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How Often Should I do Cryotherapy?

People often ask How often should I do cryotherapy? The answer depends on what results you are looking for. Most people try cryotherapy out for the first time and realize that it eliminates pain and inflammation within minutes. If they purchase a bundle of sessions and use cryotherapy on a regular basis they will maximize these benefits.

How often should you do cryotherapy?  Woman in cryotherapy chamber.

Is Weekly Cryo Enough?

Cryotherapy done weekly is an excellent start for new customers. It allows them to benefit from the treatment and reduce any inflammation from that week. Many customers will choose Friday afternoons to reduce any mid-week inflammation and aches and pains. As a result this allows them to enjoy the endorphin rush for the evening and enjoy a pain-free weekend. The main point of using cryo on a weekly basis is to continue doing it. Doing cryotherapy only one time can and does provide immediate benefits. However, regular sessions as part of a routine provide the true benefits.

Should I Do Cryotherapy Everyday?

Daily cryo sessions are the dream of nearly every professional athlete. NFL and NBA teams often have many chambers in their training facilities. Coaches instruct their players to do cryotherapy directly after every workout and game, and it pays off. Teams experience less injuries, and players become emboldened and work harder in the game. For non-professional athletes there are two ways to enjoy daily cryo sessions.

  • Purchase your own chamber and put it in your home
  • Purchase a more affordable “unlimited” package and enjoy cryo whenever you want

By and large most cryotherapy centers have an unlimited package, ranging around $300 dollars. Cryo Recovery Lounge centers offer an unlimited package for $299 that offers daily access to cryo, hyperbaric chamber, NormaTec compression, and Infrared Sauna.

How Much is Too Much Cryo?

The rule of thumb for non-professional athletes is one session per day at a maximum. Why? Because cold therapy is a bio-hack. As a result it works by using the human body’s healing response to the cold-induced stress. Contrarily, professionals may choose to have more than one session per day. However, they also have the benefit of expert trainers, conditioning coaches, massage therapists, doctors, and anything else they may need for peak performance.

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Why is Cryotherapy so Expensive?

Why is cryotherapy so expensive? Cryotherapy is often compared to an ice bath, but an ice bath is fairly inexpensive if you do it at home. Why pay $40 for a cryotherapy treatment? The reasons are many. Scientists designed cryotherapy to be better than an ice bath and to provide faster pain relief. Over the decades many teams and athletes have discovered that cryotherapy has more than just cold-air benefits.

Why is cryotherapy so expensive?  Dollar bill frozen in ice cube.
The cost of cryo does not have to freeze your wallet!

What Makes Cryotherapy so Expensive?

What makes cryotherapy so expensive is the cost of the chamber and liquid nitrogen costs. Cryotherapy chambers cost anywhere from $50,000 to over $120,000 dollars. Added to this is the rental cost of the liquid nitrogen tank and the liquid nitrogen itself. Small business owners also have the added cost of payroll for their employees and the building lease. For a cryotherapy business owner the lowest cost is often $40 dollars.

How You Can Get a Better Price!

If you enjoy cryotherapy you can often save money by purchasing cryo in a bundle. Most businesses sell 10-packs or even an affordable monthly unlimited cryo pass. This is also a better method to approach cryotherapy. From my experience in nearly every type of chamber it seems that lasting results take about 5 sessions minimum. For a temporary muscle pull, hangover, or headache a single session often does the trick. But for psoriasis, arthritis, overuse-injury risk-prevention, heaving athletic training, and other conditions it is best to incorporate cryo into a regular routine.

Cryotherapy as an Investment

Athletes, models, and people with chronic pain take a different approach to paying for cryotherapy. LeBron James of NBA fame spends over 1 million dollars per year on his athletic recovery. Many NFL teams and Olympic athletes depend on cryotherapy to keep them in the game. Athletic injury can ruin a sports career, so for them cryotherapy is an investment in better athletics. For the non-professional athlete cryotherapy can help train harder with confidence, burn more calories, improve your skin, and endure less pain.

