Clinical Massage & Craniosacral Therapy

Lucy Dunleavy – Clinical Deep Tissue Massage & Craniosacral Therapist in Brighton, Hove, Sussex

Massage Treatments

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

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release can help people with: chronic pain, back ache and pelvic imbalance, neck or shoulder pain, headaches, sciatica, carpel tunnel syndrome and RSI, general muscular pain & spasm, sporting injuries, frozen shoulder.

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.

Trigger Point Massage

Trigger point therapy uses a mixture of stretching and deep tissue techniques applied to the site of the trigger point to loosen up the tight fibres and alleviate pain.

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

 

Clinical deep-tissue massage 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 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 whole range of techniques from deep tissue, myofascial release 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 massage and craniosacral techniques, with powerful lasting results.

 

Craniosacral Therapy in Brighton

Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or insomnia? Perhaps you have digestive, respiratory or blood pressure problems?

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 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

 

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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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage uses slower, more forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of the muscle and connective tissue to help with muscle damage from injuries.

Myofascial Release

Fascia is our tough connective tissue, existing as a giant three dimensional matrix within our body, with all other body parts suspended within it. It allows for movement, stability and force throughout the body.

Trigger Point Massage

Trigger point therapy uses a mixture of stretching and deep tissue techniques applied to the site of the trigger point to loosen up the tight fibres and alleviate pain.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is not only for sports people or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that spends long hours at a desk and for anyone with chronic pain, injury or range-of-motion issues.

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.”

TMJ Treatment

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.

Online Self Massage Consultation

Learn how to treat yourself from the comfort of your own home. This option is ideal for those who are too busy to attend a treatment in person, or those who may be in a high risk category and are unable to receive a treatment in person. Knowledge and techniques in massage, posture and exercises to empower you to achieve a happier body.

Clinical Massage Treatments

I offer a range of remedial bodywork at my Brighton treatment room including:

Testimonials

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

  • 5 star review  Lucy is fantastic, very knowledgable and effective. She has helped me loosen up stuck joints, hips and legs. Thank you - highly recommended

    thumb Sarah West
    2/05/2020
  • 5 star review  Seeing Lucy at Holistic Massage Kneads is always a great experience - she is so knowledgeable, experienced that no matter what the issue her massage always seems to be perfectly tailored with great anatomical understanding. She creates a welcoming l, friendly and relaxed atmosphere as well as providing clinical relief for all manner of aches and pains. I would highly recommend her

    thumb Sarah Baker
    11/20/2020
  • 5 star review  A solid knowledge of anatomy combined with intuitive insight gives Lucy an incredible knack of focusing treatment exactly where "kneaded"! After weeks of back pain I have regained much flexibility and am nearly pain free after just one session. Highly recommended!

    thumb Mumma Lou LJ
    12/22/2019
  • 5 star review  Lucy is very kind and easy to talk to. I’ve been seeing her for two months for tight neck and shoulders. I’ve gone from needing to take painkillers every day to hardly needing them. It’s not just the massage that’s great, but also the helpful advice on posture and exercises. Lucy is very knowledgeable on anatomy and useful stretches.

    thumb Liz
    12/01/2019
  • 5 star review  So totally amazing to be able to book a treatment with Lucy again after months of lockdown restrictions. Booking on line is so easy and I find it very helpful to have a call a day or two before the appointment for Lucy to check in and know what issues need most attention during the visit so that she can get straight on with working her magic. The treatment room is welcoming, relaxing, warm and comfortable and Lucy is super aware of ensuring a Covid safe environment. During treatment she knows exactly where pressure is needed and how long to maintain it in order to gain optimal benefit from the massage whilst always checking her application is at appropriate level. Lucy is friendly professional knowledgable and extremely good! Can’t rate her highly enough.

    thumb Sharon Hamlin
    4/16/2021

How I can 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, 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.

COVID 19 UPDATE

I am open for appointments from Mondays to fridays.

Once you have booked your appointment I will contact you to arrange a pre-treatment consultation either online or by phone. This will limit the amount of aerosol transmission in the treatment room and ensure you get maximised hands-on time for your session. You will receive an email with a link to an online intake form which I need you to complete prior to your appointment. The treatment room is deep cleaned and fully ventilated inbetween each appointment and all linens are washed and fresh for you.  There is plenty of hand sanitiser available for you, and please make sure you are wearing a mask for your appointment. 

Online massage self-help services are open for bookings. These are a great way for anyone who is high risk, shielding, in local lockdown or too busy and unable to attend an appointment in person. Please see here for details

Directions

Stanley Road, Preston Park, Brighton

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