Clinical Deep Tissue Massage in Brighton

Lucy Dunleavy – Clinical Deep Tissue Massage 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.

Clinical deep-tissue Massage for chronic pain management & Craniosacral Therapy in Brighton

Welcome to Holistic Massage Kneads, the website for Lucy Dunleavy who has over seventeen years experience in massage therapy specialising in clinical deep tissue massage, sports massage and chronic pain management.  Now also offering 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 can really help people affected by injury, chronic pain or disability. 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. Clinical deep-tissue massage facilitates recovery and empowers a person with the knowledge to stay as pain free as possible in the future.

Whether you are experiencing aches and discomfort from sitting at a desk all day, or whether you have had an injury, repetitive muscle stress or general stress and tension, 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.



Bookings are now available from 12 April onwards

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 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

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 Massage

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,

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:


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 was recommended to me by a friend and I will be eternally grateful! After just one session I felt so much better and am hoping I will soon be back running again. Lucy really knows what she is doing and has a kind and caring manner. I would highly recommend.

    thumb Carren Meikle
  • 5 star review  Lucy has the most amazing and healing hands. I came to her with pain that the normal physiotherapist and even specialist hadn't been able to fix. Now, the pain is a lot better and and she is thoroughly working through the muscles and soft tissue that need fixing in each session. I'm always looking forward to our appointments. She listens to all my questions and has the time to educate me about my body . She is gentle soul with strong hands. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

    thumb Arabel Lebrusan
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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.


Stanley Road, Preston Park, Brighton

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