A Quick Overview of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments (HBOT)
Hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) are a therapeutic and restorative practice in which the client is put into a sealed chamber and exposed to pure oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure. This treatment helps reduce inflammation, improve cognitive function, and encourage healing on both the surface and deep tissue levels.
At The Covery Wellness Spa, we provide franchisees the option of including hyperbaric oxygen treatments in their immersive health and wellness program. Our mission is to optimize the health of our clients through services that revitalize the mind and body. We prioritize cellular health, immunity, pain reduction, and overall wellbeing at every turn.
HBOT is one of the premier services we’ve adopted and refined to rejuvenate countless minds and bodies. Read for more information about HBOT, its benefits, side effects, and possible complications.
The Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments
Hyperbaric oxygen treatments can help with a variety of medical conditions. The primary benefit of HBOT is that it accelerates healing, which can be a lifesaver for individuals dealing with chronic pain or complex injuries. HBOT is also effective in expediting recovery times in cases of carbon monoxide poisoning, gangrene, deep wounds, and infections.
Other common conditions for which patients seek relief include:
- Diabetes-related foot injuries
- Non-healing or surgical wounds
- Skin grafts
- Injuries from late-radiation therapy
What To Expect from an HBOT Session
A typical HBOT session generally lasts about one hour. During a treatment, the patient will sit inside a chamber while breathing increased oxygen for a set number of minutes. The atmospheric pressure inside the chamber will gradually increase throughout the session until it reaches close to 1 ½ times normal air pressure at sea level.
The total length of time of an HBOT treatment will vary depending on an individual’s physical condition, and the severity of their injury or infection. Treatments can sometimes take longer if the patient struggles to clear their ears, which pressurizes during the rapid increase in atmospheric pressure. Each session may also feel different due to changes in atmospheric pressure. In most circumstances, there should be minimal pain or discomfort.
Side Effects & Possible Complications
As with any medical procedure, all franchisees should be aware of the risks associated with hyperbaric oxygen treatments. These risks are minimal compared to the potential benefits. Patients should always sign liability waivers and consult with a healthcare provider prior to receiving treatment.
Some common side effects of HBOT treatments include:
- Ear pain due to increased air pressure
- Nearsightedness or myopia due to prolonged exposure
- Sinus congestion caused by breathing in 100% oxygen within a confined space
- Nausea/vomiting induced by dizziness (caused by rapid change in air pressure)
- Coughing/sneezing due to increased oxygen levels within one’s body
- Seizures caused by oxygen toxicity
- Lung damage from exposure to high-pressured air or fluid buildup due to reduced lymphatic drainage while inside the hyperbaric chamber
In addition to these extremely rare side effects, it is possible to rupture one’s middle ear. Ear pressure issues can be prevented by having clients clear their ears properly before entering the pressurized environment.
We go above and beyond to minimize these side effects by requiring strict protocols, precautions, and guidelines set forth to optimize safety.
A Unique Business Opportunity
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments (HBOT) are an effective way of treating various medical conditions. As with all medical treatments, there are some risks associated with HBOT. These risks should always be discussed before beginning treatment. Recommending that our patients/clients discuss HBOT with their physician will help them obtain maximum benefit and avoid unnecessary issues/complications.
The Covery Wellness Spa is proud to offer HBOT treatments. We are a flexible wellness and beauty franchise open to innovation and ready to evolve with changes in demand. As therapies such as Hyperbaric Oxygen becomes more mainstream, we will continue to expand and adapt them into our overall platform.
We also go above and beyond to accommodate each franchise owner. As a franchisee, you can freely choose what services work with our clientele, space, and business model. Over time, you can add new health and wellness services to your menu of offerings.
Want to learn more about our wellness franchise opportunity? Contact our franchise development team today at (866) 992-9958 if you have further questions about our business model or hyperbaric oxygen treatments!