Martina van den Heuvel ( Ina ) introduced Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to New Zealand in 2010, setting up a clinic in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay. It was a busy clinic with clients ranging from super fit athletes to people with very little choices left to improve their failing health. After three years and many hundreds of sessions later, she decided to move down south and take up full-time study of Neuroscience at Otago University in dunedin.
The chamber was leased to Hayley Brown, who after her recovery of secondary breast cancer, set up a hyperbaric clinic at Paraparaumu at Kapiti Coast. Martina provides training at this clinic for the owners and staff of emerging mild hyperbaric clinics in New Zealand; clinics have opened in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Havelock North. This rapid growth in just a few years is testimony of the effectiveness of this previously much unknown treatment.
It is with great pleasure to offer mild hyperbaric treatment to the people of Christchurch.