Monica Paslaru, BSc, MGHT, RCST
Monica is a Wellbeing Therapist with a special interest in stress, anxiety, panic disorders and general wellbeing.
Monica originally trained in massage in Romania many years ago but her wellbeing journey started in April 2016 when her son began suffering with anxiety and panic attacks. Keen to find out more about the therapeutic effects of Massage and other therapies on the general wellbeing, Monica decided to comfort her son with massage and at the same time set upon learning all she could to gain a better understanding. Monica undertook training courses in Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, CBT, Child Anxiety & Confidence and Play Therapy. It soon became apparent that the positive effects of complementary therapies could have a huge impact on mental health.
With her passion and desire to help people, Monica set up and launched her business Elemental Massage Therapy in Essex and ever since Monica used her skills to support adults and children suffering with anxiety, stress and panic disorders through both Massage and Craniosacral Therapy.
In addition to her clinic in Essex, Monica has travelled extensively throughout Europe to multiple Massage Championships, the most recent being the Worldwide Championship in Massage 2018 held in Copenhagen and The National Massage Championship 2018 held in London where she has achieved 2 Gold Medals with two of her Signature Massages: Wellness/Spa and Nurture Touch Massage.
Accreditations & Professional Memberships
As an FHT and Guild of Holistic Therapists member, Monica adheres to strict professional, ethical and safety guidelines. Monica is also a registered member of the Craniosacral Therapy Association, European Massage Association and the International Massage Association.
90 min – £150
120 min – £200
Imagine receiving a treatment that lights you up, rekindles your passion and brings as much joy to you as you give to others. A sacral acceptance of all that you are, a magical dance where you can feel truly held, seen and accepted. Picture receiving a massage where the depth, the pressure, contact and speed are perfectly balanced; the transitions from one body part to another are so seaming less, they go unnoticed. Now picture your session happening as if in water, although you remain on the table, your energetic body is no longer limited by it. Parts of you are heavily draped to the ground, other lifted into the air and others unwounded, opening up the heart.
90 min – £150
120 min – £200
Spoil yourself with this Nature-inspired treatment of complete relaxation; includes Hot Stones on the Back and facial Aromatherapy massage. Combining hot stone with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones have a sedative effect and studies show that a hot stone massage may be a helpful way to reduce stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, and ease pain and muscle tension.
60 min – £100
90 min – £150
This is a classical Swedish massage, using a combination of deep and soft tissue techniques that will help to restore balance to your body and mind. Perfect for on-the-rush working professionals as you can have this treatment for as little as 1 hour.
90 min – £125
Do you feel tense and stressed after a sedentary day in the office? Why not go for a relaxing Aromatherapy massage? The complementary use of aromatherapy optimises the beneficial effects massage has on the mind and body.
Some of the health benefits of aromatherapy when combined with massage include its ability to reduce anxiety, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, eliminate headaches, boost cognitive performance, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion and increase circulation.
14 – 17 years old £75 / hour
Did you know that massage has been proven to help with your child’s development? Your young ones are more active than ever, in mind and in body. Teaching them to manage stress and body awareness while they are young can help prevent a lifetime of chronic pain and poor habits.
Does your child:
Struggle in social situations?
Has low confidence / self-esteem?
Experience anxiety or depression?
Then they might benefit from massage therapy!
Children £75/ Session
*10% discount available when a block of min 4 sessions is purchased
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) works in a gentle way with the body but at the same time at a very deep mind-body-inner level and it can be quite a profoundly transformational experience.
CST is a presence where communication is not reliant upon words and where words, when used, are like drops of healing rain.
CST works with the underlying causes as well as specific systems and it supports your body’s ability to balance, restore and heal itself enabling you to shift from the tensions and stresses to a calmer state allowing our systems to rest and recover as well as rebuild our underlying energy.
The session typically last up to an hour and you remain fully clothed, usually lie face up or on your side. With children this can vary and the sessions may be shorter and may be done on the flow whilst playing with toys or even performed off the body rather than touching the body.
I take a full written case history, listening in a caring and non-judgemental approach to the reasons for your visit. Every client will be different so their experience with Craniosacral Therapy is quite individual and no sessions are the same but as a guide, you may feel calm and energised, with increased clarity of mind and a sense of relief, reassured that you haven’t imagined it or caused your suffering.
Some conditions that commonly respond well to CST include:
Stress / Anxiety / Depression / Chronic fatigue syndrome / Emotional issues / Insomnia
Back and neck pain / Bone & joint disorders / Frozen shoulder
Digestive problems / Hormonal disorders / Hearing problems
Dyslexia / Autism / Hyperactivity / Asthma / Birth trauma
Facial pain / Headaches / Migraines / Jaw problems (e.g TMJ)
Neuralgia / Sciatica / Sinusitis / Tinnitus / Visual disturbances
Babies and mothers to overcome traumatic birth, sleep and feeding disorders
Mothers to help with post-natal depression
Craniosacral Therapy invites you into a sacral acceptance of all that you are. No matter how fast life is moving around us, there’s always a place of stillness within.
I invite you to seek out stillness and awaken the potential within you!
75 min – £110
This natural lift facial treatment involves gently scraping various gua sha tools over the skin in upward strokes to relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage. It moves lymphatic fluids and breaks down tension in muscles which promotes improved blood flow, skin elasticity, smoother skin, youthful look and less puffiness.
Facial gua sha also repairs the skin’s natural hydration, sculpts the jawline and cheekbones, lifts facial contours, softens the forehead, brow and nasal labial lines, and carries away toxins that can lead to acne and blackheads. Plus, it releases tension around the eyes to lift and smooth lines, and stimulates the skin’s natural ability to heal.
It’s important to understand that this approach to treating the skin is a ritual of self-care. It’s not a quick, results-driven machine that produces results; it’s ideal to receive the treatment once or twice a week until we achieve your desired result, which generally takes about 6 to 10 treatments.