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Results from Cryotherapy: How long does it take?

Results from cryotherapy: how long does it take?  Woman in XR Cryotherapy chamber.

Are results from cryotherapy noticeable right away? How long does it take to feel less sore, lose weight, or help my skin improve? Certainly there are immediate and long term benefits of cryotherapy for all people. Here are the most common and sought after results from cryotherapy that you can expect.

Results from Cryotherapy: Immediate

A cryotherapy chamber provides immediate results for anyone who is experiencing the below aches and pains:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle soreness from exercise
  • Inflammation
  • Arthritis
  • Lethargy or exhaustion

Cryotherapy is not designed to heal any injury or disease. However, the vast majority of people discover pain relief after a single session. Furthermore, those who want to prevent injury can benefit from cryotherapy’s inflammation reducing results.

Mid-Term Results

Cryotherapy becomes most noticeable after 5 or 6 regular sessions. The earliest noticeable difference is less Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, or DOMS. This type of soreness is what athletes feel after exercising a muscle group harder than the muscles are accustomed to. Consequently, bodybuilders, fitness models, and professional athletes benefit by being able to recover from extreme exercise faster. Concurrently with less soreness they also will be able to return to workouts with proper form, lessening their risk of injury. Mid-term results from cryotherapy also include:

  • Weight loss assistance (500-700 calories per session)
  • Skin tightening
  • Reduced risk of overuse injury (e.g., tennis elbow)
  • Increased energy
  • Greater gains from more effective exercise
  • Diminishes the production of sebum, which causes acne breakouts

Long-Term Results

The long-term results of cryotherapy are different than those listed above. Long term results are based in injury prevention and joint protection. Professional athletes all over the world use cryotherapy to stay in the game. Entire NFL and NBA teams (e.g., Lakers, Dallas Cowboys) use cryotherapy for their athletes in their full-court press to avoid overuse injuries. Athletes also benefit from their increased confidence that they are less-likely to injure themselves while playing.

  • Overuse Injury prevention
  • Fewer workman’s compensation cases from injuries
  • Bolder and more confident athletes
  • Lessened need for physical therapy

Overall Results

Certainly there is always a cost-benefit-ratio for anyone investing in their health. But an investment in regular cryotherapy sessions makes sense when weighed against other costs:

  • Physical Therapy copay costs
  • Lost work from injury at the gym
  • Weight gain from injury at the gym
  • Dissatisfaction from lack of self-care
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How to Start a Mobile Cryotherapy Business

A mobile cryotherapy trailer with a liquid nitrogen cryosauna inside.

Surely starting a mobile cryotherapy business may seem like an impossible task. With new advances in liquid nitrogen cryosaunas the mobility of cryotherapy is real. Some manufacturers build mobile cryo chambers on trucks. Others offer to install their machine in your van or trailer. This allows you as a business owner to bring cryotherapy anywhere in your city. Your partnerships with local gyms and trainers can bring you a constant flow of new customers.

Locate Your Target Area

Without a doubt a mobile cryotherapy business can indeed travel anywhere. Particularly targeting areas with many clients is the trick to keeping you in business. Look for the following businesses accordingly:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers
  • Chiropractors
  • Personal Trainers
  • CrossFit Boxes
  • Tanning Salons
  • Medical Spas

These locations all share two things in common: physical recovery and fitness.

Design Your Vehicle or Trailer

A cryosauna can fit into a Dodge Ram ProMaster van or a Mercedes Sprinter van! Cryo Innovations has installed the XR in trailers and vans for this exact purpose. Because of the liquid nitrogen and the weight of the chamber (i.e., 600 lbs.) it is necessary to use professionals for the design and build. Once it is ready you are quickly in business! One successful mobile cryotherapy van began running sessions the same hour the van was finished.

