runner), why I was there and what I was hoping for. The massage was terrific and customized to my individual needs. The whole time she was explaining the "whats" and "whys" of everything she was doing. I couldn't have asked for more and look forward to returning.
by Susan on Dec 12
I am so happy that I found someone like Shirley. Every time I go in for an appointment I feel like I am with an old friend. Very comforting. I have recommended her to my friends also. So worth it!
by Mike on Nov 24
Shirley has a very professional but friendly manner. She really helped with my back problem. Lastly the music was great.
by Jeff on Nov 15
Shirley is a talented professional who really knows how to treat your needs in a calm, relaxing environment.
by John on Nov 15
shirley is the best !
by Anonymous on Nov 01
Shirley was great! Took care of all the problem areas and I felt great afterwards.
by Dawn on Oct 27
Always a great experience. Shirley is very knowledgeable about the body and muscles and always leaves me feeling so much better!
by Anonymous on Oct 24
Shirley was personable and professional. She listened to my concerns and developed an appropriate treatment plan. She made me feel relaxed and helped me identify ways to treat my injury going forward. I would recommend her to anyone needing therapeutic massage.
by Matteo on Oct 18
Shirley always does great work and is very friendly!!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Blend Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Positional Therapy

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