I was invited to test out the newly launched mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy from o2 Life, and as you may be thinking right now, I had absolutely no idea what that meant. Upon the initial viewing of chamber, I found it a little intimidating, not to mention claustrophobic, and my first thought was, “why would anyone willingly want to zipped up in a sausage-like white bubble for one whole hour??”
The benefits and results are outstanding apparently and medical practitioners around the world are recommending this incredible healing therapy for patients of various illnesses and disorders, including autism, ADHD, diabetes, arthritis, migraines and even sports injuries and post surgery recovery. Want to turn back the clock? This nifty machine can help you to regenerate the body and keep wrinkles and aging at bay- and can even assist in weightloss too. And yes, celebrities and VIPs are now benefiting from this therapy regularly in their own homes now as well
So how does it work? Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy safely increases the body’s oxygen uptake by raising the barometric pressure of the surrounding environment- which allows much more oxygen inside the body. Not only does it flood into the blood cells, it goes into the surrounding plasma for guaranteed health benefits on so many levels. Once inside you feel like your are in an airplane as it takes off, slightly pressurized with your ears popping every now and then.
Surprisingly, I didn’t feel claustrophobic at all even though I had my doubt when I first saw it! I was double zipped up in a rather small tube like vessel which basically you only have room to lay down in (note: use the toilet before the session) , with all the oxygen pumping in it didn’t take me long to feel more relaxed and calm. My experience was comparable to a deep mediation and breathing session in which you come out feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and energetic. I did feel a little sleepy towards the end of the session, but I wasn’t sure if that was the effect of the therapy or a mama-of- three-sleepless-nights kicking in, lol. A one hour session was enjoyable and felt like it was only a few minutes!
The only drawback in my opinion is the size of the tube. Apparently there is a new series that is larger so that you can actually sit up and work on your laptop if you wanted to get things done while having your treatment. That would be better in my opinion, more spacious and less confining.
For general wellness, they recommend at least one session a month and for specific health concerns more regular treatments such as 2-3 times a week for one month or so depending on the what you are addressing.
Where can you find mild oxygen hyperbaric therapy in Dubai?