Market Your Services

Driving your van around is not enough. Contact your target areas and offer free cryotherapy for a day. Allow the trainers to have free cryotherapy in exchange for posting their experience on their social media. Their followers will see the liquid nitrogen fog and want to try it themselves. Another successful mobile cryotherapy company routinely offered their service free of charge at high-school football games for anyone. This seems like a losing strategy. However, this business owner parked her van near the local news van and soon was able to convince the field reporter to include it in the evening news.

Build Your Edge

By all means having a mobile cryotherapy van will allow you to provide a service that brick-and-mortar cryo shops cannot. First, most people who use cryo also use a gym, esthetician, or physical therapist. Second, once they know that you will come to them you can add them to your regular client list. If you are willing to be shrewd you can park your van near an existing cryotherapy shop and offer coupons for people who inquire. Furthermore, you can also partner with cryotherapy shops to offer profit sharing for referenced clients on days that they are closed.

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Does Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) keep you from performing at 100% following a workout? This pain is common in all types of exercise, from marathon running to yoga. What makes this pain different from “normal” athletic soreness?

Delayed onset muscle soreness man with sore muscles red black and white photo

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness after a workout

Different from other types of soreness DOMS results from tiny tears of muscle fibers. These microtraumas are actual tears of your muscles, and they take time to heal. During that healing process there is inflammation causing sensitivity throughout the muscles. Prior thinking in training circles thought lactic acid build-up caused soreness. This was scientifically proven as inaccurate, as reported by Sports Illustrated (click here for the article).¹

Is it soreness or pain from injury?

Pain from exercise comes in two forms: sore muscles or injury pain. Basically sore muscles have a wide area of pain. Injury pain is stinging or stabbing pain in a small area. If you have pain immediately while working out you may have suffered an injury. On the other hand, soreness develops slowly, growing in intensity, until you are in serious pain. Most people simply massage their sore muscles and wait. But athletes who need their bodies to work will use ice packs, creams, stem therapy, and cryotherapy.

Whole Body Cryotherapy for soreness

Cryotherapy takes a space-age approach towards healing and preventing soreness. Instead of an ice bath that takes 20 minutes and is a hassle many athletes are using whole body cryotherapy to help heal soreness in 3 minutes. During a cryotherapy session the chamber fills with cold, dry air that reaches temperatures as low as -230°F. This causes vasoconstriction, which is a squeezing of blood vessels that pushes the blood inward towards the body’s core. The ultra-cold temperatures cause the body to anticipate a shock to the system and respond by preparing the body for healing from the anticipated trauma. This results in a body-hack: the blood is hyper-oxygenated and filled with inflammation reducing enzymes. Once the 3 minutes are over the now-rich blood returns to the skeletal muscles and reduces DOMS faster than any other recovery method.

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27409551

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Is “breathable air” better?

Breathable air cryotherapy machine with door open in blue, black, and white colors.

Is breathable air better for cyrotherapy? The controversy surrounds the difference between electric and nitrogen based cryotherapy machines. Liquid nitrogen machines chill the air with a cold gas. In contrast, electric machines chill the air in the same manner as a freezer or air conditioner. If you have ever been in either machine you know that breathing becomes noticeable as soon as the cold hits your skin.

What is “breathable” air?

Electric cryotherapy chamber designers use the phrase “breathable air” in their marketing. Sometimes people are afraid that they may inhale liquid nitrogen gas (or “gasiform nitrogen”) in an open-top cryotherapy chamber. But this rarely happens because the person’s head is far above the cold clouds of gas. Nitrogen chamber designers also point out the fact that the air we breathe is 78% nitrogen. Breathing pure nitrogen is not healthy; however, a small whiff of a cloud–such as at Creamistry–will not cause any problems.

Breathable air is harder than you…think?

