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    In this article, we discuss the main types of cryotherapy machines and what to know when considering the purchase of cryotherapy equipment.

    Cryotherapy Machines

    What are cryotherapy machines and how do they work?

    Cryotherapy machines are devices and equipment used for the conditioning of the body using cold air/gases, liquids or objects.
    These include the cryotherapy chamber, the localized cryotherapy machine also known as a cryo facial machine, cryolipolysis machine used for CoolSculpting® and more.
    These new technologies have been developed to speed up the process of applying targeted cold treatments and cryogenic therapy, to make them more effective, accessible and more time-efficient.

    In this article, we discuss a number of these new technologies and what areas they are used in, how they are applied, we discuss how much is a cryotherapy machine with a brief overview of the costs.

    Please note, in the cryotherapy industry, many terms are used interchangeably to refer to the same equipment.

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    Types of Equipment

    Cryotherapy Chambers - Nitrogen Cooled

    Exposes the whole body to an extremely cold environment, excluding the head, to achieve whole body cryotherapy.
    Uses liquid nitrogen to run. This system is also called the nitrogen cooled cryotherapy chamber.
    Find out more about the CRYO XC™ Plus or CRYO XC™ or learn how to choose and buy a cryotherapy chamber in our Cryo Chamber Guide.

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    Cryotherapy Chambers - Enclosed

    Exposes the entire body to an extremely cold environment, including the head, to achieve full body cryotherapy.
    Options include electric systems which use the power of refrigeration and hybrid systems which use liquid nitrogen to run.

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    Localized Cryotherapy Machines | Cryo Facial Machines

    These devices target specific parts of the body with cold air.
    Options include equipment cooled by liquid nitrogen, electricty and CO2. Each has slightly different applications.
    Find out more about the CRYO LC - Localized Cryotherapy Machine

    Skip to Localized Cryotherapy Machines | Cryo Facial Machines

    Cryolipolysis Machines

    Cryolipolysis is a fat reduction procedure that uses cold temperature to reduce fat deposits in certain areas of the body.
    It is a non-surgical procedure that uses an applicator to suction the clients skin while cooling it at the same time.
    Used predominantly for beauty treatments.

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    What areas are cryotherapy machines mostly used in?

    Due to the observed beneficial effects of cold, many studies have been conducted since the 1970's seeking to determine how cold can help us in our daily lives, how to maximize the effects of cold and what areas it can have the biggest effect in.

    Most studies have focused on the following areas of medicine having the highest rate of positive outcomes.

    • Neurostimulation
    • Rheumatology
    • Dermatology
    • Sports medicine
    • Orthopedics
    • Body conditioning
    • Beauty & Wellness

    From our experience, nearly all of our customers who have decided to install a cryotherapy machine had one or more of these areas of application in mind when making a decision.

    If you'd like to learn more about who our customers are and why they choose to set up cryotherapy chambers, go to Cryotherapy Users.

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    How profitable are cryotherapy businesses?

    A majority of cryotherapy businesses with clearly set goals and a long-term approach will succeed, both through good times and crisis, dedicated clients will come in for their favorite treatments and services. We are observing this with many of our customers.

    While many recovery businesses that are solely focused on making a quick buck and not offering the community added value end up failing with tons of recovery equipment.

    The fate of a recovery business will depend on several factors, the type of equipment is often not the main reason why a business will succeed or fail.
    These are the 4 areas that all cryotherapy businesses need to focus on to succeed.

    1) Strategic location

    It's important to consider the length of the treatment as for example, a cryotherapy session in the cryotherapy chamber only lasts up to 3 minutes and the whole procedure can take up to 10 minutes.

    Most people will not want to travel very far for such a short treatment, unless the user is seeing some type of long term medical benefit or the customer is very focused on recovery, which gives them additional motivation to return.

    That's why it's critical to place your business in the right location.

    • If you want to focus on sports recovery, you will need to place your business close to gyms and fitness centers, sports venues, physiotherapists, and high footfall areas.
    • If your focus is on physiotherapy or care for older people you will need to look for areas with a high concentration of medical type facilities.
    • If you're in the beauty and wellness business, then areas with hair and nail salons, other beauty parlors, gyms and fitness centers will need to be your main focus.
    • Let's not forget about the purchasing power of your potential clientele in the area. There are ways to find out if your area is the right fit for a cryotherapy or recovery business with tools such as the Demographics Tool, but also doing online / on-site research on recovery businesses in the area.

    2) Marketing Strategy

    You will need to develop an online marketing strategy especially for social media, local partnerships that refer customers to you as well as an offering that will help you retain customers such as treatment packages, events and special deals.

    3) Marketing Budget

    One of the most important factors for the success of a recovery business is the ability to build a customer base.

