Frequently asked questions

Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions we are asked by clients looking at Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chambers…

Henshaw FAQs

  • Who are Henshaw Hyperbaric Chambers?

    Henshaw Hyperbaric Chambers are a UK based manufacturer and distributer of high-quality Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy chambers.

    Established in 2008 and with a team who collectively have over 30 years’ experience you can reply on the expertise, experience, safety and support of Henshaw Hyperbaric Chambers

  • How many models do you offer?

    Our current range is eight chambers, with different models for different uses and requirements.

    Find out more about each here.

  • Are they for home use?

    We have a range of models – most of which are suitable for home use, with one deigned for more regular business use.

  • How much do they cost to buy?

    All our chambers offer fantastic value and are available to buy or rent, on various terms. Please contact us and we’ll put you in touch with your nearest distributor for a personalised pricing plan.

  • What guarantees do they come with?

    For your peace of mind, all our chambers come with a warranty and unrivalled support. For home users the warranty is 3 years; for business and health professionals it’s 1 year.

  • Are your chambers safe?

    Very much so. Our chambers are built using all the latest technology and engineering innovation to ensure your safety and comfort. Each has achieved a BV. CE. ISO13485 certification.

  • What support do you offer?

    Our support is second to none, with dedicated teams on hand to help with general user support, technical support and medical support. Learn more on our main Support page.

  • Why should I choose one of your chambers?

    There are many reasons why we believe Henshaw are the only choice for a high quality, affordable Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy chamber.

    From the way we construct our chambers, to the ease of operation, the various ways to own one, the features and benefits of each, right through to the support and guarantees, there are so many reasons to choose a Henshaw chamber.

General HBOT FAQs

  • What is HBOT?

    HBOT, or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to give its full name, is a simple procedure that consists of entering a HBOT chamber and experiencing an increase in pressure to 1.3 ATA.

    The increase in oxygen provided by HBOT is enough to help the body’s innate ability to heal and regenerate faster than allowing the process to happen naturally.

  • Why is oxygen so important?

    Every day an average adult consumes 2kg of food, 1 litre of water and almost 550 litres of oxygen. 90% of our daily energy comes from oxygen and the rest food and water. The human brain uses 25% of the oxygen we breathe alone.

    Oxygen is what contracts our muscles, repairs our cells, feeds our brains and even calms our nerves, it is also our chief cleansing tool. Every day our body burns off some seven hundred billion old cells. These old cells are toxic and must be removed from our system, if there is low oxygen in the body it struggles to do so and can lead to disease, infection and tissue destruction.

  • What sensations might I feel in a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber?

    When the chamber is pressurised, you may feel pressure changes in your ears, much like when you are on a plane or at a high elevation. You can relieve that feeling by yawning or swallowing. Other than ear pressure you should not experience any other unusual sensations.

  • How does being inside a pressurised chamber give us more oxygen?

    The pressure forces oxygen into the plasma fluid and lymph allowing the oxygen to seep easily through any restricted areas caused by swelling, inflammation, or injury. Under normal circumstances the red blood cells would block the blood vessel and the area would be starved of oxygen thus causing cell and tissue deterioration.

  • What improvements can I expect to see?

    This is one of those questions which has so many variables and answers depending on your lifestyle and what you are hoping to achieve. No two people are the same so invariably their results may differ.

    However, from experience we know that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy makes many people feel invigorated and improves their general wellbeing, and it can greatly compliment other therapies and treatment regimes.

  • How many sessions will I need?

    Again there are many variables, and we would suggest all the time you are seeing improvements it is wise to continue your therapy. As a guide, the ‘gold standard’ is 40 hours of therapy. It is however better for you to judge based on your own results and improvement.

  • What about oxygen toxicity?

    Oxygen Toxicity is not a problem at pressures below 1.5 ATA. However, if you are sensitive to oxygen then the pressures can be adjusted to suit your own personal needs.

If you have questions not covered here in our Henshaw FAQS page, or would like to talk to us about your needs and how our chambers can help, please do get in touch.

You can call us on 0203 326 2644 or send us a message via our online contact form.