Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Treatments in Maryland and Northern VA
What if you could reduce your post-workout fatigue, alleviate the aches and pains associated with fibromyalgia or simply feel more energetic — all by simply sitting and breathing? With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) you may be able to do just that. Nava’s HBOT is available throughout Maryland and DC, including locations in Columbia, MD, Bethesda, MD, and Fairfax, VA.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Treatments, which were developed by the U.S. Military in the 1930s, were originally geared specifically toward treating decompression sickness experienced by deep sea and scuba divers. Over the years however, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has proven to have a variety of health benefits well beyond treating “the bends.”
Hyperbaric Chamber for Healing
A wide range of hyperbaric chamber health benefits have been reported by individuals undergoing programs of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), including:
- A feeling of increased energy
- Improved skin health and integrity
- Better, faster recovery from workouts
- Enhanced overall athletic performance
Additionally, clients who integrate their Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy with other Nava Health & Vitality Center services such as acupuncture often report achieving even more significant results.
Conditions that Can Benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been successfully used for such conditions as severe cases of anemia, decompression sickness (the bends), diabetic foot wounds and skin grafts. In addition, practitioners have also used HBOT in support of:
- Stroke Recovery
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Migraine Headaches
- Injury Recovery
- Post-op Recovery
- Immune Deficiency
- Post-workout Fatigue
How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Works
In a hyperbaric chamber, the air pressure is typically two or three times higher than normal atmospheric pressure. This high-pressure environment effectively increases the amount of oxygen delivered to your body tissues. A hyperbaric oxygen chamber allows your body to reap all of the benefits of pressurized oxygen therapy in a safe, monitored environment. Using the hyperbaric chamber for healing is becoming an ever more popular choice for this reason.
The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Experience
Once inside our comfortable and state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chamber, you will experience higher than normal air pressure. You may feel a sense of fullness in your ears similar to the feeling you get when flying on an airplane. This is completely normal —wiggling your jaw, taking a few swallows or yawning several times are typically all that is needed to get relief.
We want you to be as comfortable as possible while you’re receiving HBOT at Nava. Feel free to bring a book to read, listen to music, meditate or even take a nap while you’re receiving your therapy. However, please ensure that you leave behind matches, lighters or anything that could light a spark, as pure oxygen is highly flammable and your safety is paramount.
After you complete your hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatment, you can immediately resume normal activities.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment Schedule
The number of HBOT treatments you need ultimately depends on the condition you’re trying to treat, and the duration and pressure level of your treatments. Treatment protocols can vary widely. For example, clients seeking HBOT treatment for something like diabetic wound care may get daily treatments for a month, while those seeking relief from migraine headaches may receive therapy less frequently but for a longer amount of time. Sessions are typically one hour in duration. Your Certified Wellness Consultant and team will work together with you to determine the optimal HBOT schedule to meet your health goals.
Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Right for You?
As we’ve discussed, HBOT is used in a variety of conditions for many different reasons. Is it right for your situation? Contact one of our Certified Wellness Consultants to schedule an appointment to discuss Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and other Nava services that may be able to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
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*Included treatments are part of the NavaPreferred member benefits. Access to all NavaPreferred benefits is $89/month.