An oxygen bar offers non-medical oxygen mixed with various scents including aromatherapy. Consumers sit at one of the oxy/aroma delivery stations while wearing a disposable nasal cannula. Nasal cannulas are sterile and used only once, then discarded.
You breathe normally and relax as you choose one of the therapeutic oxygen aromas such as lemongrass, lavender, cherry blossom, eucalyptus and rosemary mint.
The oxygen from an oxygen bar is between 92% and 98% pure oxygen allowing the customer to breathe 4 to 5 times the normal amount of oxygen. Breathing higher concentrations of oxygen helps:
The oxygen in oxygen bars comes from self-contained machines called oxygen concentrators (non-medical), not high-pressure cylinders, so our products are completely safe. All of oxygen bar equipment is compliant with the FDA and our oxygen generators are CSA and CE approved. The oxygen is not stored, not flammable.
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. Recreational oxygen falls under the Supplemental Act of 1994. Oxygen bars are strictly for recreation and entertainment and not for medical or therapeutic use
The benefits of supplemental oxygen have varying durations, depending on the individual and the benefit. The feeling of alertness and mental clarity has been shown to last several minutes. Often the “feelings” of using supplemental oxygen depend on what you’re doing, your starting blood oxygen level, and how well you are breathing, among other things
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Oxygen is necessary for all animal life on this planet, but it only makes up a small portion of the air we breathe. Nitrogen makes up 78% of Earth’s atmosphere while oxygen comes in a distant second at about 21%. Nitrogen is essential but oxygen is what’s important. Unfortunately, oxygen levels are on a slow decline worldwide due to the burning of fossil fuels and the resulting carbon dioxide emissions.
You’ve heard that about 60% of the human body is water. Water is made of hydrogen and oxygen. Oxygen is heavier than hydrogen and water is mostly oxygen by weight. This means water is heavy, and it actually makes up about 90% of your body weight. It also means about 65% or your own body mass consists of oxygen. Oxygen plus three other elements – carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen – make up about 95% of your total body mass.
The human body isn’t the only thing loaded with hidden oxygen. Oxygen is actually the most abundant element in the earth’s crust; over 46% of the weight of the earth’s crust is made of oxygen. Roughly 90% of earth’s crust consists of just five elements — oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, and calcium.
One interesting characteristic of oxygen is that it will not burn at any temperature. This may seem counter-intuitive if you know that oxygen is necessary for fire. Oxygen is an oxidizer, meaning it will make other substances more flammable, but is not flammable itself.
Some chemicals, known as allotropes, can exist in multiple forms by combining with themselves in different ways. There are many oxygen allotropes and two, in particular, are especially important. Dioxygen, or O2, is the form of oxygen that all animals need for respiration. To put it more simply, O2 is what we need to breathe.
Oxygen is critical for all the processes in the body so it should come as no surprise that oxygen is common in healthcare. For people with respiratory ailments, an oxygen tank may be a vital part of their life.
When you breathe, your body takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide (CO2). Oxygen molecules are lost and do not reproduce in the earth’s atmosphere. This means that the earth’s oxygen supply must be constantly replenished, a job accomplished by plants.
While animals breathe oxygen and emit carbon dioxide, plants absorb CO2 and emit pure oxygen. Under normal circumstances, this symbiotic relationship between plants and animals maintains a stable balance of O2 and CO2. Unfortunately, many destructive practices, such as clear-cutting and vehicle emissions, threaten this balance.
Oxygen is a tough element. Oxygen molecules have a stronger atomic bond than those found in other allotropes, like molecular nitrogen. Research shows that molecular oxygen can remain stable at pressures up to about 19 million times higher than that of earth’s atmosphere.
All animals need oxygen — even creatures that live underwater. Did you ever wonder how fish breathe? The simple answer is that oxygen dissolves easily in water. It’s about twice as water soluble as nitrogen. This oxygen, called dissolved oxygen, can only be taken from the water, so the solubility of oxygen is extremely important to sustaining aquatic life.
The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) are incredible displays and if you’ve lived far enough north or south you’ve probably witnessed this awesome spectacle. The lights are the result of a collision of electrons in oxygen at nitrogen atoms in the upper part of the earth’s atmosphere.