Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
We offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in a special chamber which is lightly pressurised with air to 1.5, 1.75 and 2 atas (equivalent water depths of 16, 24 and 33 feet).
People with MS can benefit from breathing pure oxygen at these higher pressures: a higher concentration of oxygen can be absorbed, providing relief from symptoms such as fatigue, sensory perception problems, poor balance and mobility issues, bladder control, incontinence and even speech problems. It is offered by many MS Therapy Centres around the UK, including ours.
“If I don’t come here for a couple of weeks, I notice I have flare-ups, so I definitely notice a difference in my condition.” — Karen, member
Oxygen therapy is also an accepted treatment for other medical conditions, such as burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness (the bends), infections, and radiation-induced tissue injury. It has also been used to aid recovery from sports-related injuries.
Our hyperbaric chamber, located at our Centre in northwest London, sits up to six people per one hour session. During initial sessions pressure may be varied to suit different needs, and all responses are carefully monitored and recorded by trained assessors.
“When I first came I didn’t like the noise and the sounds of the oxygen, it just felt a little strange, but you get very used to it very quickly. You can listen to music, read a magazine and have treatment the same time.” — Carol, member
How to book hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions
Get in touch with us at the Centre to find out the schedule and availability of oxygen sessions.
Other therapies available at the Centre
We also offer:
- Physiotherapy and exercise classes
- A variety of other therapies for MS — chiropody, yoga, reflexology, and several different types of massage: whole body, back, neck & shoulder, remedial (sports) massage, aromatherapy, and hot stones.
See our weekly MS therapies schedule for details of when the various sessions run.