Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube. In a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.

The increased flow of highly-oxygenated blood promotes healing of diseased tissue, detoxification, and stimulates the release of stem cells.

hbot1The oxygen therapy chamber itself is tube-shaped, has a canvas exterior, and looks something like an over-sized duffel bag.

You will be asked to step inside, lie down, and relax. You are free to read or listen to music during your session, which will last approximately one hour.

The chamber will be sealed shut with a zipper, and pressurization will begin. You may feel fullness in your ears at the start of the session, similar to what you might feel as an airplane lands.

At the end of your session, the chamber will be gradually depressurized.

At the most fundamental level, hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes the body’s own natural ability to heal. This may mean a wound heals more quickly or that damaged tissues and cells are restored to function. For individuals who are seeking performance gains, oxygen therapy delivers oxygen-rich blood throughout the brain and body in order to promote brain health and workout recovery, resulting in greater energy and focus.

Learn more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy here.