Looking for Radiofrequency near me in Romford or Essex?

Then stop looking because Essential Feeling in Romford not only use radio frequency treatments for skin tightening but also inch loss and cellulite reduction. So when you’re looking for radiofrequency near me, if you’re in Romford, or Essex, then you’ve found the place for your treatment.

Radiofrequency works by using energy to heat the lower layers of the skin. This allows your body to produce more collagen and elastin because of the procedure. The effect of this is that your body can more effectively detox fat molecules because of the therapy whilst simultaneously having the effect of giving you tighter skin and fewer wrinkles.


How skin deteriorates with age in terms of collagen and elastin production

Too good to be true?

We thought so too, but have a look at the radio frequency before and after photos. This therapy works to reduce the appearance of sagging skin. Without pain or discomfort and will also improve stubborn pockets of fat so that the contour of your body is more in line aesthetically with what makes you happy.

How does radiofrequency therapy work?

Now we’ve covered off the effects of radiofrequency near me, let’s inspect how the production of sound waves can aid the production of tighter skin in clients.

The epidermis is the outer layer of skin. This provides the waterproof barrier and is what we see. This is where we see the effects of tighter skin tone. The dermis is where the tough connective tissue, sweat glands and hair follicles live. And then beneath this is the hypodermis, which is the deeper subcutaneous tissue. This is made of fat and connective tissue.

Radiofrequency targets the deep layers of the skin. Incidentally, this is why we’ve heat helps to regenerate skin rather than age it as happens with sun damage on the top-most layer. They designed the rays to trick our body into thinking that there is some damage so that it sends the natural healing properties; collagen and elastin. It’s these that end up lifting our skin resulting in what appears to be a reversal of aging.

It’s that simple?

Yes. There are some caveats of course. If you want to see the best results, then you’ll always get greater benefits from some exercise directly after your treatment, and certainly within 72 hours. We can always give you recommended ideas to help you target the best types for your outcomes. This is because exercise helps the process of radiofrequency continue and speed up. This then results in even firmer skin on the area that has been treated. And note, this is all with no needles or surgery. So there is literally no downtime.

It’s common for people to experience some redness in your complexion that has been treated by the device just after their session. The reason is two-fold. We have administered a warm temperature to your skin, so in the same way that if you put your hand on a radiator it will go warm, then the effects of this are similar. We’ve performed therapy on your skin that encourages blood flow (circulation). If you think of the colour of blood, this always gives a temporary flush to the top cell.

How long will it take to see results?

Here’s the cool thing. You’ll see immediate results. You may need over one session to get you to the place you want to be, but your skin will be tighter straight after you have finished (see the radiofrequency before and after shots).So when you leave you’ll already have fewer fine lines and a tighter texture to the targeted areas where we have applied radio frequency therapy.

How long is recovery?

This technology is fabulous because there is literally no downtime, you don’t need an anaesthetic because the route to smoother skin using radiofrequency is relaxing as well as effective improvements. You’re not visiting a surgeon, there’s no microneedling, we don’t even physically penetrate under the surface of your skin. You can check out our aftercare notes in this article.

The side effects directly after your naturally firming session are generally mild, with some visible redness when you leave the clinic that may last a few hours or so. However, you will also immediately see more toned skin directly post treatment. You’ll often find you have more of a glow too upon that firm skin!

What are the precise areas that this machine is suitable to treat?Key target areas where radiofrequency skin tightening therapy will be most effective

Radiofrequency therapy is popular to tighten areas all over your body, including (a broad spectrum):

Inner thighs

Eyes (hence why this is often called a nonsurgical facelift)

Neck and facial area

Upper arms



Bra roll

Around your knee

What happens during the radio frequency therapy?

Promax lipo treatment shot radiofrequency radio frequency therapy near me RFYour practitioner will apply a protective gel formula onto your skin prior to treatment and then use the relevant one of the hand held devices heads on top of this to achieve a powerful regeneration of your skin. This heats during the application You’ll notice an immediate reversal of the signs of ageing (we tighten skin) as well as fat loss if this is what you’re looking to achieve.

Does this affect my daily skincare routine?

There are some recommended moisturisers what you can choose to use in the days and months following your RF therapy, but there are no medications. You also won’t need to substantially change your skincare routine, although think about e.g. spf and sun protection and greater hydration because whilst radiofrequency in Essex may well lower the starting point, we will continue to age from there-on-in. So, if there is anything you can do to improve your diet (if, for example, you are prone to acne) then this may be a good time to think about it. Usually it’s not about which cream you use (nor the price) which is causing ageing, but more about lifestyle choices. None of this directly relates to the treatment per se though, more about you getting the most out of it.

Does it damage the nerves?

This is a medical grade machine that is used by the NHS. Four physicians who work alongside the University of Manchester research department developed it. They set gentle waves at between 1Mhz and 2 Mhz depending on the area that we’re working. This is a safe process where we’re getting significant results for our clients whilst at all times considering their protection. If you have sensitive skin, we can also work you and improve your loose skin, it’s that temperate. We just wouldn’t want to work over any excessively dry or broken skin cells in conditions such as eczema that’s all.

How many treatment sessions can I expect to need?

It depends on the area that we’re treating. For instance, if you have moderate cellulite in an area the size of an A4 piece of paper, then you could reasonably expect to need 10 minutes of cavitation and between 10 and 20 minutes of radiofrequency therapy. You would need to come once a week for 4 to 6 weeks. However, if you have more severe cellulite, then you’ll need 20 minutes of radio frequency treatment for 6 to 8 weeks. This is why your initial WhatsApp consultation is so important.

