There is a myriad of bars for almost every taste: juice bars, wine bars, coffee bars, and more. And in the last few years, oxygen bars have been popping up all over the world. Selling concentrated oxygen delivered through a mask worn over the face, oxygen bars offer a host of health and mental benefits.


Why Oxygen?

Breathing air contains around 21% oxygen. Oxygen plays an important role in your energy levels. If your cells receive too little oxygen, they produce less energy. If your cells need more energy, they use more oxygen. To help maintain good health, target oxygen saturation levels should be between 96% and 100%. Levels lower than this can lead to headaches, shortness of breath, rapid breathing and heart rate, chest pain, and more.

But oxygen bars can help maintain optimal oxygen saturation levels in a natural way. By using a proprietary system that filters out unnecessary atmospheric gases like nitrogen and carbon dioxide, oxygen bars deliver concentrated oxygen at a rate of up to 95%. So when using an oxygen bar, your body becomes saturated with oxygen that is purer than breathing air.


Oxygen Bar Offerings

Modeled after the “air stations” in polluted downtown Tokyo and Beijing, the first oxygen bar opened in Toronto, Canada, in 1996. The trend continued to grow in North America and spread across New York, California, Florida, Las Vegas, the Rocky Mountain region, and more. Oxygen bars typically offer breathing treatments that can last anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes at a time. What sets oxygen bars apart from medical oxygen treatments is how the oxygen is delivered. At oxygen bars, the purified oxygen at a bar can be combined with optional essential oils that offer aromatherapeutic benefits. Essential oils can also have significant effects on emotions and mood, helping to create a place of relaxation and rest while enhancing the treatment.

While breathing pure oxygen for too long can come with a host of side effects such as adult respiratory distress syndrome, users do not need to worry about that at an oxygen bar. The oxygen typically provided in oxygen bars is only at a concentration of 40%, meaning that it is unlikely to cause any damage.


Health Benefits of an Oxygen Bar

Woman at oxygen bar about to put a cannula (nose tubes) into her nose

While the idea of an oxygen bar might seem strange or unnecessary, it can be beneficial for your health. Purified oxygen can provide numerous benefits in terms of energy levels, mood, and overall health. These benefits include:

  • An escape from polluted air
  • Increased energy levels
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Reduced stress
  • Increased concentration
  • Improved mood
  • Reduce symptoms of migraine and headache
  • Increased sleep quality
  • Weight loss benefits

While it has not been scientifically proven that pure oxygen can treat diseases and disorders, many users do feel immediate results with their health. Plus, they enjoy the relaxation that comes with partaking in an oxygen bar. So, if you’re looking to add oxygen to your wellness offerings, CalOx is dedicated to making medical oxygen delivery, storage, and service simple for our customers. With up-to-date handling requirements and being FDA-certified, we deliver medical oxygen to spas, oxygen bars, and wellness centers around Southern California. Contact us today for a quote!