How does Oxygen Hyperbaric Therapy Work
Our soft hyperbaric chamber is capable of going up to 1.3 atmospheres of pressure. This is simply 33% more pressure than what we experience at sea level. This high pressure, combined with 100% high flow oxygen delivered to the patient via a face mask, is able to deliver powerful healing results. Forcing oxygen deep into tissues has a number benefits which include:
• Increased vitality
• Better mood
• Anti cancer properties
• Increased athletic performance
• Treatment of diabetic and other wounds
• Improving Anemia
• Treating Infection
With the help of the therapist, the patient is placed sitting or lying into the hyperbaric pod. Once their face mask is correctly placed, the patient is zipped up and air is pumped into the pod to get to the desired pressure. Once that pressure is achieved, a valve (similar to a pressure cooker’s valve) ensures that the correct pressure is maintained. You will hear a hissing sound from this valve, that’s how you know its working. It normally takes about 5 minutes to pressurize, the treatment time is about 1 hour long, and decompression usually takes about 5-10 minutes. The cost of the therapy is $350, and we usually recommend 1-2 times per week for a month or two, depending on the severity of the condition treated.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I come out of the Pod in the middle of the treatment?
You can, but the therapist will have to decompress you first, which takes 5-10 minutes.
Why are my ears hurting?
Similar to how your ear reacts when in an airplane, the difference in pressure on the ear
drum can make it hurt. We recommend you hold your nose and blow hard as a means
of correcting the pressure inside the ear.
What if I am in the Pod and I need someone's attention?
There is a panic button that’s linked to an alarm at the receptionist desk. Press the
button and help will arrive.
Can I use my cell phone while in the Pod?
International guidelines state that given the small fire risk with electronics and the
oxygen rich environment in the pod, we do not allow any electronics.