Whilst this treatment to ensure smooth and youthful skin isn’t invasive, we don’t want to risk you being disappointed with your aesthetic results. The machine will do it’s job, but the cosmetic starting point is always an enormous factor as to how long you take to achieve your chosen elasticity, size (BMI) loss and cellulite reduction. There is always a solution, but the time we take to stimulate enough fat loss and collagen development will vary by client.

Radio frequency (some call this ultrasonic) cavitation

Want to target fatty areas for a contoured figure? Use radio frequency cavitation.

After this confidence-enhancing, non-surgical and non-invasive fat removal procedure, customers usually see immediate weight loss results from radio frequency cavitation and continue to see results up to 72 hours after treatment as our bodies continue to break down and remove fatty deposits. Incidentally, this is why we recommend exercise within 3 days, so you get the most out of your experience. The movement enhances our body’s ability to expel these contents.

We store fat in special cells called Adipose cells. Low frequency ultrasound waves heats then gently breaks up these cells into small particles. Ultimately, these then turn into liquid waste which allows our lymphatic system to easily dispose of the fat. This process is “cavitation”. It’s also gotten the title of non-invasive liposuction because we get rid of deep layers of fat with no kind of painful incision. The end results are often the contouring of stubborn areas of fat with minimum recovery, downtime or pain.

Your trained therapist will use RF (radio frequency cavitation) therapy with elite technology to tighten the skin after you’ve had fat reduction. You need this because our skin has stretched to fit the space that the stored fat previously took up. Radiofrequency allows our body to naturally create more collagen and elastin in our subcutaneous layer which makes our skin spring back, causing tightening faster and better.

The most common problem areas that achieve significant results typically are the buttocks, stomach, love handles, male chest, upper arms, inner thighs and chin area. It is effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite and wrinkles where the machine targets.

What are the benefits?

Cavitation is the perfect treatment for people who want to shape their bodies and regain their confidence in themselves and their figure. It’s also great if you’re looking to reduce BMI fast for e.g. IVF fertility treatments.

We performed the treatment on targeted areas with minimal application pressure using our systems outcome driven hand-held devices. Each of these contains different radio frequencies based on the area we are treating and how thick (delicate) this layer of skin is before we hit the fat layer we’re trying to release.

By targeting specific areas, it helps reduce and eliminate cellulite. It’s fast and effective, painless and no downtime, and customers often see results after a single session although most will want over one for enhanced results.

What is the downtime?

This treatment does not require downtime. You can return to normal activities immediately after treatment.

Are there any potential side effects?


How many treatments do I need to get the best results?

The results will be seen gradually in the coming weeks, and the best results will be achieved around 8 to 12 weeks. Areas can be treated several times for best results.

Treatment protocol

Pretreatment protocol: Avoid using any form of hair removal in the area to be treated for at least 3 days before treatment, such as hair removal, threading.

We recommend having MLD sessions 7 days before your treatment and then at least one other a few days beforehand. This process will help eliminate toxins and means that you have the most chances of getting significant results.

Drink a litre of water before treatment.

Please note that it is advisable to inform your doctor at least 7 days before each treatment if there are changes in your health or medication.

Cavitation — protocol after treatment.

It is common that the area appears red, possibly a little swollen or bruised (unusual) and sensitive for up to several days after treatment. The reality is you’re more likely to be red or pink for only a few hours afterwards.

Avoid warming up the treatment area while the skin remains sensitive. This includes physical activity, saunas, hot bath/shower, alcohol, etc. and/or the use of other treatments.

Increase water intake and exclude all stimulants throughout the rest of the day/night, such as caffeinated drinks.

A healthy diet combined with physical activity is necessary for treatment to be fully effective.

Avoid applying additional products on the area for at least 48 hours if it is sensitive in any way which includes cosmetics and skin care products other than professional products recommended by your doctor.

High frequency: Pretreatment protocol

Ideally leave at least 2 weeks after IPL skin rejuvenation, hair removal or superficial chemical peels (laser resurfacing or medium-depth chemical peeling require at least 4 weeks) or until the skin has returned to normal.

Avoid using sunbeds and self-tanning products for at least 7 days. Avoid using any form of hair removal in the area to be treated at least 3 days before treatment, such as waxing, touching etc.

Please note that it is advisable to inform your doctor at least 7 days before each treatment with a period of at least 7 days if there are changes in your health or medication.

High frequency protocol after treatment care

It is could happen that the area appears red, swollen and is sensitive for several hours, and up to 10 days after high frequency. Avoid heating the treatment area at least 48 hours after treatment or while the heat remains on the skin. This includes physical activity, saunas, hot bath/shower, alcohol, etc. and/or the use of other treatments.

Smoking will nullify the effects of high-frequency treatment. Avoid smoking during treatment. Increase water intake and exclude all stimulants throughout the rest of the day/night, such as caffeinated drinks.

Do not use a sun lounger or apply a self-tan to the area during treatment. Avoid applying additional products for at least 48 hours if the area remains sensitive. This includes cosmetics and skin care products other than professional products recommended by your doctor.


Before we can carry out this treatment, you should have a quick WhatsApp consultation. We will review your needs and suitability and give you a realistic guide what outcomes to expect.

To make an appointment, you can book your consultation online. When you have had this, we will book you in for your radio frequency cavitation session. At the point of booking your session will be due in full. Payment can be by credit, debit card or bank transfer. Your appointment won’t be confirmed until your payment has cleared and we run a 24 hour cancellation period.

Does my insurance company cover radio frequency cavitation?

This can depend why you are having the fatty tissue removed. If it is for health reasons, then it may be worth checking your policy. If it’s purely aesthetic reasons, then unless you can prove this is good for your mental health, it’s unlikely to be covered.

