Lucy Dunleavy

Lucy Dunleavy

Craniosacral Therapist in Brighton

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.

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 really help you with these kinds of pain issues, whether they have just popped up or whether you have had them for many years.
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 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. 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.

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.

Background & Qualifications

Claire Maxwell-Hudson School of massage, London 2003

Holistic medical massage for lower back pain

Holistic medical massage for shoulder girdle pain

Holistic medical massage for neck and shoulder pain

Holistic medical massage for treating carpal tunnel syndrome

Holistic medical massage for leg, knee and foot pain

Holistic medical massage for TMJ, face, headache and jaw pain

Certificate in Myofascial Release, level 1&2

Certificate in Postural assessment and body reading

Certified Oncology Massage Therapist 2018

Upledger CranioSacral Therapy 1&2
Upledger SomatoEmotional Release 1&2
Certification in Upledger Craniosacral Therapy 2021

My Specialisms

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

Deep tissue massage techniques
Trigger point therapy
Myofascial release techniques
Postural assessment
Soft tissue release
Craniosacral Therapy Techniques

I regularly treat conditions such as:

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.
Stress, tension, anxiety, insomnia.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

A brief consultation is given on the initial visit to assess the needs of the client, and a treatment plan agreed on as a result. During times of COVID this is done by phone or online prior to the appointment.
The site of the pain is given priority for immediate comfort, and then other areas are also addressed, which may be contributing to the problem. Often compensating restrictions occur far from the site of pain, but contribute to the problem.
Homecare advice is also given, stretches, posture etc to help prevent the problem returning in the future.
I use a range of clinical massage and Craniosacral Therapy techniques in my treatments to try and bring about a change in your condition.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Massage Therapy In Person £50 per 60 minutes
Craniosacral Therapy In Person £50 per 60 minutes
Myofascial Release In Person £75 per 75 minutes