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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 461212


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. The NHS provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for people with Decompression Sickness & Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Further, MacMillan Cancer Support has information on HBOT. Our success in treating Stage 4 'Terminal' Cancer has enabled people to receive NHS treatment, 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, 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 various 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 even 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; Sports injuries; Other

Area served: Essex and surrounding counties.

How to contact: Drop-in (Limited during coronavirus pandemic, book appointment. Please check website for up to date information), phone (01245 461212) or email.


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 9.30am - 2pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 9.30am - 2pm

Weekends: Saturday 9.30am - 2pm

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: 15 December 2020


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