“The beautiful mess of a so-called perfect life can be a thrilling experience, but it requires us to put boundaries on ourselves in order to be our best selves. At times, choosing to live a healthy and natural life puts even more pressure on us to do it perfectly.
I am all about sharing and showing my messy imperfection in the hopes that it reminds all of us to do the same. When we free ourselves from the goal of perfection, we create a sense of freedom for ourselves and our families, allowing for greater happiness.”
Dr. Melissa Sonners is committed to inspiring others to take steps towards a healthier version of themselves whether it be through incorporating self-care, cleaner living or detoxification.
She runs virtual training and corporate programs that help people bring fasting, ketogenic living, diet variation and detoxification into their lives.
A passionate entrepreneur, speaker and thought leader, Melissa takes a reality-based, honest approach to “mom life and health. “
Melissa has been interviewed on the 50 Ways to Women’s Wellness Summit, speaks for the International Hyperbaric Association and leads an online community of people interested in personal growth and healthy living.
Dr. Melissa Sonners, a Doctor of Chiropractic, has extensive training in active release techniques, pediatrics and pregnancy care. Dedicated to bringing the latest research to parents of children with developmental delays and disorders, Melissa completed the functional neurology childhood developmental course through the Carrick Institute. She is also one of only 52 professionals who earned her Diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics from the Academy of Family Practice in North America.
Drs. Jason and Melissa Sonners are the owners of Core Therapies Family Wellness Center in Northern New Jersey, a holistic center with eight chiropractors whose specialties include functional neurology, functional medicine, hyperbaric oxygen, pre/post-partum, pediatric and sports injuries. Core Therapies also offers acupuncture, massage, infrared, sauna, spinal decompression, yoga and laser therapies. They are also the owners of NJ HBOT and HBOT USA.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I overdose on oxygen?
Added enriched oxygen does need to be monitored. Ask your doctor and trained hyperbari professional. Of course, if enriched oxygen is not being supplemented into the chamber, this is not an issue.
Is Hyperbarics safe?
Hyperbarics has a very good safety record. Many hyperbaric centers report only mild ear discomfort as a contraindication to therapy. Such a discomfort is similar to the ear pressure felt when ascending or descending in altitude. These discomforts may be minimized by descending at a slower rate. Discuss these concerns with the treating physician and hyperbaric technician.
Does insurance cover Hyperbarics?
In the United States, there are certain indications which insurance covers. This includes gangrene, radiation burns, carbon monoxide poisoning and decompression sickness. Traditionally insurance does not cover these treatments for the conditions we are using it for in our office.
What is the difference between Mild Hyperbarics and High Pressure Hyperbarics?
Mild Hyperbarics is generally a pressure protocol up to 1.3 ATA or 4 psi. High Pressure Hyperbarics involves pressures above 1.5 ATA. These pressures are achieved in a variety of chambers currently available on the market, including monoplace, multiplace and portable chambers.
Where can I go for treatments?
We offer HBOT treatments in our office as well as a rental or purchase option for the ability to do the treatments at home.
How many treatments are needed?
Each case is different and the doctors may regulate protocols, depending on a patient’s disease, prognosis and improvements through the course of therapy.
What is Hyperbarics used for?
Traditionally HBOT has been used for diabetic foot wounds, air and gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation, gas gangrene, thermal burns, decompression sickness and acute mountain sickness. Due to the healing effects of oxygen therapy HBOT is now also used for cerebral palsy, brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, ALS, anemia, wound and scar healing, post stroke care, post surgical care, improved performance, dementia and bells palsy… just to name a few. Visit our conditions treated tab for more information.
How does hyperbarics work?
Hyperbarics is a technology in which the air pressure in the environment is increased. When a person’s body is placed in a more pressure environment, it absorbs more oxygen molecules per volume of compressed air. The body normally transports oxygen via the hemoglobin of the red blood cells. By increasing the air pressure, oxygen is then driven into the body’s fluids, allowing a super-saturation of tissues and organs with oxygen. The increased pressure infuses the body with oxygen, even reaching injuries with damaged circulation. An example of this is a blood clot in the brain (stroke).