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What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a way to deliver an increased amount of oxygen to the body at the cellular level. Because of the increased pressure, the oxygen can pass into the blood plasma (liquid portion of your blood) where it can then enter hard-to-reach areas under normal pressure. This increased access of oxygen to the cells has the potential to increase healing to all areas of the body. Oxygenating the cells under pressure can promote healing, decrease inflammation and improve blood flow and circulation.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a way to deliver an increased amount of oxygen to the body at the cellular level. By increasing pressure, oxygen can pass into the blood plasma (liquid portion of your blood) where it can then reach all tissues of the body. This increased access of oxygen to the cells has the potential to increase healing to all areas of the body. Oxygenating the cells under pressure can promote healing, decrease inflammation and improve blood flow and circulation.
- Altitude sickness recovery
- Post-Covid “long hauler” relief
- Post-exercise muscle recovery/ decreased DOMS
- Chronic headaches/Migraine relief
- Regeneration of injured tissues
- Burns/frost bite/frost nip healing
- Increased ligament healing
- Chronic fatigue help
- Increased energy
- Stress/anxiety/depression relief
- Better sleep
- Increased circulation to the entire body
- Concussions/Traumatic brain injury healing
- Decreased inflammation
- Chronic pain relief
- Auto immune disease relief
- Anti-aging benefits
- Skin health/plastic surgery recovery
- Increased immunity by fighting off bacteria and viruses
How It Works
Mountain Air Hyperbarics uses a mild hyperbaric chamber that increases in pressure to 1.3 ATA (4 PSI), which is equivalent to 11 feet below sea level. The chamber is made by OxyHealth which creates the world’s safest and most popular hyperbaric chambers.
You will be zipped into the chamber and the chamber will then pressurize with air until it gets to 1.3 ATA (this takes about 10 minutes). When you get to full pressure you will remain there for the designated session time. When the session is done, the chamber will decompress (about 5 minutes), and your session is complete. See our FAQs section for more information!
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the session look like?
The session will last 60 minutes. You will be zipped into the chamber and the chamber will slowly start to pressurize. There will be an oxygen nasal cannula that you will wear to get additional oxygen while inside. The experienced operator will control the level at which you increase and decrease in pressure. There will be constant check-ins to make sure you are being brought up and down at comfortable levels for you with the maximum pressure being 1.3 ATA (4PSI). Once the desired pressure is met, you will stay at that pressure for the remaining time of the session, and then be brought back to normal pressure.
What do I wear?
During your appointment, you will enter the chamber wearing your normal clothes. Wear whatever you are comfortable in. We recommend layers, as it gets a bit warm as the session continues. The Breckenridge location is warmer and the Boulder location is cooler.
What can I bring in with me?
You are allowed to bring in anything to entertain you during your session. We just ask that you do not bring in a laptop, vape pens/e-cigarettes, and anything sharp. Bring a book, your phone, or just relax and take a nap!
Can I eat and drink inside the chamber?
No food is allowed inside the chamber unless you are a diabetic (glucose is used to metabolize oxygen and may lead to diabetics dropping blood sugar quicker than normal). Water is allowed inside of the chamber but be cautious of how much you drink, as increased pressure increases your need to urinate.
Will I feel trapped and claustrophobic?
Inside the chamber, there is a gage that you can watch to see what pressure you are at as well as your own access to the zipper and the decompression valve. The chamber is roomy, as it can fit two grown adults. It also has a window that you can look out of to make you feel more comfortable. There is air constantly circulating throughout the chamber and a fan can be turned on to ensure you stay cool. Tell the operator if you are concerned with feeling claustrophobic.
What will it feel like?
During the increase and decrease in pressure, you will feel a fullness in your ears, similar to what you may feel when flying in an airplane. We recommend bringing in a water bottle or continuously swallowing to help clear your ears and prevent any discomfort while the pressures are changing.
Sit back, relax, listen to music, take a nap, and enjoy your time being oxygenated!
How many sessions do I need?
Once your paperwork is submitted, we will be able to have a better idea of how many sessions may be best for you. Some people have reported benefits with as little as one session. Some conditions could potentially take 40 or more sessions to get the result you’re looking for. Sessions can be done as often as twice a day.
Studies have shown that after 25-35 treatments, your body’s tissues are permanently changed.
How is it different from regular oxygen therapy?
Oxygen therapy has become very popular, especially at high-altitude environments. The problem with oxygen therapy is that it is short-lived and does not have the same potential to heal. By using a hyperbaric chamber, the oxygen is pushed deeper into your cells where it can start working right away to potentially heal the body and where it can be of benefit for longer after the session is over.
Who should not use the chamber? Those with…
- Lung conditions (pneumothorax AKA collapsed lung) or within the last 6 months
- Extreme claustrophobia
- Chronic sinusitis and/or inner or middle ear condition
- Current upper respiratory infection
- Cancer or in remission
- Using the drugs, Cisplatin, Disulphiram (Antabuse), Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) or Bleomycin