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 Anonymous on Jan 09
Shirley is the only one who has ever given me relief for my chronic back pain. She is thorough, detailed, and tailors each massage to my needs that visit. She offers advice on stretches I can do between visits and even new techniques she's working on. I'd recommend her to anyone!
by Lindsey on Dec 30
Shirley’s experience as a LMT made my massage great! Not only that but she is so friendly and hospitable, I can’t imagine going anywhere else.
by Anonymous on Dec 21
This place always leaves me relaxed and feeling great about the day. I love Shirley her skill and energy and amazing !
by Jennifer on Dec 12
Shirley always pays attention to whatever ailments or pains you may have and focuses her attention to them. She is skilled in many types of massage and relief, and is always learning new techniques to make sure her clients are able to utilize the service that is right for them.
by Anonymous on Nov 23
Terrific experience!
by Jessie on Oct 28
Shirley is awesome!! Best massage I've had and I've been to see her twice now. She is thorough in reviewing what problems/problem areas you may have and keeps great notes so she knew what I needed worked on for the second session. She also discussed ways to manage my tightness and improve my flexibility. If you haven't had a massage with Shirley, you are missing out! BOOK AN APPOINTMENT! :)
by Paula on Sep 28
Shirley is very knowledgeable and very professional.
by Steve on Sep 12
do you really have to ask????? :)
by Anonymous on Sep 07
I was so relaxed, I fell asleep shortly after dinner & slept through the entire night without interruption which never happens. Thanks Shirley
by Dave on Aug 15
Very comforting and relaxing!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Cupping Methods
  • Table Thai Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Positional Therapy

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