FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1What is an Oxygen Bar?
An oxygen bar is a Kiosk or a place that offers non-medical oxygen mixed with various scents including aromatherapy. The air we normally breathe contains about 21% oxygen and 78% nitrogen. Other gases like carbon dioxide, argon and trace gases make up the remaining 1%. The oxygen bar delivers between 90 and 92% oxygen at 3 liters per minute per person, allowing you to breathe 4 to 5 times the normal amount of oxygen. These oxygen bars uplift and refresh you as well as detoxify, giving you an overall good feeling and allows you to get your 2ND WIND!
2Are Oxygen bars legal?
Oxygen bars have been in operation in many parts of the world for years. In most countries including the US and Canada, the health authorities have not evaluated the oxygen bar industry, therefore have not approved or rejected the use of oxygen bars in their respective countries. That’s why you see disclaimers related to oxygen bar services and on recreational oxygen products that say “These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA”. There are very simple guidelines to follow which include using NO medical equipment and not allowing anyone who is prescribed medical oxygen by a doctor to have an oxygen bar session. There are currently 100’s of oxygen bars operating legally in many parts of the world in several different industries including tanning salons, nightclubs, hotels, malls, restaurants, casinos. Juice and coffee bars, cruise ships, hair salons and spas.
3Where do you get the oxygen?
The oxygen in oxygen bars come from completely self-contained machines called oxygen concentrators (non-medical). These non-medical concentrators use a technology called PSA (Pressure Awing Absorption), a NASA created technology that filters out Nitrogen, Argon and other trace gases from the ambient air increasing the oxygen content from 21% to 92% purity. The oxygen enriched air gets delivered to the oxygen bar patron and the Nitrogen and other gases get released back into the atmosphere. Once the oxygen equipment is purchased, you never have to buy oxygen again!
4Do you need any special licenses or certifications to own or run an oxygen bar?
No, oxygen bars are strictly for entertainment and not for medical or therapeutic use. All components of a 2nd Wind oxygen bars are non-medical and as such need no special licenses or certifications. All you need to own/operate an oxygen bar is to be a people person and have the desire to make money!
5What are the aromas made of?
2ND Wind Oxygen Bars uses water based, oxygen safe aromas. Some are derived from natural sources such as Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint and Orange. Others are food grade fun aromas like Pina Colada and Sugar cookie.
6Is breathing oxygen at an oxygen bar harmful?
There are no risks and no adverse effects with the short term use of oxygen. The American Lung Association has said that breathing oxygen from an oxygen bar for less than 30 minutes (one oxygen bar session) has no harmful effects and there is no evidence that oxygen used in bars can be dangerous to a normal person’s health. 2ND Wind Oxygen Bars equipment is safe, profitable and healthy! Oxygen bars have been in existence since the early 1990’s and are very popular in several countries. Millions of people have enjoyed oxygen sessions around the world without a single health related incident or lawsuit. Oxygen bars are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease.
7How does it make you feel?
Breathing higher concentrations of oxygen has several benefits. The most commonly reported benefits are increased energy, an uplifted refreshed feeling, clearing the mind, relief of toxic headaches such as the hangover, relief of stress and promotion of higher concentration levels. Oxygen is also a known detoxifier that oxidizes pollutants like carbon monoxide and lactic acid to reduce muscle soreness after exercise.
8How much can I make?
Oxygen bars provide very high profit margins. It costs and oxygen bar owner about $.60 per session to run the bar, which includes the aroma, nose hose and oxygen (not including labor). The average session costs the consumer $10.00 for a 10 minute oxygen session, leaving $9.40 PROFIT per single session! It gets better because 2ND Wind Oxygen Bars offers additional oxygen bar related products like Oxygen Plus Canned Oxygen and various massagers like the Zinger to add to your revenues and increase profits!

About ROANA

The Recreational Oxygen Association of North America (ROANA) exists to establish the growing value of recreational oxygen for active, health-and-wellness minded people – in North America and beyond.

ROANA’s influence is navigated by five main goals:  1) providing consumer education, 2) conducting market research and analysis, 3) defining standards and best practices, 4) uniting industry leaders, and 5) collaborating with policy makers to enhance the presence of recreational oxygen in North America.

The mission and vision of ROANA is executed by a dedicated, diverse Board of Directors – comprised of both consumers and professionals. Some board members share a vested interest in the category of recreational oxygen, and some are simply interested in contributing as a pioneer in this health-and-wellness category.

ROANA depends on people and businesses passionate about the recreational oxygen industry to become a member in order to achieve its goals. If you or your organization is interested in joining, please complete the membership form or contact ROANA to request more information on becoming a member.

For more information on ROANA, please visit their website at https://www.recreationaloxygen.org/

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