Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Letchworth, Herts

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric means increased pressure. In Oxygen Therapy, pure oxygen is breathed through a mask under pressure in a specially constructed hyperbaric chamber. It is very safe with almost no side effects, unlike much medication.

Our hyperbaric chamber in Letchworth, Herts is like a room inside a large steel tube that can be sealed and pressurised. It is large enough to seat up to seven people. Oxygen Therapy is also known as Oxygen Treatment.

The benefits of Oxygen Therapy include…

Many people find that Oxygen Therapy gives them:

  • Faster healing
  • Energy boosts
  • Reduced pain
  • Decreased swelling and inflammation
  • To combat infection

Would you, or someone you know, like to feel these benefits? Free test sessions are available – please phone Claire on 01462 684214 or email oxygen@hmstc.net to find out more. Watch this short video to see what’s involved with Oxygen Therapy.

Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy help me?

Hopefully so. Oxygen can help with:

  • CANCER  these links may be helpful: CANCERactive , Yes to Life , Cancer Options.
  • Extra energy, e.g. CFS / ME and Neurological conditions.
  • Faster recovery from Stroke. See our dedicated Stroke Clinic page.
  • Healing stubborn infections and ulcers.
  • Neurological conditions, like MS, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy
  • Reducing damage from radiotherapy after mouth cancer operations (oralradionecrosis – ORN).
  • Sports injuries and improved sporting performance.
  • Anti-Aging, Alzheimer’s, Bell’s Palsy, Anaemia, Autism, Cerebral Palsy (CP), Crush Injuries, Diabetes, Migraine, Tinnitus, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and even Frostbite!
  • A longer alphabetic list of medical conditions can be found at the foot of this page.

We offer free taster sessions – please contact us for details – either email oxygen@hmstc.net or call Claire on 01462 684214

Instructing new users in fitting the Oxygen mask

Will Oxygen Therapy help my condition/illness/injury/health?

We are unable to answer that question. However, we can help you gather information so you can decide for yourself if you want to try Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Please contact us to find out more.

Sometimes, we can connect you to people taking Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at our Centre for the very condition you have. Then you can ask them about their experience of Oxygen Therapy. While taking Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy you remain under the medical care of your GP and any other Medical Team you may have. You are always welcome to talk with our manager, Mark Boscher.

What happens during Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

We usually deliver oxygen treatment up to a maximum of two atmospheres. (One atmosphere we experience at sea level, plus an additional atmosphere of pressure that we generate by increasing the air inside the chamber). Once we reach the right pressure, you put on a mask and breathe pure oxygen. Every session is supervised – we are always on hand to help.

It’s very safe.

Oxygen Therapy is very safe. This Centre has provided more than 60,000 oxygen treatment sessions since 1988 without a serious incident. Some people find that the increase in pressure affects their ears, just like in an aircraft flight. We help with sorting this out.

The session is conducted by 2 trained operators with whom you have constant contact via an intercom system for sound and vision. During the therapy most people read books or magazines. Some play board games. Scrabble is very popular! Others take it as a opportunity to just unwind and relax.

How can I learn more about Oxygen Therapy?

Please download our Oxygen Therapy leaflet. Or email us at oxygen@hmstc.net. Or phone Mark or Claire on 01462 684 214.

Visitors are welcome, by appointment, to see Oxygen Therapy in action.  We look forward to you contacting us.

Some conditions that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy might help with:

  • Accutane (side effects of)
  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEMS)
  • Alzheimers / Dementia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Bladder Infection
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and ME (Myalgic Encephalomyeliti)
  • Clostridium difficile – and hospital acquired infection
  • Colitis – acute inflammatory colitis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) (also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or RSD)
  • Crohns Disease (Colitis)
  • Crush Injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Dyslexia
  • Eczema
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Friedrich’s Ataxia
  • Glycogen Storage Disease
  • Herniated / Slipped Disc (Awaiting Surgery)
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Lyme Disease
  • ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Mesothelioma (Lung Cancer)
  • Migraine
  • MRSA – and hospital acquired infections
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Mylitis Virus
  • Neuritis
  • Oedema
  • Osteoarthiritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Perforated Ear Drum
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome / Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Pressure Ulcers (feet – mature Spina bifida)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthiritis
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Sjogren Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stenosis of the Spine
  • Stroke / Transient Ischemic Attack (TIE)
  • Total Hip Replacement (THR)

Visitors are welcome, by appointment, to see Oxygen Therapy in action. We look forward to you contacting us. If you are interested in volunteering to supervise Oxygen Therapy sessions, please ask us about the training involved. email us @ oxygen@hmstc.net