A few key terms and conditions

We require all patients to provide contact details; including address, telephone and email in order to secure an appointment. All clients will complete a medical history form at their first appointment, this is necessary to inform the consultation and treatment planning process.

Please do NOT attend the clinic for an appointment if you are unwell. If you are unsure, please call and discuss. Many treatments are contraindicated if you are unwell; this includes colds, cold sores or local skin infections.

We see new patients for consultation and assessment; We do not recommend treatment on the first visit, to allow adequate cooling-off period, but may be provided if the patient and practitioner deem suitable.


We do not treat children or young adults under the age of 18 without prior arrangement. Please do not bring children to the clinic unless they are old enough to be left unsupervised. Children may not accompany you into the treatment rooms.


We will advise you of the full costs of any treatment plan proposed and agreed, including that of any maintenance treatment, in your WhatsApp consultation before any treatment is undertaken. Payment is taken, in full at the time of booking.


Fees charged for treatment are for the delivery of a treatment and the accompanying service, which is inclusive of;

consultation and assessment

provision of information and advice

safe treatment with evidence-based products

follow-up appointments and aftercare advice and support as appropriate

While we undertake to provide excellent service; factual, honest and ethical advice, safe, expert treatment in experienced hands and only the best products, we cannot guarantee your results and cannot offer refunds if the results achieved cannot meet your expectations.


Any feedback is much appreciated, both positive and negative. Feedback is used to review and improve quality of service. You may submit feedback verbally.


If you have a complaint, please inform us as soon as possible.

Radiofrequency — aftercare notes and Q&A for patients

There are very few side effects when you have radiofrequency treatment with Essential Feeling. This is because we use a state-of-the-art machine endorsed and used by the NHS. You shouldn’t feel any pain during or after your procedure. All we’re doing is using a medical grade radio frequency energy to build a heat in the fat layer of your tissue cells so that they are more easy for your body to break down and expel.

That said, there are some factors that you should consider when getting the most out of your radiofrequency sessions.

Body treatments — inch loss, cellulite reduction and skin tightening

The area that we have treated will probably be a pink colour after you’ve had your session. This may last a few hours and could also feel warm when you touch it.

There are many ways that your body removes fat cells (triglycerides) after you’ve had your treatment. One way is through your urinary system so you may notice that when you go to the toilet, that your urine is darker post treatment.

We advise you to drink a lot of water before you have a radiofrequency treatment with us and after too. This helps your body to expel the fat that we soften more effectively.

For the best results you should exercise within 72 hours of your treatment, sooner if you can. Depending on the package you choose, we can assist you with selecting the most appropriate form of exercise for your desired treatment outcomes.

We don’t expect blistering to occur, but in theory it could. So, if this happens please keep this area clean and dry and contact us as soon as possible. Allow the area to heal naturally and please do not use any lotions or creams on open skin for relief as this may increase your chance of infection. Occasionally a rash may occur after you’ve had an Ultrasound Cavitation treatment. This usually subsides within a few days. Again if this lasts longer than a week then please let us know. Don’t pick at grazes or blisters, this may increase the chance of you ending up with a scar. Once the skin heals, use a high protection sunscreen for 12 months so that you don’t get skin pigmentation.

Facial skin tightening

The area we’ve treated with radiofrequency can be red or pink after you’ve had your treatment. This will last a few hours and you’ll probably find it is also warm when you touch it.

There are some occasional instances where bruising occurs. This results from the vacuum suction on delicate areas, usually around your eyes. If this happens, you could expect to see this resolve within around 5 days with no long term effects.

Use a high protection sunscreen after your treatment and limit your exposure to the sun for at least one week post radiotherapy treatment.

You’ll be able to apply your makeup within a few hours.

Immediately after your radiofrequency treatment, your collagen fibres will contract resulting in an improvement in your skin’s elasticity. Your face will therefore appear more firm. Don’t be disheartened if this is temporary as the production of new collagen takes time. It’s normal for this initial tightening to relax and then you must wait for new collagen to be generated by your body.

The best treatments are those that continue for 3 to 6 months.

As above with blistering, this is really unusual, but, it could happen, so if it does, contact us immediately and follow the guidance laid out above.

With all our radiofrequency treatments, if you’re looking to maintain results, then we advise maintenance sessions once per month following the end of your course.

You leave with everything you need for your aftercare

We don’t believe that you should come to us for a treatment and then have to go out and spend money on products that will enable you to get the best results. When you book a session with us, if you need product to help to soothe your skin so that you look your absolute best, then you will leave with that as part of your package.

For instance, we may well use a soothing product on your skin after your treatment. If we think you need that, then we’ll also give you a pot to take away and use at home. This will usually be some cream which you need to allow to soak into your skin three times a day.

We won’t get you in and then try to sell you additional items, although if you would like to purchase items for your continued use, you are more than welcome to buy from us for a discount.

If we do this, it’s important that you know what ingredients are used in these products.

Gentle soothing cream

Aqua, Urea, Lauromacrogois, Glycerine, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane Polysilicone-11, Tricloasn, Manuka Honey, Panthenol, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Aesculus Hippocastanum (horse Chestnut) Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate Tocopherol Acetate, Hyalauronic Acid, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol and Dehydroacetic

Here’s some information on what some of those ingredients do.

Urea – Excellent water retaining ability & reduces surface temperature. Promotes hydration

Lauromacrogols – Can provide local anaesthetic effects. Soothing & itch relieving.

