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Crystal Lake View Wellbeing & Holistic Therapies

Our beautiful treatment room overlooks Crystal Lake and the Ancient Woodland beyond. Designed with pure indulgence and relaxation in mind for one-on-one treatments with a stunning view thanks to our floor to ceiling glass sliding doors.

CLV is based at the Ocean Walker Academy, a swimming, kayak/sup and wellbeing centre. We are excited to be able to offer great packages that mix massage, Yoga, meditation and more thanks to our incredible location and the skills of our experienced practitioner Sam.

If you swim (or book any other activity) at the Ocean Walker Academy you could time your booking so that you can have a treatment afterward - a particular favourite with swimmers is our SWIMMERS RECOVERY MASSAGE, just what you need to relieve any neck and shoulder tension.

We are the first Wellbeing Centre in the world to use our own healing Crystals that were found in the ground when building our lake for therapy. Incredibly powerful and beautiful, we have a gorgeous selection of Calcite and Septarian to compliment holistic therapies such as Reiki and Crystal Healing.

Check out how we built Crystal Lake>>
the 1st Purpose built open water swimming lake in the country!

Crystal Lake View Therapy Room

Meet Our Practitioner: Samantha Lister

Samantha Lister - Senior Therapist

Hi, I am Sam. I am a highly qualified and experienced Senior therapist having been in the salon and spa industry for over 15 years. I was drawn to being a therapist as I wanted to help people feel great naturally. I love providing a holistic experience for my clients pairing exceptional customer service with personalised treatments that care for your mind, body and spirit to achieve exceptional results.

I attend continued professional development every year and love to keep expanding my knowledge so that I continue to provide the hightest quality treatments.

Some of my career highlights so far have been working in luxury ski resorts in Switzerland providing treatments to VIPs and celebrities, being assistant spa manager in a large spa hotel and working at Lincolns five star salon in The Bailgate.

Crystal Meditation

I recently attended a crystal meditation session at Ocean Walker Academy. My first thoughts were just how tranquil the setting was with a really calm energy present and how wonderful the indoor barn was set up. The session was lovely and I was able to thoroughly relax. Thank you very much.

Helen Elliot

Perfect Experience

The Crystal healing meditation was an incredible hour of pure bliss felt rejuvenated and relaxed after with my eyes wider than they were before! Thank you!

Harriet Pritchard

Crystal Healing and Meditation

From the welcome to the goodbyes this was a most tranquil experience. The space was beautifully presented and the session took me to a place of calm I’ve never experienced anything quite like this. Looking forward to my next visit.

Namaste 🙏

Leanne Leverton

dreamy Experience

I tried SUP yoga for my first time with Sam. It was an amazingly tranquil experience.
Sam was professional and extremely warm and friendly, which put me at ease straight away.
Sam’s sequence was beautifully thought through and put together. I would recommend for beginners, intermediate and experienced yogis and sup boarders. Sam was both supportive and encouraging to the group to tune into their own bodies and to go as deep into a pose as suits each individual. She gave great pointers for using the sup equipment.
The surroundings are simply stunning. It truly was a dreamy experience, that left me floating long after leaving the water.

Kelly Nunn

Amazing Experience

SUP Yoga was one of the most amazing things I have ever done! Having never done paddle boarding before but dabbled in different yoga classes, I was convinced I would end up in the lake numerous times, however didn’t fall in once!

Sam, our instructor was so patient with us, explaining exactly how to be on the paddle board for it to stay as stable as possible. It had rained earlier in the day and so the overflow of the waterfall was on which made the whole session extremely therapeutic.

Sam guided us through an amazing yoga session from sitting, to kneeling and at one point standing, and took lots of pictures along the way, which was great at the end to see what we had accomplished! She spoke through each move so well that you didn’t need to see her, you could just keep your eyes shut and stay relaxed moving into each position.

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys yoga, paddle boarding or even meditation, as it really keep you in the present moment. It’s one to tick off the bucket list for sure!

Zoe Cooper

Highly Recommend

I’d booked a 2-hour learn to stand up paddle board session which I can say hand on heart I would highly recommend for anyone interested in getting started with SUP.

