What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a treatment for a number of often serious conditions that involves breathing 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber. The pressurization allows for greater oxygen absorption in the body and hyperoxygenates the blood plasma in ways other treatments cannot. As your blood carries the oxygen throughout your body, it helps fight bacteria and stimulates the release of growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.

HBOT has been used successfully in medical settings for treating decompression sickness, serious infections, and wounds that haven’t healed. It also helps improve recovery for a wide range of conditions, from athletic injuries and Lyme disease to diabetic wounds and head trauma.

Holistic Hyperbarics combines the effectiveness of medical-grade technology with a spa’s comfort, care, and hospitality to offer more rapid recovery in a soothing environment.


How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Improves System Function

Circulatory System

  • In the short term - Oxygenates blood plasma, providing oxygen to compromised tissue, reducing swelling and inflammation.

  • In the long term - Growth of new blood vessels, enhancing circulation

Skeletal System

  • Enhances stimulation of the production of collagen - a tough, fibrous material that mends fractured bones.

  • Promotes the regeneration of new, healthier, and stronger bones.

Digestive System

  • Reduces inflammation 

  • Reduces GI stress

  • Better nutrient absorption

Nervous System

  • Improves neuroplasticity

  • Quicker nervous synapses

  • Repairs damage from brain injury and illness

  • Helps sharpness and mental clarity


Reproductive System

  • Helps supports and protects the reproductive organs for women and men

  • Facilitating a proper environment for fertilization 

  • Thickens the uterine lining and Improved circulation 

  • Increases sperm production and sperm cell energy 

Muscular System 

  • Enhances tissue performance 

  • Faster recovery

  • Reduces inflammation and pain

  • Increases cellular energy 

  • Increases collagen production for speedy tissue repair

Endocrine System

  • Supports proper function or hormones, important for diabetes and metabolic syndrome

  • Promotes the  function of hormones like insulin  : increases insulin sensitivity allowing for proper blood sugar utilization. 


Why is more oxygen better for me?

  • Improved circulation

  • Immune system stimulation

  • Enhanced tissue oxygenation

  • Cell growth and regeneration

  • Muscle fatigue relief

  • Anti-inflammatory benefits

  • Pain relief

  • Antioxidants

  • Detoxification

What does this mean for me?

  • Rapid recovery and healing

  • Greater energy

  • More endurance

  • Improved sleep

  • Better focus

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Blood Flow in Healthy Blood Vessels

  • Oxygen molecules from the lungs bind to red blood cells (RBCs).

  • RBCs travel in plasma freely in blood vessels throughout the body.

  • Oxygen molecules are released and dissolve into surrounding tissues.

Restricted Blood Flow

  • When healthy blood flow is restricted by illness, injury, or surgical recovery oxygen has a difficult time getting to oxygen dependent tissue.

  • Even in restricted areas blood plasma can flow through where RBCs cannot because of size.

  • When the body is put under hyperbaric pressure, oxygen molecules diffuse into the blood plasma.

  • Oxygenated blood plasma is able to circulate past the restriction and into oxygen starved tissues.

  • Prolonged treatment with HBOT has been shown to help grow new blood vessels, further increasing the amount of oxygen saturation in the area. 

FDA Recognized Conditions for HBOT

While there are a number of FDA recognized diagnoses and “on-label” conditions treatable with HBOT*, research also supports using HBOT for “off-label” conditions.

Research supported “off-label” conditions:

  • Athletic injuries and performance

  • Arthritis, autism

  • Attention deficit disorder

  • Auto-immune disorders

  • Bell’s Palsy

  • Brain and head injuries

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Dermatological conditions

  • Diabetes

  • Dementia

  • Interstitial cystitis

  • Irritable bowel syndrome and colitis

  • Lyme disease

  • Learning disabilities

  • Macular degeneration

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Neuropathies

  • Pervasive development disorders

  • PTSD

  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

  • Reconstructive surgery

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Stroke

  • and more

Stem Cell and HBOT Combination Therapy

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Stem Cells are undefined cells. Like an open slate or blank canvas, stem cells can become any specialized cell in the body, helping to repair damage.

Research has shown that HBOT heightens the synthesis of nitric oxide, which in turn results in the release of stem cells.

A study revealed that after 20 combination treatments (of HBOT and stem cell therapy), stem cell concentration increased eight fold.

Combining HBOT and stem cell therapy, can greatly increase the healing.

Our Chambers

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Soft Shell mild HBOT chamber:

1.3 ATA = 10 foot dive

The pressure of the mHBOT chamber allows your body to absorb more oxygen than you would regularly.

This increased flow of oxygen allows your body to fight infection, recover efficiently, and heal rapidly. Most of the conditions listed below have seen substantial success in soft shell mHBOT chambers.

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Hard Shell regular HBOT chamber:

1.5 - 3.0 ATA = 16 - 66 foot dive

A larger hard shell regular HBOT chamber creates a deeper and higher pressure dive.

Some conditions, including cranial trauma, severe chronic pain, and nervous system disfunction benefit from a higher pressure chamber which allows oxygen to cross the blood-brain barrier and permeate deeper into tissues.


HBOT has been reported to have beneficial effects for a wide range of conditions, without negative side effects. Nevertheless, as with many treatments, there are contraindications, including: acute asthmatic attack; high fever; seizure disorder; optic neuritis; pneumothorax; COPD; emphysema; ear infection or blocked ear canals; sinus or upper respiratory infection; pneurysm; glaucoma; pregnancy; severe heart or lung disease; congenital spherocystosis; or clients currently taking Cisplatinum, Disulphiram, or Doxorubicin medications.

Holistic Hyperbarics does not claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. While hyperbaric oxygen therapy may enhance healing, it does not replace a health professional’s prescribed medications or recommended treatments.