Oxygen bars that provide recreational oxygen therapy are a common site today over just a few years ago. More and more establishments, including malls, airports, nightclubs, convention centers, casinos, gyms, and even CBD providers, are getting into serving purified oxygen.

How Does An Oxygen Bar Work?

While you sit and relax, oxygen, often imbued with scents, is delivered into your nose through a small tube. The tube is much like you see delivering oxygen to patience in the hospital. The oxygen bar often advertises the mixture as 95 percent oxygen, which varies determined on the flow rate delivery, and filtering equipment of the machines. The air in Earth’s atmosphere is approximately 78 percent nitrogen and 21 percent oxygen. Therefore, when using a lower flow rate, the more the oxygen gets diluted with natural air, and you receive less of the purer oxygen.

What Are The Benefits Of Using An Oxygen Bar?

Advocates of recreational oxygen therapy maintain the benefits of using an oxygen bar are many as it provides some health benefits and furnishes relief for a plentitude of ailments. The recreational oxygen work provides relief as more oxygen is spread throughout the circulatory system, body tissue; it stimulates the body’s healing response system. Additional oxygen bar health benefits are brain function related like heightened levels of oxygen that create a calming effect. Read on to discover what to expect when visiting one and more about the benefits of recreational oxygen bars.

Here are some of the oxygen bar health benefits of therapy touted by studies, consumers, and the oxygen bar industry:


  • Reduces stress
  • Boosts energy
  • Improves mood
  • Better concentration
  • Extends sports performance
  • Relief for headaches and migraines**
  • Better sleep**
  • Assist with hangover symptoms

**In an older study, researchers surveyed participants with a chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder, more commonly known by the acronym COPD, who volunteered to use oxygen therapy over several months. The bulk of participants reported an improvement in alertness, well-being, and sleep patterns. In addition, there is evidence that supplemental oxygen may improves sleep apnea symptoms. Sleep apnea is a medical condition that causes breathing periodically stop during sleep.

**There’s limited evidence that oxygen therapy may help migraine-type headaches referred to as cluster headaches with no adverse effects noted, however more research is required to learn if recreational oxygen helps other types of migraine types like menstrual and ocular.

What To Expect When Visiting An Oxygen Bar

Oxygen Bar experience varies depending on the facility. We often see little oxygen bar kiosks in malls and gyms, typically anywhere convenience and space is a factor. These quick doses of recreational oxygen don’t request an appointment, and you’re able to walk right up. However, more extended sessions typically occur in a setting like a spa, and an appointment is almost always required.

Here is a brief breakdown of what you can expect when visiting an oxygen bar:

Pick Your Aroma

Upon arriving at the appointment or kiosk, a staff member shows you their selection of aromas that they add to your recreational oxygen experience and explains the benefits of each scent. These aromas come in a vastly considerable number of enticing flavors for just about anyone’s taste, like Appletini, Citrus Zing, Ginger, Pina Colada, Chocolate-covered Cherries, Cocoanut Mint, and many more.

Be Seated

Once you make your aroma selection, you’ll sit on a stool at a bar containing several state-of-the-art oxygen delivery systems, along with other users. Or a staff member guides you to a comfortable seat like a recliner. But, of course, seating depends again on the type of oxygen bar establishment you visit.

The Cannula

A cannula, a flexible tube that divides into two smaller tubular prongs, fits comfortably around your head, and the small tubular prongs rest just inside the nasal passages to deliver the oxygen. Once the delivery system turns on, you take regular normal breathes and relax. In addition, most nasal cannulas used at oxygen bars, especially busy kiosks, are disposable, so you never have to worry about the transfer of bacteria and mold that causes more health issues. However, in a spa setting, the cannulas could serve repeated uses through a stringent sanitization process between each use. Therefore, when choosing an oxygen bar, cleanliness and sterility should be priorities. Look for a clean facility and ask about their sanitizing process.

The Oxygen

The purified oxygen served as recreation oxygen is often advertised as 95 percent oxygen, but this varies greatly depending on the filtering equipment used and the flow rate. An oxygen bar experience lasts from five minutes to approximately 45 minutes, depending on customers’ preferences, how much they want to spend, and the purpose. The price of an oxygen bar session is about a dollar a minute. How long the session lasts, and the cost also depends on the type of establishment you visit.

A good tip before booking your oxygen bar appointment or visiting a kiosk is to figure out the kind of oxygen bar experience you’re looking for and the reason your visiting one. For example, if it’s for stress relief or anxiety, you want an extended, more relaxing spa-style oxygen bar session that features comfortable recliners. On the other hand, if it’s quick energy or a hangover helper you’re after, then sitting on a stool at a kiosk-type session is perfect.

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