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 Jul 06
Came for therapeutic relief; had the best massage I have ever had, PLUS feel much better from an ‘injury/ailment’ that has been persistent for almost 17 months. Can not wait to go back and will definitely continue after the injury is healed.
by Erin on Jun 26
Shirley is amazing!!
by Anonymous on Jun 14
Shirley is top notch, always learning the newest techniques to help her clients achieve wellness.
by Anonymous on Jun 08
I enjoyed the entire experience, especially the new cupping technique!
by Andrew on Jun 01
I have experienced drastic improvements in my range of motion and the pain has decreased, Shirley does excellent work
by Anonymous on May 26
Easy on-line booking, easy access to the office, very knowledgeable and offered excellent advice
by Ravi on Apr 30
Good massage but needs some improvement regarding the customer approach. Overall it was satisfactory but I usually go to massage center in Natick, so when I compare this place to that I feel little bit of discomfort. Awesome customer Service. Usually I don't prefer a lot of oil when getting a massage. Getting a good massage differs from hand to hand. That's what I feel. Good Luck.
by Anonymous on Apr 25
Shirley is fantastic!! She takes time at the beginning of the appointment to learn where massage is needed most & really makes sure that spot/spots are targeted!! I highly recommend & have recommended Shirley!!!!
by lorraine on Apr 19
Shirley is amazing. I told her the spot where my pain was coming from and she went right to it. I can't wait to book my next massage.
by Gregory on Apr 13

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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