Glycerine – A superb humectant with strong hygroscopic A. It helps prevent surface irritation

Dimethicone – Gives the serum the ability to spread smoothly & thinly with moisture lock benefits

Triclosan – Anti-bacterial & anti-fungal, found in most hospital skin scrubs & surgical pre-cleans

Manuka Honey – Natural healing & antibiotic properties

Panthenol – Pro vitamin B5. Hydrates & reduces itching & inflammation. Speeds up healing.

Tocopherol Acetate – Vitamin E acetate – provides antioxidant benefits. Reduces scar tissue.

Hyaluronic acid – One of the most hydrophilic molecules in natures. Provides continuous moisture to the skin, holidng up to 1000 times its own weight in water. Maintains the skin’s collagen balance.

Citric acid – A mild fruit acid used to provide a slightly acidic pH to be compatible with the skin’s protective natural acid mantle.

Quick Q&A on radiotherapy

We use the Promax lipo machine, a state-of-the art multi-functional system that four lab physicists following in-depth studies designed, to offer three top-notch body treatments.

We use the radiofrequency devices to achieve, inch loss, cellulite reduction and skin tightening.

How does the radiofrequency machine that you use work?

Our machine uses three different safe and effective Radio Frequency technologies to target your needs.

Ultrasound Cavitation uses sound waves to make fat cells more permeable. This allows them to escape from where they are being held in our body and thus be more easily metabolised. This results in the type of inch loss that we use for our clients looking to reduce size and BMI without surgery either for aesthetic or fertility reasons.

We use this machine to apply radio frequency energy to your skin. This creates a gentle heating which causes a reaction often referred to as ‘wound healing’ and is great for cellulite reduction because we heat the temperature of the deeper layers of the skin to improve blood circulation. It’s at this point we should point out that our blood carries so many nutrients to our internal organs and systems that we believe the health benefits of this radiofrequency machine reach far beyond the beauty results.

Once we have improved circulation, we then use vacuum massage to create extra space for our cells to work. This cavity encourages our body to drain away the fatty tissue deposits into your lymphatic system, which is like a skip that our body dumps all our rubbish in for removal.

This vacuum treatment uses light pressure to also promote fibrous tissue to break down and leading to a reduction in the volume of your fat cells.

During skin tightening procedures, the gentle heating that we use also increases our body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin whilst stimulating contraction of existing collagen and essentially restructuring and tightening our skin.

What conditions respond well to this kind of radiofrequency therapy?

It’s great for post pregnancy ‘lax’ skin, post operation swelling and discomfort from associated restricted range of movement and to treat facial and neck skin tightening to reduce wrinkles and reverse our current signs of aging.

We won’t invite you in for treatment unless we truly believe we can give you excellent results. It’s common for skincare clinics to get a poor rep from having basic training and a lack of general overall knowledge about the issues that are causing their clients to need such systematic therapy.

At Essential Feeling we specialise in the therapies we provide and have invested in excellent training. So, if you have your consultation with us and we think the sources of your problems/ damage are something that we can genuinely help with. Otherwise, we won’t take your booking. We have built our reputation over around ten years on this basis. The primary reason we are in business is because we care about giving our clients significant results. So speak to us, and let’s see if we can help with your particular condition.


Key target areas where radiofrequency skin tightening therapy will be most effective

What areas can be treated?

The equipment is great on fine lines, lower face and neck slackness and general skin tightening overall. It will function in just one area of concern, or you can have a full area done to maximise your results. You can see how long each different area takes.

What does the procedure feel like?

This isn’t considered painful. In fact, many people comment on how pleasurable and relaxing the heating system is. This is due to the multi-frequency technology of the machine we use.

How is the skin tightening therapy carried out?

We apply a layer of contact lotion to the area and an applicator which delivers the RF (radiofrequency) current. By moving this device in a circular motion, your skin will warm. It won’t take long to reach the correct temperature and then we just maintain that for between three and four minutes.

Once we’ve finished the entire area, you would like us to work, we remove the lotion and add a quick lotion and SPF and you’re free to go along with our personalised aftercare advice.

What should I expect after my treatment?

As we’ve discussed the area will be pink afterwards, but this usually subsides within 1 or 2 hours.

Are there any side effects to the treatment?

Side effects are rare, but on these occasions you may experience redness for a day or two and perhaps some slight swelling. Although most people have no problems and find they can go back to work and their normal day-to-day activities straight away.

Is this just for women?

No we work with ladies and men. In fact medical clinics make no distinction and recommends come in from doctors for many treatments and conditions all genders. Particularly post surgery to encourage the best healing response. In fact, we have affiliations with the Harley Body clinic on London’s Harley Street.

Do I need an anesthetic before treatment?

No, this isn’t a surgical procedure and although the radiofrequency machine destroys some pretty nasty fatty particles and is particularly effective, especially with repeated use, you don’t need any medications to enjoy the tremendous benefits of this experience.

How soon after treatment can I go back to my normal activities?

Straight away, if you choose. Personally, whilst we won’t give you specific instructions to rest up after these sessions, we feel it is best to rest for the rest of the day if you can. This isn’t because of any increased risk, pain etc from the session, it’s because if you’re after the best cosmetic result, we think it’s helpful for your body to use as much resource to reacting to the changes the radio frequency has made. And the more a patient rests, the more energy our body can use to detoxify.

That said, we’ve already mentioned that a major part of our detoxification system is the lymphatics. This system doesn’t have a heart to pump the waste out with your heartbeat, so typically if this treatment is combined with a program of activity, then this will help your recovery and outcome.

It’s for this same reason that we also advise you to have a rapid increase in your water intake.

