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What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) is the use of high-pressure and near-pure oxygen to help treat a variety of health conditions and diseases. 
Lisa Tamati's Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clinic was set up to facilitate the remarkable recovery for a close family member and has been extended to the local New Plymouth and Oakura community with positive outcomes. 

Each cell in the body needs oxygen to preserve, repair, and enhance cellular function for accelerated healing.
Breathing high-flow oxygen at pressures greater than sea level helps flood the body with oxygen, leading to a cascade of positive benefits from inflammation reduction to an increase in stem cell release to the creation of new capillaries and vessels. speed up the repair and recovery of tissues and help restore body function.

This has long-term benefits for many ailments and athletic performance and anti-aging.

HBOT is a non-invasive treatment that can address a variety of medical conditions either as a primary or complementary therapy. 
We can use it to help treat a range of ailments from brain injuries, concussion, cerebral palsy, diabetes, chronic fatigue and inflammatory conditions, low energy, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS, anemia, wound and scar healing, post-stroke care, post-surgical care and healing, improved performance, autism, dementia, and bells palsy just to name a few.


Our Oakura clinic is 10 minutes outside New Plymouth. 
We start with a personalised consultation and work out a plan to suit your health concerns.

Hyperbaric sessions are for 60 minutes and the number and frequency of your sessions recommended will depend on your specific needs.  Our chamber goes to 1.5 ATA.

How Often and how many treatments Do I Need?

We do a free consult first to find out your goals and challenges..

If required we may request you have a consultation with our Hyperbaric Medical Doctor, Greg Brown.

  1. Assessment and Monitoring:  Our Doctor can assess the clients medical history, current health status, and the specific condition being treated to determine the appropriate HBOT treatment plan, including the pressure, duration, and frequency of treatments

  2. Individualised Treatment: HBOT is not a one-size-fits-all therapy, and the treatment parameters need to be tailored to the specific medical condition and the individual patient's needs. Our Doctor can assess and adjust the treatment plan based on the patient's response to the therapy, making sure it is optimised for the best possible outcome.

The benefits

HBOT increases the amount of oxygen carried in the bloodstream, enabling more oxygen to dissolve deep in to our tissues, lymphatics and the cerebrospinal fluid surround the brain and spinal cord

HBOT also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in the body which increases circulation, allowing revitalized tissue to thrive even after the treatment protocol has been completed. HBOT also reduces inflammation and swelling, strengthens the immune system, stimulates the release of stem cells and enhances mitochondrial function and regeneration.

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment also increases the production of superoxide dismutase, one of the body's natural antioxidants and free radical scavengers, which increases the ability of the body to fight disease and infection.


Normal blood flow

The air we breathe is about 21 percent oxygen, red blood cells, which are suspended in plasma carry oxygen through blood vessels all over the body, Oxygen gradually diffuses into the surrounding tissue,

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Breathing a high concentration of oxygen under pressure causes oxygen to not only attach to red blood cells but diffuse into the plasma itself. This oxygen-rich plasma can travel past blockages, like inflamed tissue, or through the blood-brain barrier, where oxygen may then diffuse into the damaged tissue

Restricted blood flow

Surgery, illness, or injury like a concussion can cause a restriction of blood flow.
Plasma passes through but the red blood cells are blocked. Without oxygen, the tissue on the other side of the blockage breaks down

The healing process

Tissue that contains a high concentration of oxygen is more likely to generate new blood vessels, Oxygen-rich red blood cells start to flow through these new vessels, delivering even more oxygen to damaged areas.

At our Oakura Clinic, we use the latest in hyperbaric technology using a hard shell 1.5 ATA chamber where you can lie comfortably during your sessions.


