Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen therapy involves breathing oxygen in a purpose built chamber at 1.5 to 2.5 times normal atmospheric pressure. This allows oxygen to penetrate parts of the body where blood flow is hindered. It also helps decrease the swelling or chronically traumatised areas of the brain.

Oxygen therapy has been shown to ease the symptoms for many Multiple Sclerosis (MS) sufferers. It also provides benefits for some people with Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) / Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and other neurological disorders as well as diabetes. It can also treat:

  • burns
  • head and limb injuries
  • sports injuries
  • including fractures

supporting the natural healing process at a much faster rate.

Oxygen therapy is simple, non-invasive, painless and safe. You will be treated in a comfortable, purpose built chamber and staff are always on hand to offer reassurance and answer any question. Three levels of pressure are available: 16, 24 and 33 feet.

The treatment lasts around 90 minutes and is administered in three stages:

  1. Compression – the pressure in the chmber is gradually increased which takes between 10-15 minutes.
  2. Therapy – lasts for an hour while the patients breathe oxygen through a mask.
  3. Decompression – the pressure in the chamber is gradually decreased back to normal atmospheric pressure.

Swanley Therapy Centre HDOT