What is it? Oxygen Therapy is a well-known treatment not only for people with MS but also for other conditions and injuries where an increase in the percentage of oxygen in the blood stream can have sometimes speed up the natural process of healing.
AT THE START
You will be wearing an oxygen mask which will be connected to the oxygen supply once you have been assisted into the chamber. The door will then be closed and compressed air added to increase the pressure inside.
There will be the hiss of the incoming air and you might feel pressure in your ears similar to that sometimes felt on a flight. You might need to equalise the pressure in your ears to avoid any discomfort.
You will will be breathing the oxygen all the time you are in the chamber and connected to the supply. The session will last for 60 minutes, 45 minutes of this will be at pressure.
You should breathe as normally as you can and you can read or listen to music whilst in the chamber. Your operator will be monitoring you closely throughout the whole procedure and you can attract their attention at any time.
AT THE END
The operator will let you know that the session is over and will then depressurise the chamber. There will be the noise of air venting from the chamber, you might need to equalise your ears again. Once the pressure is reduced the operator will undo the oxygen connections. You will continue to wear your mask but you will be breathing normal air from then on.
You will be assisted out of the chamber and back to your vehicle.