About Emma Leeson (ELM)


Level 4 Remedial Sports Massage Therapist


Dry Needling (coming soon)


Aromatherapist & Advanced Reflexologist 


Holistic, Pregnancy and Onsite Chair/Corporate Massage Therapist


Table Thai Massage


Holistic Facials


Level 2 Gym Instructor


Fisiocrem Distributor


Specialist areas:

  • Sports Remedial Massage
  • Dry Needling
  • Pre & Post Event Massage
  • Holistic Massage & Facials
  • Onsite Chair/ Corporate Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Table Thai Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Advanced Reflexology


Anatomical, Physiological, Pathological, Injury, Fitness, Weight Management & Nutritional Knowledge

You will be in good hands at Emma Leeson Massage.

I am a professional, friendly character with 

high standards of efficiency and client satisfaction.

The top priority at ELM is to keep you well.

Background of Emma Leeson

Sport has always been my passion

From a young age I participated and received awards in swimming, gymnastics, netball, karate, tap dancing, theatrecraft, freestyle and pantomime dancing. I became a keen cross country runner in 2005 for Brighton & Hove City Athletics Club where I had the opportunity to compete at County level in the South of England Cross Country Championships. I still run to this day taking part in my local Parkrun event, keeping fit and entering many 10k, Half & Full Marathon races.


I have been in the wellness industry for several years

I have had my foot in the door since 2005 where I did work experience with Impulse Leisure in Sussex, was involved in local 'take part' sport campaigns & attended 'step into sport' conferences in the county. I coached school children in rugby, netball, football & athletics and I have been qualified as a fitness instructor; where I worked as a Circuit Coach with Curves Ladies Fitness for over 5 years.


Career transition

In my height of physical fitness I got injured playing netball resulting in a broken left ankle and a year later the injury was severly repeated due to weakness, followed by a grade 2 ankle ligament strain at a later date. Suffering from a fair share of general sporting aches and pains too, it was here where I received great help on my rehabilitation from therapies, and massage at sporting events was really beneficial for me. I have always found massage therapy to be a fascinating experience and a savior when I have needed a physical, mental and emotional boost.


My Father has been physically disabled since 1989 after a severe road traffic accident. Throughout my life since, I have seen him slowly deteriorate in physical health and really wanted to make him proud & make a difference to his life of pain which is the reason closest to my heart why I began the work I am doing today.

Furthermore, having always had an interest in health & well-being, combined with my anatomical & physiological knowledge from various courses, my profession in the industry and my nature to want to help others, I willingly channelled my energy into pursuing a career in massage therapy which I truly love. 

Qualifications & Experience

2019 to Present

First Aid at Work


Table Thai Massage

(Jing Advanced Massage Training)


Dry Needling

(CPD Health Courses)


Barbicide Certification + COVID-19


Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)

PPE and Waste Management (COVID-19)

(World Health Organisation)


Preparing to return to work in a COVID-19 world

(Think Tree Education)



Emma Leeson Massage (ELM) became a Limited Company

2015 & 2016

Full Time Massage Therapist @ Emma Leeson Massage


Onsite Chair Massage Therapist

for Work Place Health Care


Onsite Chair Massage Therapist

for Health Management LTD


Became a Fisiocrem Distributor



Certificate in Indian Head Massage

(College of Classical Massage)


VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy

(City College Brighton & Hove) 


Certificate in Holistic Facials

('Holistic Therapies & Workshops' @ City College Brighton & Hove)


Certificate in Reflexology for Pregnancy

('Holistic Therapies & Workshops' @ City College Brighton & Hove)


Certificate in Advanced Reflexology

('Holistic Therapies & Workshops' @ City College Brighton & Hove)


VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

(City College Brighton & Hove)



Certificate in Hot & Cold Stone Therapy

(Brighton Holistics)


Certificate in Classical Onsite Chair Massage

(College of Classical Massage)


Certificate in Pregnancy Massage

(Stillpoint Massage Training Associates via the CThA & CNHC)


VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

(City College Brighton & Hove)


Cleveland Clinic Certification

in Embracing Life, Exercise & the Curves Circuit, Nutrition & Curves Complete



Worked on-site at events;

*Brighton Half Marathon, Brighton Marathon, Southern Athletics League, Castle Ride 100, PinkRibbon Walk, Jog Shop 20*


VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

VTCT Level 3 Functional Anatomy, Physiology &

Nutrition for Sports Therapies

(Aspire Sussex)



Worked on-site at events;

*Brighton Marathon, Bognor 10K & Surrey 100*

2010 to 2011

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage


ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology

and Practice Management

 (The Wilbury School of Natural Therapy)


Emergency/Appointed Persons First Aid Training For Practitioners

2008 to 2009

CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Exercise & Fitness Knowledge,

Gym Instruction & Exercise to Music


CYQ Level 2 Award in Circuit Training


NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction,

Improving Personal Exercise & Nutrition

(Chichester College)

2006 to 2008

Edexcel BTEC National Diploma in

Sports Development & Fitness


Sports Leader UK Award Level 1


The Rugby & Football Union Community Leaders Award

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