Clinical Deep Tissue Massage Therapist in Brighton
for Pain Management and Wellbeing
Welcome to Holistic Massage Kneads, the website for Lucy Dunleavy, expert therapist for over fourteen years in massage therapy, specialising in clinical deep tissue massage, sports massage and chronic pain management. I am situated in Central Brighton, East Sussex, and work from home in a friendly relaxed environment, with easy on-street parking.
If you have pain from a sports injury, postural imbalance or more general muscle tension from overuse or repetitive movements, massage can really help address this as well as increasing the range of your movements and flexibility, enabling you to reach your best possible performance. I can help you to obtain and maintain optimum movement when used as part of a healthy lifestyle, using cutting-edge advanced massage techniques with powerful lasting results.
How I can help
In particular, I can help with pain and problems associated with
- Tight neck muscles from a repetitive forward posture associated with computer work, bicycle riding or driving, and whiplash injuries.
- TMJ, face and jaw pain, migraines and headaches.
- Golfers/tennis elbow.
- 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.
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.
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.
Fascia plays a crucial role in the support of our bodies. It is tough connective tissue, existing as a giant three dimensional matrix within our body, extending from head to toe, with all other body parts suspended within it. It allows for movement, stability and force throughout the body.
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 side effects from chemotherapy…
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.
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 also internal to the mouth trigger point work.
A postural assessment is a good starting point in treating a client who is in some discomfort or pain. It is useful to assess how the muscles and bones are working together, where there may be some imbalances and tightness which may be affecting someone’s mobility and range of movement.
Clinical medical massage incorporates myofascial release, trigger points therapy and sport/deep tissue techniques, stretches and structural integration. It is very effective in relieving pain in the body caused by injury, chronic postural problems or other body aches and pain….
“Lucy had me pain free and walking after I visited her with chronic back pain.Unbelievable as I could not even stand up straight. After 2 sessions and some exercises she advised me to do, I am now mobile again. I would highly recommend Lucy.”Theresa, Brighton 2017
“Lucy has saved me a few times now when various muscles have gone rogue! She is very knowledgable, skilled and i feel great after.”Maxine, Brighton 2017
“I don’t know I would have coped without lucy and those magic hands and elbows. I remember the first time I realised I had no pain in my back after my massage sessions. I had never believed I could be pain free. Worth every penny.”Miranda, Brighton 2017
Stanley Road, Preston Park, Brighton