Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric treatments increase the atmospheric pressure inside the chamber, which enables your bloodstream to load up with oxygen. The oxygen-rich blood is then able to enhance the body’s ability to care for itself. The body has more resources to work on repair and healing of damaged tissues. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can aid in restoring your health.
What is Mild Hyperbaric Therapy?
Mild Hyperbaric Therapy treatments provide a safe method of delivering more oxygen to the body. The increase in pressure within the chamber provides the optimal environment for the blood stream to absorb the additional oxygen allowing the body to utilize the additional nutrition to heal itself at the cellular level.
Who could benefit?
Studies have shown that Mild Hyperbaric Therapy helps people with inflammation, traumatic brain injuries, concussions, sports injuries, diabetes, cancer, and neurological conditions such as autism, strokes, and Alzheimer’s. It could also assist someone looking to benefit from the anti-aging properties of improved blood circulation and an increased oxygen level.
How does Mild Hyperbaric Therapy Work?
The hyperbaric chamber is filled with air until the pressure is 1.3 times the regular atmospheric pressure while the client breathes through an oxygen mask which utilizes filtered ambient air to increase the oxygen intake. According to the laws of physics, gas under pressure dissolves in water and the human body is made up of mostly water. Meaning the increased pressure allows your body to absorb additional oxygen, critical to cell function, in the blood stream and other liquids of the body. Thus, greatly increasing the oxygen intake by cells, tissues, glands, organs, and the brain. At the same time the body is delivering more oxygen to inflamed areas the increased pressure is also helping to reduce swelling and inflammation. Healthier cells equal a healthier body.
What can I expect during my Mild Hyperbaric Session?
The chamber will seem smaller when deflated. However, once inflated it is possible for an adult and young child to lay within the chamber. The child would be able to sit in it as well. As the pressure changes within the chamber you may feel discomfort in your ears similar to what one might feel as an airplane takes off or lands. Either yawning or closing your mouth and firmly clamping your nose with your finger and gently blow, as if you were blowing your nose, you will feel your ears “pop”. This will relieve the pressure. The session will last 60 minutes and while you are relaxing inside the chamber you may use your cell phone, listen to music, play hand held games, watch videos on a portable DVD player, work on a laptop, read books or newspapers, or take a power nap. It is advisable that you wear comfortable clothing, and not drink large amounts of fluids before entering the chamber. We ask that you do not wear perfume or cologne because some people are sensitive to these items and we don’t want the next scheduled person to be adversely affected.
What are the risks/side effects?
No dangerous side effects have been reported with Mild Hyperbaric Therapy. It utilizes filtered ambient air and not pure oxygen so there is no risk of oxygen toxicity. The pressure does not get high enough to create a situation were someone might suffer from the “bends” from the pressure changing too quickly. The chamber can be depressurized and opened from the inside. Although the chamber is surprisingly roomy, and has window to look out of, some people may feel a bit claustrophobic. After the first few sessions you may feel a slight fatigue as the body clears itself of toxic debris that has built up over time. This is safe and necessary.