At the Sussex MS Centre we have been providing Oxygen Therapy for over 25 years. The therapy involves sitting in a chamber that is pressurised, very much like sitting in an aircraft. Our chamber seats up to five people per session.
Oxygen is essential to every one of the tissues in the body and any tissue injury requires oxygen for healing.
Nerve damage in MS is the result of inflammation, which in turn causes scarring. It is the scar tissue that prevents messages getting from the brain to the limbs, thus resulting in disability.
By breathing high dosage oxygen under pressure, extra oxygen is absorbed into the tissue. Oxygen Therapy can help reduce swelling and inflammation, promotes healing to infected or slow healing areas, and works as an immune regulator, assisting the body in fighting off viruses and bad bacteria. It also encourages new blood vessels to grow and carry additional blood.
Oxygen Therapy can increase oxygen in the body up to 1000% through the increased pressure of the oxygen chamber. Members breathe oxygen through a mask or hood, whilst the pressure on the inside of the chamber is increased. The more the pressure is increased, the more oxygen the person’s body is able to saturate in to their system.
As an alternative people are able to take 'outside' oxygen which means breathing high dosage oxygen but not under pressure or being in our chamber. This still promotes healing.
We run our oxygen chamber from Monday to Friday with between four and seven sessions per day.
If you would like to talk more about Oxygen Therapy or are yet to try it, please call us or come into the Centre to have a chat with EJ or Ali.
Times of Oxygen Sessions
|9.00am||10.30am||12noon||1.30pm||3.00pm||5.30pm||7.00pm||Monday||1.75 (24ft)||2.0 (33ft)||1.5 (16ft)||2.0 (33ft)|
|Tuesday||1.75 (24ft)||2.0 (33ft)||1.5 (16ft)||2.0 (33ft)||2.0 (33ft)|
|Wednesday||2.0 (33ft)||1.5 (16ft)||1.75 (24ft)||1.75 (24ft)||1.5 (16ft)||1.5 (16ft)||2.0 (33ft)|
|Thursday||1.5 (16ft)||2.0 (33ft)||1.75 (24ft)||2.0 (33ft)||1.5 (16ft)|
|Friday||1.75 (24ft)||1.5 (16ft)||1.75 (24ft)||2.0 (33ft)|
Anyone who wishes to use the chamber is asked to become a member of the centre which carries a joining fee of £15, with a £15 annual subscription due each January thereafter.
For people with neurological conditions we have a suggested donation of £10 per treatment, for those with other conditions please speak to a member of staff.
As we have a high level of interest from people for use of the Oxygen Chamber, we have to reserve treatment for people with neurological conditions first, if we have enough spaces in our treatment schedule then we may be able to offer up places to people with other conditions.
Please note: our chamber usually seats five people and places are in high demand. Always ring to book sessions in advance. The table above is for information only.