You are breathing right now, and you have been since the day you were born. But breathing during cryotherapy becomes noticeable as the temperature begins to drop. In the current marketplace you have two options: a chamber powered by electricity alone or by liquid nitrogen alone. Electric cryotherapy chambers are walk-in type of chambers that chill your entire body from head to toe. When I first tried one I was excited as I thought it was a superior method. But I quickly noticed that my breathing was noticeable and that it was VERY COLD air. I did not panic, but the air felt thick and I had to mentally calm myself down.

What is the big difference anyway?

My cryotherapy journey began when my gym bought a nitrogen-based chamber a few years ago. My workout days are the same and I still use that machine every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I make my recovery a priority, but my evaluation of different chambers requires an open mind. I like trying EVERY cryotherapy method I find, and they are all pretty good. Whether the air is “breathable” doesn’t matter to me since I am not (and never have) had a problem in an open-top nitrogen machine. What I have noticed is these two major points:

  • Electric machines “feel” colder. When my head felt the cold it made my entire body feel cold. But overall the temp was not as low as what I am used to.
  • Nitrogen machines get the coldest of all but are more comfortable since my face and scalp do not feel cold.

These points seem a bit contradictory: one feels colder but is not as cold as the other. From my clinical understanding the head-in chamber feels colder because my head has all five senses getting cold at the same time. Head-out chambers keep my head warm while chilling me from the neck down so they don’t feel as cold.

Price Points

Blogging in this small field puts me out there. I am approached nearly once a week. Companies want advertising space on this site which we never sell. We don’t do that, so I won’t recommend either type of chamber over another. Instead I will leave you with these facts gleaned from the industry:

  • Nitrogen based machines cost anywhere from 45k to 65k. Most are made in Europe but two are made in the USA.
  • Electric machines cost anywhere of 80k to 150k.
  • Nitrogen machines are roll-in and go. They can operate as soon as they arrive. They do require a vent in small rooms.
  • Electric machines require professional installation and 220 volt power, along with some plumbing.
  • Hybrid machines that use liquid nitrogen gas to make a “breatheable air” environment are not as cold as a pure nitrogen chamber.

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Can I make money doing cryotherapy?

Can you really make money doing cryotherapy? Cryotherapy is popular in professional sports and boutique gyms. But can a small business owner make money doing cryotherapy on a budget? The answer is a big yes! First, cryotherapy appeals to fitness, sports, and beauty-seeking clients. Secondly, there are not many small businesses that can provide a service to that wide of an audience.

Make money with cryotherapy man standing in chamber with pulse oximeter
This unique cryosauna measures blood oxygen levels with the included earclip pulse oximeter in real time.

Can I make money doing cryotherapy by myself?

Many small businesses have started as a cryo-only shop. For example,No Limits Cryotherapy in northern California opened in a strip-mall next to a Safeway grocery store. As a single person operation No Limits has turned a steady stream of customers into a functioning–and profitable–business. The key to making money by doing cryotherapy is locating your business in an area where clients will come to you. Ideal locations are near gyms, yoga studios, chiropractors, spas, and weight loss centers. These locations are already pulling in customers who can easily add cryotherapy to their regular schedules. You may even be able to develop a referral program with these businesses to help one another.

Add cryotherapy to your current business

If you have an existing business you can add cryotherapy to bring in new customers. Businesses often find a point where they have a developed clientele. Adding a new modality can open up an entire new revenue stream. These new customers can then also be brought into your existing services. Bottom’s Up Tanning and Spa introduced whole body cryotherapy and quickly saw a 40% increase in new walk-ins for cryotherapy alone. These clients were quickly upsold into packages of tanning, waxing, and cryotherapy. Bottom’s Up estimates that 1 in 5 new customers call or walk-in asking about cryotherapy. Additionally they offer “Free Cryo Fridays” for new customers to bring them through the door.

