About Lucy

relax, rejuvenate and leave all your stresses behind

Lucy, Your Holistic Therapist

I’m Lucy, mother of 2, nurse, holistic therapist & founder of ‘The Hidden Sanctuary’ located in my home town of Dumfries.

I have always been drawn to complementary therapies from a young age. I remember attending some ‘alternative medicine’ taster sessions with my mother when I was a teenager. Ever since then I was hooked and knew I wanted to learn more. In 1998 after attending a holistic therapies course at a nearby college. I successfully gained my massage & reflexology diplomas.

However, my journey took a slight detour as I decided to pursue a career in nursing. I became a registered nurse in 2005 and began working in my local Intensive Care unit. Although over the years I continued to update my knowledge of holistic therapies & gain more certificates in various types of massage, including hot stones and pregnancy massage. My love of complementary therapies only grew stronger.


So, the time came, I could not push away my dream any longer. 2019 became the year that I decided to listen to my heart and follow my dream. After many years of deliberating & procrastinating I took the plunge and created ‘The Hidden Sanctuary, Holistic Therapies by Lucy’.

It has been, and continues to be a wonderful journey of growth & insight for myself. I feel so grateful & fortunate to now follow this path. I am forever researching and learning new therapies and updating my skills & knowledge to bring more treatments to The Hidden Sanctuary.

I have met so many wonderful & inspirational people along the way and I’m sure I will meet many more. I look forward to what the future holds.

Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies

Our Ethos


Everyone has different reasons for seeking out complementary therapies. We all have our own life experiences and stressors in life, that affect our body, mind & spirit.

Sometimes we need to stop and allow ourselves to rest, take a breath and recover to enable us to carry on.

At ‘The Hidden Sanctuary’ our aim is to help alleviate any stress & pain and to rebalance, restore & assist you on your own natural healing journey.

You can choose from a variety of different holistic treatments. Once your therapist has completed an initial consultation with you, a bespoke treatment will be created to suit you.