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Why Start a Cryotherapy Business?

With so many options why start a cryotherapy business? Cryotherapy is one of the newest innovations in the world of health and fitness. It has turned the heads of several fitness entrepreneurs due to its increasing popularity. Professional athletes and trainers rely on cryo to boost their energy and aid in recovery. While cryotherapy provides amazing health benefits to its users, it’s also extremely lucrative for the business owner. Financial analysts project the cryotherapy business exceeding $5 billion by 2025. This is only the beginning for this rising business. Many cities still lack a cryotherapy business in their area and for the moment, it’s still a land grab.

Is Starting a Cryotherapy Business Hard?

Cryotherapy is a plug-n-play business that requires little to no overhead or maintenance costs. After obtaining and installing the machine you can begin selling sessions immediately. Cryo sessions sell for $40, but only cost the owner a total of $5 for the nitrogen used. Therefore, a 3 minute session yields a whopping $35 profit. That alone can work as a business; however, it can also open doors to offering other services for more money.

Is Cryotherapy THAT popular?

Should I start a Cryotherapy Business?  Lebron James in a cryotherapy chamber.
King James in the cryosauna.

You’ve probably seen cryotherapy being used by some of the greatest athletes on the planet. Lebron James uses cryo to continue dominating the NBA. Zac Efron also uses cryotherapy in maintaining and caring for his incredible physique. He even has guests on his fitness show use the cryo chamber after each of their workout sessions. The mainstream attention for this new innovation has piqued the interest of many business owners and fitness consumers, causing a growing market for cryo chambers. Once you have a cryotherapy business in town consumers will be eager to discover what’s behind all the mainstream attention surrounding cryotherapy which will help with marketing.

How Should I Start?

If you’re interested in a cryotherapy business, now is the time to start! It’s so easy to start and maintain that there should be nothing holding you back. Start by first comparing cryotherapy chambers here and reviewing the top performers from 2019.

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How did Antonio Brown get frostbite?

How did Antonio Brown get frostbite?  Man talking about Antonio Brown.
Cryotherapy Dangers in the National Spotlight. ABC News.

How did Antonio Brown get frostbite? 2019 was a rough year for Antonio Brown on and off the field. He underwent a cryotherapy session in France and suffered frostbite on his feet. This event took him out of the game and brought cryotherapy back to center stage. How did this happen, and was it preventable?

Antonio Brown got frostbite on accident

Antonio Brown’s frostbite was an accident, that much is clear. The cryotherapy community experienced a lot of negative attention after this happened. Everyone who enjoys cryotherapy knows that every session must include proper protection. Firstly, this is usually thick slippers and gloves for head-out chambers and slippers, gloves, earmuffs, and a mask for walk-in chambers. Secondly, blood vessels and skin in the hands, feet, ears, and lips is sensitive and can be damaged by the sub-zero cold temperatures.

Can I wear thick socks?

Antonio Brown reported wearing socks in the chamber, but he also had just finished a workout. Antonio Brown exercises harder than most, and his socks absorbed a lot of sweat. In my own experience I have always worn socks and slippers (along with gloves), but I do not think that even thick dry socks offer enough protection. Why? Socks are knitted and even thick socks have holes. That is how they stretch to fit our feet. Slippers have multiple layers of fabric and padding that insulate the feet. Remember: cryotherapy has temperatures lower than anything ever recorded on Earth. Slippers and gloves and all other personal protection equipment is required for a reason.

Take a nurse’s advice

As a nurse practitioner I see the good and bad of every hospital patient. Those that heal faster and live a better life are those that follow healthy advice. Cryotherapy is a healthy option for athletic recovery and for stimulating adipose tissue browning, and elevating your metabolism. Make sure to wear ALL protective equipment, especially thick slippers and gloves. I wear my own socks because I don’t want my feet in the slippers everyone wears, but I always check to make sure my soles and toes are dry. I would rather take off wet socks and wear dry slippers–even if someone else has worn them–than suffer an injury to my feet.

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Zac Efron Heats up the Cold Cryo Chamber Scene

Zac Efron knows how to make cryotherapy fun! Rockin’ a great new look and headed into an ‘impromptu’ dance session in a cryotherapy chamber, Efron does it for his greater good- a better way to healing and recovery. Many Hollywood celebrities are climbing into the cold for rejuvenation, healing from work stress and sports injuries, and to always be looking runway ready.

Earlier this year, Zac sustained an ACL tear injury while he was tearing up the ski slopes, and opted for surgery to correct the major tear and get him on his feet quickly. With post-op recovery physical therapy, he also chose cryotherapy as a way to expedite his healing. Understanding the benefits of cryotherapy for inflammation and injury, Efron delved into the treatments to utilize a more natural way to get him back into shape.

