Rashad Jennings Uses Hyperbaric Chamber To Stay Fit And Healthy
All eyes were focused on Rashad Jennings, the veteran running back for the New York Giants, when the story of him sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber did the rounds in the media.
Born on March 25, 1985, Rashad Andre Jennings is a renowned American football running back of National Football League (NFL), for the New York Giants. Drafted in the 7th round of 2009 NFL Draft by Jackson Jaguars, Rashad Jennings played for Oakland Raiders in 2013 prior to signing with New York Giants.
“You get in there once, and you are going to fall in love with it.” Furthermore, he added, “You are under sea level 10 to 15 feet, and it pumps in oxygen. It helps you recover like no other. Headaches, sickness, whatever,” the running back was quoted as saying, according to the New York Post, when he was asked about it.
Although the prospect of sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber for atheletes seems unusual, popular athletes like Rashad Jennings are known for springing a surprise with such offbeat approach, especially when it suits them.
The popular perception is that one needs to spend a fortune in order to receive the treatment, and Rashad Jennings shelled out a whopping $18,000 in line with it to avail himself of the treatment.
He sleeps overnight in it, especially when he needs some extra bit of care while nursing an injury, and takes a nap in it at least for an hour every day. Rashad prefers to sleep in the hyperbaric chamber during training camps than during road trips.
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What Is HBOT?
HBOT stands for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. It is a therapy which involves inhalation of the entire amount of oxygen (100%) in a body chamber (hyperbaric chamber) with an increased air pressure.
The aim of the therapy is to dissolve oxygen in the plasma, the lymphs, the bones and the bodily fluids, including the fluid of the central nervous system, so as to supply oxygen to those parts of the body that are deprived of it.