Hocatt stands for "Hyperthermic Ozone and Carbonic Acid Transdermal Technology" and the machine acts as a personal ozone steam sauna, in which patients sit with just their head exposed to the air, while their body receives the benefits of an infusion of ozone, carbon dioxide, steam, Photon light and oxygen.
How Does HOCATT Work?
The steam sauna heats up to a comfortable temperature and then carbon dioxide gas (carbonic acid) is infused into the sauna. After this, the carbon dioxide is removed and the sauna is infused with ozone gas. The heat and the carbon dioxide serve to open up the circulation to the skin so that when the ozone gas is infused it is absorbed by the skin into the general circulation. As steam gently fills the sauna, the Photon infrared light penetrates the skin to help increase blood flow and circulation. Photon breaks any painful inflammatory cycle by dilating small blood and lymphatic vessels. This increase in circulation can result in accelerated healing and pain relief.
How Does a Session Typically Go?
In a typical HOCATT session, the patient sits in the machine, the doors are closed with the head coming out the top. There is a wrap around the neck preventing any of the ozone or other gasses escaping the chamber, and a tube with pure oxygen is gently blown in front of the patient's nostrils. The individualized program is set by the treatment coordinator, and the patient can relax while receiving the multiple therapies during the treatment. The session will typically last about 30 minutes, then dries off and can go on with the day as usual. Can be done two times weekly for optimal benefit.