After care is therefore targeted to your specific case and we can advise best in person. For instance, a general guide to jump on a trampoline may be good for some clients, but if we’ve been treating your arm with our device, then our clinical advice may be different.

How many treatments will I need?

Our technology is great, but it’s not a mind reader. It depends on your starting point (for instance, just how much sagging skin do you have and where is it), your lifestyle and your anatomy, how much work do your collagen fibres need?

Though for facial skin tightening, we expect you’ll need a course of between six and eight sessions. If you’re looking for a slimming or cellulite reduction, then between eight and ten sessions. We’re broken these down into cost effective packages.

Is there a consultation procedure?

Yes, before we even book you in for first appointment, you’ll have a WhatsApp consultation, which will take ten minutes. We’ll look at what you’re trying to achieve during this and let you know honestly what improvements to your symptoms you can expect, how we can help and what you should expect. Please note we do not diagnose.

If you then book treatment, we will take the price of this session off the cost of your package. If you book and pay the full price online, we will refund your WhatsApp session upon completing your first session. It’s the human touch that makes the difference!

Where is Essential Feeling based?

We’re in the London Borough of Havering, on the edge of Essex in Romford, Gidea Park. Book your initial WhatsApp consultation now to see how we can help you.

Losing weight after fertility drugs

Losing weight after fertility drugs can be tough for women. Especially if you need to go in for more treatment and you need to get your BMI below 35 or 29 depending on the parameters of the IVF infertility clinic.

Does IVF cause weight gain?

It is not IVF itself that leads to weight gain, but the medications that your doctor prescribes to prepare your body forEmbryo being fertilised during IVF fertility treatment IVF. To prepare for an IVF cycle, you’ll take several hormones, usually in injectable form.

These drugs suppress your natural cycle, induce ovulation, and can help your body produce multiple eggs, depending on your treatment plan. Hormones are the chemical messengers of the body. You send information from one area of the body to another. This means that changing a person’s hormones can change a lot in the way their body processes things, including things that have nothing to do with fertility.

Many people experience side effects of IVF, including weight gain. Weight gain during fertility treatments can occur for a variety of reasons. First, IVF can slow down your metabolism or otherwise affect the way your body treats energy and consumes energy, this can lead to weight gain. Second, IVF can cause food cravings, which ultimately leads to the fact that you eat unusually fatty or sugary foods, this can also lead to weight gain. It is important to remember that this weight gain is usually minimal, a maximum of five to ten pounds. For most women, the benefit is even less: only one or two pounds.

They relate most of IVF weight gain to water retention, so you may notice that your weight fluctuates more during an IVF cycle. As soon as you stop using IVF drugs, the weight should decrease easily.

IVF injections and weight gain: how much weight can I gain during an IVF cycle?

If you have ever taken hormonal contraceptives, your reaction to these medications may give you a good understanding of what you can expect from IVF. IVF, such as hormonal contraception, uses hormones.

Although it can subtly change metabolism and the way your body reacts to food, IVF cannot produce calories and fat if it doesn’t exist. So IVF alone does not lead to the fact that you gain significant amounts of weight. Most women notice that their weight fluctuates somewhat more while taking IVF medications. A smaller group changes due to water retention.

This weight usually decreases after you have received your period or when you become pregnant after you have the baby. A smaller group notes a more significant weight gain, which remains even after the departure of IVF drugs. Here, weight gain is usually not over five to ten pounds. More than that is unlikely to be due solely to IVF drugs.

Excessive weight gain, especially a quick weight gain, almost always shows another problem. Therefore, if you notice a sudden weight gain or a change in your appearance overnight, call your provider immediately.

Is it safe to lose weight when trying to get pregnant?

We live in a culture obsessed with weight. If you are already feeling anxious and frustrated with infertility, weight gain is probably the last thing you want to deal with.

Weight and infertility interact in interesting ways. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can cause weight gain by triggering insulin resistance. IVF is a key treatment for PCOS. Research also shows that weight loss can improve the effectiveness of IVF and other PCOS treatments.

Even if you don’t have PCOS, your chances of getting pregnant will decrease if you are overweight. Being overweight or obesity can also increase the risk of pregnancy complications and making it difficult to conceive initially. Therefore, there are excellent reasons to worry about weight gain. It is usually safe to lose weight for getting pregnant, and only if you are currently overweight.

Avoid crash diets.

If you have a normal weight, losing weight can complicate pregnancy. They adopt a healthy and balanced diet. Avoid shock diets, fasting and very low-calorie diets. Weight loss should be slow and constant, not immediately. Stay physically active. During pregnancy, exploding physical activity can be dangerous. So start slowly, gradually building on your successes. Get a doctor’s permission.

Talk to a provider before starting a weight loss plan, especially if you are trying to get pregnant and struggling with your ovaries and general reproductive health. We can help with this. Karen is a qualified nutritionist specialising in fertility. She can also advise on healthy exercise such as particular styles of yoga.

Once you are pregnant, restrictive nutrition will steal nutrition away from your developing baby. It is OK to reduce binge eating or overeating or unhealthy snacks, but you should not try to lose weight during pregnancy.

Instead, talk to your doctor about a healthy meal schedule for pregnancy and your ideal weight gain during pregnancy. Proper protein intake is especially important for a developing baby. Therefore, make sure that your diet is rich in lean meat, nuts, legumes, eggs, dairy products and other foods rich in protein. Your goal should be to extract your calories from foods that are very nutritious. So get rid of high-calorie, low-nutrition foods such as white bread, sugary snacks, and processed foods like French fries.

You’re in luck though because here is a simple answer.

