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Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Safe?

Updated: Sep 15

Hyperbaric oxygen chambers have been used since the 1940's. In fact, it became standard treatment for military divers then as well. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is generally considered safe, and since then it has been for a variety of reasons to treat many ailments


So, is HBOT safe? We would like to say it is for most people. But there are a few tings to keep in mind prior to booking your first treatment.


Our body’s tissues need oxygen to function. The air we breathe is 21% oxygen. HBOT involves breathing 100% (pure) oxygen while in a special space called a hyperbaric chamber. The air pressure inside is raised to a level that is higher than normal air pressure. You enter a special chamber for this therapy where the air pressure is 1.5 to 3 times greater than usual, allowing you to breathe only pure oxygen. The objective is to provide the blood with adequate oxygen to heal tissues and return the body to its natural state.



How Does it Work?

Main Benefits

What to Expect

Who Should Not Use HBOT

The Safety of Hyperbaric Chambers

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How Does it Work


By supplying oxygen-rich plasma to tissues deficient in oxygen, HBOT promotes wound healing. Damage to the body's blood vessels from wounds results in the discharge of fluid, which seeps into the tissues and causes swelling. As a result of the swelling depriving the injured cells of oxygen, tissue begins to deteriorate. While oxygenating the tissues, HBOT lowers edema. The chamber's increased pressure raises the blood's oxygen content. With HBOT, the vicious cycle of swelling, oxygen deprivation, and tissue death is broken.



Main Benefits


It has long been understood that healthy oxygen levels in the tissue are necessary for many body parts to heal. At the cellular or tissue level, the majority of diseases and injuries take place and generally linger. Many times, the body's natural healing power is unable to work correctly due to circulation issues, non-healing wounds, and strokes, among other conditions. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides this extra oxygen and can speed up the recovery time.  


When conventional medication is ineffective, hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps people live a better quality of life in many different areas. HBOT has many applications and has positive effects on a variety of medical conditions, Body & General Health, Brain & Skin, and Sports Injuries. Some illnesses include: stroke, cerebral palsy, head traumas, and chronic fatigue.



What to Expect


Your ears may do some funny things while you are undergoing treatments in the hyperbaric chamber. You may experience popping of ears, ears being plugged, ear tenderness. If you are receiving hyperbaric treatments; it is essential to understand how to clear your ears, while you are inside the hyperbaric oxygen chamber. You must help your ears to clear by equalizing the pressure that you feel. You will also need to HYDRATE! Hydrate prior to your treatment and continue to hydrate after. Trace minerals are a beneficial bonus for your body. There are some steps for Before & After as well as How to Prepare you should read up on.



Who Should Not Use HBOT


HBOT isn't necessarily for everyone and some people have experienced some side effects in the past. If you have or struggle from any of the following, perhaps consult your physician before trying your first HBOT treatment today:

  • anxiety

  • claustrophobia

  • high blood pressure

  • inability to equalize pressure in the ears

  • emphysema

  • have had chest or ear surgery

  • chronic bronchitis

  • an acute viral infection

  • pregnant



The safety of hyperbaric chambers


The FDA regulates both the oxygen used in HBOT and the hyperbaric chambers. We ensure that we only select the best chambers in our spa. We follow the appropriate guidelines to ensure a safe working practice for everyone in the spa.


"The safety of hyperbaric chambers relies on three critical elements: appropriate pressure vessel engineering, appropriate fire safety engineering, and appropriate operating practices." - UHMS



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Still not sure if HBOT is for you? Give us a call and we can talk you through the process.

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