Treatment plans vary according to individual diagnosis. Each hyperbaric oxygen therapy session typically lasts two hours. The number of treatments needed to achieve the full benefit is based on guidelines determined by research, your insurance provider and endorsed by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
We’ll create a treatment plan specifically for you based on your diagnosis. Many conditions require 20-40 treatments or more. In general, a treatment session typically lasts 2 hours, and you will receive one per day, five days a week. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is cumulative, so the treatments build up to the desired effect.
During treatment, you’ll typically feel a change of pressure in your ears, similar to the descent of an airplane or driving over a mountain. You may also feel temperature changes—warm while going to pressure, comfortable when at pressure and chilly when coming up from pressure. You will be given blankets for your treatment.
The chamber has music, radio, video, and television sound piped in. You may bring your own music or DVD’s, but for safety reasons, you may not bring your own electronic devices or reading material into the chamber.
You may wear only clean, all-cotton clothing in the chamber provided by HyperHeal. Hospital-type gowns are available. You will be asked not to use alcohol-based products before treatment and to remove all jewelry, makeup, oils, and creams.