Craniosacral Therapy & Clinical massage

Lucy Dunleavy –  Craniosacral therapy & clinical massage in Brighton, Hove, Sussex

Massage Treatments

Clinical Massage | Deep Tissue Massage | Trigger Point Therapy | Myofascial Release | TMJ Techniques | Sports Massage | Oncology Massage | Postural Assessments

Oncology Massage

A ‘lighter touch’ massage has been found to be highly beneficial for people who have or have had a cancer diagnosis, whether currently in treatment or not. A massage is adapted to accommodate the person who may have a compromised immune system and the side effects from chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Craniosacral Therapy

A hands-on light touch series of gentle and safe techniques to help yopur body let go of long-held tensions.

Welcome to  Craniosacral therapy & Clinical massage in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex.

This is Holistic Massage Kneads, the website for Lucy Dunleavy who has been in practice since 2003. I specialise in Craniosacral therapy to address a wide variety of health issues, pain, stress and anxiety. I also offer clinical deep tissue massage and chronic pain management.  

My treatment room is situated in my home in central Brighton, East Sussex. It is a friendly relaxed environment with easy on-street pay and display parking (using the paybyphone parking app) or else there is the London Road car park which is 10 minutes walk away. Alternatively if you are coming by train, London Road train station is 5 minutes walk and the main Brighton railway station is 15 minutes walk away.


Clinical deep-tissue massage in Brighton for chronic pain management


Are you experiencing pain from an injury, from having to sit and work at a desk all day, or from any kind of repetitive strain from a job you do?



Clinical deep tissue massage can help you with these kinds of pain issues, whether they have just popped up or whether you have had them for many years. I use a blend of techniques from deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and subtle energy work.  Every treatment is tailored according to your specific needs.

This form of manual therapy, with information and advice on movement and exercise, coupled with postural awareness techniques, is a non-invasive fusion of Eastern and Western techniques. It facilitates recovery and empowers you with the knowledge to stay as pain free as possible in the future.


I can help to improve your pain levels, flexibility and range of movement. Within 1 to 6 treatments of clinical deep tissue massage, I would expect your pain levels to reduce and I will help you to obtain and maintain your best possible performance. I use cutting-edge advanced clinical massage and craniosacral techniques, with powerful lasting results.


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Craniosacral Therapy in Brighton

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

What Can Craniosacral Therapy Address? (click this text for link)


Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or insomnia? Perhaps you have digestive, respiratory or blood pressure problems? Or are you experiencing migraines, jaw problems or tinnitus? Pain conditions which keep returning?


Tensions and restrictions held deeply within your body tissues can manifest as many kinds of problems.


Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, safe hands-on treatment using a light touch which enables long-held tensions within your body to release. Often these restrictions from our busy lives become so embedded we become unconscious of them. Yet we keep getting repetitive aches, discomfort and unease physically, emotionally and in our general well-being. Craniosacral therapy gives the mind/body an opportunity to release, restore and integrate into healthy function.To learn more please click here

I am a certified Upledger Craniosacral Therapist and a member of the Craniosacral Society.


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How can I help you?

Some examples of issues I can help you with are:

  • Tight neck muscles from a repetitive forward posture associated with computer work, bicycle riding or driving, and whiplash injuries.
  • TMJ, face and jaw pain, teeth grinding, tinnitus, migraines and headaches.
  • Golfers/tennis elbow pain.
  • Rotator cuff/shoulder muscle pain and frozen shoulders.
  • Lower back, sciatic and hip pain.
  • Sporting aches and pains including tight hamstrings, IT band, shin, knee and foot pain.
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) and Carpal Tunnel syndrome.
  • Respiratory and digestive issues.
  • Stress, anxiety and insomnia.
  • post-surgery restrictions.
  • chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, post-COVID problems.


Brighton massage therapist

If you are not yet ready to book an appointment and but would like to know some more information, please do get in touch. If you send me a message, I can arrange for a convenient time to call you back. I am happy to have a no obligation chat on the phone with you to answer any of your questions.


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Craniosacral Therapy Brighton

A gentle, safe hands-on treatment using a light touch which enables long-held tensions within your body to release.

Clinical Massage Brighton

Clinical massage is very effective in relieving pain in the body caused by injury, chronic postural problems, repetitive strains or other general body aches and pains.

TMJ Treatment Brighton

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular joint disorder, a condition associated with jaw pain. The treatment involves both external deep tissue massage techniques to the face, neck and shoulders, and gentle internal craniosacral techniques.

Oncology Massage Brighton

A ‘lighter touch’ massage has been found to be highly beneficial for people who have or have had a cancer diagnosis, whether currently in treatment or not. It allows the body to relax the nervous system and focus on repair.


These are just a few kind words from my satisfied customers. You can read lots more on my Google Business Page.

  • I've had two craniosacral sessions with Lucy and feel substantially transformed already. In those two sessions she has dealt with some physiological problems that other practitioners have been unable to access for many years.

    Peter Rayner Avatar Peter Rayner
  • I definitely recommend Lucy's treatments. She creates a space where you can relax and surrender to a very healing treatment. Consequently, you leave feeling significantly better with positive 'side effects' beyond your initial issue which is also addressed.

    Liz Lanphier Evans Avatar Liz Lanphier Evans
  • I have been going to Lucy for years for various things. All with good results. Recently she has been applying a very subtle massage on a number of stress points, tuning in and leaving me calm, relaxed and healed. She also provides information and advice from her wealth of experience and knowledge.

    Judy Granville Avatar Judy Granville
  • Lucy is a very experienced, intuitive professional and one of the very best in Brighton and Hove. She helps me keep my body in good condition. Lucy's training in Cranial Sacral therapy extends her skills. I unreservedly recommend her to you.

    Ricardos Cleminson Avatar Ricardos Cleminson
  • Lucy's treatment, provided at very short notice, helped relieve the muscle spasms I was experiencing, and her diagnosis of the hip injury was helpful going forward. The deep tissue work she does brings profound relief. I'm very grateful and have no hesitation in recommending her.

    John O'Mahony Avatar John O'Mahony

Craniosacral therapy & clinical massage


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