From the idyllic setting to the highly quality coaching I cannot fault the experience.

The session started with a brief introduction to the instructor Sam and a run through of the prerequisite safety briefing and run through the equipment. This was well paced, informative and delivered with efficiency and clarity that avoided this feeling overwhelming.

We were quickly on the water and riding the boards whilst kneeling. Despite it being a group session there was plenty of scope to progress at our own pace which was comforting. Sam moved seamlessly between group and individual coaching and provided useful prompts and tips that struck a good balance between ensuring you understood the theory and had space to turn this into practice. I think everyone managed to stand up at some point and most of us managed to fall in too which was met with good humour and encouragement.

The water was a lovely colour and clean when I fell in and the astro turf banking made it easy to get out without clambering up a muddy bank.

When we were all done there was time for a group stretch and then we headed to the wooden changing shacks. These were clean and well kept.

I stopped for some cake and a drink which I was able to pay with on card – always useful. The cake was lovely and a drink was lovely on a particularly hot day.

All in all, I would highly recommend SUP at Ocean Walker and will certainly be returning.

Craig Chaplain


I took my 16 year son with me for the introduction to paddleboarding course and we both had a great time. We’d never done anything like it before so wasn’t sure we’d manage but by the end we were both standing up on our boards without too much trouble. A really fun afternoon at an excellent venue. We regularly swim there too. Can’t fault anything about it, just wish it was closer to my home!

Emma Smith

SUP Lesson For Beginners

Well what can I say “Fantastic”
Loved it… great venue and the most kind and friendly staff. Sam, the teacher, was fun, friendly and patient. First time I have ever tried this activity and was standing up in no time.. fell in a couple of times too! Cannot wait to do this again!

Susan Hildred


My 1st ever paddleboard session. Had an absolutely amazing time. Instructor was so good and helpful.

It was just a lovely fun time.

Sarah Hyland

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Lesson

Having never been paddle boarding before, I thought it wise to book a lesson and decided to go Kayaking first to see what the facilities offered. I first learnt to kayak some 50 years ago, but not done a lot in recent years, so knew I could manage that. With the hot summer we have had I felt the water would probably be warm enough, as I do not possess a wet suit. It was a warm sunny day and I chatted with a lady who was having her very first paddle boarding session and was only wearing a swim suit, she was getting on very well. The lake is lovely and clean and surrounded by neat grass slopes, dotted with benches and tables where you can enjoy a coffee and delicious cake in beautiful surroundings. I immediately enrolled on the next SUP course. Our group of ten was led by Sam, our friendly instructor she made us all feel safe and at ease as she explained everything before entering the water. We all managed to progress from kneeling to standing during the session and were able to manoeuvre around, I fell in more than others but it was a friendly group so we all had a good laugh and with her encouragement and one to one advice were able to get back on our boards. Infact she ensured anyone who hadn’t already fallen in had a go at doing so, to practice getting back on in deeper water. Thank you for both enjoyable sessions, I will be back

Jennifer Bolton

Paddleboarding Lesson

Really enjoyed my paddle boarding lesson. Sam the instructor was brilliant and really puts you at ease. The facilities are excellent and such beautiful surroundings. Will definitely be back.

Richard Mann


As a person in the middle of my seventh decade I am new to this sport but it is something I am determined to master. All the people who were in our group were put at ease and the equipment was explained.
Within 15 minutes we were up and off most of us standing and enjoying the peace and quiet of the lake.
Some even had a go at paddleboard yoga I was not one of them!!
It was an enjoyable session and I am hoping that there will be a chance to practice our new found skills.

Janet Dixon

Great New Experience

I had a lovely afternoon learning to stand up paddle board.
Everything was well organised and I felt safe at all times.
The teacher was professional and encouraging.
I will definitely be doing it again!

Michelle Bower

SUP Lesson

Oh I had the best time at Ocean Walker on Saturday.. fun, informative and I stood up almost immediately under the guidance of Sam.
Sam is enthusiastic, warm and encouraging…
The lake its self is safe and clean and remarkably warm and blue.
I will go back !! Thank you!

