Improving the quality of life—OxyHealth specializes in personal hyperbaric therapy
BY SEAN GALUSZKA
Cutting edge technology once reserved for the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson, and LeBron James is here, it’s available, and OxyHealth is at the forefront, specializing in personal hyperbaric therapy.
Remember when gyms installed hyperbaric oxygen chambers around some of their treadmills? The idea was to increase atmospheric pressure and oxygenate your blood for a more effective workout. It didn’t take wildly, but the science continued. Now, imagine a hyperbaric chamber in a portable, personal size, where you lay down and relax. That’s more my speed. OxyHealth is the pioneer of this industry with more chambers in use than all other manufacturers combined. And they invited me for a test drive.
I’m a little claustrophobic and a lot skeptical, especially about “new health therapies.” The idea of a personal hyperbaric oxygen chamber conjured Edina Monsoon (of AbFab fame) in her trendy, home sensory deprivation tank she used once and returned. Remember the original ALIEN with Sigourney Weaver, the space crew emerge from comfy futuristic pods. Imagine that, but collapsible like a tent—a soft sided chamber. Inside is roomy and airy. I was immediately comfortable and as the pressure increased, my breathing slowed and promoted longer, fuller breaths. It was relaxing and meditative.
“When your blood carries extra oxygen throughout your body it helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing and angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels).”
Of course, the night before I googled things that can go wrong and was near convinced I would spontaneously combust or have a brain hemorrhage. Luckily I was way off base. I learned most adverse reactions occur in hospital settings where patients receive a much higher dosage. This home version delivers a much lower dosage you control yourself from inside the chamber. The experience was not only calm and peaceful—it was fun. But who would want to own this thing? Recovery centers, medical clinics, aestheticians, or even you personally, would all benefit.
What does it do? In the chamber, air pressure is increased two to three times higher than normal air pressure. It feels
a bit like being on an airplane. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather much more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. When your blood carries this extra oxygen throughout your body, this helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing and angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels).
Angiogenesis in turn activates anti-aging collagen, growth and development of nervous tissue (neurogenesis for the brain), oxygenation to cardiac tissue, to name just a few of the many benefits. In short, it treats your body, brain, heart, breathing, your chakras and energy. It is a fully submersed, holistic health experience like none I’ve ever encountered. And now it’s available. If you value home health, or wish to upgrade your facility, I highly recommend rethinking that hot tub or sauna and looking into an OxyHealth Hyperbaric Home chamber. It is our future and it’s finally here.
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