What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a safe, non-invasive procedure that delivers additional oxygen to your body, improving its effectiveness at healing and recovery.

Each treatment is called a "dive" and during the dive, the high concentration of oxygen in the chamber allows you to breathe in oxygen at 97% concentration (compared to around 21% in normal air). The pressure combined with the levels of oxygen mean your body will absorb up to 30-40% more oxygen for as long as 8 hours after a 'dive'.

Your blood carries the extra oxygen through your body in the plasma, accelerating your natural healing process, reducing inflammation, boosting the production of white blood cells that fight infection and speeding up recovery.

HBOT can be used to improve sporting performance, significantly reduce recovery times, treat illness and injury, improve stamina and endurance, promote post-operative healing, improve skin tone, or to support your general health and well being.

We are based in Bagshot Surrey, a short distance from Ascot and close to the M3 for quick access from anywhere on the M3 commuter belt. Our experienced team are part of the International hyperbaric association and have been trained by world experts within this field.

*Simply Oxygen do not recommend that HBOT be used as a replacement for conventional medicine, however it has proved to be a valuable form of complementary medicine for existing health conditions. Simply Oxygen recommend consulting a GP for a diagnosis prior to any treatment. We work closely with Dr Ratansi and offer a free consultation to ascertain how HBOT can benefit you.

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Health Treatments

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can be used in the treatment of a wide range of health concerns. By boosting your oxygen levels, HBOT boosts the white blood cells that fight infection and gives your body the ability to heal itself more effectively.

 


Below is a list of the most common conditions and illnesses that we treat and support, however please call or drop in for a chat about whether HBOT can help with your particular health concern;

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Common Cold
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gangrene
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ulcerative Colitis

 

 

Our staff are trained with some of the most experienced and respected HBOT doctors from around the globe. We continuously keep fully up to date with the latest medical trials conducted around the world so that we are at the forefront of what HBOT can offer to our customers.

 


Post-Operative recovery

HBOT is widely used to;

  • Shorten recovery time by up to half for patients recovering from surgery
  • Reduce bruising, inflammation and pain
  • Heal wounds and scars quicker
  • Clear infections faster by boosting white blood cells’ ability to fight them

The increased levels of oxygenation speed up the production and release of nutrients, amino acids, stem cells and new blood vessels to repair damaged body tissues, fight infection and improve circulation. The knock-on effect of this for general and plastic surgery patients is faster and more effective post-operative healing and better aesthetic results.

Studies and everyday cases are demonstrating the capacity of HBOT to cut surgery recuperation periods in half. Wounds heal quicker and scars heal better; post-operative bruising and swelling are dramatically reduced; and increased oxygen also helps prevent the rejection of implants and skin grafts.

Here at the Simply Oxygen in Bagshot, we highly recommend a course of HBOT sessions to improve your recovery time and enhance the aesthetic results of your surgery.

Sports Treatments

Performance enhancement

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Increasing your blood oxygen levels with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) speeds up your recovery from sports competition, training and injuries. Greater training potential and supercharged recovery boosts your sporting performance so you can go harder, faster, stronger towards your ultimate goal.

You can use HBOT before training to allow you to train longer and harder – giving you the edge and getting you closer to your performance goals.

Using HBOT after training aids your cell recovery, so you can train harder and more frequently with less downtime.

Whatever your sport, competition pushes your mind and body to the limit. HBOT can deliver the most effective post-competition recovery and get you ready for your next challenge.


Fracture recovery and repair

Scientific studies have shown that HBOT stimulates the production of collagen, a tough, fibrous material that fills the space between broken bones and helps ‘knit’ them back together. Hyperbaric oxygen also promotes fast growth of new capillaries in affected areas, which in turn brings more oxygen and nutrients to the bones.

In particular, additional oxygen increases production of osteoblasts and osteoclasts, the cells vital for bone growth, healing and the removal of old, dead bone. Numerous studies have demonstrated that osteoblasts and osteoclasts are exquisitely reactive to increased oxygen. In 2007, D. Wu et al conducted an experiment for Connective Tissue Research, investigating in vitro the effects of hyperbaric oxygen on osteoblasts, the cells responsible for synthesising bone. They observed that HBOT stimulated proliferation of osteoblasts, providing direct cellular evidence that HBOT is effective for fracture healing and bone growth.

HBOT is also scientifically proven to reduce swelling and inflammation, improve circulation, boost the immune system, and suppress infection. This is particularly important for tibia/fibular fractures, which have a poor blood supply. Additionally, HBOT helps bone grafts to ‘take’ and heal with fewer complications.

Its positive effects on bone and soft tissue regeneration have made hyperbaric oxygen a sought-after treatment in the sporting community. The process is used by professional footballers and performance athletes for cutting their injury recovery times in half.

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Sports injuries

A sporting injury can be debilitating and depressing, particularly in the run up to a competition. HBOT can reduce your injury rehabilitation time by ensuring that the additional oxygen reaches damaged tissues and helps them to heal faster. Swelling and inflammation is also reduced and your immune system receives a boost, reducing the risk of infection.

sports injury

Here at Simply Oxygen we have seen patients’ cut their recovery time by up to 50% through the use of HBOT – that means that what would normally take you 8 weeks to fully recover from, could take as little as 4 weeks with HBOT.

For broken bones, the additional oxygen promotes the production of the cells necessary for bone growth, and stimulates production of the stem cells your body needs to repair itself – resulting in quicker, more effective healing.

Many famous elite athletes have made HBOT part of their recipe for success, and now you can too at Simply Oxygen.