We can give you a healthy lymphatic drainage massage that will help you lose the water retention whilst increasing your immune system. You’ll lose the pounds without the need to crash diet or exercise. You can have this pre, during or post pregnancy.

If your weight gain is more fat based than water retention, then we’ll use our state-of-the-art RF therapy machine to help your body break down fat cells more effectively. We do this by applying a gentle heat to the skin which permeates to the fatty tissues which allows your body to excrete it. We can use this pre or post birth.

Why is it important to lose weight after taking fertility medication?

Your BMI matters in your ability to conceive. But, this medicine messes with your hormone levels, will often stop your natural menstruation and what it can’t do to an ovary isn’t worth talking about. Your sex drive is already stagnant following the restrictions that struggling to conceive puts on a couple. I mean it’s no fun for anyone having to make love to your husband on demand.

Layer over the feeling of being obese (even if you aren’t) and finding your way back to each other can be an ordeal. And our RF therapy (not if you are pregnant) or manual lymphatic drainage massage (throughout pregnancy) can be a viable option with fast benefits for you to get back in touch with your body again.

The other very important factor here is that you may have had a failed IVF cycle and you’re still treating your fertility with clinical intervention. If your weight has increased because of the fertility drugs you’ve been on, reducing this back to a BMI of between 19 and 29 will improve your chances of a successful IVF outcome and healthy pregnancy.

Book in for your consultation now. We will deduct the cost of the session from any treatment you end up booking in with us.

Solution to quick weight loss before IVF

If you’re looking for a quick weight loss before IVF then you have a fast (and easy) solution here. But first, let’s quickly discuss why crash diets are not the answer.

Poor nutrition doesn’t fuel your body enough to support fertility in women. Think about how anorexic people suffer with losing their menstrual cycles. In order to sustain a healthy pregnancy, your body needs to be in tip-top condition, see this article for a full explanation.

Therefore, fertility clinics and doctors insist patients fall under a clinically obese BMI of 29 for the NHS and 35 for some private hospitals. When your body fat percentage is over this, it compromises your health which increases your infertility chances or puts you at a greater risk of miscarriage.

This often results in excessive exercise or a diet where you’re just eating enough food to get through the day. Whilst these may get your fat index down if done correctly, it isn’t the best way to support your body’s ability to create a healthy baby.

Here’s the issue with crash diets on fertility.

When you eat, you’re putting energy into your body. This energy fuels all areas of our body, including our reproductive care. The right foods make sure we have enough resource to make quality eggs to fertilise when they are met by sperm.

So when you’re not eating correctly and you avoid calories, your uterus may not develop thickly enough, and even though you may shed the pounds, you may not be helping yourself get in optimal shape to be pregnant.

How to achieve quick weight loss before IVF.contouring body radio frequency abdomen

Seven to eight weeks before you go for your BMI test at the clinic or hospital, start RF therapy treatment with us. Our state-of-the-art machine will essentially speed up the way you burn away fat. The result? You lose weight. And BMI. We’ll help you combine this with a healthy eating program and the correct regular physical exercise such as yoga to facilitate maximum success.

What’s better is that where crash diets are only effective in the short term — we all know we end up slapping that weight right back on again, right? But the RF treatment for quick weight loss before IVF takes your body fat percent right back to a new benchmark.

What these treatments mean is that once you have had your bundle of baby joy, the weight you have gained will have been from a lower starting point. I guess what we’re saying is, where you may have really struggled with post pregnancy obesity before, you’ll find fewer complications with being overweight after this RF therapy treatment.

I still don’t understand how slimming down helps me give birth. Isn’t that what the medications are for?

They tailor the drugs they give you to improve fertility to your individual needs. But they are not wonder drugs. They will rebalance any hormones that are out of whack which will prepare your body for pregnancy in the best way it can be.


But, if your normal lifestyle, whether that be from too much sugar, not enough fitness, high stress rates and so on are such that a healthy embryo won’t develop and such you can’t conceive, there’s not much that medical practitioners can do. Medication can only get you so far. But it’s down to you to get yourself the best possible starting point.

So what is RF therapy treatment?

Developed my four physicists in association with the University of Manchester, the kit we use is top of the range. WePromax lipo machine used by Essential Feeling Romford, Essex for fat reduction, BMI, skin tightening RF therapy utilise not just one, but three different technologies to target whatever range of issues are your concern. This means you get the best results not only for your IVF but also post birth. This is not surgery, it is a totally non-invasive experience that you are undergoing to avoid crash dieting.

We use sound waves to affect the permeability of your fat cells. And it’s this that allows your body to dispose of this excess fat through improved metabolisation and reduces your BMI for a quick win before fertility treatment. By starting this treatment 7 or 8 weeks before your hormone in vitro medicine appointment it means our clients bodies have the best chance to react to the drugs the fertility clinics prescribe.

Is it safe?

Yes, it is. We’re literally just applying a gentle heat to your skin through the radiofrequency. We then use a gentle vacuum massage which will increase your blood circulation. This encourages the fatty deposits to then drain away into your lymphatic system, which is the part of the body that is like the skip that removes junk from our systems.

I’ve been told not to take hot baths, so will this heat therapy affect egg development or ovulation?

The time this treatment takes is minimal and the likelihood of us going over your ovaries is even more limited. The effects of you being overweight will have much more effect on your ability to be a mother and have a family.

What will happen after my treatment?

The areas that we’ve worked in may be pink for a little while post session, but it won’t last long and it shouldn’t be sore. You can resume your normal activities straight away, although obviously when we’re talking about fertility, you’d be best to follow what we recommend on nutrition and prenatal exercising.

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Massage therapies v’s beauty school massage.

