How to Choose the Best Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber

How to Choose the Best Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, commonly known as HBOT, is medical intervention in which someone breathes pure oxygen while inside a pressurized hyperbaric chamber. The increased atmospheric pressure allows the body to absorb more oxygen than it would at regular pressure. HBOT has been used for decades to enhance the body's natural healing process. Athletes, health enthusiasts, and the chronically sick alike have been flocking to this cutting edge intervention. 

Understanding Home Hyperbaric Chambers, also known as mild chambers

Designed for convenient home usage, mild hyperbaric chambers, also termed as "soft chambers," facilitate mHBOT (mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy). Suitable for both medical clinics and households, they enable users to experience the healing effects of HBOT 

Mild HBOT chambers operate within the 1.3-1.5 ATA pressure scope, which enhances the dissolution and saturation of oxygen in the blood, cerebrospinal fluid, and joint lubricating synovial fluid. This process supports cellular renewal and faster tissue repair. Home hyperbaric oxygen chambers vary in size and design to fit whatever your needs.

What are the types of hyperbaric chambers? 

Broadly, hyperbaric chambers come in two main categories:

  • Soft-sided (mild HBOT, inflatable, or portable hyperbaric chambers)
  • Hard-sided chambers

Additionally, chambers can be differentiated based on orientation (horizontal or vertical) and capacity (monoplace or multiplace).

Soft-Sided Chambers (Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy):

These are lightweight, zip-sealed devices, usually delivering around 24% oxygen concentration and operate within the 1.3-1.5 ATA pressure scope. Users wear an oxygen mask over their mouth and nose which delivers the higher oxygen levels desired in a HBOT treatment. Soft chambers have gained popularity in homes and wellness centers, like gyms, spas, and health centers.


  • Economical for personal use
  • Portable and simple installation
  • Highly user-friendly
  • Users wear an oxygen mask over their nose and mouth 


  • Lower pressure delivery compared to hard-sided chambers

Best: Soft Sided, Mild Hyperbaric Chamber Summit to Sea 33" Dive 

Hard-Sided Chambers:

Offering the maximum HBOT pressure, these chambers are ideal for hospitals, though some affluent individuals may also opt for them for personal use.


  • Enhanced oxygen infusion into the bloodstream
  • Offers the highest HBOT pressure


  • Pricier, making it less affordable for individual use
  • Immobile
  • Usually require professional assembly
  • Entire chamber is filled with O3 which prevents users from bringing in electronics like kindles to use during their treatments

Horizontal or Vertical Hyperbaric Chambers

Horizontal Chambers:

Users lie flat on the mattress in the chamber, often relaxing or even sleeping during their session. Most chambers allow user to sit up within the space but mobility is fairly limited.


  • Comfortable supine position
  • Accommodates user preference for lying down during treatment
  • User can easily rest or take a nap during treatment


  • Can be uncomfortable for people who don’t like tight enclosed spaces

Best: Horizontal Hyperbaric Chamber Newtowne Hyperbarics 34" 


Vertical Chambers:

Designed for those who prefer or need to remain seated, it's great for reading or using gadgets.


  • Comfortable sitting position. Can accommodate a wheelchair
  • Better for people with claustrophobia 
  • Accommodates wheelchair use 
  • User can easily read during treatment


  • Can be uncomfortable for people who don’t sitting for long periods of time

Best Vertical Hyperbaric Chamber: Summit to Sea 40" Vertical Dive 

Features to Consider Before Purchasing

Personal VS Professional Use

  • Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy (mHBOT) chambers are more affordable, ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. These are suitable for homes, spas, and gyms where multiple sessions are booked.

  • Traditional HBOT chambers are for professional venues like hospitals and clinics, costing between $50,000 and $100,000, as they provide high-pressure medical-grade oxygen.


  • Consider chambers versatile enough for the whole family. For child users, opt for chambers that also fit an adult for supervision during sessions such as XXX).

