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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is gaining traction in South Africa as a potential treatment for various conditions.


Why Oxygen?

It has been long known that healing many areas of the body can not take place without appropriate oxygen levels in the tissue. In many cases, such as circulatory problems and non-healing wounds, adequate oxygen cannot easily reach the damaged area
Oxygen can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. In this way, extra oxygen can reach the damaged tissues helping the body to support its own healing process. The increased oxygen enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduce swelling and allow new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas

What we Offer

Sports Injuries

HBOT's increased oxygen delivery accelerates tissue repair, promoting faster recovery for athletes. aid in concussion recovery, and optimize overall performance for athletes. Read more


HBOT Therapy Promotes Wound Healing by Increasing Oxygen Delivery, Which Can Also Reduce Infection Risk. and accelerate recovery for various wound types. Read more


Rediscover vitality through Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Rejuvenate your body and mind, boost energy, and enhance overall well-being. Read more

Whats the difference between HBOT and mHBOT?

Not all Oxygen therapies are made equal. We only use HBOT and here’s why. 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT) are both forms of oxygen therapy that involve breathing in higher-than-normal levels of oxygen within a pressurized environment. However, there are key differences between the two:

Pressure Levels

With traditional HBOT, patients are exposed to higher pressures, often equivalent to the pressure found at significant depths underwater. This is typically achieved in specialized hyperbaric chambers.

However, with Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, the pressure levels are lower compared to HBOT. mHBOT uses soft, inflatable chambers that can reach pressures slightly above atmospheric pressure. Naturally, any kind of oxygen therapy is better than nothing but HBOT dramatically increases the efficacy of treatment.



Clinical Evidence

Traditional HBOT has a more extensive body of research and clinical evidence supporting its efficacy for various medical conditions, especially those requiring high-pressure oxygen delivery.

When it comes to mHBOT, the scientific research supporting the specific benefits of Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is more limited, and claims about its effectiveness for various wellness purposes should be approached with caution.


In short, the main difference between HBOT and mHBOT lies in the pressure levels, intended applications, medical supervision, and depth of oxygen penetration. While HBOT is a well-established medical treatment used for serious conditions, mHBOT is often positioned as a more accessible, wellness-oriented therapy.



Why Use HBOT Treatments in South Africa?


Health & Wellbeing

Assist with mental clarity & outer beauty

Sports & Performance

Bounce back from injury and fast-track your recovery

Complementary Therapy​

Support recovery from chronic conditions

Schedule Your Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Consultation in South Africa!

Book a 30-minute HBOT consultation session at any of our South African locations to breathe new life into your body and get an expert to plan your O2 Treatments.


Embrace the healing power of oxygen and embark on a journey to a healthier, more vibrant life with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.


Most frequent questions and answers about or HBOT Treatments in South Africa.

HBOT is a medical treatment that involves breathing 95% pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, called a hyperbaric chamber. The increased pressure allows the lungs to gather more oxygen, which then enhances the delivery of oxygen to the body’s tissues.

HBOT increases the oxygen levels in the body, which can promote various healing processes. The high-pressure environment helps dissolve oxygen in the blood plasma, allowing it to reach areas with compromised circulation. This increased oxygen can stimulate tissue repair, reduce inflammation, and support the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a recognized medical treatment for specific conditions in South Africa, as determined by the South African Medical Regulatory Bodies. While research on HBOT applications continues, here are some of the conditions commonly treated with HBOT in South Africa:

  • Decompression Sickness (DCS): A condition that can occur after rapid ascent from underwater diving.
  • Gas Gangrene: A serious infection caused by gas-producing bacteria.
  • Necrotising Soft Tissue Infections: Severe bacterial infections that cause tissue death.
  • Chronic Wounds: Wounds that haven’t healed within a specific timeframe, such as diabetic foot ulcers.
  • Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps: When skin grafts or flaps used in surgery struggle to survive due to poor circulation.
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A condition caused by inhaling carbon monoxide gas.

It’s important to note that HBOT is not a one-size-fits-all treatment, and a qualified medical professional will determine if HBOT is suitable for your specific condition based on South African guidelines.

HBOT sessions are typically conducted in a specialized chamber. You will lie down or sit inside the chamber while it is pressurized with pure oxygen. The treatment session can last from 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on the specific condition being treated. It is important to follow the instructions and safety guidelines provided by the healthcare professionals overseeing the treatment.

When administered by trained professionals and following appropriate protocols, HBOT is generally considered safe. However, as with any medical treatment, there are potential risks and side effects, such as ear barotrauma, sinus discomfort, temporary vision changes, and oxygen toxicity. These risks are typically minimal and can be mitigated with proper supervision.

The number of HBOT sessions required depends on the individual’s condition and treatment goals. Some conditions may require a few sessions, while others may involve a more extended treatment plan. Your healthcare provider will determine the optimal treatment duration and frequency based on your specific needs.

Absolutely! At Ultimate Body Recovery, patient safety is our top priority. That’s why we strictly adhere to all the regulations for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) outlined by the South African Medical Regulatory Bodies.

Here’s what that means for you:

  • Qualified Staff: Our HBOT team consists of certified and experienced medical professionals who understand proper HBOT equipment operation and established treatment protocols.
  • Safe and Up-to-Date Chambers: We meticulously maintain our hyperbaric chambers according to the highest standards and ensure they undergo regular inspections as mandated by South African regulations.
  • Safe Treatment Procedures: All HBOT treatments are administered following approved protocols specific to your condition.
  • Prioritized Patient Safety: We have comprehensive safety measures in place within our chambers and closely monitor patients throughout their treatment.

By adhering to these strict regulations, you can be confident that you’re receiving safe and effective HBOT therapy at Ultimate Body Recovery.

Coverage for HBOT varies depending on the medical aid  and the specific medical condition being treated. Some medical aid plans may cover HBOT for approved indications, while others may not. It is recommended to contact your medical aid to enquire about coverage options and requirements.
Please note that the information provided here is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice. If you have specific questions or concerns about HBOT, it is best to consult with a healthcare professional or specialist experienced in hyperbaric medicine.

The HBOT treatment itself is generally painless. However, some individuals may experience temporary discomfort, such as ear pressure or mild sinus pain, similar to what one might feel during air travel. These sensations can usually be alleviated by equalizing the pressure in the ears, either naturally or with techniques recommended by the healthcare provider.

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