How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy could help ease Long Covid

As the real impact of Long Covid continues to emerge, an alternative therapist explains the life-changing results her patients claim they have experienced from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

“The morning after just one session of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, [our patient] was able to get up as though the illness had not happened.”
“The morning after just one session of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, [our patient] was able to get up as though the illness had not happened.”

Months after suffering from Covid, one of Sarah’s clients at Oxify Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Yorkshire was still left in pain and barely able to get out of bed in the morning.

Sarah says: “The morning after just one session of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, she was able to get up as though the illness had not happened.”

She adds: “Some patients need three or four sessions to see the cumulative results for longer lasting results but the sometimes the body just needs this extra boost in order to be able to heal itself naturally.”

Within the chamber, you breathe 95 per cent oxygen – which can significantly increase the amount of oxygen dissolved in the bloodstream

Sarah is so convinced of the difference the therapy can make that she is offering clients a 10-session money-back guarantee, if they don’t feel the benefit. See the website or give the team at Oxify a call for full T&Cs.

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Referred to as HBOT, it involves the delivery of increased levels of oxygen inside a hyperbaric chamber where the pressure around the body is increased for a session of usually 60 minutes.

The first chamber was used in the 1930s and it is a well-established treatment for decompression sickness, a potential risk of scuba diving. It’s even used by the NHS for wounds that may not heal as a result of diabetes or radiation exposure.

As well as Long Covid patients, HBOT has been used for a wide range of ailments and issues

The air we usually breathe contains 21 per cent oxygen, along with 78 per cent nitrogen (and the rest made up of noble gases and carbon dioxide). But within the chamber, you breathe 95 per cent oxygen – which can significantly increase the amount of oxygen dissolved in the bloodstream.

Why does breathing more oxygen help?

The increased flow of oxygen stimulates and restores function to damaged cells and organs; HBOT has been found to encourage the formation of new collagen (connective tissue) and new skin cells by encouraging new blood vessel formation.

On a cellular level, HBOT helps rejuvenate cells, supplies you with energy, supports your immune system, and more.

How is the therapy given?

You lie fully-clothed in a manually operated chamber with windows, and an oxygen mask placed over the nose and mouth to deliver the oxygen. HBOT is a non-invasive and painless procedure which clients find easy-going and relaxing. Your host will monitor you throughout to ensure you are happy and at ease.

Who can it help?

As well as Long Covid patients, HBOT has been used for a wide range of ailments and issues including tissue recovery, stress relief, skin rejuvenation, chronic fatigue, asthma and sports recovery.

Sarah says: “Long Covid patients have reported problems with vertigo, breathlessness, fatigue and pain – and I have seen how HBOT can help with these symptoms.

“We have also helped patients with arthritis and HBOT is being used to help slow the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as helping burns victims and offering anti-ageing therapy.”

What clients say

Laura says: “Covid 19 left me with a daily persistent headache which was effecting my day to day life and somedays I struggled to get out of bed. I tried everything from over the counter medications, preventatives prescribed by doctors and general relaxation techniques but nothing seemed to work. I started coming to Oxify a couple of weeks ago and have now done around 10 sessions. Even from my first session my headache was not as intense and it is now a distant memory. For the first time in 6 months I am looking forward to the school holidays where I can actually spend time with my kids instead of being so exhausted and in pain that I sleep most of the time.

Janice says: “An effect of the treatment for me is on my arthritis, which is particularly bad in my hands. I have a lot more flexibility in my fingers and the shooting pains I used to get in my thumbs have gone. I feel a lot less tired on a daily basis. Before having this treatment my breathing after exertion, such as simply climbing the stairs, was laboured but now, I just don’t even think about dashing upstairs, it’s much easier than before.”

Jackie says: “My father suffers from dementia . . . I couldn’t bear to see my vibrant father ‘disappearing’ day by day. Within five sessions, the change in my father was very noticeable. He began to talk again and wanted to go for walks again (he was always a keen walker). After ten more treatments the difference has been quite profound. It was like I had my father back!”

Throughout April Oxify are offering 25% off your first booking. Use discount code YP349 at booking.

How to book

You can book the therapy at Oxify centres in:

Leeds – Ground floor Woodhead House, Woodhead Road, Birstall WF17 9TD. Call 01135 432750 or email [email protected] to make an appointment.

Retford – Ground Floor, Randall Business Centre, Randall Park Way, Retford DN22 7WF. Call 01777 861462 or email [email protected]

For more information see www.oxify.co.uk or book online here.