    To build a customer base, you will need to keep investing into marketing and advertisements for months, and sometimes it can take over a year.
    You may need a budget of at least $6,000 for your launch, and $1000 to $2000 to keep campaigns running. The costs of the marketing campaign will also depend on the area.

    4) Dedication

    Finally, from our experience, the most important factor for success and profitability of a cryotherapy business is the dedication of the business owner. People appreciate positive energy, good knowledge about the treatment, and results.

    The owners involvement in the day to day operations is often the key to success.

    Sometimes profitability can take a hit with high equipment running costs or huge overheads for cryotherapy machine leases. That's why prior research is critical.

    Find out more about Marketing strategies for cryotherapy chambers on our Marketing page.

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    What's the difference between a cryotherapy machine and cryotherapy chamber?

    Cryotherapy machine is a term used to describe all equipment used for different types of cryotherapy while the term cryotherapy chamber is only used for equipment that performs whole body and fully body cryotherapy treatments

    What's the difference between a cryotherapy chamber and a cryosauna?

    The terms cryosauna and cryotherapy chamber are interchangeable. Although some groups within the cryotherapy industry characterize open top cryotherapy units as cryosaunas and enclosed cryotherapy rooms as cryotherapy chambers, the majority of people choose to refer to both types of equipment as "cryotherapy chambers".

    There is a large amount of confusion in the cryotherapy industry about various terms, that is why we've taken the time to lay down the definitions from our own perspective in an article titled Cryotherapy Terminology.

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    Cryotherapy Chambers

    What are cryotherapy chambers and how do they work?

    Cryotherapy chambers are machines that are designed to rapidly expose the entire body (including the users head) or whole body (except the users head) to extremely cold temperatures with the goal of inducing a cold shock through sensory reactions in the users skin.
    All systems take a slightly different technological approach with some advantages and disadvantages, but all are trying to achieve the same goal.

    Cryotherapy chambers have many different names, a universal term has not been established by any official entity, and we choose to use the most widely familiar terms "cryotherapy chamber" or "cryo chamber".

    Check out Cryotherapy Terminology to learn more about the terms used in cryotherapy.

    What are some of the benefits users have observed with whole body cryotherapy?

    Health & Physiotherapy

    • Increased Blood Flow
    • Reduction of Swelling
    • Reduction of Inflammation
    • Post Workout Recovery
    • Pain relief
    • Alleviation of Headaches, Migraines
    • Metabolism Boost

    Beauty & Wellness

    • Stimulation of Collagen Production
    • Skin tightening
    • Stimulation of hair follicle growth
    • Reduction of pore size
    • Stimulation of collagen production
    • Reduction of cellulite
    • Metabolism Boost

    If you'd like to learn about the contraindications for WBC go to Cryotherapy Contraindications.

    What types of businesses and people use cryotherapy chambers?

    Businesses & Professionals

    • Gym / Fitness Center
    • Luxury Spa
    • Chiropractor
    • Stand-Alone Cryo
    • Medical Spa
    • Hotel
    • Day Spa
    • Tanning Salon
    • Sports Medicine/Recovery
    • Physical Therapist
    • Hospitals/Clinics

    Sports Organizations

    • Sports Clubs/Teams
    • Athletic Associations
    • Major Sporting Competitions

    Home & Private Use

    • Pro Fitness Trainers
    • Pro Athletes
    • Luxury Wellness Clubs
    • Home Wellness
    • Active People

    Find out more about cryotherapy businesses and cryotherapy users using our equipment on our Locations page.


    Why do people choose to equip their business, training facilities, or home with a cryo chamber / cryosauna?

    Go to Cryotherapy Users to find out more about what types of businesses, individuals and sports organizations use cryotherapy chambers and why they choose to use cryotherapy.

    Comparing the three types of Cryotherapy chambers.

    Nitrogen cooled cryotherapy chambers may not expose the users head to the cold environment, but nitrogen cooled units offer the coldest experience, they're quick to startup, flexible and more accessible.

    Electric cryotherapy units may not get as cold and require a large initial investment, but they don't require deliveries of liquid nitrogen, day to day operation is simple and they offer a breathable environment.

    Hybrids are a great system and offer additional safety with a breathable environment, but are they worth the additional cost and extra nitrogen?

    All three systems offer their own unique sets of advantages.
    All three systems are suitable for different types of facilities, different business plans and different users.

    Go to Nitrogen Cooled vs Hybrid vs Electric Cryotherapy Chambers to read more about how various systems of cryotherapy chambers work and to get a better picture of the questions raised with the three types of cryotherapy chambers.

    How much is a cryotherapy chamber?

    Cryotherapy chambers cost from $40,000 to $300,000.
    If you'd like to learn more about the cost of cryotherapy chambers and what makes up the cryo chamber price go to the Cryotherapy Chamber Cost page.