Make your cryotherapy free

Many businesses sell cryotherapy sessions for a great profit. However, using specific times and days to give away free cryotherapy results in a higher volume of customers. By all means these owners sell more cryo than they give away. But as an illustration they describe how “freebies” allow them to meet new customers and offer them incentives to become regular members. As a business the bottom line is always controlled by how many people walk through your door.

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What Cryosauna is Right for You?

What cryosauna is right?  Two cryochambers side by side with a man standing inside each.
Choose wisely when purchasing a cryosauna.

What cryosauna is right for you depends on where you will put it in your business. If you have a large warehouse gym with plenty of room then any of these options will work. However, if you have a small space for your cryotherapy chamber then you must decide carefully. Choosing the wrong machine will only produce problems. You must consider nitrogen or electrical supply, venting, and maintenance in determining what cryosauna is right.

What Cryosauana is Right for a Small Building?

Most cryotherapy businesses have only one room for providing cryotherapy. This room must fit the chamber itself and provide enough room to open the chamber door. Additionally you must determine if you will want nitrogen tanks or an electric machine. Nitrogen tanks can be easily delivered and connected. Electric chambers must be professionally installed. They may also require HVAC construction and some plumbing work.

Liquid Nitrogen Cryosaunas are right for small businesses

Small business owners by far choose liquid nitrogen cryosaunas (or cryochambers) because of how easy they are for a startup. Deliveries of the chamber and liquid nitrogen come directly to your door. After uncrating the chamber and plugging it into a standard wall outlet all you need to do is attach the liquid nitrogen and turn it on. This is as easy as attaching a garden hose. The chamber regulates the flow of nitrogen and makes the process automatic. When the nitrogen runs low you can request a delivery and the delivery person will roll the new dewar of nitrogen into your store and remove the empty one. That’s it.

Electric Cryochambers are right for major venues

Electric cryochambers cool the air by a compressor. This is the same way an air conditioner works. Many stadiums use electric chambers because they simply have the room and the budget, and the 220 volt plugs and beefy circuit breakers they require. These chambers are more expensive than nitrogen machines, often costing almost twice as much. Additionally you will most likely have to hire a general contractor, electrician, and a plumber to install the machine. If you are leasing your building this may be impossible.

Liquid Nitrogen Cryosaunas

Liquid nitrogen cryosaunas were designed because of the problems with electric cryochambers. Many small business owners simply cannot afford a $100,000 chamber and hire a contractor, engineer, and maybe plumber. Nitrogen cryosaunas cost half of that and are plug-n-play machines. Roll it in, plug it in, and you are in business. Furthermore, nitrogen cryosaunas are the coldest available, reaching -230°F, while electrics typically reach only -150°F.

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Cryotherapy Chamber Comparison: Aurora vs Juka

Two very uniquely designed cryotherapy chambers that are popular with gyms, medical offices and spas today are the Aurora Cryosauna from Ukraine and the Juka from Poland. Both offer a nitrogen cryotherapy chamber with aesthetic features and modern technology for safety and convenience. Let’s look at each cryotherapy chamber to see how they match up. 

Aurora by Space Cabin

The Aurora offers a unique difference from most cryosaunas–the ability to have just about any color ordered for the outer shell, with a whopping 180 color choices, as well as 12 for the interior upholstery. These cabins can be made wider and taller than their standard build to accomodate large athletes. They offer a double lift platform so that it can hold up to 180kg. It is accompanied by a two year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Aurora

● Quality confirmed by CE certificate

● 10-inch touch screen control panel with simple user interface 

● Daily/monthly/yearly session count 

● Remote diagnostic and maintenance via the Internet (Wi-Fi or LAN cable connection required) 

● Compact footprint: a cryosauna covers only 4 sq.m. 