Susan Hildred


I did SUP with Sam on Saturday 17th June. Just to what a great experience. Really attentive and clear and put everyone at ease. The location is idyllic. Just a wonderful couple of hours. Thanks Ocean Walker Academy I will be booking again this week.
Can’t recommend this enough!

Will Tharby

SUP Lesson

I absolutely loved Stand-up paddleboarding! It was my first lesson with Sam and she was amazing. A great teacher and full of enthusiasm for the sport. She gave everyone time and patience and good advice. I would recommend it to anyone. I’m 64 and its something I’m going to enjoy in my retirement. Thankyou so much!

Julie Davis

Fabulous Way To Spend 2 Hours

Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to Ocean Walker Academy SUP lesson with Sam.
Sam was very enthusiastic about Paddle boarding, she gave us great instructions what to do and not – which I think helped me only to fall off my board once!
It’s a great experience, I was expecting to have a few aches this morning but nothing so I was back swimming at 7am!!

I hope to go again soon, and possibly try Paddle Yoga
Thank you to Sam, Zoe on reception too 😊

Kath Crampton

Learn to SUP

A really fun session . Sam was a brilliant tutor and I actually spent a lot more time stood up than I thought I would.

Kerry Tyerman

SUP Lesson

I had been paddleboarding a couple of times but hadn’t managed to stand up, so booked a SUP lesson with OWA.
Sam is an excellent teacher and the facilities are great.
I think learning in a group helped me relax and I was standing paddling around the beautiful lake and islands with only a few dives into incredibly clean and warm water.

John Plowright

Great Fun, Highly Recommend

Have been here twice now, for swimming with our dogs and to learn how to SUP. Both great experiences. Really friendly staff, clear instructions and rules and great cake! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Katy Ellis

Fantastic Afternoon

Fantastic afternoon last Tuesday learning how to SUP – think I spent more time in the warm water in the lake but that all added to the fun of the day – managed a bit of standing up.

Sam was a fantastic instructor and helped my Wife with MS get up on her board to SUP further and longer than I did!! Will definitely be coming back again. Lovely venue Adam.

Mark Kitchener

Tranquility Day Retreat

On arrival at the Ocean Walker Academy for my tranquility yoga day retreat I was presented by Zoe with a lovely strawberry, apple, blueberry smoothie. What a Lovely way to start the day.
Sam gave us a lovely relaxing yoga session which was followed by a swim in the beautiful lake. Lunch was a delicious selection of cold salads which we enjoyed on the outdoor picnic tables. After lunch was a mindful walk around the lake, barefoot and very mindful again led by Sam talking us through. Finally the crystal healing and meditation using crystals from the lake again led by Sam, what a great way to end the day. A lovely cup of mint tea topped everything off.
Can’t recommend this day enough, fantastic. Sam you were amazing and very knowledgeable thank you. Thanks to everyone at The Ocean Walker Academy for a truly fantastic relaxing day, you are all amazing xx

Sue Clarke

Tranquility Retreat

Tranquil, relaxing and very enjoyable!

Sam made the day just perfect! Lovely group of people as well which made the day. Well done Sam and team – you nailed the perfect day retreat!

Looking forward to the next one already!

Elaine Greensmith

Yoga, Meditation and Crystal Lake – Perfect Combination

Excited to be up and on as I was on my way to Ocean Walker Academy. Not just for a swim in the lake today but to experience the Yoga meditation session. Outdoors, on the hillside over looking the lake and woodland. The sun was shining the crystal lake was glistening.

Sam was so lovely. Her welcoming smile, her ambience and aura shone out, you just couldn’t help but relax and relax into your surroundings and the Yoga session. The setting on the hillside was perfect, you were away enough to not hear the people entering the lake but near enough to hear the water.

Sam’s Yoga session was relaxing and completely zenned you out. At one point, fully laid out, cocooned in the grasses, listening to the birds and the water, I literally couldn’t have been anywhere better. I fully recommend this experience from a total beginner like me or if you go to yoga already.

