T.O. Slept in One and Now You Can Too – Hyperbaric Chambers

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The Agape Institute

If you were an Eagles fan in 2004, you quickly learned about the healing effects of hyperbaric chambers when Terrell Owens was injured with a sprained ankle and forced to miss the remaining two games of the regular season. He stated in a following press conference, “I’ve already moved my hyperbaric chamber down to my living room. I’ll be in that trying to get myself back on the field as soon as I can. I’m going to be smart about the situation.” 

Even if you’re not a professional athlete, everyone could use some help as our bodies begin to breakdown from injury, age or general wear and tear.  Learn more about hyperbaric chambers by clicking the Read More Button.

What does hyperbaric therapy do?

The pressurized environment of the hyperbaric chamber promotes healing and general wellness by allowing wounds to heal faster, reduces swelling at a much quicker rate by restoring/increasing blood flow to restricted areas. Hyperbaric therapy helps athletes by forcing more oxygen to reach tissue, organs, cells and bodily fluids by providing up to 300% oxygen saturation. Furthermore, it ahs been shown that the pressurized environment of the chamber allows the athlete to recover more quickly from injury due to swelling, dehydration and jetlag. Many professional athletes travel with them and sleep in them.

Benefits of hyperbaric therapy include :

Increased alertness

Decreased cellulite

Collagen matrix formation (tissue healing)

Counters aging

Detoxifies blood

Increased strength, energy and endurance

Improves brain function

Improves metabolism and aids digestion

Improves skin conditions

Increased osteoblastic (bone building)

Natural remedy for headaches and migraines

Reduced edema (swelling)

Improves sleep patterns

Reduces damage caused by toxic gases

Relieves muscle stiffness

Relieves tension and stress

Strengthens heart and lungs

Decreased lactic acid

Reduced Dehydration up to 300%

Repair time improved

What should I do to prepare for a treatment?

A person can go into the chamber fully clothed. You can event bring in your cell phone or iPad to watch a movie! It is recommended to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Shoes, jewelry, or any sharp objects should be removed before getting into the chamber. It is recommended that women not wear stockings in the chamber because it may cause feelings of claustrophobia.

How will the treatments feel?

The chamber will fill with air. Once the chamber has expanded to its filled size, it will begin to pressurize. While the chamber is pressurizing, your ears will feel the change in pressure in the chamber. Otherwise, it should be unnoticeable. During pressurization of the chamber, your mouth may become dry. Once the chamber is fully pressurized, your salivation should return to normal. Additionally, the chamber may become slightly warm while it is pressurizing. Once it is to full pressure, the release valves will begin to pull the warmer air out of the chamber. Then you can sleep, meditate, read, watch a DVD, listen to music, etc.

How long is treatment?

Treatment times are usually an hour. Your scheduled treatment time is 60 minutes; you can expect 5-12 minutes added for decompression. The 60-minute treatment lasts an average of 74 minutes and therefore, it is a good idea to allot an hour and a half. 

To Schedule Your Appointment at The Agape Institute, Simply Call or Email and Get Ready to Feel Your Best!
The Agape Institute
(The Agape Institute is a division of Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Neurology Center)

533 West Uwchlan Avenue, Suite 201
Downingtown, PA 19335


Meghan Kelly

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