Hyperbaric Chamber

What can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy do for you?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases the level of oxygen (O2) in the cells and has been proven to regenerate and restore healthy tissue. The fundamental cause of tissue degeneration is lack of oxygen caused by stress, illness, disease or injury. Every cell in the body needs oxygen to complete the metabolic processes that give us life energy. Oxygen gives the athlete stamina, helps the injured heal, and protects us from environmental toxins.

Traditionally the use of hyperbaric chambers has been restricted to large hospitals for specific treatment and at substantial cost. However, with the relatively recent advent of portable chambers, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is now both affordable and convenient and suitable for all ages, from children to the elderly.

Mild hyperbaric chambers are simple pressurized enclosures that allow the person inside to experience greater than normal atmospheric pressures. The pressure, combined with ambient air purified to 89-93% forces the oxygen to dissolve into the body’s fluids and travel to areas of the body otherwise difficult to reach. The dissolved oxygen saturates the plasma, the lymph, the synovial (joint) fluid and the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Hypobaric Chamber Oxygen Bar

Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy activates the white blood cells to fight infection, promoting resistance to infection, as well as wound healing. It also helps to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.

What is the benefit of increased oxygen levels in the body?

  • Provides the fuel needed by the brain to function properly
  • Helps the body to fight off infection by boosting the immune system
  • Assists in post-operative healing and sporting injury recovery
  • Aids in the treatment of chronic disease and maximizes the benefits of other modalities
  • Promotes accelerated and enhanced wound healing
  • Decreases post-operative inflammation and infection and encourages normal healing processes
  • Is an adjunctive therapy in sports medicine to accelerate recovery for athletes?

Is it safe?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Is a safe, drug-free therapy that can be used regularly without any danger of oxygen toxicity. Thousands of people have had dramatic and in many instances life changing improvements in their conditions as a result of using mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Proponents for hyperbaric therapy include numerous doctors, health care providers and individuals for whom this therapy has been beneficial.

No dangerous side effects have been reported with mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, however, some individuals can experience a few minor contraindications such as slight fatigue as the body detoxifies (this is safe and necessary). A person can also experience a mild discomfort to the ears when pressurizing the

How many treatments will I need?

This depends on the state of an injury or the time a disease has been present. There are benefits to be had from every session where exposure to higher than normal levels of oxygen takes place. When in the chamber your oxygen levels are boosted by up to 400% which acts as a sanitizer in helping to rid the body of bacteria and viruses.

What should I wear when in the chamber?

You can wear any clothing which is loose fitting and comfortable to lie down in. One hour in this environment is equivalent of 4 hours of quality sleep. Cologne and other perfumes should not be worn.

Why do we need oxygen?

Oxygen is a vital part of our lives and is used for all of the body’s essential functions. For example, the brain which is only two per cent of our total weight, uses more than 20% of the body’s oxygen. Only 10% of our energy comes from our food and water, while the remaining 90% comes from oxygen.

Bacteria, toxins, viruses and parasites cannot survive in an oxygen-rich environment.

If the body’s intake of oxygen is insufficient, for whatever reason, then the body will be thrown out of balance. In today’s world, the most important factor that causes diminished oxygen intake is pollution. Cooked, processed and canned food also tends to be lower in oxygen content, as are foods that are higher in fat.

Why would I need oxygen therapy?

Because oxygen deficiency is often overlooked, it’s not seen as being a cause for symptoms or diseases.

Symptoms that may result from an imbalanced oxygen flow include:

  • premature ageing
  • depression
  • anger
  • fatigue
  • dullness and a general feeling of sluggishness.

If the imbalance is chronic, the immune system is weakened and we are left more susceptible to germs and viruses and therefore, diseases.

What are the benefits?

There are several benefits to mild hyperbaric oxygen, including:

  • improves strength, energy and endurance
  • relieves tension and stress
  • improves concentration and memory
  • detoxifies the blood
  • promotes healing and counters ageing
  • strengthens heart and lungs
  • natural remedy for headaches and migraines
  • improves metabolism and aids digestion
  • reduces fatigue and improves sleeping patterns
  • relieves muscle stiffness
  • improves skin conditions

Is it safe?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Is a safe, drug-free therapy that can be used regularly without any danger of oxygen toxicity. Thousands of people have had dramatic and in many instances life changing improvements in their conditions as a result of using mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Proponents for hyperbaric therapy include numerous doctors, health care providers and individuals for whom this therapy has been beneficial.

No dangerous side effects have been reported with mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, however, some individuals can experience a few minor contraindications such as slight fatigue as the body detoxifies (this is safe and necessary.) A person can also experience a mild discomfort to the ears when pressurizing the chamber similar to the experience of ascending or descending in an aircraft.

The Hypo2 Mild Hyperbaric Chamber has been included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods as a device class llb.

What does the treatment involve?

The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatment takes place inside a specially-designed inflatable chamber that uses ambient air with an additional oxygen concentrator to deliver oxygen to the body safely. Neil will discuss your lifestyle and health goals before you start any treatment.

Because you will be fully clothed during the treatment, it is recommended you wear loose, comfortable clothing. The chamber inflates within one minute and upon full inflation there will be enough room to sit upright or to lie down comfortably. There is enough room for an adult and small child to be in the chamber at the same time. After the inflation, the chamber will pressurize and this is a similar feeling to ascending or descending in a plane. Once at full pressure, you just breathe normally. You may take a book or magazine into the chamber, meditate, listen to music or simply sleep.

Depending on your personal health goal, each treatment usually lasts for one or two hours although longer periods can be safely undertaken if desired. Afterwards, you can carry on with your day as normal.