The pressurized environment of the hyperbaric chamber promotes healing and general wellness by allowing wounds to heal faster, reduces swelling at a much quicker rate by restoring/increasing blood flow to restricted areas. Hyperbaric therapy helps athletes by forcing more oxygen to reach tissue, organs, cells and bodily fluids providing up to 300% oxygen saturation. Furthermore, it has been shown that the pressurized environment of the chamber allows the athlete to recover more quickly from injury due to swelling, dehydration and jetlag. Many professional athletes travel with them and sleep in them.

    Results Experienced:
  1. Improved Concentration
  2. Decreased Lactic Acid/Increased Oxygen Utilization
  3. Improved Detoxification
  4. Increased ATP (energy)
  5. Maximized Organ Function
  6. Output Increase in Energy
  7. Oxygen Saturation
  8. Peak Training
  9. Reduced Dehydration Up to 300%
  10. Repair Time Improved

How Oxygen Therapy Increases Endurance and Relieves Fatigue

Oxygen is essential to athletic endeavors of any sort because it facilitates the production of glycogen, one of the main sources of muscle energy. In a process called glycolysis, a glucose (sugar) molecule is broken into two pyruvic acid molecules. A pyruvic acid molecule enters the muscle cell, where it combines with oxygen to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the source of muscle energy. When insufficient oxygen is present to create ATP, the pyruvic acid becomes lactic acid. This lactic acid naturally diffuses to the bloodstream, where it is carried away. However, during intense exercise, the lactic acid cannot be removed quickly enough, and it collects in the muscle cells, causing fatigue.

Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides greatly increased oxygen saturation throughout the body, allowing the body to get the oxygen it needs to create ATP for energy and flush out the lactic acid that causes muscle fatigue. The elevated oxygen levels help athletes increase performance and recover more quickly after a workout. In addition, increased oxygen delivery to the brain facilitates brain function and enhances an athlete's ability to make the split-second decisions that can make a difference in the outcome of the game.

Experience the Benefits of Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Athletes of any age or ability can benefit from mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We encourage you to visit our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center and experience the rejuvenating and healing effects of this remarkable therapy. Our state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers are roomy and comfortable. You can read, take a nap, or watch a video on one of our portable DVD players during your treatment. Treat yourself and those aching muscles to the abundance of vital oxygen our hyperbaric chambers provide. If you have suffered an injury that is keeping you from your favorite sport, mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help your body heal more quickly and thoroughly so that you can get back in the game. Contact the Hyperbaric Center of Rome today to schedule an appointment for the treatment deemed essential by so many of today's professional athletes.

Professional Athletes who Use/Own Hyperbaric Therapy


  • Terrell Owens - Philadelphia Eagles Article | Video
  • Hines Ward - Pittsburg Steelers Article
  • Darren Sharper - Minnesota Vikings Video
  • Eric Beverly - Atlanta Falcons
  • Keion Carpenter - Atlanta Falcons
  • Todd Weiner - Atlanta Falcons
  • Ed Hartwell - Atlanta Falcons
  • Jimmy Farris - former Atlanta Falcon Washington Redskins
  • Karon Riley - former Atlanta Falcon
  • Travis Hall - former Atlanta Falcon, San Francisco 49ers
  • Gibril Wilson - New York Giants
  • Plaxico Burress - New York Giants
  • Jeremy Shockey - New York Giants
  • Tony Parrish - San Francisco 49ers
  • Jamie Winborn - San Francisco 49ers
  • Rod Gardner - Washington Redskins
  • Shawn Springs - Washington Redskins
  • Zach Thomas - Miami Dolphins
  • Jerome Pathon - Seattle Seahawks
  • Bryan Robinson - Cincinnati Bengals
  • Madieu Williams - Cincinnati Bengals
  • Dexter McCleon - Kansas City Chiefs
  • Kevin Burnett - 2nd round draft pick (UT) Dallas Cowboys '05
  • Verron Hayes - Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Bill Flowers - Ole Miss
  • Michael Lawson - former GA Force player
  • Jimmy Brumbaugh - former GA Force player
  • Trace Armstrong - former NFL Player

  • John Smoltz - pitcher, Atlanta Braves Article | Video
  • Brian Jordan - Atlanta Braves
  • Ryan Klesco - San Diego Padres

  • Nick Anderson - Memphis Grizzlies
  • Kendall Gill - Milwaukee Bucks
  • Charlie Ward - '93 Heisman Trophy Winner, Houston Rockets

  • Roc Shabazz - Professional Bodybuilder
  • Tammy Leady - Women's Fitness Pro

  • Evander Holyfield - Boxer

  • Mario Lemieux - Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Garnet Exelby - Atlanta Thrashers
  • Yannick Tremblay - former Atlanta Thrasher

  • Iggy Moleka - Atlanta Silverbacks Video

  • Trey Hardee - American Decathlete Article
  • Karen Shinkins - Irish Olympian Runner Article
  • Sharon Seagrave - Olympic Runner Video