ABOUT OUR OXYGEN BAR
Oxygen bar is a free-standing bar which people sit to breathe over 90% pure oxygen and aromatherapy from a disposable nasal cannula (nose hose). Our oxygen is produced by an oxygen concentrator (generator) which take the ambient air that we breathe everyday and separates the nitrogen from this ambient air with a molecular filter.
How long does the session last?
For optimum benefits, a session should last from 10 to 30 minutes.
What are the benefits of the oxygen bar?
Oxygen has long been known to help thin the blood, increase circulation and speed up your metabolism, increases athlete’s performance, endurance, and energy level, has been known to displace harmful free radicals, neutralize environmental toxins, and destroy anaerobic infectious bacteria, parasites and microbes. Oxygen gives the body the ability to rebuild itself, detoxify blood, and strengthen the immune system. Just a ten-minute breathing session of pure oxygen heightens concentration and alertness. Oxygen has also been known to help in the prevention of disease, relieve hangovers, and alleviate migraine headaches.
How does it make you feel?
Breathing higher concentrations of oxygen has several benefits; the most commonly reported benefits are increased energy, an uplifted refreshed feeling, clearing of the mind, relief of toxic headaches such as the hangover, relief of stress and promotion of higher concentration levels. Oxygen is also a proven detoxifier and has anti-aging properties.
Is breathing oxygen in an oxygen bar harmful?
There are no risks and no adverse effects with the short-term use of oxygen. The American Lung Association has said that breathing oxygen from an oxygen bar for less than 30 minutes (one oxygen bar session) has no harmful effects and there is no evidence that oxygen used in bars can be dangerous to a normal person's health. Oxygen bars are not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any illness or disease.
A healthy person’s normal blood oxygen is between 96 and 99 percent saturated with oxygen when breathing normal air, which makes some experts question what value extra oxygen could have.
Some medical conditions benefit from supplemental oxygen, but even for these people, getting too much can be harmful and even deadly, according to research.
Administering oxygen to people admitted to the hospital with acute illnesses is a long-held standard practice. However, a study published in 2018 in The Lancet Trusted Source found evidence that oxygen therapy may increase the risk of death when given liberally to people with acute illness and trauma.
The scents used are delivered by bubbling the oxygen through liquid containing either an oil-free, food-grade additive or an aroma oil such as an essential oil. Inhaling oily substances can potentially lead to a serious inflammation of the lungs, known as lipoid pneumonia.
The scents used in scented oxygen can also be harmful to some people, especially those with lung diseases. According to the Lung Association, the chemicals in scents and even those made from natural plant extracts can cause allergic reactions that can range from mild to severe.
Reactions to scents can include symptoms such as:
worsening of asthma
Fire is also a concern whenever dealing with oxygen. Oxygen is nonflammable, but does support combustion.
What area do you service?
At this time we service a 100 mile radius of Central Arkansas ( Little Rock, AR)
What are the benefits?
What are the benefits?
Most claims around the benefits of oxygen bars haven’t been scientifically proven.
Proponents of oxygen bars claim purified oxygen can help:
increase energy levels
improve sports performance
promote better sleep
In an older study Trusted Source from 1990, researchers surveyed 30 participants with chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder (COPD) who used oxygen therapy over several months. The majority of participants reported an improvement in well-being, alertness, and sleep patterns.
However, the participants used oxygen therapy continuously for several hours a day over an expanded period of time. And while the patients felt an improvement, the researchers weren’t sure how much of the perceived improvement was the result of a placebo effect.
There is evidence that supplemental oxygen may improve sleep in people with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes a person to periodically stop breathing during sleep. There doesn’t appear to be any benefit to sleep in people without this condition.
There’s limited evidence that oxygen therapy may help cluster headaches. No adverse effects were noted, though more research is needed.
If you find using oxygen bars relaxing and don’t have any medical conditions that can be worsened by extra oxygen, you may experience an improvement in the effects of stress.
The positive effects reported by people who frequent oxygen bars may be psychological — known as the placebo effect — or perhaps there are benefits that haven’t yet been studied.
What happens during an oxygen bar session?
Your experience will vary depending on the time in session and aroma. Oxygen bars set up as kiosks and don’t usually require an appointment and you may be able to simply walk up to the bar and make your selection.
When you arrive, you’ll be presented with a selection of aromas or flavors, and a staff member (barista) will explain the benefits of each aroma or have a printed menu of your flavor options. Most are fruit scents or essential oils for aromatherapy.
Once you make your selection, have a seat in our bar height directors chair, (weight limit 300lbs) or other type of comfortable seating, relax enjoy an non-alcohol beverage (at extra cost).
A nasal hose (cannula), which is a flexible tube that splits into two small prongs, fits loosely around your head and the prongs rest just inside the nostrils to deliver the oxygen. Once turned on, you breathe normally and relax.
Oxygen is usually offered in 10 minute increments, up to a maximum of 30 minutes.
What are Oxygen bars regulations?
Oxygen bars aren’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, and each state has regulatory discretion.
When choosing an oxygen bar, cleanliness should be your first priority. Our mobile oxygen bar is kept very clean and we take pride in our sanitizing process. We will have disinfecting stray for our chairs and wipes if needed. We use Standard Precautions for infection prevention. We take pride in making sure we use bacteria filters and properly sanitize or change tubing, to prevent bacteria build-up and mold that can be harmful to our guest.
How expensive is it?
Most oxygen bars charge between $1 and $2 per minute, depending on location and the scent you choose and number of scents you choose, if any.
Unlike oxygen therapy that’s provided to those with a medical need, such as a respiratory illness, recreational oxygen isn’t covered by insurance.
Will I get high?
No. However, you will feel calm and clear headed. Since you are receiving almost pure oxygen your heart does not have to work as hard and you will see your heart rate drop. We have an oximeter at every station so you can see for yourself.
Is it safe for kids?
Yes. We have had kids that are active in sports come in as well as overactive and hyper kids. Oxygen has a calming effect and also aids in the recovery of muscles.
Can I smoke during my oxygen bar session?
Smoking around oxygen is extremely dangerous and may cause clothing and hair to catch fire and burn much more vigorously than in air. Never smoke or allow someone else to smoke nearby whilst using your oxygen equipment. While oxygen itself is not flammable, an oxygen-rich environment can cause materials to ignite easier and burn quickly.
Therefore we at O-Zone Oxygen Bar does note allow smoking or vaping during session or within 6 feet of our mobile or stationary bar.
While the benefits of using oxygen bars haven’t been clinically proven, if you’re healthy and want to give one a try, they appear to be safe.
If you have a respiratory or vascular condition, oxygen bars could be harmful and should be avoided. Checking with your doctor before using an oxygen bar is a good idea if you have other medical concerns.
* *Please note that oxygen bars are only for recreational and entertainment purposes and are not to be used for the treatment of any medical condition or illness.**