Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Frequently Asked Questions  

Need a little more information? Hopefully our FAQ’s can help! 
What happens in a HbOT session? 
 
A HbOT session can last 60 or 90 minutes. It will take around 3 minutes for the chamber to reach the correct pressure. In this time, you might experience a bit of discomfort in your ears similar to what you experience when you fly. 
 
A person will be outside the chamber throughout the whole process of increasing and decreasing the pressure. During this course, you will be able to go at your own pace so you will feel comfortable the whole time. 
How to prepare for a HbOT session? 
 
We recommend you wear comfortable clothes as you will be laid down for 60+ minutes. You can also bring a blanket and pillow for extra comfort. 
How long is a HbOT session? 
 
HbOT sessions typically range from 60-90minutes depending on your condition. 
Can I bring anything into the chamber? 
 
We will happily provide you with a tablet/headphones for your entertainment. You are also more than welcome to bring your own entertainment such as a book or your phone. 
Can I use the chamber if I am pregnant? 
 
No. 
Can I use the chamber if I have breast implants? 
 
Yes. This is fine. 
Can the chamber be used to treat decompression sickness (the bends)? 
 
Unfortunately not. Our chamber is a mid pressure chamber which is one the safest on the market. Decompression sickness is treated at a higher pressure than 1.45 ATA 
Can I use the chamber if I am diabetic? 
 
Yes. It is perfectly safe to use the chamber if you are diabetic, however we do recommend that you eat food an hour before your scheduled appointment. 
Can I get a refund? 
 
Unfortunately we are unable to provide refunds however you can transfer your appointments to another person, permitting that they have undertaken a consultation. Please call to make the transfer. We also allow you to change your appointment within 24hours. 
When will my package expire?  
 
Packages must be used within 6 months of purchase 
Do I need a doctor's referral? 
 
Prior to your session you will have a consultation with us to discuss any conditions that require a referral from your doctor. 
Are you insured? 
 
Yes, we have Public, Treatment and Professional liability insurance. 
Will many sessions will I need? 
 
The amount of sessions depends on your reason for starting HBOT. It's not necessarily how many sessions you need but how frequently you come. 
We find the more often you come the greater your results will be. 
Most people start to see benefits around their 10th session, when completed in 2 weeks. 
Are there any conditions prohibiting me from starting Hyerbaric Oxygen therapy? 
 
There are some Heart/Lung conditions that may stop you from starting treatment with us. If you have any questions regarding this please don't hestiate to contact us.  
We also do not recommend HBOT if you are suffering from Cold/Flu like symptoms. 
 
Prior to your session you will have a consultation with us to discuss any conditions that require a referral from your doctor. 
 
 
 
DISCLAIMER: Kindly note that The Heal-Air cannot prescribe or make any inferences regarding the efficacy of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for any particular purpose or condition. The applications listed on this website are suggestions based on medical literature; if in doubt please consult your doctor. Hyperbaric oxygen is not a replacement/substitute for conventional treatments. We do not take any responsibility for development/progression of any conditions . 
 
In accordance with UK and EU legislation, we confirm that there is no intention implied or otherwise that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is administered with the intention of it being a cure or as a preventative for any disease. Any references, studies or articles sited in our website do not imply that similar results will occur when the same therapy is experienced by another. 
 
Please note that although the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been established in the treatment or management for a variety of indications, the evidence for its use remains uncertain which means that it is not proven by “randomized prospective controlled clinical experiment or trial” or “double blind study” which is considered to be the strongest form of scientific evidence by conventional medical standards. 
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