About Hyperbaric Chambers
Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases the amount of oxygen blood can carry by surrounding you with pure oxygen in a pressurized tube. The pressure of the tube forces your lungs to take in more oxygen than normal. The increase in oxygen is carried to your body’s tissues and cells, allowing them to function optimally.
How a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber can help
An increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing and fight infection. Increasing the oxygen levels in the blood can allow your body to heal and restore, achieving a healthier and happier you. Hyperbaric chambers are also used when tissue is injured, as it requires even more oxygen to attain normal levels.
During the procedure, the only thing your body may notice is the need to “pop” your ears, similar to when flying in an airplane. Yawning helps alleviate any discomfort you may feel. Other than that, there are usually no other side affects. After the session, you may feel a little tired or hungry, but there is no reason to go about your day-to-day activities.
Need Help Fighting an Infection?
First used in the 1960’s, hyperbaric oxygen chambers have improved to the point where they are proven to help patients with are a proven way to ulcers, infections, wounds that haven’t healed properly, and a host of other maladies.
When combined with light therapy, the hyperbaric chamber can provide even more healing powers. Using bright lights that mimic natural, outdoor light, in an enclosed area, light therapy is a popular way to combat seasonal affective disorder, sleep disorders, and even some forms of dementia. Like the hyperbaric chamber, there are little to no side effects after a session.
For more information about hyperbaric chambers, or to set up an appointment, contact At Vancouver Massage today. We are happy to answer any questions or discuss the process more.
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