Check Out Our Sports Massage Therapist Sharon!
We do this profile for our therapists now and again so that you can get to know them and get a little more information on who they are and what they do. Many of our therapists not only work in sports massage but also are athletes themselves. So here we go!
What is your background in sports?
Sharon: I have always enjoyed movement and have tried different kind of sports, even field hockey at one point, but lately I am really into yoga. I specifically train in arial yoga, circus, and silks.
How long have you been training at your sport?
Sharon: I took my first arial class in 2013, but really started to get serious about it in 2015. I am now teaching arial yoga.
Can your share one experience as someone who uses their body that has greatly impacted your sports massage?
Sharon: Training in aerial can sometimes contribute to some weird imbalances. Especially if you are training for a performance sequence. However, I am a big fan of movement variability. Because of this I try and make sure BOTH sides of the body are worked in a sports massage, not just the side that has the issue.
How long have you been training at your sport of choice?
Sharon: 5-6 years
What is your best uh oh story?
Sharon: One of the most significant injuries I have had is pretty recent. I inured my right shoulder so badly that it took me out of any regular movement practice. It gave me a deep appreciation of shoulder injury.
How did you get into sports massage?
Sharon: When deciding our final semester practical, I decided to train as an LMT at the Joffery Ballet School. It was after that experience that I realized I really wanted to work with athletes and dancers.
Are there any athletes you admire?
Sharon: Misty Copeland is pretty cool and inspiring!
Other than sports massage is there anything else you really enjoy working on?
Sharon: I LOVE working with the prenatal population.
Is there anything else about you we should know? (odd ball facts and such?)
Sharon: Oh, I can hula hoop, play the ukelele while singing at the same time.
Sharon has now been on our staff for 1 year! Congratulations Sharon, you have grown leaps and bounds and worked hard for it. If you want to book a session with Sharon for sports massage, medical massage or prenatal massage you can find us online on our booking page!
You can also find more about Sharon in her therapist profile here.
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