The attendant will let you know when the treatment is complete and the pressure will be lowered
slowly, again at a rate comfortable to your ears.
Note: The chamber can actually be decompressed at any time and whilst breathing oxygen, you cannot suffer decompression sickness (‘the bends’). Treatment times last one and half hours, 15minutes to compress, 1 hour receiving oxygen and a further 15minutes to decompress. We recommend an initial course of ten to twenty consecutive treatments depending upon your condition and regular treatments thereafter. We are open six days a week and it may sometimes be possible to have two treatment sessions in one day.
At the dosage used in this treatment there are no side effects from the oxygen. However, the change in pressure may cause some ear or sinus discomfort. Note that HBOT has been used in the NHS for more than 50 years and since 1982 it has also been used in the community. More than 2.5 million sessions have been carried out – 63,489 in the last year – without a single serious problem!