  • Newtowne chambers tend to be longer in length and superior for taller individuals 91″ for the 27″. 95″ for the 34″ and 105″ for their 40.

  • Hyperbaric chambers come in a variety of sizes. Make sure that you choose one that is large enough for your needs while taking into account your space. Consider a vertical chamber if you are short on space or have claustrophobia. 


  • Consider if you want an interior gauge so you can monitor the pressure while inside the chamber

  • The compressor is the motor that inflates your chamber. Do you want one or two compressors? Multible compressors inflate the chambers faster and add an additional layer of safety. Summit to Sea comes with two compressors whereas you have to buy a second compressor separately for Newtowne's chambers

  • Do you want your chamber to have additional features Bluetooth or an air conditioner? 

summit to sea internal gauge

    Chamber Durability 

    • Summit to Sea and Newtowne chambers undergo rigorous testing up to 10psi, ensuring their long-lasting durability. These chambers will NOT WEAR OUT or tear at the seams.

    • Some popular brands use 2 zippers with a flap which can stretch and pose safety risks. We don't sell these.

    • Newtowne chambers feature 3 zippers secured by a robust 3-ply urethane seam, enhancing their resilience.

    • Summit to Sea chambers use a user-friendly 2-zipper system with 4 buckles, ensuring easy access and consistent performance without stretching.

    newtowne hyperbaric chamber tripple zipper


      • Consider if the chamber is made in the USA and monitored by the FDA (all our chambers are)

      • Newtowne has never, ever been reported in Maude’s accident and incident report. Never had any unwanted surprises.

      • Summit & Newtowne both include an alarm that goes off if the compressor quits for safety.


      • Ensure a comprehensive warranty for long-term peace of mind.

      Who You Buy From

      • Make sure you purchase from an authorized dealer that is readably available for customer support. 

      Chambers for Medical Practices

      Benefits of Hyperbaric Chambers for Health and Wellness Professionals

      Hyperbaric therapy can significantly benefit health and wellness businesses. Whether you're a spa looking to offer rejuvenating therapies, a sports clinic attending to injured athletes, or a veteran-focused clinic, HBOT can be a lucrative addition to your service offerings.

      Best Hyperbaric Chamber for Spa & Wellness Clinics

      • mHBOT provides a unique and attractive spa service for clients who are dedicated to looking and feeling their best, enhancing the array of offerings at wellness centers.

      • By charging clients per hour for the mHBOT service, spa and wellness centers can quickly see a return on their investment in a hyperbaric chamber, adding a profitable service line.

      • To cater to the broadest range of clients, including those who may feel claustrophobic, it's beneficial to invest in a more spacious vertical chamber design. This design allows individuals to undergo treatment while comfortably seated, ensuring an inclusive and pleasant experience for all clients.

      Best Hyperbaric Chamber of Spa & Wellness Clinics: Summit to Sea Vertical Grand Dive

      Athletes and Sport Clinics

      • Athletes, especially at elite levels, face injury risks impacting both health and earnings.

      • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy enhances blood flow to injuries, aiding in healing, muscle recovery, and inflammation reduction; making it suitable for both home and professional settings.

      • For athletes, chambers with over 1.3 ATA are recommended to support tissues and joints under constant stress

      Best Hyperbaric Chamber for Athletes & Sports Clinics: Summit to Sea 40" Grand Dive

        VA Clinic

        •  The Veterans Administration uses HBOT for various ailments including traumatic brain injuries, headaches, night terrors, migraines and PTSD.

        • Biohacker Supply provides military, first responders, and police discounts on our chambers; contact with ID verification.


        Best Hyperbaric Chamber for Athletes & Sports Clinics: Summit to Sea 46" Grand Dive Pro 

         By considering the above points and understanding the key features of hyperbaric chambers, you can make an informed choice that best suits your needs. Remember to always consult with professionals before making any decisions related to health and wellness.