Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

HBOT works by following a very simple and natural law of physics: more pressure allows more gas to easily dissolve in fluids.

In this case, a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy chamber provides the greater pressure (onto the body), while the gases in the air, namely oxygen, begin supersaturating our bloodstream. A quick and dramatic rise in oxygen levels inside the body soon follows.

This is the main reason that HBOT chambers are used in hospitals for life threatening and debilitating conditions which require immediate attention.

When there is restricted blood flow to an area through surgery, illness or injury then the red blood cells block the blood vessel and are unable to transfer oxygen to the cells on the other side of the occlusion. This can lead to swelling, reduced blood flow and starving the area of oxygen.

When this occurs the tissue cells and organs begin to break down and die causing problem wounds and long term tissue damage.

Breathing oxygen under pressure causes the oxygen to diffuse into the blood plasma which can travel past the restriction, diffusing many times further into the tissue.

The tissue, now rich with oxygen encourages the formation of new blood vessels. These blood vessels allow the red blood cells to flow, delivering more oxygen to the affected area. This creates the best environment for the body’s natural healing process and reduces rehabilitation time.

England rugby star Jonny May recovering from a sports injury at home using a Henshaw 1662 Chamber.
England rugby star Jonny May recovering from a sports injury at home using a Henshaw 1662 Chamber.

New research studies are continually being performed on mild-HBOT and many of these are showing overwhelmingly positive benefits. This has caused a growing demand and acceptance for the utilisation of this therapeutic intervention within the health and wellness industry.

A growing number of professional athletes are using this for performance and injury recovery, more recently in concussion recovery. Media and news outlets are reporting the dramatic improvements in patients that are using this for off-label medical conditions. With the current unprecedented rise being seen in chronic disease and age-related conditions, you can see why many people are now shifting their focus towards mild-HBOT.

More oxygen means more energy for the body

The high levels of oxygen that your body can receive through mild-HBOT can reciprocally give your body a wealth of extra high energy levels that may not be apparently obvious to you.

Instead of using this extra energy for going for a long run or a marathon, your body may use this extra oxygen to:

  • Keep you strong, active, and energised throughout the day
  • Give your body that competitive advantage
  • Maintain your mental sharpness
  • Help combat aging and its degenerative aspects
  • Produce more stem cells and replace old tissue while regenerating new tissue
  • Metabolise and oxidise fats, while lowering blood sugars
  • Fight off infections and invading organisms
  • Protect the body though a strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effect
  • Help your body to reduce insomnia and other sleep-related disorders
  • Help to fix and repair damaged or injured tissue while helping to reduce pain
  • Regain your youthful zest for life

If for any reason you do not find the answer you were looking for here, please call us on 0203 326 2644 and our friendly team will be happy to help. You can also look at our HBOT FAQ page for a list of frequently asked questions.

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