Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a gentle and natural way to increase the level of oxygen in the body to stimulate cell growth and repair damage to cells and organs

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HybO2 House

HybO2 House is a cutting-edge hyperbaric oxygen therapy clinic in the centre of Winchester, Hampshire. The clinic houses a selection of superior quality chambers for use by our clients to assist with the treatment of a wide range of ailments, conditions and complaints and to increase overall health, wellbeing and vitality.

If you are interested in purchasing a HybO2 hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber for use at home or elsewhere, we sell a wide selection of hard shell and soft shell chambers. Our highly trained team of experts will work with you to ensure your specific requirements are met. Find out more here about purchasing a HybO2 chamber or visit our Contact Us pages to book an appointment.

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

The air that we breathe every day is a mixture of several different gases, including oxygen, which makes up just 21% of our air. Every breath we take delivers this oxygen straight to our lungs where gaseous exchange takes place and oxygen is transferred to the red blood cells. Oxygen molecules are then transported around the entire body where they are used to release vital energy to fuel all of the body’s living processes including growth, repair and regeneration.

During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a high concentration of oxygen is delivered to the lungs under increased atmospheric pressure in a hyperbaric chamber. The extra oxygen saturates the red blood cells and is carried around the body by the blood plasma enabling the delivery of high levels of oxygen to all tissues in the body.

The increase in available oxygen throughout the body allows a greater rate of cell division to take place. This is fundamental to tissue growth, regeneration, healing and repair, especially during the body’s recovery process after injury, surgery or illness.

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How does it work?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy consists of two fundamental elements. Firstly, it involves increasing the atmospheric pressure of a client’s environment so that a higher concentration of oxygen can be delivered to the lungs and body. Secondly, the percentage of oxygen breathed into the lungs is increased to near 100%.

These two elements combine to create what is known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy where the amount of oxygen in the body’s tissues available to carry out vital life processes is increased.

The increase in available oxygen in hyper-oxygenated tissues throughout the body allows for greater production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which in turn increases the available energy released by cell respiration. This increase in the rate of cell respiration enables a greater rate of cell division which is fundamental to tissue growth and regeneration.

During the recovery process, it is the accurate reproduction of healthy cell structures and DNA that determines the success and speed of tissue regeneration and healing. High levels of oxygen availability in the body’s cells is essential to this process, and if hypoxia occurs (low levels of oxygen in the blood) the recovery process will be slowed significantly.

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How is it delivered?

During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, an enriched medium of up to 100% oxygen is delivered whilst inside a hyperbaric chamber. The chamber will be pressurised to greater than the atmospheric pressure exerted at sea level which is 1 ATA (Atmosphere Absolute).

To optimise effectiveness, pressure in a hyperbaric chamber should be greater than or equal to 1.5 ATA. In clinical practice, pressures applied usually range from 2 to 3 ATA. All HybO2 chambers apply a minimum pressure of 2 ATA.

Treatment is delivered in either a multiplace or a monoplace hyperbaric chamber. In a monoplace chamber, a single client breathes compressed pure oxygen. In a multiplace chamber, several clients are able to share a chamber together at the same time while they each breathe pure oxygen through a face mask or hood. Depending on circumstances, a client can be treated with up to three sessions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy per day.*

*Standard treatment protocols range from 75 minutes to 120 minutes over 20 to 40 sessions.

Normobaric oxygen therapy

Normobaric oxygen therapy involves breathing in air that contains more oxygen than normal through a mask or tube connected to a source of oxygen or oxygen enriched air. At HybO2, 95% oxygen is supplied from a designated oxygen concentrator. This type of oxygen therapy is delivered without the use of a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber.

Normobaric oxygen therapy can be very beneficial for people who do not have enough oxygen in their blood. It is recognised by the NHS (UK) as being able to help with conditions such as:

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • heart failure
  • severe long-term asthma
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • cystic fibrosis
  • breathing problems caused by a combination of obesity and an underlying condition

Normobaric oxygen therapy can help with symptoms such as breathlessness, feeling tired all the time, memory problems and coughing.

There are two possible non-intrusive methods of receiving Normobaric oxygen therapy, one is via short tubes placed in your nostrils (known as a nasal cannula) and the other is via a mask over your nose and mouth.

 At HybO2 we use oxygen supplied through an oxygen concentrator and the process is fully supervised by one of our highly trained technicians.

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Purchase a chamber

If you are interested in purchasing a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, we offer a wide selection of HybO2 chambers for sale, including portable, hard shell chambers for use at home and large multiplace chambers suitable for sports teams, clinics and gyms.

Our team of experts at HybO2 provide a bespoke and personal service for every client and will ensure that your specific requirements are met. Find out more here about purchasing a HybO2 chamber.

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HybO2 gift vouchers

If you are looking for a unique gift for a loved one, friend or colleague, a hyperbaric oxygen therapy session could be the perfect option. We have HybO2 Gift Vouchers currently available just for this purpose.

Whether it be for a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary these beautifully presented gift vouchers are ideal. Just contact one of our team at reception@hybo2.com to find out more.

  • “This truly is a life changing therapy that more people should know about. I was so pleased I was introduced to HybO2 House and wish that I had known about it many years ago. The whole experience is made better by the warm welcome from the team, particularly Maurice, who went the extra mile to make the whole experience enjoyable. Highly recommended."

    James, HybO2 House client, April 2023
  • "Two years ago I caught COVID again and although I was two years into my Long COVID recovery, it hit me hard and I could feel I was slipping backwards. We'd seen more information popping up about hyperbaric oxygen therapy and Long COVID on the internet and decided to try it! What I didn't expect, when I walked through the door, was the amazing environment of the HybO2 House clinic - calm, relaxing and welcoming."

    Long COVID sufferer, HybO2 House client, January 2023
  • "The team explained in detail what would happen and it was very reassuring. Nothing was rushed and they went to great lengths to make sure my partner was completely happy. They explained that she would feel very tired after a few hours, so when this happened it was expected and did not cause anxiety. We would certainly recommend the HybO2 House clinic in Winchester."

    HybO2 House client, December 2022
  • "On arrival at the HybO2 House clinic, the team greeted me in a very warm, relaxed way which instantly boosted my personal experience, especially as a young adult. Set in a welcoming environment, the chambers are situated in sectioned regions for privacy, yet you are still aware of Nick and Katie’s presence which is comforting. I was able to have a restful night's sleep which Long COVID had previously made difficult.”

    Long COVID sufferer, HybO2 House client, July 2022
  • "Following my treatment I've had a brilliant day. My breathing is almost back to normal, I've felt incredibly energised, and I have been able to complete everyday household tasks again and a normal pace. It's been great!"

    Long COVID sufferer, HybO2 House client, February 2023
  • "I can hands down say that HBOT has been a game changer in my Long COVID journey. (I was two years in when I arrived at the HybO2 House clinic). My energy, lung pain and brain fog have all improved and I will definitely be back for more sessions, particularly when my energy dips. I’d highly recommend!” 

    Long COVID sufferer, HybO2 House client, October 2022

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