Brentwood Health and Wellness Oxygen Bar
Oxygen: The Essential Element
Oxygen is the most important nutrient to the cells in your body and it plays an integral role in almost every body function. It is responsible for producing up to 90% of your body’s energy and it makes up approximately 96% of your body’s nutritional needs. You can live without food for 40 days, and without water for about seven days, but without oxygen, you only have a few minutes.
The human body is largely composed of oxygen. By mass, oxygen makes up 90% of the water molecule, and water makes up 65-75% of the human body. Our brain, which makes up 2% of our total mass, requires 20% of the body’s oxygen needs.
Scientists now agree that oxygen plays a powerful and primary role in our overall health and well-being.
In our bodies, 80% of all our metabolic energy production is created by oxygen.
Our metabolic processes work to rid our bodies of waste and toxins. Even our abilities to think, feel, and act require oxygen-related energy production. Oxygen also plays a vital role in proper metabolic functions such as blood circulation, the assimilation of nutrients, digestion, and the elimination of cellular and metabolic wastes. Sufficient oxygen helps the body in its ability to rebuild itself and maintain a strong and healthy immune system.
Stress and Oxygen
In our modern day lives, we deal with stress from a variety of sources and there is no doubt as to the toll this can take on our bodies. We are now living in an environment where the air is more polluted than in previous eras, making oxygen extraction more difficult for our life-support. In an analysis of the air bubbles trapped in fossilized amber from the Jurassic Era, paleontologists have discovered that oxygen levels were significantly higher then than they are today.
All of this means that the cells in our bodies need to use more oxygen to deal with the multiple stressors affecting our bodies’ abilities to function.
There are five major causes of stress and how they affect the use of oxygen within our bodies:
- Toxic stress
If you live in a polluted environment, there is a constant need for cellular detoxification from chemical exposure.
- Emotional stress
This type of stress produces adrenaline and adrenaline-related hormones, requiring the body to draw on its oxygen reserves for their production and eventual oxidation.
- Physical trauma
This type of stress reduces circulation and oxygen supply.
Infections use up oxygen to combat bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
- An acidic diet
This kind of diet produces an excessive number of hydrogen ions in the tissues that combine with and also use up oxygen. Acidity also stresses the body to balance itself and become more alkaline by taking calcium from our bones.
The Benefits of Oxygen Therapy
There are many benefits to breathing in oxygen-enriched air at an oxygen bar. These include:
- Heightened concentration, alertness, and memory
- Increase in energy (90% of our energy comes from oxygen, and only 10% from food and water)
- 50-70% increase of oxygen in each cell
- Quicker recovery after physical exertion
- Quicker recovery from fatigue
- Improvement in digestion and cell metabolism
- Relief of muscle stiffness
- Improvement in sleep patterns
- Oxidization of impurities in the body
- Improvement in endurance
- Reduced stress
*Please note that oxygen bars are only for recreational and entertainment purposes and are not to be used for the treatment of any medical condition or illness.
Aromas: The Power of Scent
Imagine the inviting smell of vanilla in a warm cup of tea, the soothing quality of a lavender-scented bath, or the refreshing feeling of applying a lime-scented body lotion. Scents are very powerful in how they affect our bodies and our energies, and we all have our preferences for the types of scents that we like and wish to have around us.
Scents can be intentionally used to create a certain effect on the body, and this is exactly the aim of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural essence extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. The inhaled aroma from these “essential” aromas is widely believed to stimulate brain function.
AT Brentwood Health and Wellness, many of our aromas contain the same properties as their essential oil counterparts, so our customers can experience the same benefits of those scents.
All of our aromas are oxygen safe water-based essences that are derived from natural sources.
Please note that our oxy/aroma delivery stations are solely meant to be used with our water based aromas and are not designed to be used with essential oils.
The Therapeutic Qualities of Our Aromas
Some of these are composed of scents that are used as essential oils, and so our customers can enjoy their beneficial effects. The aromas that are not considered aromatherapy fragrances are food and beverage grade aromas approved by the FDA and Food Extract Manufacturing Association.
Our Healing Aromas
- Bliss: This aroma consists of ginger and bergamot. Ginger is often used for digestive problems and nausea. It is also great for treating colds and flu. Bergamot has refreshing, stimulating, and uplifting properties that are welcome when we feel fatigued, stressed, or anxious.
- Chillin’: This aroma consists of eucalyptus. Eucalyptus helps to balance emotions and reduce tensions. It also helps to combat the effects of colds and the flu.
- Purity: This aroma consists of lemongrass. Lemongrass refreshes the skin and helps to restore tired, exhausted nerves. It is great for relieving stress or anxiety.