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Banishing cellulite with hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Cellulite can be a real problem when you're wanting to look good on the beach. But don't send those high-cut summer shorts and flirty mini skirts to the charity shop just yet. There are therapies which can help with cellulite, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of them.

But what is hyperbaric oxygen therapy and how does it work?

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is also known as hyperbaric medicine, and involves the use of oxygen at higher pressures than usually experienced with atmospheric pressure.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves the use of an oxygen chamber similar to those which have traditionally been used by navies around the world for treating divers. Other medicinal benefits have been realised more recently, and hence oxygen chambers have become more commonplace in hospitals and clinics and are used for a variety of treatments in the Western world today.

How does hyperbaric oxygen therapy work?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy works by giving the body a fast and high concentration of oxygen within an oxygen chamber, and this is done in the following way:

The patient enters the chamber and the pressure inside is increased to the level required. The patient is then given a dose of 100 per cent oxygen through a hood, for a certain amount of time, depending on what is being treated. The patient may be alone in the chamber or, if it is a larger chamber, there could be several people in there at the same time.

To learn more about Hyperabaric Oxygen Therapy, go to The Therapy Book.