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Long term health concerns

Oxygen therapy can help you manage the many debilitating and often invisible side effects that are associated with long term health conditions.

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Sports Recovery and Performance

Enhance your performance and speed up injury recovery. Oxygen therapy can reduce recovery time by 33%.

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General well-being

Oxygen is required in the healing process in every part of the human body, so providing your body with additional oxygen through the therapy will give you an overall sense of a general well-being, which is great for our body and mind.

What We Offer

Just Breathe O2 is working to introduce the Borderlands community to an incredible therapy which has been helping individuals across the world for decades.  Oxygen Therapy, also referred to as Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, has been supporting people living with Multiple Sclerosis in the UK since the middle of last century.  Through-out the years it has been proven to benefit many more health conditions and today is also accessed by many top athletes in order to speed recovery times and assist in enhancing their performance.  It is a non-invasive and extremely safe therapy which has helped many individuals regain a substantial level of independence. If you would like to know more about the therapy, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

We also have a strong aspiration to work closely with like minded businesses who have the community at the heart of what they do.  If you are interested in working alongside us then please get in touch.

Conditions Oxygen Therapy Can Benefit

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Wound and burn healing

Oxygen therapy helps to heal wounds and helps treat chronic ulceration.

Virus treatment

Breathing oxygen under pressure is virucidal i.e. it kills viruses.

Fibromyalgia

Oxygen therapy can help reduce pain levels, clear ‘brain fog’ and assist with insomnia.

Diabetes

Oxygen therapy has been used to treat diabetic wounds and can prevent amputation.

Alcohol & drug detoxification

Oxygen therapy can reduce the time of withdrawal by up to half and reduce the symptoms and cravings experienced.

Stroke

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy following a stroke can help to reduce the swelling and protect brain cells, which reduces the extent of irreversible brain damage.

Alzheimer’s

Oxygen therapy can aid the flow of blood to the brain therefore promoting cognitive abilities and helping by slowing the progress of the condition.

Cancer

Administration of oxygen therapy may enhance the delivery of oxygen to hypoxic tumour cells, resulting in increasing sensitivity to radiation and chemotherapy.

Sports recovery

What do Michael Phelps and Novac Djokovic have in common?  They, and other world class athletes access oxygen therapy to improve their athletic performance and aid injury recovery.

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Post radiotherapy trauma

Complications can develop after radiation treatment due to damage to good cells. Oxygen therapy can mitigate radiation effects by improving oxygen supply to damaged tissue to stimulate healing.

Conditions we can help with:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain trauma
  • Neurological conditions
  • Crohns and colitis
  • Decompression sickness
  • Brain cell damage
  • COPD
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Liver Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Heart Conditions
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Skin Problems (inc. psoriasis)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Myalgic encephalopathy (ME)
  • Asphyxiation
  • Stem cells

Other general benefits include...

  • aid sleep, therefore reduce insomnia.
  • stimulates the appetite
  • Nerve pain relief
  • Reduced brain fog
  • Improved bladder control
  • better sleep patterns
  • reduction in inflammation
  • decreased recovery time of injuries and wounds
  • general feeling of wellbeing
  • increased energy

This list is not exhaustive of the conditions oxygen therapy can benefit, please get in touch if your symptoms or condition is not listed, as it is extremely likely that it can help you.

Frequently Asked Questions

There have been over 3 million treatment sessions for neurological problems and other conditions that have been carried out in the UK since 1982, without a single serious incident.

There are three stages to the session:

Stage 1 – Compression

Once the door is closed, there will be some noise as air is pushed into the chamber and the pressure increases. It will get warmer and you will feel fullness in your ears similar to when in an aeroplane. You will have been shown how to avoid discomfort by clearing or ‘equalising’ your ears. There are several ways to do this and the chamber operator will talk you through these. Most people find that swallowing is sufficient. If you develop any discomfort inform the attendant and the rate of compression will be reduced or stopped. There may be a few unusual noises but this is normal as the chamber ‘descends’.

Stage 2 – Treatment

On reaching the required pressure the chamber operator will notify the client that they are ‘at depth’, the client places a mask over the head and breathes oxygen for the duration of the session. The mask can be removed occasionally for taking a rest.

Stage 3 – Decompression

After the treatment time has elapsed the chamber operator will notify the client that the session is complete. Decompression of the chamber will then start. Again the chamber may make noises as the air escapes from valves to bring the chamber pressure back to normal atmospheric pressure.

Once the chamber is full decompressed the chamber operator will open the door and the client can exit the chamber.

The chamber operator is within audible and visual communication with clients inside the chamber at all times. If you are in distress, feeling unwell or unable to remain in the chamber for any reason the operator will talk over the intercom system with you and if needed abort the session.

If the medication is a tablet or capsule, then it might be ok to take this into the chamber with you. However, we do discourage taking it and inhalers and sprays can not be taken into the chamber. Please check with the chamber operator for more clarity on this.

The vast majority of people tolerate being in the chamber very well; however there are some instances where we would not recommend you using oxygen therapy.

  • If you are being prescribed certain chemotherapy. Please check with a member of the team to cross check whether your chemotherapy schedule is suitable for oxygen therapy.
  • If you have a cold, especially if this affects your ears. The chamber increases in pressure, much like being in an aeroplane; if you have a cold this may affect your ability to ‘pop’ your ears and equalise the pressure within the ear. If you have any concerns, speak to a member of the team who will advise on whether you should proceed with treatment.
  • If you have had sickness and/or diarrhoea. We would encourage any clients who have had sickness and/or diarrhoea to avoid attending the clinic until they have been 48 hours clear of symptoms. This is not exclusively for chamber use and should be considered for all visits to the clinic.