I dropped by the W Vapes offices in Studio City to get a new 420 mg disposable all-inone Indica vape pen with a dual viewing window, and was pleasantly surprised to discover they were testing out a Vitaeris 320 Hyperbaric Chamber that day. I was immediately excited to climb inside and try it out for a few reasons. For one thing, I recently discovered a love of sensory deprivation tanks and this somehow seemed similar. I guess both kind of made me think of an astronaut training program. It also looked a lot like the chamber they put Wade Wilson into in the Deadpool movie when his mutation finally manifests, and it reminded me of those stories of Michael Jackson sleeping in an oxygen tent. Our technician Lynda Corpuz said:
“Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment. Increased pressure allows for oxygen to dissolve and saturate the blood plasma, which yields a broad variety of positive physiological, biochemical and cellular effects. This non-invasive therapy is the most trusted way to increase oxygen levels to all organs of the body. In 1662, the first chamber was built and operated by British clergyman Nathaniel Henshaw, called the Domicilium. Hyperbaric chambers were developed by the military in the 1940’s to treat deep-sea divers who suffered from decompression sickness, also known as generalized barotrauma or the bends.”
It’s a fascinating science. My time with the Vitaeris was a spontaneous experience and I was already testing out W Vapes’ “God’s Gift” vape pen so I was feeling nicely medicated and blissful when i went inside. It felt a lot like being in a soft and serene inflatable coffin filled with ambient white noise and furnished with a nice window to keep things from getting too claustrophobic. When I exited the chamber I felt absolutely great and at least a few years younger! It was like suddenly feeling incredibly well rested and well stretched. I also felt like I’d taken hundreds of healthy deep breaths all at once.
For information on getting your own hyperbaric chamber call 253.549.1270, and to see where you can get W Vapes products go to wvapes.com.
Patrick Ian Moore