Aspire Sports Therapies is proud to celebrate diversity in all its forms. We vehemently oppose injustice and persecution of vulnerable groups. One of the most inspiring and exciting things about practicing bodywork is treating bodies of every color, shape, size, age, and ability.
If you, a friend, or a loved one need massage and cannot afford our standard rates, please contact us for flexible options and sliding scale payment. We support BIPOC communities who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and other public health crises, social stigma and racism, and socioeconomic disparity. Everybody - and every body - deserves dignity, opportunity, and resources for optimal health and wellness; Aspire is committed to being a part of that solution.
Sports & Recovery Massage
Injury Management & Prevention
Out-Calls & Events
Due to stringent sanitation requirements and the tenuous position of touch therapy businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, we are no longer offering packages. Specific requests for outcalls will be considered on an individual basis.
Our Clients are Bodies in Motion
Who We Are
Sara Clawson, the owner and founder of Aspire Sports Therapies, is a nationally-recognized expert on sports massage and bodywork in endurance sports. With 12 years' experience in the profession, she has worked with pro cycling teams on three continents, Olympic medalists, NCAA athletics programs, and professional sports franchises. Sara specializes in sports and deep tissue massage with a strong emphasis on injury rehabilitation and prevention, competition preparation and recovery, and performance optimization.
With an MS in sports medicine from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a background in kinesiology education, Sara also enjoys teaching and developing continuing education courses for bodywork therapy professionals. Sara's vision for AST is to build a collective of like-minded sports medicine practitioners to serve as the athletes' pit crew, fine-tuning every aspect of performance from fuel mix and mental conditioning to mechanical efficiency.
When she isn't in the office or on the road with a team, you can find Sara training for cyclocross (it's coming, folks, it's always coming), working in her garden, with a paint brush in her hand, or keeping her fingers limber on the piano keys. For more information about appointments and team travel, visit www.saraclawson.com
Josh Jackson began his massage career after many years of working in retail. In need of a life change, he pursued a diploma in massage therapy from Kneaded Energy School of Massage. His background in sports allowed him to excel at sports massage and working with athletes. After experiencing the benefits of massage to his own athletic abilities, Josh knew he had found his calling in sports massage.
Josh was a multi-sport athlete growing up and received his bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Georgia. Following years of a sedentary lifestyle in college, he picked up hiking as a new hobby to help preserve his physical and mental health. Hiking led to trail running and trail running has led to an obsession with ultra marathon running and racing at all distances. When he is not practicing massage he is training for the next race or exploring new trails with his dogs.