York residents are finding new oxygen treatments a breath of fresh air.
Since Oxify opened its fourth treatment centre on Clifton Moor last month, people have enjoyed £10 taster sessions and more.
Father and daughter team Michael Todd and Sarah Todd from Retford, Nottinghamshire, opened their first centre there in 2021.
Oxify’s treatment is non-invasive and involves breathing oxygen in a pressurised environment. This allows the body to absorb up to 16 times more oxygen to benefit the body’s cells. It claims to an effective treatment for stress relief, skin rejuvenation, chronic fatigue, sports recovery and the symptoms of Long Covid, amongst other issues.
Michael had previously worked in printing for 30 years, running his own business, and Sarah had a career in hospitality management.
In late 2020, Michael read a magazine article entitled ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’ which cited research at Tel Aviv University showed Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy (HbOT) can reverse cell aging.
Michael told the Press: “I was intrigued and decided to find out more. The more I researched the more excited I was about the huge therapeutic benefits offered by HbOT.”
He bought a chamber and installed it in Retford in 2021, creating the Oxify business.
Michael continued: “The excitement of HbOT is that, without drugs or surgical intervention, it provides a lasting remedy for many debilitating and intractable ailments.
“The rejuvenation of cells through the supply of enriched oxygen means that the range of conditions it can help is exceptionally wide ranging. The market for the Therapy is huge from sportsmen preparing or recovering through to sufferers from Long Covid and Chronic Fatigue.“
Since opening Retford, ‘huge demand’ led to new centres in Leeds, Manchester and now Kettlestring Lane.
“We are on a mission to help as many people as we can and to make HbOT well known and recognised as a huge benefit to unwell and healthy people alike,” he explained.
“Our biggest challenge is to educate. Whilst the benefits of HbOT are widely known about in other countries it is relatively unknown in the UK. We are determined to change that!!”
Over the next year, Oxify plans to offer shares through Crowdfunding. It also plans to open 20 more centres over the next 18 months.
Since opening in York on May 9, Oxify reports consistent bookings.
Michael said: “Our taster sessions for those new to HbOT have been brisk - which shows us that the community in York and the wider York area are open to HbOT and enthusiastic about this innovative and non-invasive treatment, and we have welcomed new customers to our York centre with repeat bookings already.
“It's been a real pleasure to work with our York staff and we look forward to growing our number of centres to reach more and more people."
For details and to book, go to: www.oxify.co.uk