It's amazing how often people visit us for the first time who have had a massage before and leave with a parting comment like 'I didn't realise this is what proper massage therapies were.'

The issue is that these clients have been to therapists who have received different training from ITEC qualified massage therapists.

Let's be clear, we're not knocking they type of massage that they learn at beauty college, we're just saying there is a difference that's all. And the difference is because all we, as professional massage therapists specialise in is healing your body through physical touch, whereas the focus for beauticians is more varied.

So if you go to a salon for a massage, your therapist will often use the same strokes in the same pattern. Your massage is purely for relaxation and so the format will usually be the same from one client to the next. In this instance there is no need for practitioners to mix up techniques during your treatment. They're not there to deal with muscle pain or sports therapy in treatments. As a result they'll usually use Swedish massages with a light pressure which don't work deep tissue or focus on health beyond relaxation.

There is a lot to be said for that to be fair and linked to releasing mental tension and even a little anxiety, beauticians are more likely to add aromatherapy/ essential oils or hot stone work on your muscles.

The cost of these massage therapies is usually less, often considerably less, than we would charge for a massage at Essential Feeling. This isn't because we are ripping you off, it's simply because we have a much greater level of expertise in how the body will respond to the different types and styles of pressure to achieve your desired treatment outcome.

Similarities between the two styles of massage therapies

Both can be relaxing, although deep tissue massage isn't always so until after the treatment ends. However, generally, both are done on a massage couch or table.

General benefits of massage

Increases blood flow (circulation) and thus oxygen around your body

Reduces mental stress by giving you some much needed you time to relax

Can improve muscular discomfort

May improve or give relief from pregnancy associated aches and conditions

A traditional complementary therapy based on rhythmic movements

Great gifts for friends and relatives including couples

Can promote improved sleep and reduce symptoms of insomnia

What is the point of your advanced massage techniques if I can get all the above for less money?

We've broken down some of our most popular massage therapies below so you can see the effects each can have on various ailments.

Deep tissue/ sports massage

Deep pressure often including kneading of tight muscles breaks down injury sights and promotes self healing. It's often useful where you have physical injuries that clinical physio just can't touch. You may experience some soreness after your session but this is only minor and temporary compared to the longer term results.

Swedish massage

Sure, we've said that beauticians learn this, but on top of their knowledge we have expertise in how the muscles lie under the surface of the skin. This means we can elevate the service we provide by using specific strokes and patterns in an active and firm way to ease pain in muscles and joints. We go over and above using effleurage to gently add healing outcomes to your unique massage.

Pregnancy massage

Prenatal care is important for both mother and baby. An easy and happy pregnancy means a much happier new born. During this massage you will lay on your side and your qualified pregnancy massage therapist will work you from behind whilst you're comfortably propped up on pillows and cushions.

Fertility massage

We've seen how massage can improve blood flow, lymph flow and oxygen distribution above. Here we take this one step further to provide maximum nutrients to the all important area of your abdomen and ultimately uterus. We may also add in some myofascial release as described below to ease away any scar tissue which may impede fertility.

Lymphatic drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage, or MLD as it is often known is designed to treat swelling. Often this is post-operative, including liposuction and we are affiliated with London's Harley Body Clinic to improve their patient's conditions post surgery. This is one of the lightest massage therapies practised as it is used to work the lymphatic system (vessels nodes and ducts) to drain fluid, rather than break down muscle fibres.

Myofascial release

Effective on scar tissue, your practitioner will use controlled pressure applied in a slow stretching motion to soften and ease the sticky layers of fascia. This is particularly effective when you have had surgery and want to avoid the raised bump associated with scarring.


Often known as a foot massage, reflexology is so much more. We use acupressure on your feet to restore homeostasis, or balance in your system and organs. It's a great way to have a general once over. It's also possible to work with specific chronic conditions such as anxiety, depression or fertility to trigger your body's natural healing response.

Indian head massage

Working your head, neck and shoulders, this is a fully clothed massage technique that eases emotional strain whilst dealing with the associated physical responses. This can be great if you suffer from regular migraines, osteoarthritis of your jaw or psychological strains. The practice goes beyond what you see being given upright on a chair in a shopping centre.


Whilst not strictly bodywork, reiki is something we offer at Essential Feeling and so we though we should include it here under massage therapies. You may book a session alone, but to be honest, whichever one of our massage therapies you choose, you'll more than likely get a bit of energy healing thrown in for free. It's just what we do.

Mobilisation techniques

Essentially this is Thai massage which seeks to improve mobility performance through a number of assisted stretches. However, we don't advertise this because we get way too many calls from people expecting mobilisation of a different part of their body to the joints we're used to working whilst you remain fully clothed! The massage technique should not be undervalued though as a result of its bad rep. It can be an amazing way to see improvements in knots. The flowing movements complement a traditional massage helping you to have a fully rounded end result.

Essential Feeling are based in Gidea Park, Romford, Essex. We are open 7 days a week for appointments which you can book online and attend between the hours of 7am and 10pm. You'll enjoy free off street parking right outside our professional treatment rooms

Looking for Lymphatic drainage Essex? Stop.

If you're looking for lymphatic drainage Essex, whether this be for post surgery healing or general localised swelling, then look no further. You have found your place. Not only are Essential Feeling affiliated with Harley Body Clinic on London's prestigious Harley Street, but we have gained such notoriety because we have been using MLD to help reduce swelling for more years than we care to remember.

Why are Essential Feeling Essex considered one of the leading manual lymphatic drainage centres in Essex and the London area?

Whilst there are many therapy centres in our vicinity that claim to be specialists in the gentle MLD treatments, few of these will work with your doctors and surgeons to develop a treatment plan specific to you. And your needs.