  • Improves brain tissue oxygenation

  • Stimulates brain tissue regeneration

  • Regrows nerve fibres

  • Forms new blood vessels and improves blood flow stimulating idle brain cells to function '

  • Speeds recovery and rehabilitation time

  • Stimulates tissue repair

  • Increases levels of neutrophils and nitric oxide

  • Reduces inflammation in the brain and body

  • Stimulates up-regulation of growth hormones

  • Reduces brain damage from swelling

  • Improves cognition, thinking and brain performance

  • Builds new collagen, skin and tissues

  • Reduces pain and swelling

  • Regrows health tissue, skin and bones,

  • Heals ulcers, wounds and injuries

  • Kills bacteria and infections making antibiotics more effective

  • Stimulates angiogenesis for axonal regeneration

  • Enhances mitochondrial function

  • Promotes stem cell reproduction by up to 800%

  • Increases cerebral blood flow

  • Decreases Cerebral edema

  • Reactivates quiescent neurons

  • Safe, comfortable, easy and pain free

  • HBOT is a non invasive treatment that can address a variety of medical conditions either as a primary or complementary therapy and is very beneficial for concussions.


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for mild traumatic brain injury persistent postconcussion syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.
Harch PG, Andrews SR, Rowe CJ, Lischka JR, Townsend MH, Yu Q, Mercante DE.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in children with post-concussion syndrome improves cognitive and behavioral function: a randomized controlled trial.
Hadanny A, Catalogna M, Yaniv S, Stolar O, Rothstein L, Shabi A, Suzin G, Sasson E, Lang E, Finci S, Polak N, Fishlev G, Harpaz RT, Adler M, Goldman RE, Zemel Y, Bechor Y, Efrati S.
Sci Rep. 2022 Sep 23;12(1):15233. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-19395-y.
PMID: 36151105 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
Persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS) is a common and significant morbidity among children following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the evidence for effective PPCS treatments remains limited. Recent studies have shown the beneficial effects of hyperbaric …

Effect of hyperbaric oxygenation therapy on post-concussion syndrome.
Dong Y, Hu X, Wu T, Wang T.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic post-concussive syndrome
Matthew C Davis, Mohammadali M Shoja 1, Shane R Tubbs, Christoph J Griessenauer

Will I experience any discomfort?

Hyperbarics is a safe alternative to many medical treatment options offered to patients today. Some hyperbaric patients may report some mild ear pressure discomfort. This discomfort is similar to the pressure felt when ascending or descending in an airplane. We recommend that you equalise the pressure felt in the inner ear by  reenacting the gentle act of swallowing or yawning.

Can this Be acc funded?

At the moment HBOT is not covered under ACC claims and treatment. As science and health evidence evolve, this could change in the future.


What is Red Light Therapy and what are the benefits?

Red Light Therapy, also known as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Photobiomodulation, has emerged as a revolutionary approach to promoting health and well-being. Harnessing the healing power of red and near-infrared light, this non-invasive treatment has gained popularity for its wide range of benefits. Red Light Therapy is believed to enhance the body's natural healing processes at the cellular level. It works by stimulating the mitochondria in our cells, where energy production occurs, to function more efficiently. As a result, this therapy is associated with various advantages, including improved skin health, reduced pain and inflammation, enhanced muscle recovery, and even potential benefits for mood and mental well-being. With its non-thermal, painless nature, Red Light Therapy offers a gentle, yet effective, approach to addressing health concerns and optimizing overall vitality.

Optimizing Health and Wellness

One of its most well-known benefits is its ability to promote skin health and rejuvenation, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and blemishes. Additionally, it is utilized to alleviate pain and inflammation, making it a popular choice for athletes looking to expedite muscle recovery. This therapy may also aid in the management of conditions such as arthritis and chronic pain.  Beyond the physical benefits, Red Light Therapy has shown promise in supporting mental health by potentially alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety. As a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive option, it is a complementary approach to wellness that empowers individuals to take charge of their health and harness the benefits of natural light for improved vitality and well-being.

How does Red Light Therapy Heal the Body?

During a Red light therapy treatment, the mitochondria within our cells absorb red & infrared light and convert them into energyOnce this red light energy has been absorbed by the body, it is then used by the cells to build new collagen and elastin and to assist with cellular regeneration. Red light gives cells a full tank of fuel which results in optimal performance for the human body. 

By Stimulating Mitochondrial Function: Red and near-infrared light is absorbed by chromophores (light-sensitive molecules) within the mitochondria, promoting a more efficient production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the cellular energy currency. This increased ATP production provides cells with the energy they need to function optimally and repair themselves. 

