In the realm of health and wellness, the quest for effective treatments often leads individuals to explore unconventional avenues. For those seeking relief from chronic pain or enhanced athletic performance, one such avenue is mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy (MHBOT). Offering a blend of science and innovation, this therapy has garnered attention for its purported benefits. Today, we delve into a firsthand account of the transformative power of mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, as shared by a dedicated obstacle course racer, Heather Buchta, who found solace at Oxy Performance in Hermosa Beach.

I took a chance on mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and I’m forever grateful that I did. I am an obstacle course racer, and from my many years of running and jumping, have developed stage one lumbar arthritis. Many nights I would sleep on top of an ice pack just to get relief. I am aware that this is mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy–not hospital grade–so I would need more than a couple sessions. I paid for a month unlimited and utilized it every day. Within ten days, I was sleeping without an ice pack, and within two weeks, I was running without pain. The reduction in swelling was apparent, as the tightness in my hips and lower back released. 

One added benefit was that my VO2 max skyrocketed. I was training way harder than normal and recovering way faster. My mile time dropped from a 6:52 to a 5:59 in one month, and I’m 48 years old. I’m no spring chicken. Lol. I continue to maintain by cold-plunging three times a week, but I’m truly grateful for hyperbaric. 

The owners, Dom and Sachia, are extremely kind and approachable. I know that there are some concerns out there in regards to HBOT, but I don’t believe extra oxygen at a low pressurized level has the ability to exacerbate any symptoms, no matter what they might be. I do know that oxygen at this mild level does NOT cause toxicity. There’s just no possibility or justification for that scientifically. I have many medical professionals in my social circle, including ear, nose, and throat doctors and infectious disease doctors, who enthusiastically support mild hyperbaric oxygen treatment. The dangers and side effects lie in the hospital grade hard chambers, where the ATA is 1.5 or higher. That is why those high pressure chambers are only run by highly trained medical professionals. They are reserved for the most severe cases–crush injuries, brain trauma, etc. Soft chambers are safe for the public (anyone is allowed to buy one), and all they do is, at the mild pressure which is basically the equivalent of 13 feet below sea level, allow your own oxygen to get into your plasma so that it can travel and heal your body at an accelerated rate. 

There’s no magic to it, and neither is there any danger. It amplifies healing. You’re not getting a toxic level of oxygen. You’re getting a decent level. And that’s what we all need. Do your research, but from someone who’s experienced 30 days of mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, I wholeheartedly recommend it.

Heather’s words encapsulate the essence of Oxy Performance’s mission—to provide transformative healing experiences that empower individuals to reclaim their vitality and well-being.

We are deeply honored to have played a role in Heather’s journey towards relief from chronic pain and enhanced athletic performance. 

At Oxy Performance, we are committed to fostering a supportive and nurturing environment where each individual feels empowered to prioritize their health and pursue their wellness goals. Your endorsement reaffirms our belief in the efficacy and safety of mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and we are grateful for the opportunity to share this transformative modality with you and others seeking relief and rejuvenation.

To all our loyal clients, thank you for choosing Oxy Performance.