Fit Columbia and Midlands Anchor honors local women in fitness with a monthly feature celebrating their contributions to our midlands community. These women are the best of the best in the health and wellness industry. These women are local small business owners, active in the community and have a minimum of five years experience. Our February feature is Lee Chamberlain. Our feature is written by Alyssa Holbrooks, Fit Columbia Intern and University of South Carolina exercise science student.
Lee Chamberlain, owner of Studio O2, believes that health and beauty begins on the inside and radiates to the outside. This was her goal when she started using oxygen therapy to treat her clients. Located in the heart of the Vista, Studio O2 brings the first salon of its kind to the Columbia area. Not only can you stop by Studio O2 to be pampered by Lee and her wonderful staff, you can receive an oxygen treatment while you are there.
Lee uses Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to relax her clients and provide an array of health benefits. Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment is the consumption of close to 100% oxygen versus the 21% oxygen available that we normally breathe. This oxygen therapy is used to treat a wide range of conditions as well as provide unique benefits such as: improved digestion, better cognitive function, faster recovery from muscle soreness or injury, and even suppressed inflammation.
What is your advice for clients who are hesitant to use the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment? Just come in and do a consultation and let me explain it you. Do a trial run and see what it’s all about. There are really no risk factors involved and it’s something that everyone can benefit from.
What is you favorite healthy snack? Veggies and hummus or almonds
Favorite quote: “ Go confidently in the way of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” –Thoreau
Favorite thing to do in Columbia when you aren’t working: I do a lot of outdoor stuff, honestly, I love to take my dogs down to the River Walk.
Notes from Alyssa:
My experience with Lee and Studio O2 was like no other I’ve had before. Lee and her staff were friendly and very welcoming. The atmosphere of the salon is bright and airy, the perfect environment for a day of relaxation. I would highly recommend Studio O2 to anyone who is interested in trying the oxygen therapy as well as to anyone looking for hair and spa treatments. The Studio O2 website describes it as “Columbia’s urban oasis spa salon, where beauty and wellness collide”, and I could not think of a better way to describe my experience.