My Father’s Garden adds oxygen bar



By Anna Skinner

My Father’s Garden, 106 N. Union St., offers all sorts of aromatherapy remedies and more, but a recent addition to the health and wellness shop had people guessing on the Facebook page what could possibly be next.

The oxygen bar, with six different aromatherapy scents to be used for various ailments, was unveiled a few weeks ago.

“It’s got an air compressor kind of thing, and it pumps oxygen through the tubing into these beakers that have aromatherapy in them,” said Betsy Rabold, owner of My Father’s Garden. “Oxygen has been used in casinos and such for years, they pump extra oxygen in to help people have feelings of euphoria and energy. This is just a way to be able to feel relaxed or invigorated depending on what kind of oil you choose to use.”

Rabold wants it to be clear that her oxygen bar is not an oxygen treatment for those with lung issues. The bar is not an oxygen tank.

Rabold has considered incorporating Bache remedies to assist with treating shock and trauma but has not yet done so. She said it’s more for entertainment and relaxation.

“This is not used for treatment of lung issues. It’s more for overall well-being and the aromatherapy experience,” she said. “Health can be fun, too.”

There are currently six different scents available at the oxygen bar, combating different ailments. The bar costs one dollar for each minute of use, and treatments don’t exceed 20 minutes. All scents can be used in one session if desired.

“On Mondays, we do a Beat the Monday Blues offering where you can have 10 minutes of the oxygen bar and 10 minutes with the whole body vibration for 15 dollars,” Rabold said. “That’s Mondays from 8:30 to 10:30 (a.m.) so folks can start their week off right.”

Rabold said that to her knowledge, hers is the only oxygen bar in the state of Indiana.

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