Then all zenned and relaxed we were handed over to the lifeguard Ryan. To enjoy our lake swim. We got a big hello and welcomed us. Did the safety brief. Explained the lake and where to go etc and in we went. On exiting, Ryan asked me how it was and did I enjoy it. What a great, friendly young man.

Wooden changing rooms in keeping with the surroundings. Cup of coffee and homemade flapjack sat by the lake to finish off my Sunday morning. Practically Perfect in Everyway. Thank you OWA Team

Joanne Longstaff

Inspiring And Relaxing Yoga

Having booked for a six week course after a few years of not doing yoga I found the class easy to follow, relaxing and informative with excellent instruction from Sam. Held in such a beautiful environment who could ask for more. I look forward to many more sessions.

Thanks to all the team for making me so welcome!

Carolyne Todd

Mindful Walk With Yoga A Success

I attended the first Mindful Walk with Yoga Stretching and it was fantastic!
In such a stunning venue, it is impossible to not be mindful as you walk around the crystal lake and the peace and serenity helps all your troubles to melt away.
Sam guided us through some lovely mindfulness techniques and then some simple but effective yoga movements as we walked slowly around the beautiful and peaceful grounds before finishing off with a hot drink and a chat in the barn.
I will definitely be coming again!

Peter Ison

Couples Yoga

Heather and I have just had an amazing yoga session with Sam. Just the two of us and Sam,focussing on core strength and balance. Ultra fulfilling and relaxing,Sam really is master of her craft and a beautiful person and guided both of us individually to attain the perfect posture where needed. Looking forward to the next session together.

John Darrant

Relief for anxiety/depression

Sam is a lovely smiley person and makes you feel at ease. It is a lovely setting. Went through helpful advice/meditation to relax me and take my mind off unhelpful thoughts. I came away with these tips written down for me so that I always had them at hand. Thank you so much. I hope to return soon to experience other treatments⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️



From arriving Zoe and Sam make you very welcome, Sam is so lovely and treats you like you are important to her. The setting is so peaceful and relaxing Sam is so good at all that she does her approach is professional, and friendly. I can’t wait to go again. Thank you

Mrs Jane Skayman

Skin feels luxurious

Just had a facial and scalp massage by Sam in her tranquil cabin overlooking the beautiful Crystal Lake. The calmness and tranquility as you enter the cabin mirrors off Sam’s warm, smiley welcome that you always receive off her. The facial has left my skin feeling hydrated and luxurious from the quality products Eve Taylor that Sam uses. The scalp massage and Sam’s expertise of her holistic therapy has left me feel so relaxed, zen and renewed. Would give 6 Stars out of 5. Thank you Sam 🙏


Indian Head Massage

I absolutely loved my Indian Head Massage with Sam… it was a really lovely treatment with the most gorgeous oils, and I left feeling so relaxed (and the heated bed was amazing!) Such a beautiful setting too. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Thank you for and making it such a great experience, I’m looking forward to coming back very soon! x

Helen Skinner

Beautiful sam

Sam…is a amazing beauty therapist I’ve followed Sam from her perverse salon know mater treatment ive had over the years I always feel fantastic afterwards..her knowledge is outstanding…ive started her yoga classes which has helped me 100% with my balance and meeting lovely ladies in her classes..Sam is such a beautiful lady inside and out I’m very blessed to know her and call her a friend x


Beautiful Sam

Sam is amazing therapist, she gives her best to meet my expectations and is amazing me with her kindness.
After my appointment, I feel recharged and relaxed.
Thank you so much, Sam.



Fabulous treatment, just as enjoyable as all the treatments I have enjoyed with Sam over the past 3 years.


Massage treatment with Sam

A very professional treatment , giving me much relief from my painful problems . Sam makes you feel relaxed

Robin Faulkner

Back Neck Shoulder Massage

I was lucky to win my massage with Sam, what a blessing ! Her treatment room is very tranquil and I felt instantly relaxed especially with the heated massage bed. Sam is a wonderful therapist with over 17yrs of experience, she’s helped get rid of all the stress and tension in my neck back and shoulders, which was a relief. I’m very grateful and can highly recommend Sam.


