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Welcome to O2 Plus Hyperbarics

O2 Plus has been offering Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for 16 Years and provided over 40,000 treatments to our clients. From the inception of our clinic, our goal has been to help people heal using natural and non-invasive methods. We strive to provide safe, affordable and effective hyperbaric oxygen therapy for patients suffering from a wide range of health concerns. Hyperbaric Oxygen is an adjunctive therapy, and we collaborate with a patient’s primary-care physician and ancillary services to tailor a treatment plan that seeks to ensure the best possible outcome.

We are dedicated to education, research, and advancement of the field of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and we are continuously seeking to update our knowledge in the latest hyperbaric benefits. Get in touch with us to learn more about our clinic.

We are open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm.

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Meet the Team

At O2 Plus, we are dedicated to helping you get the most out of the treatments and services we offer.

Joe Borlinha Founder & Clinic Director

Joe is our Founder and Clinic Director. He earned his B. Sc. in Kinesiology and has obtained his doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from The Boucher Institute. He has spent the last 16 years at O2 Plus and his quest for knowledge fosters continuous enhancement in the quality of care and outcomes for our patients. Joe is of the mind set that the body has an inherent ability to heal itself, beginning at the cellular level. He sees the cells as building blocks of our body and these cells as dynamic, living units that are constantly working to self-repair and regenerate.

He enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with family and the family pets.

Bozena Maj HBOT Technician

Bozena has been with us for over 7 years. Her experience and knowledge from her own healing journey has allowed her to help so many others. Bozena has successfully completed the approved hyperbaric medicine training course “Fundamentals of Hyperbarics at Simon Fraser University”.  She strongly believes in taking care of entire self: mind, body, emotions and spirit and that each aspect is connected.

She is kind-hearted, caring, and considerate. She enjoys jogging and hiking, playing piano and reading.

Mark Dennis HBOT Technician

Mark has been with us for more than 6 years, as an HBOT technician, and as a certified Electro-Toxicologist. He is a past certified EMT (Cayman Islands). Mark believes that there are 3 keys to healthy longevity, and they are Motion, Nutrition & Hydration. His experience in allopathic and alternative therapies has shown that they are most effective when combined and applied for each individual client’s needs. Mark has successfully completed the approved hyperbaric medicine training course “Fundamentals of Hyperbarics at Simon Fraser University.

Sara Roberts HBOT Technician

Sara has had her own lifelong health struggles. Her personal experience, compassion and kindness helps guide each encounter with our patients. Sara knows firsthand that you truly never know what someone may be dealing with emotionally or physically and being able to offer support on their path to healing is a reminder of the courage it takes to show up for your self.

Away from the clinic Sara is a Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Meditation Coach, and Energy Healer. She has a deep caring for all living beings and volunteers at a local animal sanctuary.

Donna Wooldridge HBOT Technician

Donna is our team’s newest member. Donna brings over 20 years of experience in the nutritional field. She brings enthusiasm and energy to the clinic and meeting patient’s needs is extremely important. Donna understands the complex emotions involved individual health concerns and she shows kindness to patients as they face those challenges.

She avid photographer, and enjoys long walks, cooking and spending time with family and friends

Linus Therapy Dog

Linus may be the most important member of the team. He brings warmth and joy to the clinic. Linus realizes not all people are canine friendly and will excuse himself from the clinic if necessary.

We have been in business for more than 16 years and have provided more than 40,000 hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments from our clinic in White Rock, BC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the questions we are commonly asked at O2 Plus Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy work?

When we breathe air at normal atmospheric pressure, oxygen is transferred by the red blood cells. But with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, clients breathe 100% oxygen in a chamber under greater than normal atmospheric pressure. This increases the amount of oxygen dissolved in blood plasma thereby increasing the amount of oxygen diffusing to any tissue in the body by over 200%. This oxygen-rich plasma is only achievable by breathing 100% oxygen under pressure and research have shown that 1.5 ATA (the method of measuring pressure) to 2.0 ATA is required to reach the therapeutic effects of the therapy.

When should I consider Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Every health concern, illness or disease involves inflammation that, if chronic, leads to tissue damage and low oxygen levels (hypoxia). Hyperbaric oxygen significantly lowers inflammation and its associated pain as well as significantly promotes healing of the damaged tissue. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy also increases the oxygen levels to every cell in the body thus supporting the function of every system in the body. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with other medical or alternative therapies.

Are there any side effects?

Most clients don’t experience side effects, although some clients may have fullness or popping in their ears similar to flying in an airplane. Changes in their eyesight may also occur, most often near vision slightly improves and distant vision slightly worsens, but these changes are temporary and are restored within a few weeks of your last session.

What should I expect during the therapy?

You sit comfortably in a mono chamber (one- or two-person chamber) that has a see- through door while breathing 100% oxygen through a mask. Most clients watch tv (Netflix, prime video, Disney plus or YouTube) but you can listen to music, read, or nap as well. The therapy is relaxing and non-invasive and the client can see and talk to staff at all times. During the first 10 minutes (pressurizing the chamber) and the last 10 minutes (depressurizing the chamber) the client needs to equalize their ears (similar to flying in an airplane).

How many sessions do I need?

The number of sessions and duration of a session depends on your health concern. Although research and experience are our main driver in our recommendation every client may respond differently, and the number of sessions may vary slightly. Having a short consult to obtain the clients medical situation will best provide direction.

Do I need a doctor's referral?

Although we get referrals from doctors, we do not require a doctor’s referral to accept clients. We also work with Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Naturopath Doctors to best treat your health concern. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with other medical or alternative therapies.

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