CHARMS The Essex Therapy Centre

Welcome! Since 1984 CHARMS has functioned as an Independent Health & Care Provider. We support Patients & Carers throughout their lifespan through Self-Help & Tailored Services. As a Registered Charity we are able to offer Services at lower costs than our competitors.

CHARMS is the only Oxygen Centre in Essex, providing Normobaric & Hyperbaric Therapy. HBOT is provided by the NHS for Decompression Sickness & Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. MacMillan Cancer Support also recommends HBOT, and we have referrals from NHS Units. Cochrane Reviews recommend HBOT for a range of Neurological conditions, including:

  • Headaches
  • Diabetes, particularly Diabetic Foot Ulcers

In 2018 Tel Aviv University conducted a successful Clinical Trial on a Mouse Dementia Model. We also support people with Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, ME / CFS, Fibromyalgia, Cerebral Palsy & Autism. We recently connected with Lyme Disease UK, a Patient-Support Group, to offer HBOT for Tick-Borne Diseases. HBOT helps Wounds to recover quickly with reduced scarring. We help Sports Professionals:

  • Former Captain of the English Cricket Team, Nasser Hussain
  • British Superbikes Racer, Ed Rendell

We also provide:

  • Drop-In Centre on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays (Peer Support; Access to Information)
  • Health & Wellbeing Advice & Advocacy (Diagnosis, Therapies & Treatments; Welfare Benefits)
    • Also: Education, Employment, Housing & Financial Support; Physical & Mental Wellbeing
  • Counselling & Psychological Interventions (Clinical; Sensation & Perception; Memory; Language)
  • Massage / Physiotherapy, including Exercise Equipment (Balance Master; Theracycle; Toning Table)
If there is sufficient interest, we are also happy to source additional Services. Call us: +44 (0) 1245 461212.

The centre is located on the Springfield Dukes Industrial Estate in Chelmsford