Oxygen Bars In McCarran Airport

Do they have oxygen booths in other airports beside Las Vegas?

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Is it that so much gambling and nightlife has evolved that people are out of breath?dsc_0072

Edit: Wednesday

Our flight out of Las Vegas had been delayed, so I wandered around snapping a few pictures, including these of the oxygen bar. Back in the waiting area, I loaded the pictures and wrote the few lines you had previously seen. Suddenly, they announced our flight would be leaving sooner than expected. I posted quickly and snapped shut my computer.

Now comfortably ensconced in a Holiday Inn Express for a couple of days, this morning I did a bit of research on oxygen booths, which you will find in the next paragraph. I’ve never seen such a thing except in the Las Vegas Airport. When I walked by the booth, I saw a lady running that spider looking apparatus over the head of “her man.”

“Mind if I take your picture,” I asked.

She grinned. “No, go ahead.”

Haven’t a clue what that does for his head.

Right now your breathing 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen, and 1% inert gasses… Our oxygen bar is a free standing bar which people sit or stand at and breath over 90% pure oxygen and aromatherapy from a disposable nose hose. Our bars can service anywhere from 1 to 6 people simultaneously and are manned by one of our excellent staff members. Your guests can choose from twelve different aromas and switch to any aroma at any given time during their session. Sessions last 2 to 5 minutes to keep the flow moving.

Here’s their link in case you want your own oxygen bar.

7 thoughts on “Oxygen Bars In McCarran Airport

  1. o2 bar empolyee

    this is the o2 bar form vegas where the pic has been taken from, chill out people, we are juste giving more concentrated o2 not medical grade, we have a help of a generator that compresses the air thats all!! during the sessions we give a massage demo to our clients to help them discover more easier ways to have massages done, and help them relax at the same time, we have been open or more then 6 years we are not doing anything wrrong, so no FDA or anybody will close us down!! and i will suggest to all of you to pay us a visit on your next vaca to vegas just to see how great of an experience this is

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  2. Mis spell ( F D A) Federal Food and Drug. Sometime back I heard / read that they were closing them down. Sorry, I will have to look for my sourcde or drop my comment.

    Mervi

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  3. In response to the issue Mervi raised, I did a bit more research on oxygen bars and found this information:

    By Linda Bren

    Peppermint, bayberry, cranberry, wintergreen. Breath mints? Scented candles? No–they’re “flavors” of oxygen offered at your local oxygen bar. Since oxygen bars were introduced in the United States in the late 1990s, the trend has caught on, and customers are bellying up to bars around the country to sniff oxygen through a plastic hose (cannula) inserted into their nostrils. And many patrons opt for the “flavored” oxygen produced by pumping oxygen through an aroma en route to the nose.

    The oxygen experience in a bar can last from a few minutes to about 20 minutes, depending on customers’ preferences and the size of their wallets. The price of about a dollar a minute could leave you gasping for air, but frequent inhalers may get a discount.

    Most oxygen bar proprietors are careful not to make medical claims for their product, and state that their oxygen is not a medical gas–it’s made and offered strictly for recreational use. But under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, any type of oxygen used by people for breathing and administered by another person is a prescription drug. “It doesn’t matter what they label it,” says Melvin Szymanski, a consumer safety officer in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). “At the other end of the hose is oxygen, and the individual that provides you with the nasal cannula and turns on the canister for your 20-minute supply is actually dispensing the prescription drug oxygen to you.”

    Although oxygen bars that dispense oxygen without a prescription violate FDA regulations, the agency applies regulatory discretion to permit the individual state boards of licensing to enforce the requirements pertaining to the dispensing of oxygen, says Szymanski. Many states choose to allow oxygen bars; others discourage the businesses by requiring strict compliance with the law. However, serious health claims made for oxygen, such as curing cancer or AIDS, or helping ease arthritis pain, would be investigated by the FDA, adds Szymanski.

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  4. I have seen several of these “Oxygen booths,” never tried one. If my memory is working about right the idea came from Japan. The idea is that it is both relaxing and rejuvenating. Also I thought the FDA0 stopped them. But, who knows. OH, hope you were able to get home in better condition than the poor lady in your video clip?
    Mervi

    What do you mean the “FDAo stopped them?”

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  5. ok, what is an oxygen booth?

    Sorry I couldn’t respond sooner, Lynda. I’ve added to the post…and after reading the new information, you’ll probably want to order an oxygen bar for your home. 🙂 Suspect the Jones’s next door don’t have one!

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