Always a good experience

Sam is amazing – she manages to keep all my aches and pains at bay. She is superb at a massage and I really enjoyed the facial I had too. No complaints at all. Also beautiful surroundings.

Hefina Holden

Amazing treatment in a tranquil setting.

I continue to be amazed at what a beautiful setting this is, very relaxing even when i was there for is a wax treatment haha!
Sam is an amazing therapist, so smiley, enthusiastic but calm and serene. A wonderful experience thankyou .


Body scrub and facial

Had a body scrub and facial with Sam as a birthday, holiday treat. The treatment room is lush and relaxing, Sam has put so much thought into the whole treatment room and the garden, bringing the lavender into the cabin. As soon as you walk in, it just feels naturally soothing and relaxing AND the bed is heated! Divine!

Sam is wonderful. She radiates calmness, kindness and she makes you just feel so relaxed and comfortable.. I was very body conscious to have my first body scrub. But there was no need. I explained my apprehension but really wanted a body scrub. Sam was lovely. So reassuring. I’m so glad I did, my body and skin feels truly amazing, moisturised and soft.

Now the facial…where do I begin? I’ve has many a facial but this was by far the best. 5 Star treatment. The products are luxurious. My skin feels amazing. Sam just knew certain stress points on my face and I literally felt the worry being drawn out. If you have had that feeling of pure wellbeing when you walk into Crystal Lake, well you will also get that sense of wellbeing with Sam. I highly, highly reccomend Sam and her treatments. You will float out of the treatment cabin. I did. Thank you Sam. Can’t wait to get myself booked in again. 5 Star 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟


Highly Recommend

My first visit to Sam for a shoulders, neck and back massage. I can’t recommend Sam enough – I had a fantastic massage in lovely relaxing surroundings. Sam was very professional and welcoming, making me feel so comfortable. I came out feeling much looser with all the tensions massaged away. I shall definitely be returning regularly- a great find.


Review of skin care

A relaxing facial as I review my skin care going forward. Sam is knowledgeable and professional. She has been looking after my face for years and understands what works for my skin. Integrity shines through.

Patricia Ruff

Indian Head Massage

I had an Indian head massage with Sam last week, what a wonderful experience! Sam made me so comfortable and relaxed, I will definitely return! It’s such a lovely setting and the massage was great, really loosened up my back, neck and shoulders as well. The oils Sam uses are lovely too! Definitely recommend.


Relaxing facial

My facials with Sam are just what they say on the tin and some !

Highly recommend – Sam is five star !

Elaine Greensmith


I had a kneck back and shoulder massage and I can’t believe what a difference Sam made to the tight, painful muscles in my shoulders.
Within minutes I could feel such a difference, and my shoulders now feel so much better. I can’t thank you enough. Beautiful room and surroundings too.



Sam’s been treating my skin face for a long time and I can highly recommend her! If she’s excellent at keeping my problematic skin in good condition, can only imagine what she can do with normal skin type!
Her new salon is beautiful as well. No wonder why she decided to move from town.


Holistic treatment

Sam is a very thoughtful practitioner and seemed to know intuitively what I needed. I opted for a facial with some reiki and crystal therapy, and felt deeply relaxed and centred afterwards. Thank you Sam 😊


Crystal Lake View Therapies

Sam is an amazing, consistent and professional therapist. So I was delighted to enjoy a treatment with her, in her new setting, @crytallakeviewtherapies!
It’s a fantastic, tranquil setting which adds to the whole experience!
Thank you Sam

Trish Ruff

Special Day

Today was a unique 😌 ✨️ experience in Samantha’s safe hands 🙏 she created just what I needed to help me relax an heal. The Crown to Soul Ritual ✨️ ❤️ 💕
I cannot recommend this enough.

Namaste 🙏



The treatment that I had done was so good, Sam is amazing at what she does, it was exactly what I needed. I would definitely recommend trying it, I felt so relaxed afterwards, I will be booking again.
What a wonderful treatment room, the setting was stunning and the water feature just adds to the ambiance.

Mrs Jane Skayman

Sam is so uplifting it’s such a gift!