With a group of friends, Efron decided to do his whole body cryotherapy recovery session while dancing with them in the cold, to ‘Ice Ice Baby’ by 90s rapper Vanilla Ice. [1] An appropriate way to endure the few minutes of -200 degree temperatures for sure! Efron understands the many benefits of using cryotherapy in his recovery. From muscle inflammation reduction, pain relief and the benefits of nutrients and oxygenated blood that rushes to the extremities after a session; cryotherapy offered a natural and healthy way for Efron to improve after his ACL surgery.

On his Instagram account he shows how he utilized the cryotherapy along with exercise and training to recover and get back his strength. Cryotherapy is a major bonus in wellness and for dealing with pain and inflammation as well as helping to remove post-op toxins from the body. It increases endorphins after a session and can help some people find more restful sleep. Efron says, “Better every day. Taking it literally, 1 step at a time…”

Recovery with whole body cryotherapy is becoming a popular choice for athletes, celebrities and the rest of the public seeking wellness and healing through natural body processes. Lifestyles are changing when it comes to looking and feeling good, and natural ways to treat healing and stay on top of one’s health and fitness are a trend that continues to grow the interests in technologically advanced treatments like cryotherapy.


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Cryotherapy Recovery Advancement & The L.A. Lakers

The L.A. Lakers have been at the forefront in providing the best treatments in physical advancement technology for their players, adapting training techniques and recovery modalities that can offer a competitive advantage. Before most teams had discovered the potential of having cryotherapy sessions for their players, many L.A. Lakers were already seeking out the benefits of injury healing and full body workout recovery through cryotherapy.

More medical studies are testing the effects of how cryotherapy treats a multitude of issues, from athletic injury, medical conditions and strenuous recovery. “Nowadays, whole-body cryotherapy is a medical physical treatment widely used in sports medicine. Recovery from injuries (e.g., trauma, overuse) and after-season recovery are the main purposes for application.

However, the most recent studies confirmed the anti-inflammatory, anti-analgesic, and antioxidant effects of this therapy by highlighting the underlying physiological responses. In addition to its therapeutic effects, whole-body cryotherapy has been demonstrated to be a preventive strategy against the deleterious effects of exercise-induced inflammation and soreness.” [1]

As early as 2010, Kobe Bryant sought out treatment for his persistent injury at a facility in Germany. By 2011, the entire basketball team was testing out the benefits of cryotherapy in California. LeBron James also realized early on the value that cryotherapy brought to his health and well-being. With 15 consecutive seasons, he is intense in the care of his body, and cryotherapy is a critical part of his recovery regimen.

More and more teams as well as individual players continue to share about the benefits of cryotherapy, including former L.A.Lakers’ Shaquille O’Neal, who had an amazing and long career, and publicly shares videos of himself regularly in the cryotherapy chamber to keep his body at its prime. A.C. Green, former Lakers player, loved it so much he invested in creating a cryotherapy company. Green says, ‘We could’ve extended our careers by five years if we’d had this.’ [2]

The L.A. Lakers provide health advantages to keep their players in top condition to allow for their future wellbeing. Cryotherapy has become a mainstream and daily benefit for top athletes on the Lakers team to sustain their competitive edge on and off the court.



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A-Rod & J-Lo Share an Intense Workout and Recovery Session

Major League Baseball great, Alex Rodriguez, or A-Rod to most of us, along with his partner, Jennifer Lopez, work out together with some intense and long training sessions. They find that the intensity is worth the time and effort, as it increases their flexibility before performance and helps them gain power and endurance.

Recently, during an intense training session together at the Dallas Cowboys training center, they showed how and why they do these workouts.Their training sessions together helped to ease the body tightness and relieve stress before being on stage for her and on the field for him. They crushed some serious workout regimes in their time at the training center.

Discussing the recovery aspect, they elaborated on the fact that having a full body recovery method was important to both of them, as recovery from training or from performing is critical to their health and busy lifestyle. Rodriguez tried out a cryotherapy session, [1] to relieve the muscle pain and tiredness from his intense workout. The cooling effects of the cryotherapy chamber address the muscle soreness, joint tension and any injury recovery that is needed. Inflammation is reduced and when the 3 minutes in the chamber is done, an athlete feels revived and rejuvenated. Cryotherapy allows for more intense and longer workouts, as the body can recover more quickly with the treatment.

The Dallas Cowboys have a state-of-the-art training and fitness center, as well as a division directly for recovery treatments of all kinds. They realize the critical need to get athletes back to top performance, and Alex Rodriguez utilized this great treatment center to peak his performance recovery. [2]

Cryotherapy medical studies continue to show the value to athletes that have professional careers. A study entitled “Whole-body cryotherapy’s enhancement of acute recovery of running performance in well-trained athletes” discusses the marked physical improvements found in recovery for athletes. [3] Rodriguez and Lopez are just two of many celebrities and athletes that have found the importance of cryotherapy in workout recovery.




