The Crucial Differences Between Hard and Soft Hyperbaric Chambers

Airvida Ultra Hard Laying Hyperbaric Chamber

Hyperbaric chambers are essential tools in conducting hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This therapy supplies patients with 90-97% Pure Oxygen, aiding the body’s natural healing process. As technology progressed, there have been different types of these chambers, each offering advantages. The hard and soft chambers are two of the most prominent hyperbaric chamber types. If you are interested in experiencing hyperbaric oxygen therapy, perhaps one of your questions is which one of these chambers is the most suitable for your condition. This article answers these questions and covers things you need to know about this fantastic technology. 

What Does a Hyperbaric Chamber Do? 

According to different studies, room air only contains 21% oxygen. Since oxygen is vital for stimulating our body’s natural healing process, having only 21% doesn’t necessarily aid in quicker recovery. Hyperbaric chambers accelerate the healing process by locking patients into a pressurized chamber and supplying them with 90-97 % Pure Oxygen. Additionally, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy reinforces a person’s immune system, protecting them from future illnesses. 

Some of the conditions Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy addresses can range from moderately severe to highly severe ones. This proficiency in addressing multiple conditions makes this therapy and hyperbaric chambers indispensable in the medical field. 

The Difference Between Hard Shell Hyperbaric Chamber and Soft Hyperbaric Chamber 

If you decide to undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) or it is recommended by your doctor, your next decision will revolve around choosing a hard shell or soft hyperbaric chamber. Fortunately, this decision will be when you are buying from high quality companies like Airvida Chambers. However, if you can’t decide between getting a soft or a hard shell hyperbaric chamber, let this section help you see the pros and cons of each chamber. 

Soft Shell Hyperbaric Chamber

A soft hyperbaric chamber is also known as a portable chamber since they are lightweight and can be easily set up and stored. These models are characterized by a soft and lightweight structure, making it ideal for home and residential use. This chamber type is often associated with treating mountain sickness since it provides a method of regulating oxygen on the go. Softshell hyperbaric chambers can produce up to 1.2 ATA - 1.5 ATA (Atmospheric Absolutes), depending on the model of your choice. You can choose between these fantastic soft shell chambers from Airvida Chambers that allow you to experience HBOT on the go.  

Hard Shell Hyperbaric Chamber

Hardshell hyperbaric chambers are considered heavy-duty chambers and are commonly used by medical professionals for treatment. This chamber type boasts 1.5-2.0  ATA or 90-97% oxygen, facilitating the body’s natural healing capabilities. This device is usually what clinics and health facilities refer to when they mention Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. With a significantly higher ATA than soft shell chambers, these devices give you the definitive HBOT experience. 

The Best Hard and Soft Hyperbaric Chambers

As discussed earlier, each chamber type has advantages and ideal usage scenarios. You can get a soft shell chamber if you want portability at the expense of efficiency. On the other hand, hard shell chambers such as the models from Airvida Chambers give you maximum effectiveness at the expense of portability. However, that section only covers the larger picture and doesn’t discuss the specific best models for each chamber type. Below are some of the best models for each chamber type courtesy of Airvida Chambers. 

The Best Soft Hyperbaric Chamber Models

Airvida pro soft laying hyperbaric chambers

1.5 ATA Airvida Pro Portable Lying Hyperbaric Chamber 

  • 1.5 ATA, much better than the industry standard 1.3 ATA for soft chambers
  • Seven long windows to aid in lessening claustrophobia
  • Easy-to-use
  • Environmentally friendly materials
  • Memory foam for added comfort 

1.4 ATA Airvida Pro Portable Lying Hyperbaric Chamber

  • 1.4 ATA (Atmospheric Absolutes)
  • Five long windows to combat claustrophobia 
  • Portable and made out of environmentally friendly materials 
  • 10L oxygen capacity 
  • 90” x 30” and 90” x 32” size options

Airvida Pro90 Portable Sitting Hyperbaric Chamber

  • Experience Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in a comfortable, reclined position
  • Choose between 1.4 ATA and 1.5 ATA models 
  • Spacious - Can sit one adult and one child simultaneously 
  • 10L oxygen capacity 
  • Environmentally friendly materials 
  • Portable 
  • Large windows

The Best Hard Hyperbaric Chamber Models

Airvida Ultra Hard Sitting Hyperbaric Chamber With Reclining Chair

Airvida Ultra Hard Shell Lying Hyperbaric Chamber

  • Different variations (1.5 ATA or 2.0 ATA and 89” x 30” or 89” x 39” model) 
  • Higher pressure 
  • Automatic timer 
  • Thicker, sturdier materials, and also comes with wheels

Airvida Elite 1.5-2.0 ATA Hard Shell Sitting Hyperbaric Chamber

  • You can choose between the 1.5 ATA or the 2.0 ATA models
  • Sit comfortably within a spacious interior 
  • 10L oxygen capacity 
  • Speakers inside and outside for smoother communication
  • Wheels for mobility 

Choose Airvida Chambers for Hard or Soft Hyperbaric Chambers

Recovery is an essential part of a person’s overall well-being. While we sometimes feel like we can skip this process altogether when we can already move about, taking time to let your body heal itself from the inside is still crucial. Exercises like yoga or other breathing techniques can give our bodies much-needed oxygen. However, to fully maximize the healing effects of oxygen and facilitate deep tissue healing, we can rely on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. 

Airvida Chambers gives you different options for high-quality hyperbaric chambers. We ensure you get the most out of your HBOT experience with each model. Whether you settle for a soft or hard chamber, we are confident you can facilitate your body’s natural healing process. If you want to learn more about the models presented above, we invite you to contact us today


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