Shirley has been an endurance athlete for over 10 years. She has completed over 30 sprints/oplympic distance races, 5 half Ironmans and she is also a 2 X Ironman. (IMLP & IMMT)
During these adventures, she has also encountered injuries as many athletes do. She has trained with an injury, raced with an injury, and have had to miss getting to the starting line because of an injury.
She has experienced hamstring pulls, shoulder issues, piriformis syndrome, hip and knee issues, and has developed arthritis in the right foot.
With all of this, becoming a massage therapist was the only answer. It gave her a better understanding of the human body and the reasons why these injuries occur along with prevention.
Self-care can go along way and we are not getting any younger.
Till this day, I know I am not invincible an am not always pain free, but I always turn to massage therapy first when the need arises.
My goal is to understand what it is that brought you to massage therapy. We’ll work together to restore your strength and mobility, reduce or eliminate your symptoms, and invigorate your sense of self.
For 8 years, Pam has performed High Risk Obstetric Ultrasound at places such as the Women & Infants Hospital and Mass General Hospital. She has worked with gynecologic ultrasound and abdominal scars.
Her background consists also of case presentations such as “The detection of Spinabifida Using Indirect Sonographic Cranial Signs” in 1993 and “Antenatal Sonographic Findings in Trisomy 21” in 1992.
She once was even a Guest Lecturer at Harvard Medical School Ultrasound Course.
The human body is no stranger to Pam which is why this led her to the field of Massage Therapy. It is something she believes in and has been in situations that she knew it would help her patients.
She is now exploring the world of SportsMassage at SportsZenergy, LLC after graduating from Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in 2014.
Pam is an athlete herself, so she understands what it takes to train for a race, the time spent and the benefits of massage during training.
An avid runner while keeping strength training part of her routine, she understands the athletes mind. The need/want to continue and not only get to the start line, but to the finish line.
Pam is skilled in MyoFascial Release, Swedish, Deep Tissue and Hot Stone Massage.
2014 - Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
2015 – Table Thai Massage
2018 – Myofascial Release Massage for the Upper Body