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Charlie and Karen Botha: Your Lymphatic Drainage Massage Specialists

Meet Charlie and Karen Botha, the dynamic duo behind Essential Feeling, dedicated to enhancing your well-being through expert lymphatic drainage massage. Since 2010, they have been on a mission to transform lives, drawing from their previous high-pressure careers and empathetic understanding of your needs. That’s why they offer appointments 7 days a week, ensuring flexibility and accessibility for your busy schedule.

At Essential Feeling, lymphatic drainage massage is just the beginning. Charlie and Karen are your partners in enhancing your life’s quality, offering a range of tailored therapies to meet your needs. Whether you’re seeking post-surgery recovery, relaxation, or support during pregnancy, they have the skills and dedication to make a positive impact on your well-being. Explore more about their individual specialties below and start your journey towards a healthier, happier you.

If you’d like to find out more, use the menu above, or text us on 07941 668456 or book your session using our online booking system now.

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Trusted Post Surgery Referrals from Harley Street and Knightsbridge

Both Karen and Charlie come highly recommended by medical professionals in prestigious areas such as Harley Street and Knightsbridge. Their expertise is sought after by doctors who trust their commitment to patient well-being and their exceptional skills in post-surgery aftercare.

When it comes to lymphatic drainage massage and holistic recovery, Karen and Charlie are your trusted allies. Their unique approaches, convenient locations, and exceptional referrals set them apart as the go-to therapists for a complete healing experience.

Choose for post-surgery aftercare that goes beyond the ordinary. Book your session with Karen or Charlie today, and let us guide you on your path to a faster, more comfortable recovery.


Master of Lymphatic Drainage and Deep Tissue Massage for Ultimate Healing

Charlie uses massage to improve mobility, eradicate toxins with an eye on reducing longer term pain. He has put countless hours in on the massage table since qualifying with ITEC in 2010 and since then working full time with Essential Feeling. He helps everyone of all ages, including athletes, office workers, manual workers and ANYONE in chronic pain who just isn’t getting the answers nor the relief they deserve. Since qualifying, Charlie has continued his professional development, and now mixes massage modalities to customise your treatment plan.


Lymphatic drainage massage

Charlie is a specialist in lymphatic drainage massage, a gentle and relaxing technique that helps to improve the flow of lymph fluid throughout the body. Lymph fluid is a clear fluid that helps to remove toxins and waste from the body. When the lymphatic system is not working properly, it can lead to swelling, pain, and other health problems.

Charlie is an experienced therapist who has worked with many post-surgery patients, including those who have undergone breast cancer surgery, lymphedema treatment, and other procedures including plastic surgery liposuction but also after giving birth. He understands the specific needs of each patient and tailors his massage techniques accordingly. He uses his extensive knowledge to mix a variety of techniques to help reduce swelling, pain, and improve circulation. He also helps to improve range of motion and reduce scar tissue formation.

Qualifications and experience

Charlie is ITEC Master Qualified, which is the highest level of qualification in massage therapy. He also has a level 5 qualification in anatomy and physiology. This means that he has a deep understanding of the human body and how it works. He uses this knowledge to ensure that his massage techniques are safe and effective.

Charlie is a patient and compassionate therapist who takes the time to get to know each of his clients. He understands that everyone’s recovery is different, and he tailors his treatment plan to meet the individual needs of each client.

Charlie is based at the Essential Feeling Romford, Essex location. This is a modern and well-equipped treatment space that is located in a convenient location. Charlie is available to book appointments Monday to Sunday 7am to 10pm online.

Some benefits of lymphatic drainage massage that Charlie can help you with:

  • Reduce swelling
  • Improve circulation
  • Relieve pain
  • Boost the immune system
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve skin health
  • Improve range of motion

“Charlie is a very skilled and experienced therapist. He helped me immensely with my post-surgery recovery. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a massage therapist.” – Google Review

“Charlie is so gentle and understanding. He really took the time to listen to my needs and tailor the massage to me. I felt so much better afterwards.” – Google Review

“I’ve been seeing Charlie for lymphatic drainage massage for a few months now, and I’ve noticed a big difference in my swelling. He’s really helped me to get my life back on track.” – Google Review

Book now, Romford, Essex

If you are looking for a therapist with amazing qualifications and experience who can help you with your post-surgery recovery, Charlie is the perfect choice for you. He is experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate, and he will make sure that you have a positive experience.

As well as being qualified and experienced in Massage and Advanced Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Charlie is also licenced in Anatomy and Physiology giving him a deep understanding of how your body works. He will use whichever discipline (or a mix) throughout your sessions to ensure you receive the best possible session which he’ll tailor for your needs.

Affiliated with Harley Street

We are both proud to be affiliated with Harley Street and Knightsbridge surgeons their recommended provider of their manual lymphatic drainage, deep tissue massage & skin tightening treatments for their post surgery patients.


Your Expert in Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Post-Surgery Aftercare in Central London

Are you in search of a therapist with a wealth of experience in post-surgery aftercare and the art of lymphatic drainage massage? Look no further! Meet Karen, our seasoned therapist at in Central London; dedicated to helping you heal faster and feel your absolute best.

Experience That Matters

With years of expertise in post-surgery recovery, Karen has become a trusted name in the field. She understands the challenges you may face during your healing journey and knows just how to make it smoother. Her extensive knowledge in manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) coupled with deep tissue massage, myofascial release, red light therapy, and vitamin injections ensures that you receive top-notch care and support.

A Healing Touch

Karen’s approach goes beyond conventional therapies. She believes in holistic healing and tailors her treatments to your unique needs. Her skilled hands and compassionate nature combine to provide you with an experience that promotes not only physical recovery but also emotional well-being.

What Our Clients Say

Don’t just take our word for it–our clients have spoken!
“Karen’s lymphatic drainage massage was a game-changer in my post-surgery recovery journey. I could feel the difference after just one session.” – Google Review
“Her expertise in post-surgery aftercare is unmatched. Karen’s treatments are a must for anyone looking to heal quickly and effectively.” – Google Review

The Reflexology Specialist

But Karen’s talents don’t end there. She’s also an incredible reflexologist, focusing specially on fertility and pregnancy. Whether you’re in Romford, Essex, or seeking her services in Central London near Harley Street, Karen’s reflexology sessions support you through your unique life journey.

Book with Karen Today

Are you ready to experience the healing touch of Karen and embark on a journey towards faster recovery and holistic well-being? Book your session now and discover the transformative power of lymphatic drainage massage, post-surgery aftercare, and reflexology with Karen at Text Karen on 07757 946023
Optimise your health and wellness journey today with Karen by your side. Your path to healing begins here.
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“Following my liposuction and tummy tuck surgery, I had lymphatic drainage and deep tissue massages at Essential Feeling. Charlie was very professional, made me feel relaxed and knowledgeable… I would recommend them for anyone requiring post surgery massages and will go back for other types of massages.”

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