MILD HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY
Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves breathing oxygen enriched air at a pressure higher than sea level (1.5 ATA) while inside a chamber.
How long does a session run for?
The session in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber runs for 60 minutes.
What will happen during my mHBOT session?
Prior to entering the mHBOT chamber a staff member will provide an introduction. We will explain how the chamber is pressurised and the techniques (yawning,swallowing,lightly pressing) you will use to clear you ears during pressurisation, it takes less than 5 minutes to reach 1.5ATA pressure. Whilst in the chamber you will be wearing a oxygen mask that will provide concentrated oxygen for you to breathe. After the initial 5 mintues of pressurisation you can then relax, meditate, sleep or read a book (electronic devices are not allowed in chamber). It is comfortable in the chamber and most people find the experience very relaxing or calming. Once the session time is complete it will take 3 minutes to release the pressure from the chamber and open the door. During this time you will again need to clear you ears using the same techniques like at the beginning.
What do I wear during my mHBOT session?
We advise you to wear something loose and comfortable whilst in the chamber. We can provide a robe for you to wear.
Can I sleep during my mHBOT session?
Yes, it is common to sleep or be in deep meditative states during the session. The increased oxygen has a very relaxing effect.
Can I use my phone during my mHBOT session?
No, we do not allow electronic devices into the chamber.
What are the dimensions of the mHBOT chamber?
The internal dimensions of the chamber are 220cm long x 75cm high.
What pressure level does the mHBOT chamber run at?
Our mHBOT chamber sessions are at 1.5ATA
mHBOT is NOT allowed if you are/have any of the following:
- Heart conditions
- Previously had a heart attack
- A pacemaker
- Untreated high blood pressure
- Acute kidney diseases
- Unstable angina
- Cold or Flu Symptoms
- Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Under 16 years of age
- Sinus or difficulty clearing ear when flying or swimming
- Lung or breathing conditions
- Any type of seizures or epileptic events
- Taken Bleomycin, Cisplatin, Doxoruvicin
- An incidence of Pulmonary Barotrauma
- Susceptible to high fevers
- Any temporary fillings, dental caps or unfinished root canals
- A diabetic or suffering from hypoglycaemia
- Any pulmonary or neurological conditions