Sam Walker
Sam Walker














QUALIFICATIONS PANEL

I graduated from The London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) - one of the leading establishments in its field in the UK – in 2007.

I am a member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage (ISRM).
I have worked part-time at Bromley Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic and Breeze - Breeze Yoga.

I also have my own Massage and Beauty business at Oakley Fitness in Petts Wood.

I have worked giving Massage at sporting events and regularly in the City.
Since qualifying, I have attended numerous advanced courses and continue to do so.

I hold an emergency first aid certificate.



Sport and Remedial Massage
Sport and remedial massage is the treatment of muscles, ligaments and tendons (soft tissues ) using specific bodywork skills which include general and deep tissue massage techniques, soft tissue release and manipulation, neuro-muscular techniques and facilitated stretching.

Athletes of all abilities benefit because a treatment focuses on muscle recovery rate after training and/or competing. Non-athletes benefit because a treatment also focuses on repetitive strain injuries caused by functional, emotional or postural problems, which in turn create muscle compensations.



What's in a treatment?
Initially a consultation, followed by a physical assessment of the problem area if required. General massage techniques soften muscles and allow the body to accept deeper tissue work. Every treatment is specific to the individuals needs and an appropriate exercise prescription can be put together, mindful that yoga and pilates can play an important role in accelerating recovery.



Benefits of a sports massage treatment
• Maintains optimal health of muscles, ligaments and tendons
• Reduces the risk of injury
• Increases flexibility and range of movement at the joints
• Relaxes excessively tight muscles
• Stimulates weak muscles
• Stretches localized areas of tight muscle when general stretching is ineffective
• Improves circulation
• Effective in removing lactic acid / waste by-products from muscles
• Relieves muscle soreness
• Helps reduce pain
• A highly effective form of physical and emotional stress relief



Preparation and requirements
• Refrain from eating for at least 90 minutes before a treatment and avoid a heavy meal afterwards.
• Drink plenty of water afterwards to help flush through toxins.
• Be prepared to feel slightly unwell or sore for up to 24 hours after first treatment - this is perfectly normal.



Prices
£50 - 1 hour (required for first appointment)
£42 - 45 mins
£35 - 30 mins (advised only for localised injuries/pre or post sports events/part of a progressive treatment prescription)




To make a booking or for any further information please call Sam on 07974 171 183
Oakley Fitness, 15a Chatsworth Parade, Petts Wood BR5 1DF