Kirk and Debbie’s start with hyperbaric oxygen therapy began with Kirk's battle with Parkinson's. Kirk was shaking so badly he couldn't hold a spoon to eat cereal, he had trouble focusing, making decisions, and remembering names. Simple things had become a real problem for Kirk. Kirk went to visit a Dr and was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Shortly after the diagnosis, Kirk and Debbie decided Kirk should try Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, also known as HBOT. However, to access this treatment, Kirk and Debbie would travel about 125 miles from Burley to Idaho Falls - paying $150/hour for each session. As Kirk started using HBOT, he noticed a significant improvement. He could remember things again and had more energy than he had in years.
The benefits of HBOT were speaking for themselves so Kirk and Debbie decided to buy their own chamber and to stop making the long trips for costly appointments. Through Debbie’s experience as a Registered Nurse, they realized the benefits extended beyond Parkinson’s, and that many of their family members could benefit from the treatment alongside Kirk.
Kirk went to visit his neurologist for a 3-month check-up. During the checkup the neurologist was astounded - he had never seen such an improvement! And at that point they had several family members benefiting from it; everything from depression, migraines, Parkinson’s restless leg, and asthma to chronic pain. It was apparent that HBOT had the potential to help more people than just their families, they decided that they needed to offer this to the community.
Since opening Oxygen Health Spa to the public, Kirk and Debbie have helped hundreds of people with conditions including but not limited to; psoriasis, radiation burns from Cancer treatment, head injuries, fibromyalgia, stroke, Parkinson’s, Lyme’s, neuropathy, Crohn's, Depression, PTSD, and Anxiety.
With three locations currently in Twin Falls, Burley, and Chattanooga, they plan to grow where they are needed.