    How much does cryotherapy cost to run for a business?

    This will mainly depend on your costs for liquid nitrogen or electricity (especially in case of electric cryotherapy chambers).
    Liquid nitrogen can cost from $0.50 up to $1.50 per liter in some areas. This price may be higher when including delivery charges and nitrogen tank rental costs.
    The CRYO XC™ Plus/ CRYO XC™ nitrogen cooled cryotherapy chamber consumes between 4 to 10 liters of liquid nitrogen depending on the intensity, duration of session and scheduling.

    Find out more about Liquid Nitrogen Supplies.

    How much should I charge for a cryotherapy treatment?

    Cryotherapy treatments cost from $30 to $50 as part of combo packages and $40 to $100 for single sessions in some locations. Some locations offer unlimited treatments for $250 to $500.
    The price of a cryotherapy treatment is determined by the investment into equipment, build-out, and reccuring overheads, such as rent, marketing costs, staff costs, liquid nitrogen costs and the overall business strategy.

    Send us a Message if you'd like to find out more.

    Learn about Cryotherapy Chambers

    If you're interested in learning more about buying a nitrogen-cooled cryotherapy unit, you can go to our Cryo Chamber Guide where most information also applies to hybrid and electric cryo chambers or Select a Topic from the Cryo Chamber guide below.

    Alternatively, you can find more information about CRYONiQ models and systems on our CRYO XC™ Plus & CRYO XC™ pages. 

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    Localized Cryotherapy Machines / Cryo Facial Machines

    What are they and how do they work?

    Localized cryotherapy machines, also referred to as cryo facial machines in beauty care, are devices that are designed to rapidly expose targeted areas of the body to extremely cold temperatures with the goal of inducing a cold shock through sensory reactions in the users skin.

    The treatment typically lasts between 3 to 15 minutes.

    Local cryotherapy devices have two main areas of application.

    1) Cryotherapy Facials for beauty care and wellness.
    2) Targeted Cryotherapy / Spot Cryotherapy for sports recovery and physiotherapy.

    1) Localized Cryotherapy Machine used for Cryo Facial Treatments

    Cryotherapy Facials are localized cryotherapy treatments applied on the face and select areas of the body (tummy tucks and with the following objectives:

    • Stimulation of Collagen Production
    • Skin tightening
    • Stimulation of hair follicle growth
    • Reduction of pore size
    • Stimulation of collagen production
    • Improvement of blood flow
    • Reduction of cellulite
    • Reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, signs of aging
    • Tummy tucks

    What types of businesses offer cryotherapy facials?

    • Beauty care
    • Wellness and Relaxation
    • Cosmetic treatments
    • Dermatology

    Why do people chose to equip their beauty businesses or home with a cryo facial machine?

    • Cryo facials offer an exclusive treatment at a low running cost.
    • The treatment relaxes the user

    2) Localized Cryotherapy Machine for Targeted / Spot Cryotherapy

    Targeted / Spot Cryotherapy is a localized cryotherapy treatment applied on targeted areas of the body with the following objectives:

    • Improvement of Blood Flow and Circulation
    • Reduction of Swelling
    • Reduction of Inflammation
    • Post Workout Recovery
    • Pain relief
    • Alleviation of Headaches, Migraines, Sinus Pressure and Seasonal Allergies
    • Metabolism Boost

    What types of businesses and professionals offer targeted / spot cryotherapy?

    • Physiotherapist
    • Gyms / Fitness Centers / Fitness Coach
    • Sports Medicine/Recovery

    Why do people chose to equip their businesses or home with a spot cryotherapy machine?

    Local Cryotherapy Machines are portable and can be used as mobile cryotherapy units due to their leight weight. This allows the operator to transport the equipment to where it's required.

    Localized Cryotherapy Contraindications

    If you'd like to learn about the contraindications for localized cryotherapy go to Cryotherapy Contraindications.

    Comparing the two main types of local cryotherapy devices

    Nitrogen Cooled Local Cryo Therapy MachinesElectric Local Cryo Therapy Machines
    Cooling Medium Liquid nitrogen - Nitrogen VaporRefrigerants - Heat Exchanger
    Consumption 1 to 1.5 L / 10 min1000W
    Price Range $7,000 to $18,000$6,500 to $11,000
    Operating Temperature -240 °F / -150°C-4°F to -70°F / -20°C to -60°F
    Weight 33 lbs / 15 Kg (Empty weight)
    125 lbs / 55 Kg (Full weight)
    198lbs / 89 Kg
    Electrical Requirements 110V 60Hz or 220V 50Hz 110V 60Hz or 220V 50Hz
    Power Input 600W (MAX 800W)1000W

    How much does a Cryotherapy facial treatment cost?

