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Gidea Park  near Romford,Hornchurch,Rainham


01708 747991

Opening hours 7am to 10pm

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What is a full body holistic massage?

A full body holistic massage treatment tailored to your individual needs, in short!

You will be treated within the context of your life, looking and taking in to consideration the causes of your tension giving you a full body holistic massage treatment that helps you restore your inner balance.

Conditions that may respond well to a full body holistic massage

Alleviates overall tension & stiffness in muscles (perhaps shoulders or neck from sitting at a desk or driving)

Poor flexibility and tired muscles following exercise (e.g. tightness from gardening, housework or life!)

Emotional tension, anxiety or an over-busy mind

Improves sleep pattern

Reduces overall stress & anxiety

Increases energy levels, mental clarity

Improves mobility & flexibility

Encourages better circulation and then deeper & more efficient breathing

Improves skin elasticity

Boosts the immune system

Balances the digestive system

Promotes general relaxation

Improves lymph drainage helping to ease conditions such as water retention

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What is the purpose of a massage?

Have you ever rubbed a child’s knee when they’ve fallen?  Massage is the same principle.  Your massage will be carried out by a qualified massage therapist who understands just how much to work your muscles to promote healing.  Massage breaks down the knots in your muscles in order to allow your body to work as it should without blockages.  When you’re booking the amount of time that you’d like though, its work considering that all of your muscles are connected so if you just have time for a back massage, this is fine, but your problems may come back quicker as other muscles that are still tight may be pulling your back out of alignment again.

What is the history of massage?

Massage is as old as people, in 460 BC Hippocrates wrote, “The physician must be experienced in many things, but assuredly in rubbing.”  We’ve all seen the historical drama’s showing Roman bathhouses where slaves were employed to massage and then the Egyptians came, obsessed with their massage oils.  Asian cultures have been pioneers of Ayurveda and energy based therapies which seek to balance the body.  This is the style of massage that we administer at Essential Feeling today, using touch to break down tension and allow your body to run as it should – a little like a car getting a service.

Is there a consultation process?

Before your first holistic therapy at Essential Feeling, we will require you to complete a comprehensive consultation form to ensure that you are given the best possible session for your needs and lifestyle.  If you have a computer we’ll email this through to you prior to your session so you can either print it out and bring it with you or complete it online and send it back prior to your appointment.

We will then discuss the contents of your consultation form with you before we start your session and build your therapy around your requirements and lifestyle needs to ensure you get the best possible treatment.

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Who will be doing my treatment?

Charlton will be doing your massage.  Here is what our clients say about him:

I have a couple of full body massages from Charlton. Apart from being relaxing and alleviating the stresses of life they have really helped with long-term aches and pains. Highly recommended, a great guy and a fantastic service!

I have received two full body massages from Essential Feeling and enjoyed them both very much. I left feeling relaxed and I have noticed sustained improvement to longstanding aches and pains. Charlton made me feel totally at ease and provided a professional service in a relaxed setting. I would thoroughly recommend Essential Feeling if you have muscular aches, are feeling stressed or are just feeling indulgent!

I've had a full body massage and reflexology treatment at Essential Feeling & the services that i received was of an exceptional service that i have not ever received before from any other company that i have used.

The staff were very friendly and made me feel at home.

Most wonderful experience. Best massage i have had for a long long time.

A full body massage was provided. Very relaxing. Good pressure. Excellent manner - made me feel very comfortable and at ease.

The service I received was very professional. The atmosphere was very relaxing, the massage was expertly done and I left feeling refreshed.

One of the best massage's I have ever had. Left feeling 100 times more relaxed than when I went in. Full body massage is highly recommended. Aftercare is also very good was given some really useful exercises to do.

I have a very stressful job which requires me to work long hours, where I suffer with a lot of shoulder/neck tension as a result of sitting at my desk for long periods of time. I found Essential Feeling extremely helpful, we went through a thorough consultation process at the start concentrating on troubled spots. I noticed a huge improvement on my first treatment which is being maintained throughout future sessions I am currently having. One thing I will mention as I do work long hours, Essential Feeling are more than accommodating on timings and would always book me in early mornings or late nights to fit around my schedule. A real pleasure to find such a gem of a company. Thank you.

Where will I be treated?

We’ll have our initial conversation about your treatment plan in our consultation room after which your therapist will show you in to the softly lit massage therapy room we’ll be using that day.

Once in your massage therapy room you’ll undress to your underwear and lie on the massage couch and cover yourself with the towels that will be placed at the foot of the bed.  You’ll then call your therapist that will be waiting outside to let them know that you’re ready and happy for them to enter.

What will happen during my session?

You’ll be covered by soft towel throughout your massage treatment, except the area that we’re working.  So for instance if we’re giving you a back massage then the rest of your body will remain covered.  We’ll always maintain your modesty.

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What should I do whilst having my massage?

You don’t need to do anything, just lie down, relax and enjoy.  If you’re needed to adjust position at all, your therapist will let you know so there is nothing to worry about.

Whilst you’re having your massage whether this be back massage or full body massage, part of the process means that your body starts to release toxins.  This may mean that your temperature changes so if you feel either too hot or cold at any time, then please do feel free to say.  Likewise if the pressure isn’t quite as you were expecting, this can be adjusted so you mustn’t feel you can’t say; everyone is different so until you say your therapist is just guessing as to what suits you.

How will I feel after my massage?

You could feel tired and generally relaxed, you could even feel emotional as everyone is different and it can hit people differently from one time to another.  Depending on the pressure that we’ve agreed we’ll use during your massage consultation, you may feel a little bruised for a few days whilst your tissue heals again following your session.  However, most people do feel full of energy after a massage, it’s like rejuvenation.


How often will I need a deep tissue massage?

Honestly and truly it depends on the state of the issue that we’re working with, there is no hard and fast rule.  Most people will feel some relief after their first session, but this isn’t necessarily going to be a long term fix.  After 2 – 3 regular massage sessions you should feel your relief for longer, but for deep rooted problems that have been ongoing for years it can take some time.  The good thing is though at Essential Feeling, because we’re open 7 days a week with appointments from 7am to 10pm, you can usually get a last minute booking if you’re suffering, you don’t have to book something in advance that you might not need, nor do you need to suffer in silence.

Why would I not be able to have a massage?

A few pre-existing medical conditions mean that a massage wouldn’t be the best form of holistic therapy at that point in time. If this is the case, we’ll be able to advise you on an alternative course and can often provide that therapy instead.

The following conditions would not be suitable for a massage:

Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds

Immediately after surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor

If you have a bruise, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumours, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures the massage will work around these areas

If you are prone to blood clots, there is a risk of blood clots being dislodged

If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage

Pregnant ladies should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage

Please Note:  Massage is a totally safe and complementary treatment (it does not replace medical treatment). If you are in any doubt at all, please consult with your GP prior to treatment.

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