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 Apr 16
Fully Explained injury and what to do!!
by Anonymous on Apr 06
I had pain in my mid back and shoulder. After Shirley worked on it for an hour I had better range of motion and my pain level was significantly decreased. I will definitely be back.
by James on Mar 30
Shirley is very professional and does an amazing job. I will definitely book another visit.
by LISA on Mar 17
I appreciated just the right amount of talking... I enjoy the peacefulness of letting my mind drift when having a massage. Some massage therapists don't respect that and talk throughout the entire session. I loved the environment and care taken to give me a great massage!
by Nancy on Mar 13
I love that Shirley really listens to what you have to say, and tailors your massage to your needs. I always come out feeling so relaxed!
by Nick on Mar 09
Shirley worked wonders on my back, neck and shoulders.
by Joel on Feb 22
Shirley is great
by Anonymous on Feb 20
Knowledgeable and thoughtful
by Jennie on Jan 29
Every time I go for my regular massage I know that I'm going to walk out feeling better. Shirley knows me well and listens to what I've noticed has changed and is able to help relieve my issues.
by Anonymous on Jan 20
I count on Shirley to help keep me injury free so that I can continue run, hike, ski and participate in all the activities that help keep me active, healthy and happy

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Coaching

  • Training in the Office

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