The concept of oxygen bar was first introduced in Japan, where air pollution is a major problem. It makes use of special equipment that enables healthy people to breathe up to 95% pure oxygen. And that is not all, today you can ask for oxygen, ‘flavoured’ with peppermint, bayberry, cranberry, wintergreen and other alluring fragrances.
Since the introduction of these bars in the United States in the late 1990s, the trend has caught on and has become hugely popular in cities like Hollywood and Beverley Hills. It has also wafted through all the major cities of Europe and Asia.