GARDEN ROUTE BUSINESS NEWS - Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an excellent choice for those recuperating from injuries, operations, illnesses and those suffering from a number of conditions.
With this treatment one is placed in a capsule or chamber in which one breathes pure oxygen.
The only hyperbaric chamber on the Garden Route is in Dana Bay in Mossel Bay.
The therapy assists those suffering from depression and anxiety.
It speeds up recovery from sport and other injuries and reduces pain. It is also beneficial treatment for those who have undergone operations.
As an example, if it usually takes six weeks to recover from a certain sport injury, the hyperbaric oxygen treatment could reduce this time to two weeks.
The treatment is also useful for diabetics and those suffering with nervous system problems, pressure sores and varicose veins.
Also at the same address in Dana Bay, is an apparatus to assist with fat reduction. Cryolipolysis is a new, non-invasive way to reduce fat in targeted areas.
Triglycerides in fat solidify at low temperatures.
Through cooling technology which targets these areas, fat cells are eliminated gradually.
Through cavitation, the fat cells are cracked and dissolve into a fatty acid which is excreted by the body.
This process does not harm surrounding tissue.
The fat cells literally "die" as a result of the crystallisation process. The advantages of this treatment are that there is no invasive surgical procedure and it is also more advanced than traditional surgical Lipo technology.
The main benefits are body slimming and reshaping, cellulite removal, improved blood circulation and skin tightening.
For more information, videos and photographs, see www.hsbcentre.co.za and the Facebook page, Hyperbaric sport and beauty.
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