Sam’s kindness and knowledge is remarkable.She’s “enthusiastic”and in her presence it allows me to really relax and not only enjoy the massage but feel safe to talk to her.The new location is beautiful and unique.I will be back 😊🙏

Samantha Brown

Lovely Experience!

I have just had my nails done by the lovely Sam! They are just what I wanted. Crystal Lake View Therapies is in a tranquil setting, free parking, lovely views across the lake! I am looking forward to having some other therapies soon.
Thanks Sam!


Thoughtful and holistic

Sam is a consummate
Professional and always delivers high quality treatments. I love that the products she uses are picked in line with her ethos for ethical products. I much prefer coming to see her at Crystal Lake – so much easier and calmer.

Susan Ellis

Holiday nails

Sam gave my finger nails a gel polish and toes a file and polish. I also had eyelash and eyebrow tint. It all looks amazing for my holiday. She is exceptionally professional and is a lovely bubbly lady. I would thoroughly recommend paying her a visit at Crystal Lake View


Highly recommend

I know Sam for the last year and she is an amazing beautician, her treatments are targeted and lasting. I am highly recommending her.


Brilliant as ever

Sam does amazing work with her massages to keep me vaguely mobile and flexible and relieves the aches and pains of general wear and tear.
She is excellent!



Sam is amazing! She’s been doing bikini wax for me for few years. I followed her to Crystal Lake from her previous place in Lincoln. I would recommend her to everyone. She’s very professional, always in a good mood, she takes great care to remove all the hair, she takes her time and doesn’t rush like some beauticians do. The place itself is beautiful!


Lovely location …perfect for Sam.

As others have said, Sam is an amazing therapist. She is a very positive person, I call her ‘my ray of sunshine’ ! The setting at Crystal Lakes is perfect for her, and for her therapies, yoga , paddle boarding etc. As a client it is a wonderful experience, you really do relax with so much nature and open space around. A wonderful inspired addition to Crystal Lakes. Can’t wait to return. Thankyou Sam.


A treat of a lifetime!

The setting is absolutely beautiful and my time with Sam was the best hours that I have ever spent treating myself. I had a body scrub which leaves your body feeling amazing and a massage, which has made me feel relaxed, restored and had me singing all the way home. I would suggest that everybody treats themselves here. It is a great place to be and Sam is amazing. A great investment.

Yvette Karan


Sam is a master of her craft. She creates a positive atmosphere and sense of well-being and that is before she has started the treatment! She adapts and makes whatever she is doing bespoke to your individual needs.
The location for this experience is exceptional with stunning views and a feeling of calm.
I 100% recommend 🌸


Sam is Amazing!

It now feels like Sam is home and exactly where she is supposed to be. Giving her organic treatments by a beautiful lake and surrounded by the wonderful wildlife. It’s so peaceful, like bringing the outside in.



Sam is my beautician for a while, she is professional, walks me throughout the treatment benefits, likes to pay attention to details which are making the difference. Sam is the best!



Sam provided an excellent massage. My back felt much better for it.


Heavenly facial

The setting at crystal lakes is idyllic 💕
Warm friendly welcome at reception.
Sam the therapist makes you feel instantly at ease. Thorough skin assessment… then the treatment starts. The skin products used smell and feel amazing sadly I can’t say much more as I snoozed so relaxed was I. Leaving not only my skin felt great but I felt totally rested.
Thank you.

helen Sharpe

Sam is ‘THE BEST’ therapist i’ve ever had!

Sam has a level of detail, care, professionalism, customer service and passion that makes her brilliant at what she does. The massage she gives me every time, makes such a different to my body physically but it also benefits me mentally as I always feel so relaxed with any stresses taken away. You won’t find anyone better.


Amazing Facial!

My facial was amazing! Sam was really kind and welcoming. She was also very knowledgable and assessed my skin before starting. The facial itself was so relaxing and my skin felt really soft for days afterwards!


If you are interested in teaming a treatment/therapy session with an outdoor activity at the Ocean Walker Academy, please have a browse at what is available and you can book yourself onto activities and treatments via our website. If you prefer to talk to someone, do please give us a call.

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