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About Us

We are Julia and Mike. We came to be involved with Hyperbaric Therapy after I (Mike) suffered a serious brain injury in mid-2021 that changed everything. This is our story. 

My wife Julia and I, live and work in Christchurch, and have done so for many years.  Five of our six children have grown up and left home.  I teach Te Reo Māori and Business Studies. I'm a Certified Hyperbaric Technician, Certified Health Coach, a New Zealand representative ultramarathon runner, and I have a PhD.  Julia is a counsellor working in a high school, Chairperson of the Canterbury/West Coast branch of the NZ Association of Counsellors, and is studying towards her PhD.


We were introduced to the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy after I sustained a serious brain injury in mid-2021.  I was still suffering from dizziness, brain fog, word-finding issues, and memory loss many months later.  It was clear that my Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was not improving, and my recovery had stalled.  I was worried about my long-term health outcomes, and the increased chances of contracting neurological conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, or Parkinson’s Disease.


In February 2022, we heard about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a potential solution.  After speaking to several people who had used mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT) successfully, examining the research and studying the science, we purchased a chamber and installed it into our home.  Within two weeks of using it for 60-90 minutes daily, I started to feel the results. 


After such a long time with little or no progress, I was ecstatic.  After about six weeks I was able to add more working hours to my week, had far fewer issues with forgetfulness, dizziness, slurring of speech, and word-finding, and I was able to get back to running every day.  Now, a year later, I am almost completely back to normal. Julia has her husband back, the kids have their father back, and I am back to competing in ultramarathons, and doing the job I love.


Julia and I were so impressed with mHBOT that we decided to create Hyper Healing, to be able to offer mHBOT and share our knowledge and experience to support other people with similar stories.

Talk to us about how mHBOT could turn your life around. 


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Introducing Debra Dufty. 

Debra learned with interest about the profound impact mHBOT had on Mike's recovery, and after researching and studying the science behind it, decided to join the business. Debra is based in Auckland and we are excited to now be able to offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in both Auckland and Christchurch. 

A busy working mother of three, Debra has a keen interest in sports, health and nutrition. A runner herself, with a child who is very dedicated to sport, Debra and her son are using mHBOT for performance enhancement as well as  training and racing recovery. 

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