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CHARMS - The Essex Therapy Centre

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CHARMS - The Essex Therapy Centre
20 Grafton Place, Montrose Road
Springfield Dukes Industrial Estate

Public phone: 01245 461 212 / 07796 633 660


Website URL:

General information

Service offered: Established in 1984, CHARMS The Essex Therapy Centre (Registered Charity Number: 1123446) is the only Centre in Essex providing Hyperbaric & Normobaric Oxygen Therapy. We remained open throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, reclassified as an 'Independent Health Provider' offering a 'Critical Service' for the 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' including 'Shielding'. The NHS provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for people with Decompression Sickness, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Air & Gas Embolisms. During the Pandemic we treated some cases with Asthma, COPD, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and after Stem Cell Therapy. We also treated Clients with Long-COVID. Further, MacMillan Cancer Support has information on HBOT. Our success in treating Stage 4 'Terminal' Cancer has enabled people to receive NHS treatment, reducing tumour size & 'normalising' blood levels (boosting immune systems), reducing side effects of Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy & Surgery and helping to prevent metastasis. There are also Clinical Reviews indicating the importance of HBOT to prevent Amputations by reducing healing time and minimising scarring, particularly of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Crush Injuries, and, alongside Normobaric Oxygen, to reduce the occurrence of Headaches. We often treat Sports injuries including for former Captain of the English Cricket Team, Nasser Hussain, and British Superbike Racers. In other Neurological & Urological Conditions HBOT particularly helps reduce Fatigue, Pain & Bladder Problems. For Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer Disease and other Progressive Conditions, HBOT may help to increase time and quality of life before Progression. Stimulating neural pathways, enabling recovery after Trauma, HBOT maximises response to mental & physical treatment which we aim to provide at our Therapy Centre. CHARMS also provides Health & Wellbeing Advice & Advocacy, Counselling & Psychological Interventions, Japanese Traditional Physical Medicine (Acupuncture / Massage) & [access to] Sports Equipment.

Target group: Cancer; Neurological & Urological Disorders; Lyme Disease; Long-COVID; Sports injuries; Other

Area served: Essex and surrounding counties.

How to contact: Phone (01245 461 212 / 07796 633 660) OR Email; Appointments by Email


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 09:00 - 18:00

Thursday: When required

Friday: 09:00 - 18:00

Weekends: Saturday 09:00 - 18:00

Office Hours: As required


Wheelchair access: Yes - full

Accessible toilets: Yes

Access notes: Parking outside building. Ramped entrance. Building on one level.

Other information

Languages other than English: Enquiries welcome.

Charity number: 1123446

Year established: 1984

Staffing: Neuroscientist & Chartered Psychologist with Public Health experience. Volunteers as noted on Website.

Public transport: Please see our Website

Record last checked: 01 July 2021


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