HYPER means increased, and BARIC refers to pressure
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, also known as HBOT, involves RELAXING in a pressurized chamber which is 1.3 times the normal atmosphere. Under this additional pressure inside the chamber, your lungs can absorb up to 3 times more oxygen. The brain is rejuvenated with the oxygen rich blood flow. The increased oxygen helps the body’s healing process accelerate. HBOT dramatically increases the oxygen in blood plasma, and in the brain, spine, and joint fluid.
What is 1.3 atmospheres? Is the pressure uncomfortable?
Have you ever swam to the bottom of the deep end of a swimming pool. This feeling may be similar to the feeling sometimes experienced in elevators or flying in an airplane. Remember when you felt a little pressure on your ear drums and you had to release the pressure. It's the same feeling.This pressure can be relieved by a simple equalization procedure.
As soon as the chamber reaches 1.3 atmospheres, the pressure stabilizes and you can relax. Read a book. Take a Nap. Use your cell phone to catch up on things.