Cellular Benefits:

Red and near-infrared light also stimulate various cellular processes. It can promote the release of nitric oxide, which enhances blood flow, and the synthesis of collagen, which is essential for skin health and wound healing.

This therapy can also modulate oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, and support the body's natural antioxidant defenses.  Red Light Therapy is a great way to aid in faster healing, immune boosting, anti-aging, mood enhancement, muscle recovery, and much more.


$49 for a 20-minute session. 


  • Reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and signs of aging.

  • Enhanced collagen production for firmer, smoother skin

  • Reduction in acne and acne scarring.

  • Accelerated wound healing and tissue repair.

  • Relief from psoriasis and other skin conditions.


  • Alleviation of muscle and joint pain.

  • Reduced inflammation and swelling.

  • Faster recovery from exercise-related muscle fatigue.

  • Relief from chronic pain conditions, such as arthritis.


  • Improved endurance and performance for athletes.

  • Faster healing of muscle injuries.

  • Reduction in exercise-induced muscle soreness.

  • Enhanced muscle strength and function.


  • Potential reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety.

  • Improved sleep quality.

  • Enhanced mood and emotional well-being.

  • Cognitive support for conditions like Alzheimer's and dementia.

  • Hair Health:

  • Stimulated hair growth and thickness.

  • Reduction in hair loss and balding.

  • Healthier and shinier hair.


  • Faster recovery from burns, cuts, and surgical incisions.

  • Minimized scarring.

  • Enhanced tissue regeneration.


References Avci, P., Gupta, A., Sadasivam, M., Vecchio, D., Pam, Z., & Hamblin, M. R. (2013). Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring. Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, 32(1), 41-52.

Barolet, D. (2008). Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in dermatology. Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, 27(4), 227-238.

Hamblin, M. R., & Agrawal, T. (2011). Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring. Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, 30(4), 176-188.

Jagdeo, J., & Sherris, D. A. (2016). Are Low-Level Light Therapy, Red and Infrared Light, and Photobiomodulation Effective in Reducing Pain and Improving Wound Care in Chronic Cutaneous Ulcers: A Systematic Review. Dermatologic Surgery, 42(12), 1347-1352.

Lim, W., Park, S. H., & Kim, H. (2017). Influences of low-level laser therapy on pain and wound healing after extraction of impacted lower third molars. The Journal of the Korean Academy of Periodontology, 47(6), 369-376.

Minatel, D. G., Frade, M. A. C., & França, C. M. (2018). Enzyme Activity of the Cytochrome C Oxidase: A New Biomarker for the Diagnosis of Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Pain Medicine, 19(6), 1159-1166.

Prindeze, N. J., Moffatt, L. T., Shupp, J. W., & Merriam, S. M. (2015). The role of photobiomodulation in the treatment of recalcitrant radiation ulcers: a pilot study. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 36(6), 655-660.

Rahmani, N., Khademi, A., & Vahdatinia, F. (2019). The efficacy of low-level laser therapy for the treatment of myogenous temporomandibular joint disorder. Lasers in Medical Science, 34(5), 893-900.

Tafur, J., Mills, P. J., Zwickey, H., Blong, T., Vicci, L., & Cochrane, C. (2010). Therapeutic photobiomodulation for methotrexate‐induced mucositis. Biofactors, 36(1), 108-113.

Vladimirov, Y. A., Osipov, A. N., & Klebanov, G. I. (2004). Photobiological principles of therapeutic applications of laser radiation. Biochemistry, 69(1), 81-90.

Wanitphakdeedecha, R., Iamphonrat, T., & Thanomkitti, K. (2019). The efficacy of low-level light therapy for the improvement of oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients: A systematic review. Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy, 28, 305-310.

Zeb, A., Hany, A., Omer, S., & Zahid, A. A. (2019). Effect of low-level laser therapy on the healing process of donor site in patients with multiple gingival grafts. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 197, 111536.

Please note that the field of photobiomodulation and Red Light Therapy continues to evolve, and the specific benefits may vary based on the parameters of treatment, underlying health conditions, and individual responses. These references provide insights into the potential applications of Red Light Therapy across different medical and wellness contexts.

Hyperbaric Enquiry Form: or email support@lisatamati.com or phone 021 844 743

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