can be experienced in two ways*
*All clients must have a current waiver on file prior to utililizing any and all services at NWCI. If you have not filled one out, you can do so by clicking here.
Whole Body Cryotherapy
Clients enter an enclosed booth wearing protective socks, shoes, gloves, and headgear for a maximum of 4 minutes. Our nitrogen-free cryo chamber reaches temperatures of about -115 to -135°F by an electrically cooled system. The experience is truly unique and exhilarating. An invigorating rush of cold air engulfs you which often makes you feel more excited than uncomfortable.
Your skin will tingle and you’ll think to yourself, “it’s cold, but not that bad.” The air inside the chamber is dry, so it may not feel uncomfortable, unlike how submersion in an ice bath might feel. The intensity of the cold sensation increases during the last 30 seconds, then as you push the door open following your session, a surge of warmth will dominate the next 10 minutes and can last for up to 2-3 hours.
Local cryotherapy targets specific areas of inflammation by precisely blowing -30°F air to a concentrated area of the body. Treatments range about 2-3 minutes and are potentially effective at decreasing joint pain and swelling, improving range of motion, alleviating inflammatory skin conditions, treating acute athletic injuries, and generalized pain relief. For those who are unable to enter the cryo chamber, local treatments may provide a safe alternative to whole body cryotherapy.
Your skin is under constant attack, exposed to harsh chemicals, pollutants, and UV radiation daily. When stress, a lack of sleep, and poor diet are part of your everyday life, premature aging can set in.
COOLFACIAL™ utilizes the anti-inflammatory effects of cold therapy to help heal and revitalize your skin without chemicals. This gentle process can increase circulation to the face removing toxins and stimulating collagen production in a way that a traditional facial cannot. The quick, 10-minute, process does not require the removal of makeup and there is no application of any creams or lotions to the face.
Potential benefits include:
- Increase in collagen production
- Smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles
- Creates a brighter, more youthful appearance
- Decreases acne
- Evens skin tone
- Reduces puffiness (especially around the eyes)
- Helps cool skin after waxing/chemical peels
- Reduces irritation from razor burn
- Decreases red/itchy eyes and sinus inflammation (i.e. allergies)
The benefits of infrared therapy have been extensively researched for over 40 years. Absorbed directly by the body in the form of heat, infrared energy penetrates the body resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level.
Infrared sauna sessions are a relaxing way to sweat out toxins, effectively removing more than traditional saunas. The infrared heat targets your muscles and joints, relaxing them and providing pain relief, increasing mobility of sore and tired muscles, and helping your body recover from injury and pain in less time.
Potential benefits include:
- Boosts the immune system
- Stimulates cell renewal process
- Relaxes muscles
- Reduces pain
- Works your cardiovascular system
The Recovery Pump system simulates localized “active recovery” in a passive manner. This therapy increases venous return, rapidly accelerating the body’s reabsorption of the elements causing soreness and fatigue in the muscle. It effectively removes metabolic waste faster than any traditional mode of recovery or rest alone. Northwest Cryotherapy Institute offers both arm and leg compression sleeves.