● Due to modular assembly small cryosauna components can fit through standard doorways 

● Low liquid nitrogen consumption and low power consumption 

● Delivery, assembly and maintenance anywhere in the world 

● Mobile chamber solutions 

The JUKA

The JUKA from Poland is distributed by Cryomachines Incorporated nationwide in the US and select international countries.  The JUKA has a unique design with great looking outer shell aesthetics. There are several choices of design and color to fit your space. The JUKA offers a built-in O2 monitor which sits at the mouth level of your client so that the oxygen is monitored at all times to ensure they do not receive nitrogen, and this reading is sent to the computer digital display for added safety. The JUKA provides a two year warranty.

The JUKA

● Door LN2 Shut off to ensure nitrogen does not escape the cabin while the door is open 

● No Idling between sessions 

● Automatic Timed Shutoff 

● Even cold distribution throughout the cabin for optimal cold exposure 

● Nominal Power Intake: 1.5 KW 

● Electric lift for easy height adjustment 

● An easy to use touch screen controller and fully automated applications, which allows the operator to focus on the client at all times 

● Dual exhaust vents to remove nitrogen from the room 

● Small space footprint for a treatment room 

Both the Aurora cryosauna and the JUKA chamber are state of the art machines made by different companies, and they both look futuristic and advanced and are very well suited to the office, gym or spa environment. There are many more features offered on these two cryotherapy chambers, so be sure to visit their websites below to learn about sizes, safety and purchase options. 

Concerns

Aurora’s chamber claims that it is CE certified, which alludes to an extra layer of safety that other chambers do not have. All chambers sold in the United States must be UL/CE certified. Aurora’s chamber is not unique or “safer” because of this. Also both chambers have electric lifts, which have been problematic due to the weight-load under sub-zero temperatures. Many manufacturers are incorporating a simpler system of stacking pads for clients to avoid lift complications.

Electric Lifts In Common

Both cabins use electric lift platforms that adjust to account for the height of the client. These systems have one drawback: they break. Fixing a broken lift platform requires a dismantling of the cabin and a waiting period for parts. European systems require international shipping for any broken lifts. Advanced systems, such as Cryo Innovations XR Cryochamber use non-mechanical lifts that cannot break: sturdy pads that are stackable for the client to stand on. Sometimes simple is better, especially when a spa has to cancel appointments due to a broken lift.

Broken electric lift after 6 months of use. This will take weeks to have repaired.

The Aurora Cryosauna


https://www.cryomachines.com/products/juka-cryosauna/ 

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Cryo°Cabin and Titan Cryo Compared

Here we compare the features of two popular nitrogen cryotherapy chambers: the Cryo°Cabin™, made in Finland by Cryotech Nordic, and the TITAN™ Cryo cabin, from the United States. Both cryotherapy chambers offer thermal imaging options to ensure the safety of the client and high quality remote WiFi operating systems. The Cryo°Cabin offers its features in different size chambers to suit an individual’s stature. The TITAN™ Cryo Cabin offers several chamber options that allow for large and tall persons, such as professional football players to use the chamber in comfort. Below are some of the features that each provides to its users. Both are liquid nitrogen based, both have electric lifts, and both claim to be the safest.

First Up: Finland

The Cryo°Cabin™ offers a low usage of nitrogen paired with a steady ability to treat many clients in a day. It has a sturdy build and state of the art technology for safety. Perfect for the gym, spa or medical facility, the Cryo°Cabin is a cryotherapy chamber that is efficient and strong with smooth Scandinavian design.

Cryotech Cryo°Cabin

Cryotech Cryo°Cabin

  • Wireless-Remote diagnostics and support, 24″ HD operators touchscreen,12″ HD info display for user
  • Patented Tech-Active Vortex Circulation™ cooling safely yet effectively
  • Low Consumption-Precise flow control system
  • Scandinavian Quality- Industrial grade components with exceptional materials
  • Effortless-Smart software providing a fully automated process
  • Intelligent Safety- Active sensors monitoring and detecting in real-time
  • Thermal imaging camera & head sensor
  • Industrial grade automatic electric lift
  • Patented gas circulation for liquid Nitrogen  or Air – consumes 1L per minute
  • De-icing feature guarantees your unit will not freeze when you need it most

The Titan Cryo Cabin

TITAN™ Cryo Cabin features multiple safety features and electronic monitoring of the system remotely. It caters to sports teams that need cryotherapy chambers that work for large build athletes. TITAN serves up modern design and a look that fits any gym, spa or athletic facility. 

