Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves exposing the body to 100% oxygen – that is greater than what you normally experience.
Hyperbaric Therapy has become more prevalent in today’s collegiate and professional world. But, you may be asking yourself, is this for me?
Well, unless you plan to drink alcoholic beverages before trying it out, (NOT recommended) it’s for you!
Now that we have that out of the way, you may be wondering how Hyperbaric Therapy works. Hyperbaric Therapy is a safe method of delivering more oxygen to the body at a cellular level. Our Hyperbaric Therapy Chamber utilizes filtered pressurized ambient air to dissolve oxygen directly into the plasma, cerebral and spinal fluids. This floods the tissues and vital organs with oxygen. This allows for healing at the cellular level and is critical for healthy tissue formation. This increase in oxygen makes it possible for healthier organs & ultimately a healthier body overall. In layman’s terms, it allows the body to get the oxygen it needs to create ATP (the high-energy molecule that stores the energy we need to do just about everything) for energy and flush out the lactic acid that causes muscle fatigue.
The elevated oxygen levels help increase performance and recovery more quickly after a workout.
A sports injury can be especially devastating for an athlete. Often, athletes re-injure themselves or make their conditions worse by attempting to return to full activity before their bodies are healed. This treatment allows up to tenfold increase in the oxygen level of the blood plasma and hemoglobin.
With hyperbaric treatment, a sprained ankle might recover in four days instead of eight; a bruised thigh could mend in one week, not three. Recovery time is reduced significantly and athletes get back into play faster.