Northwest Cryotherapy Institute focuses on providing the premier cryotherapy experience in the Pacific NW. Assisting those looking for potential ways to help decrease pain and inflammation, and increase recovery; whether from an active lifestyle, autoimmune disease, or injury. Our team will help create a personalized plan for whatever your needs may be.
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy, or “cold therapy,” was developed in Japan in 1978 and migrated to Europe in the early 1980’s. It utilizes extreme cold to activate the central nervous system, which can potentially optimize the body’s natural healing ability. The brief application of an extreme drop in temperature causes a narrowing of the blood vessels and a subsequent decrease in circulation. When the cold stimulus is removed, a potential massive dilation of the blood vessels occurs and may last for 2-3 hours.
During this re-warming phase, a dramatic increase in blood flow to the muscles occurs causing a significant increase in the delivery of oxygen and nutrient rich blood to all areas of the body. Metabolic waste removal is also potentially enhanced. The result of this massive shunting of blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body is a significant alteration in the hormones and cellular proteins that fight inflammation. This has the potential to result in a decrease in chronic and acute inflammation, increased cell regeneration, improved athletic performance, and elevated energy levels.
I love this place. I was skeptical about the concept of cryotherapy, but was willing to give it a try. So glad I did! The staff is helpful and friendly, and the treatment is quick and fun. The cryo chamber really helps with my overall body aches and my injured knee. Bonus side effect - I sleep SO well the night after each treatment. I recommend this place to everyone I meet, and return as often as I can.
Allison S., Yelp
10/10 recommend this place. I had my first visit today and it was absolutely incredible! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I started in the infrared sauna followed by 4 minutes in the cryo chamber. Living an active lifestyle I felt like my legs never would fully recover and would have a lot of soreness, but shortly after this session I have felt relief. Will definitely be going back regularly.
Keisha E., Google
I had a great experience visiting Northwest Cryotherapy. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Brianna assisted me with a localized treatment, and she did a fantastic job. I had pulled a muscle in my lower back, and after the treatment I didnt feel the discomfort anymore. Today I went back for a second treatment and I plan to continue regular visits.
Maggie S., Groupon
I tried this for the first time about two weeks ago. I cannot tell you how much this helped me. Suffered from severe pain and aches throughout my body. Within hours I feel more energy and my pain has dropped substantially!
Kenneth H., Groupon