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 :
Collagen matrix formation (tissue healing)
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.