What is oxygen therapy?
Oxygen Therapy, also known as Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, has been a game-changer for individuals in the UK since the mid-20th century. But its benefits don’t stop there! This non-invasive and completely safe therapy has proven to be a game-changer for numerous health conditions, making it a go-to choice for top athletes who seek accelerated recovery and enhanced performance. Experience the power of oxygen and regain your independence. Book a session now!
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.
Sports Recovery and Performance
Enhance your performance and speed up injury recovery. Oxygen therapy can reduce recovery time by 33%.
Providing your body with additional oxygen through the therapy will give you an overall sense of general well-being, which is excellent for our body and mind.
Who is this for?
Whether you’re battling chronic illnesses, seeking athletic enhancement, or simply looking to optimise your overall well-being, hyperbaric oxygen therapy offers a ray of hope. From individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, autism, and traumatic brain injuries to athletes, divers, and those seeking anti-aging benefits, this remarkable therapy has shown remarkable potential in improving lives. Discover the possibilities and find out how hyperbaric oxygen therapy can bring you closer to a healthier, more vibrant life.
Wound and burn healing
Alcohol & drug detoxification
Post radiotherapy trauma
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.
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.