Oxygen treatments are said to be the newest trend, invading the states with great popularity in Hollywood and Las Vegas. Even dating shows on television, such as “Xtreme Dating,” are featuring oxygen bars. Numerous casinos, including The Venetian and The Tropicana, have oxygen bars for thrill-seekers. The MGM Grand’s restaurant, Olio!, reports that about 78,000 customers a year visit their oxygen bar.
The myths and rumors about pure oxygen treatments are well-circulated: it can clear the mind to study, increase endurance, boost energy and lessen the effects of hangovers.
Nancy Datoni, 54, swears by the benefits of pure oxygen for the body. For 10 years, Datoni suffered from the debilitating condition fibromyalgia (also known as chronic fatigue syndrome). Fibromyalgia is a disorder that is classified by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and multiple tender points. The American College of Rheumatology estimates that it affects three to six million Americans.