Titan Cryo

Titan Cryo

  • Fully Automated Session Controls with remote diagnostics and a 19′′ HD touchscreen Control Panel 
  • Regulated Intake Controls with a balanced Cabin Temperature 
  • Ultrasonic Head Sensor with Auto Stop 
  • Redundant Safety Shut-Off Switches 
  • 1.3L per minute (session average: 6.0L)
  • TITAN has a height 96′′ which allows for client height up to 6’8′′ and 400lbs 
  • Thermal imaging camera with 10′′ display 
  • Fully Enclosed Electric lift 
  • Easy-open door- and a dual emergency shut off for client and tech 
  • Ultrasonic head sensor 

Electric Lifts In Common

Both cabins use electric lift platforms that adjust to account for the height of the client. These systems have one drawback: they break. Fixing a broken lift platform requires a dismantling of the cabin and a waiting period for parts. Finland’s system requires international shipping for any broken lifts. Advanced systems, such as Cryo Innovations XR Cryochamber use non-mechanical lifts that cannot break: sturdy pads that are stackable for the client to stand on. Sometimes simple is better, especially when a spa has to cancel appointments due to a broken lift.

Broken electric lift arm after only 6 months of use.
This will require weeks of downtime to repair.

Pricing Comparisons

Titan’s sales team quoted this writer with a price of $65,600. Cryo°Cabin quoted $39,000 for their Standard model, with $1,300 shipping.

Contacting the Manufacturer – Easy or Not?

Cryotech in Finland has one drawback: they are in Finland, which is 7 hours ahead of New York, and 10 hours ahead of California. Their website does not list a phone number of anyone to call, not even a service center. Upon filling out the webform to ask how to buy a chamber Cryotech took two days to respond with an email stating that their sales team would respond in a day. They do have suppliers and resellers of their products in the United States; however, those distributors also have to contact Finland in the event there is a problem. Geographically Finland’s closest neighbors are Russia and Estonia, and while Finland is politically distinct from both the shipping distances from Finland and Russia are similar.

Titan Cryo was easier to reach, although contacting them through the phone number listed on their website led to Google Voice. This resulted in a low-quality call and concerns for the stability of the business. In a spirit of fairness we called this number 3 different times from different numbers throughout the work week. All calls resulted in call-forwarding through Google Voice to personal cell phone or laptop. Most professional cryotherapy companies, spas, and gyms invest in normal phone services.

A Misleading Safety Claim

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Screenshot: CryoTechNordic.com

Upon investigation both the Cryo°Cabin™ and Titan failed in our comparison for a significant reason: their websites both claim that the cabins are in some way certified by Underwriter Laboratories, the global safety certification organization. Titan’s website claims that their Cryo Cabin™ is the “only Cryo Cabin in the world tested and certified to UL standards,” and touts their cabin as having “The most experience and safety.” Cryotech Nordic Cryo°Cabin’s™ website claims that it is “100% CE/UL certified.” While both cabins appear safe these statements are concerning as they purport to assure the user of an additional layer of safety that is only available in their product.

UL has not certified either cabin, only the electronic components purchased by the companies to use in the cabin (e.g., electrical box). This is not special: all electronic components in all consumer machines must be certified by UL to be sold in the United States.

Screenshot. Titancryo.com
Screenshot: Titancryo.com

Telephone:

CryoTech Nordic: Unavailable

Titan Cryo via Google Voice: +1(214) 814-0848

Website:

www.cryotechnordic.com

www.titancryo.com