Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a safe way to deliver more oxygen to the body on a cellular level, enhancing the body’s ability to heal itself in a variety of tissues (brain, heart, nerves, skin, etc.).
HBOT involves lying in an inflatable chamber which is pressurized greater than one atmosphere (1 ATA). This painless therapy increases the oxygen concentration in the body to 200 times the normal cellular level, which promotes the natural wound healing process, increases immunity and rejuvenates the human body.
Mild HBOT has been used in numerous applications to help patients heal faster and/or treat such conditions as Autism, Stroke victims, Multiple Sclerosis, Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.P.), Lyme disease, Migraine headaches, Crush injury, Compartment Syndrome, and other acute traumatic ischemias, as well as burn and wound treatment. Many professional athletes have discovered the restorative benefits of mild HBOT to enhance recovery time, heal muscle, ligament and tendon strains or tears and improve overall athletic performance.
No dangerous side effects have been reported with Mild Hyperbaric Therapy and there are relatively few contraindications to its use (ie. Collapsed lung).
We recommend wearing comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Bring something to read as each session lasts about 60 minutes.
Do not drink large amounts of fluids immediately before entering the chamber. This will reduce the need to use the bathroom during your “dive”.
Do not use perfume or cologne prior to your session.
One can experience a mild discomfort to the ears when pressurizing the chamber, not unlike during the ascending portion of an airplane ride. So, it is best not to use the HBOT when there is nose, sinus or ear congestion/inflammation.
While in the chamber, recipients can rest, listen to music, talk on a cell phone, play handheld games, watch movies on portable players or handheld devices, work on laptop computer or read books or magazines.
Sessions usually last 60 to 120 minutes and are available in packages as most conditions benefit from a series of 5, 10, 20 or 40 dives (see your provider for your specific needs.)