We work with Harley Street clinics because we truly understand that every surgery is different. And so is every patient. The elasticity in your skin, the rate at which your vessels remove waste and your immune response will all vary. You're an individual, and so you deserve a unique treatment.

Most clinics will recommend lymphatic drainage massage to remove excess water/ fluid products and toxins from your system post surgery. But the amount of these you require and the timeline following surgery, how long they continue for and how far we space each session out will vary. You may also find that your body requires some deep tissue massage techniques after a period, or that your fascia becomes tight and needs to be released.

We understand this and will work with your clinic to ensure that your overall experience of treatment combines to give you the best possible results and outcome.

Where in Essex can I get my manual lymphatic drainage?

We're in Gidea Park, Romford. We have great access from both central London and Essex. If you're coming by car, your trip couldn't be more simple. And being just off Gallows Corner, right by where the A127 and A12 meet, we're easy to find. Plus, this is only approximately 2 miles from both junctions 28 and 29 of the M25.

What's even better is that we have free, off street parking right outside the treatment rooms, so when you're feeling tender, all you need to do is roll out of your car, take about ten steps and you're just where you need to be.


Massage for lymphatic drainage

Massage for lymphatic drainage is performed by our specialist, certified, lymphatic drainage therapist in order to reduce swelling from fluid which accumulates in the lymph nodes. This is otherwise known as lymphedema sometimes spelt at lymphoedema.

Having a massage for lymphatic drainage can be important for several reasons:

Our body eliminates metabolic waste through a few systems, one important one being our lymphatic vessels. This is a very delicate structure which sits just under the surface of our skin above the muscles, with lymph nodes in key areas around our neck, groin and under our arm. Other key places include the back of your knee, around your eye area and breasts.

Having a massage for lymphatic drainage is an important treatment because this lymphatic system can't eliminate waste without either movement or sufficient water intake. Something often lacking. It may also struggle to cope with an influx following swelling related to trauma — if, for example, we injure ourselves or have surgery.

This impact the flow of toxin's ability to leave our system. The light pressure techniques involved in a lymphatic treatment help the flow of this lymphatic liquid and avoiding stagnation by using gentle strokes on swollen tissue. Your physical therapist will use their hands/ palm to improve this circulation and gently pump the fluid to your lymph nodes. Your therapist will then use their fingers on these nodes e.g. in your armpit to help your system drain the fluids effectively.

Popular questions people ask

Often after surgery I'm in pain, does this hurt?

Your massage for lymphatic drainage is a gentle touch because it only needs to reach the vessels which lie under the surface of the skin. Unlike other massages such as deep tissue sports, we are not looking to break down muscle fibres.

Why do I need a massage for lymphatic drainage when I am wearing a compression garment?

Your compression garment products will help to prevent the buildup of stagnant lymphatic fluid, but it is not a fail safe. Your body has undergone trauma and the natural way that it heals is by swelling. This needs to be moved on for you to get the best possible results from your surgery and aid healing. And we do this when we perform manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) massage.

The benefit of compression garments is that they help to minimise swelling from medical wastes, and the benefits of massage for lymphatic drainage is that it removes what still accumulates.

I only have swelling in one area, why are you doing MLD on my entire body?

If you think about your lymphatic system as one giant circle that runs around your body, it's easy to see that it's necessary for us to work every part — even if you just have swelling in a localised area, e.g. legs. If we only concentrate on one specific area, then we're not giving you our proper care because we're just moving fluid from one place to the next, rather than helping your system totally eradicate it.

This isn't a ruse to get more time out of you, it's an important part of ensuring that your risk of infection is minimised and you get the best possible results from your procedure.

Looking at the diagram, I see I have vessels on my chest/ breast. Will you work this area too?

Yes. We will work everywhere that your lymphatic system runs. If you are female, then we will use your hand to cover your breast and then touch your hand upward in such a way that you end up moving the build up along yourself.

We will work around your head and your face, covering around your ears, down to your jaw and neckline. This is regardless of whether you are swollen in that area. Our treatments will continue around your collarbone slowly with gentle effleurage, around your breast and chest area and under your arms, and around your elbows.

We'll cover your stomach, up your legs, behind your knees and into your groin because this is where the network of lymph nodes, vessels and glands are located.

This is a painful time, it would be nice to just relax.

Strange as this may sound as this is a therapeutic treatment, well known because it stimulates improved healing and effects the removal of toxins from swollen body parts, whilst also improving your immune response; it is also amazing for relaxation.

We know! Who would have thought a health based therapy designed to remove excess waste content would also be a technique that would not only keep you healthy but also encourages your feeling of peace?

How does this improve recovery of my tissues?Charlton Botha certificate of qualification from 2012 in MLD manual lymphatic drainage massage

Clearing excess waste products from tissues and cells means that our body doesn't have so much of the heavy lifting to do itself. Think about it you go to the supermarket and you have six bags, it's easier to have someone else carry them out of the car with you when you get home than do it all on your own. This not only gives you more time, but more energy to enjoy the fun stuff, or perhaps clean the house. If you didn't have this energy because someone helped you, then you probably wouldn't clean the house at all, or if you did, it wouldn't be as good a finish. Our body works in this way, regardless of whether we can experience the results in a tangible way.

This is why your doctor will recommend lymphatic massage post surgery. We cannot underestimate the effect of massaging with these gentle movements by a qualified and experienced professional in improving your healing results.

How will I feel after my MLD treatment?

You may experience some fatigue as your body works to filter out waste because of the stimulation of your lymph system. If you can relax and take a nap after your session, this helps.

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