As our machine is a monoplace chamber (a chamber made for one person), you will climb into the chamber and lay down on the platform where you will continue lying while receiving treatment. Each treatment session is 60 minutes long, however, if you would like to finish your session earlier for any reason, you are more than welcome to.
After the chamber door is sealed, you may notice a gentle hissing noise as the chamber gradually fills with oxygen and the internal pressure increases. This may cause a sensation, similar to what you might encounter during a flight. To alleviate this ear pressure, you can yawn, or take a sip of water while pinching your nose shut. You will continue to breathe normally throughout the therapy session.
As you approach the end of your therapy session, one of our medical staff will systematically reduce the pressure within the chamber. This allows your body to acclimate to the pressure returning to the normal level outside the chamber. They will then examine your vital signs. This includes taking your blood pressure and pulse, as well as checking your ears. If you have diabetes, they will test your blood sugar (glucose) too.