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 Clinical massage & Craniosacral therapy in Brighton & Hove, Sussex.

This is 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 (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.


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 Brighton

Deep tissue massage uses slower, more focused strokes to target the deeper layers of the muscle and connective tissue. This helps with muscle damage from injuries and restrictions.

Myofascial Release Brighton

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. It can become restricted in its ability to move through wear and tear of everyday activities.

Trigger Point Massage Brighton

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

Sports Massage Brighton

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 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.

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.

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.

Brighton Clinical Massage Treatments

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


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

  • 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
  • 5 star review  Excellent very warm and friendly and explained what was going on. I found Going to see Lucy a great experience.

    thumb Nick Freer
  • 5 star review  Lucy released a huge amount of shoulder and neck tension for me with just one massage. Bliss! I feel everything she does is founded on a deep understanding of anatomy and so I have great confidence in her. Plus she has a very kind and sunny personality which is healing in itself.

    thumb Rosie Allen
  • 5 star review  Lucy is the best massage therapist I have ever been to. She is incredibly knowledgable and professional giving a personalised service and great advice for ongoing self care. I’ve been a few times already and will definitely be booking in again!

    thumb Rose Miller
  • 5 star review  Lucy was very professional and informative throughout the treatment would definitely use her again and recommend her thank you

    thumb Russell Brooks

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.


I am open for appointments from Mondays to fridays.

Once you have booked your appointment 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.  Please make sure you are wearing a mask for your appointment – this is a close contact service so the wearing of masks is still required. There is plenty of hand sanitiser available for you during your visit.

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


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