Frequently Asked Questions

It’s like when you purchase a bottle of soda, the CO2 (carbon dioxide) gas bubbles are under pressure, which decreases the size of the bubbles enough that they dissolve into the liquid. Therefore, you are unable to see them. When pressure is released, the volume of each bubble increases and the bubbles appear. While an individual is under pressure, the oxygen molecules decrease in size and are able to dissolve into the blood plasma. This exponentially increases oxygen delivery throughout the body and makes it possible for oxygen to reach inflamed tissue and support optimal cellular and organ functionality.

A ’40 hour protocol’ is commonly regarded as the gold standard for many of the physiological benefits that have been observed with HBOT, however you may notice many of the benefits within the first few sessions.


It has been well documented that the anti-oxidant and protective role of HBOT is immediate and demonstrated within 24 hours of just one hyperbaric session. The anti-inflammatory response is also very quick and a strong physiological response has been shown within 4 days. Many studies have reported HBOT to produce a strong pain relieving effect after just 5 to 10 sessions.


We find that most acute injuries, chronic pain, chronic health conditions, including autoimmune conditions require anywhere from 10-30 sessions. For best results we recommend 2-3 sessions per week.


To get a personalized protocol, book a First Time Resetter package that includes a comprehensive Insight Health Analysis and a chance to try three of our most popular biohacking therapies.

Once inside the chamber, you’ll lay down, relax and breathe through an oxygen mask to increase the effective delivery of oxygen into the body. Once the compressor is on, you’ll hear air begin to circulate. You’ll be able to see and talk with our staff through a clear window panel during this time.


While the chamber is compressing, you may experience a full sensation in their ears, similar to driving up or down a mountain road, changing altitudes in an airplane, or changing depths in underwater diving. The feeling of fullness occurs as the eardrums respond to the changes in atmospheric pressure, and will adjust once the chamber is pressurized. To alleviate this, you may try swallowing, moving the lower jaw or blowing air from your lungs out of your nose with your mouth closed and nose pinched.


During the session, you may choose to rest, read, listen to music or watch a movie. You are welcome to bring your cell phone, book, laptop or tablet into the HBOT. Please bring headphones to ensure the enjoyment of all clinic clients.


Near the end of your 60 minute HBOT session, the staff will gradually decrease the chamber pressure, which usually takes a couple minutes. During decompression, patients can once again experience a “popping” sensation in their ears as a result of the decreasing pressure.

Personal cleanliness is very important to the effectiveness of the treatment and comfort of fellow patients. Hair spray, perfume or shaving lotion containing a petroleum or alcohol base is not allowed in the HBOT.


Patients should wear comfortable clothing. You will be asked to remove your shoes. The temperature inside the HBOT can vary, so please bring layers. A blanket and pillow will be available inside the HBOT.


You are welcome to bring your cell phone, book, laptop or tablet into the HBOT. Please bring headphones to ensure the enjoyment of all clinic clients.

Yes! In fact, research with children suffering from brain-injuries, learning and developmental delays, autism and genetic disorders shows positive results and great promise. We ask that a parent accompany minor children into the HBOT for all sessions. Our HBOT comfortably fits one adult and one child.   Here are some good reads on the topic:
Yes, please call us prior to booking if you have any questions.
  • Medications: some medications are not compatible with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, please consult with your physician.
  • Cold and flu symptoms: It is important to notify staff if you have any cold or the flu – including fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, fever blisters, cold sores, nausea, vomiting, or general body aches. Often it’s best to delay treatment until these symptoms subside.
  • Those with a history or ear trauma, tinnitus, middle ear infections, pressure intolerance, or ear surgery may be at risk of ear damage.
  • Smoking: nicotine is incompatible with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  • Pregnancy: The effect of hyperbaric therapy on fetus has not been sufficiently studied.
  • Those with asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), upper respiratory infection (URI), pulmonary edema, collapsed lung, pulmonary oxygen toxicity, pneumothorax or pulmonary barotrauma should not use the HBOT.
  • Those with pre-existing seizure disorders or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) should not use the HBOT.
  • HBOT may interfere with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and pacemakers.
  • Claustrophobia. Due to the confined and enclosed nature of the hyperbaric chamber, some patients can develop a feeling of claustrophobia, and those who are already claustrophobic can experience a worsening of their symptoms.
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Dear Family Life Wellness Community,

It’s with incredible sadness that I bring you the news that as of Friday September 16, 2022 our clinic will officially close. As you can imagine, this decision was not an easy one to make. There has been a tremendous amount of soul searching and thoughtful processing that has gone into this moment. Taking in the considerations of everyone has been a top priority for me as I have navigated this tough decision.

Here’s the first thing I want you to know-you are loved. For the past twenty-six years so many of you have brought your families to our clinic weekly for health, inspiration and community. Please know that I have taken that responsibility as an incredible honor. My team and I have been so blessed to watch your kids grow up, celebrate your wins with you, and cry with you as you’ve moved through turbulent times in your lives. One of the hardest parts of this moment is that we won’t be connected with you in that same way. Know that although our clinic will not operate as it has for the past two decades, our hearts are still connected to you and your families.

As new career opportunities have emerged for me, I want you to know that my passion for chiropractic has never died. I feel so strongly that every human on this planet needs chiropractic care. I personally continue to get weekly adjustments, and hope that you will do the same. To make this transition as smooth as possible we have a list of amazing chiropractors that I have personally reached out to and will welcome you with loving arms. I can tell you with certainty you will get amazing care at any of these clinics. Please lean into them. As far as the biohacking center goes, for now that part of our clinic will be closed as well. New solutions for our space are being explored, but until we have something concrete there will be no biohacking . Lastly, I want to give my deepest gratitude to Dana. She has been the heart of our community for the past decade. I could not have run this practice without her. Yet, I am so excited for her as she has an incredible career opportunity that has presented itself.  As my heart is heavy in making this decision, what fills me with joy is the beautiful life she will be stepping into. A life she greatly deserves.

My practice has never been just a business. It’s been a family. Thank you for entrusting us with your health. It truly will go down as the greatest honor of my life. As far as what’s next, of course there needs to be a celebration. One in which we can gather one last time as a community. Please stay tuned to the exact date of that celebration.

From Dana, myself, and Dr. Tri please know that we believe in you. We know what a miraculous body you are living in and that extraordinary health is a choice you get to step into everyday. We will always be in your front row cheering you on.
With gratitude, love , and a huge hug,
Dr. Mindy
Great chiropractors to connect to:
Dr. T.J. Osborne, D.C.
Discover Chiropractic
1305 N. Bascom Ave #C
San Jose, CA 95128
amazing adjustor (he’s my chiro)
huge heart
great family practice & close to our clinic
Dr. Samantha Jennings, D.C
1314 Lincoln Ave#1F
San Jose, CA 95125
used to be an associate in our clinic
does lots of muscle testing & applied kinesiology
great with muscles & sports injuries
Dr. Darla Parr, D.C
718 University Ave Ste 110
Los Gatos, CA 95032
I went to chiro school with her.
great with brain balancing & neurological symptoms
beautiful heart, warm upbeat personality, and a wonderful integrative clinic
Dr. Nicole & David Congragen, D.C.

Community Chiropractic
16375 Monterey St.Ste B
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
I also went to school with them
warm loving family practice
focus is on upper cervical care (call to ask more questions)