Sam is a senior member of The Australian Massage Therapy Association and is a regular contributor to the AMT journal. He is also a mentor to junior therapists through the AMT mentoring program.

Sam first started learning manual therapy under the tutelage of the famous Tai Chi master
Yu Gia Ma in the late 1980s. He has studied

many lineages of massage therapy, mostly from Asian traditions. His formal education includes the study of traditional Thai massage at Bangkok medical school. He also has a diploma in health science from Qacadamy Brisbane and is certified in exercise prescription from Trinity College Dublin.

Sam has a keen interest in neuroscience and pain science. The study of modern understandings of traditional techniques gives Sam a unique perspective that combines ancient wisdom with modern science.