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Mild Hyperbaric Therapy - What can I expect to happen during my session?

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Mild Hyperbaric Therapy
What is Mild Hyperbaric Therapy?
Is it safe?
How Does It Work?
Why does it work?
Are there any side effects?
What can I expect to happen during my session?
How long does a session last?
What can I do during my hyperbaric session?
Are there any reasons a person should NOT go into the chamber?
How frequently should I schedule my sessions?
How much do sessions cost?
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What can I expect to happen during my session?
The chamber will seem smaller when deflated than it is when fully pressurized. Within one minute the chamber will inflate completely, allowing enough room for an adult to sit upright or lie fully extended.
After the chamber inflates, it will begin to pressurize. This is the time when you may experience pressure in your ears. The easiest way to relieve any discomfort this may cause is to equalize your ears using one or more of the following methods:

  1. Close your mouth and firmly clamp your nose shut with your fingers and thumb. Blow, as if you were blowing your nose, but keep nose and mouth closed. You will feel the air come out through your ears when you have done this procedure correctly, and this should relieve the pressure.
  2. Yawn. Stretching your mouth as wide as possible, even stretching your tongue out. This will cause the sinus passages surrounding your ears to drain and relieve the pressure.
  3. If you are the parent of a small child who is having trouble with their ears during pressurization, try massaging the area just below the ears and right behind the jaw. A baby still on the bottle or pacifier should be given either of these, but if your child is likely to spill drinks in the chamber please try to monitor them with liquids.
  4. Sit upright. Turn your head completely to the right, then completely to the left. Repeat earlier steps until the ears are cleared.


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