    A cryo facial costs between $30 up to $120 depending on the duration of session, intensity, and the area being treated.

    Learn about Local Cryotherapy Machines

    Go to CRYO LC to find out more about our Localized Cryotherapy Machine / Cryo facial machine.
    Send us a Message or call us now on +1 (302) 303 0870

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    Cryolipolysis / CoolSculpting® Machines

    What are they and how do they work?

    Cryolipolysis, a treatment also referred to as fat freezing or CoolSculpting, is a procedure that applies cold temperatures on targeted areas of the body to reduce fat deposits.

    The treatment is non-surgical and was originally based on the finding that fat cells are more susceptible to cold temperatures than all other surrounding cells.

    Fat cells affected by CoolSculpting are a waste product that is permanently eliminated from the body by the lymphatic system.

    What are some of the benefits users have observed with CoolSculpting®?

    Fat reduction (15 to 28% in the treated area)
    Tightens skin

    What are some adavantages of the CryoSculpting® treatment?

    • FDA approved fat reduction tool
    • Non-surgical treatment
    • Lower Cost Than Surgery
    • Low Health Risk
    • Does not leave scars
    • Can treat many different areas of the body

    What types of businesses and people use cryolipolysis machines / coolsculpting machines?

    • Luxury Spa
    • Day Spa
    • Tanning Salon
    • Sports Medicine/Recovery
    • Medical Spa

    More Facts about CoolSculpting

    1) Targeted Fat Reduciton.
    Unlike weight loss through diet or exercise, CryoSculpting® is a tool that allows us to burn fat in specific/targeted areas of the body.

    2) FDA approved
    Coolsculpting is an FDA approved treatment and offers wonderful results.

    3) Coolsculpting® is a low risk treatment
    As Coolsculpting® does not require anesthesia, or a medical procedure, the treatment carries a much lower risk to the client with only temporary numbness and redness.

    4) Costs less than surgery
    Liposuction is an effective way to lose weight, but at a much higher cost than CoolSculpting®.

    5) Saves time
    Compared to liposuction surgery, where it takes hours of the clients time, and involves days and weeks of downtime, CoolSculpting® only requires 30 minutes to one hour of your time and is now widely available.

    6) Does not leave scars
    CoolSculpting® does not leave scars unlike surgery.

    7) Treatment areas
    Coolsculpting® has been approved by the FDA for use in a number of areas on the body.

    • Abdomen & Waist
    • Thighs (Front & Back)
    • Chin area
    • Upper chest
    • Back
    • Upper Arms & Shoulders

    Contraindications for Cryolipolysis / CoolSculpting®

    • Raynaud's syndrome
    • Cryoglobulinemia
    • Cold hemoglobinuria
    • Cold urticaria
    • Cold agglutinin disease
    • Nerve disorders - Neuropathy
    • Pregnancy or lactation
    • Recent surgery or scar tissue in the area to be treated.
    • Hernia in the area to be treated.
    • Eczema, Dermatitis, Rashes, Psoriasis

    Learn about Cryolipolysis / CoolSculpting® machines

    Send us a Message or call us now on +1 (302) 303 0870

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    Used Cryotherapy Machines

    If you're on a budget, or you don't want to invest into brand new equipment, you always have the option of buying used cryo therapy machines.
    Used devices can offer affordable deals for refurbished and certified equipment in great condition.

    Check out Used Cryotherapy Machines to see the stock of our used cryotherapy machines for sale.

    Learn More About Cryo Chambers

    Find out how cryotherapy chambers can help your business grow, learn how a cryo chamber at home can be an everyday boost for users or research the steps on how to pick a cryo chamber.

    Learn More About Cryo Chambers

    Find out how cryotherapy chambers can help your business grow, learn how a cryo chamber at home can be an everyday boost for users or research the steps on how to pick a cryo chamber.

    Cryotherapy Chamber Cost
    Cryotherapy Chamber Cost

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    Nitrogen vs Electric vs Hyb. Cryo Chambers

    Find out about the differences between nitrogen-cooled, electric and hybrid cryotherapy chambers.

    Cryotherapy Machine Guide
    Cryotherapy Machine Guide

    Learn about cryotherapy machines and find out which one would be most suitable for your needs.

    Used Cryotherapy Equipment
    Used Cryotherapy Equipment

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    Cryo Chambers for Business
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    Cryo Chambers for Home

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    Why Get a Cryo Chamber?
    Why Get a Cryo Chamber?

    Why do Businesses, Professionals and home users choose to install cryo chambers?

    What is Cryotherapy?
    What is Cryotherapy?

    Learn the basics about cryotherapy including frequently asked questions,  types of cryotherapy, and find out why people use cryotherapy.