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Jason Kidd and Mavericks do Cryotherapy

NBA all-star and coach, Jason Kidd is the cryotherapy Mavericks pioneer, being the first player on the team to use cryotherapy and introduce it to other players. With his extensive playing history and forward move into coaching, Kidd knows the toll that NBA games take on a players body.

Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd (right) strained his right calf early in Dallas’ win over Utah. It’s not yet known how severe the injury is.

With injury troubles and intense workouts preceding the playoffs, Kidd was began using the power of cryotherapy to aid in his recovery. He found relief from inflammation and began regular cryotherapy sessions from that time.

The cold sessions speed up the metabolism, stimulating nutrient and oxygen distribution. These regular session reduce chronic pain and exhaustion from intense athletic performance. With the immune system boosted and inflammation reduced, athletes like the lasting effects of cryotherapy, as it is a non- invasive way to treat the body well without medication. The endorphin effect is another part of the cryotherapy experience that athletes find to help their mental and competitive state of well-being.

Having cryotherapy readily available in the Mavericks’ locker room has been an important part of the team’s recovery process, with every player having the opportunity to speed their workout and post-game recovery as well as to aid in many court-sustained injuries to joints and muscles immediately following injury.

Pain management and the healing qualities of cryotherapy have ‘changed the game’ for the Mavericks and for Jason Kidd. He has become a proponent for cryotherapy in sports locker rooms everywhere. “…The big thing is that it is going to be in every locker room and probably on every campus because of what it does to the body and how you feel and the success rate it’s had so far.” [1]

Jason Kidd knew that cryotherapy could help he and his teammates throughout their basketball careers with joint, tendon and muscle recovery and “Jason called cryotherapy the Mavs’ “secret weapon.” [2]

For athletes in any sport, the benefits of cryotherapy can increase recovery time after workouts, promote reduction in swelling, muscle strain and pain relief, as well as provide a powerful health recovery treatment that can be used regularly in athletic training.



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Cold Gold – Mo Farah Takes on the Cold to Win the Gold

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The celebrated distance runner, Olympic & World Champion Mo Farah, knows what endurance and recovery are really about when it comes to the expectations a winner puts on their body. As the most decorated athlete in all of British history, watching him on the track is something one will not forget. Strength, stamina and speed are defined in this amazing athlete.

Keeping Pace-Run, Race, Renew & Recover

Training at the Nike Oregon Project with trainer and marathon champion Alberto Salazar, Farah began utilizing cryotherapy as a recovery and health treatment. The trainer coaches several Olympic medalists including Farah and Galen Rupp, and found that the intensity of running needed a recovery method that could keep pace with the training.

The Cryotherapy Basics

A cryotherapy chamber uses liquid nitrogen, cooling the chamber to lower than 150-200 degrees Fahrenheit. Farah stands in the chamber for 3 minutes, a dry-cold 3 minutes, with bathing suit and feet covered, while the body is cooled rapidly. As the blood moves to the core, which is a simulation of temporary freezing, the blood takes on more oxygen and nutrients to combat the cold, and the body organs flush toxins quickly.

When Farah leaves the chamber, his body recovers to a warm normal temperature and the experience is one of an endorphin flood, so as to elevate the mood. The oxygen and nutrient rich blood rushes to the extremities, the depleted muscles and tired joints experience a reduction in inflammation, stiffness diminishes and the blood surges the muscles with needed nutrients. These healing effects often last for days, according to the athletes who know the advantages of regular cryotherapy sessions.

Mo Farah uses whole body Cryotherapy to help speed up his recovery and get back to training faster.

Cryotherapy is considered to be one of the fastest non-invasive ways to heal from physical depletion after training or competition. Athletes that face extreme challenges with injury and extensive workouts have found cryotherapy to be on par with fast recovery in their respective sports. The ability to ‘bounce back’ becomes more difficult as continual stress is put on the body, and using cryotherapy offers a multitude of benefits for workout recovery and supported healing for a healthy lifestyle.

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How to Speed Athletic Workout Recovery

Minutes of Cryotherapy & Seconds Sprinting

The name Usain Bolt immediately conjures a vision of the man who is arguably the fastest sprinter we have ever seen. The name ‘Bolt’ certainly seems fitting. His incredible Olympic records as a nine-time gold medalist, and world record holder in 100m, 200m, and 4×100 meter relays sets him apart from all other sprinters in the world. His amazing dominance in his sport as the only sprinter to win titles at three consecutive Olympics for 100m and 200m has him hailed as the greatest sprinter of all time.

Though retired as a competitive athlete in Olympics, his amazing abilities in sprinting have often caused many to ask what type of training and therapy he utilized to stay on top of his sport. It is nearly an impossible task to take on that dedication to a sport over decades without finding exceptional training and competition recovery type physical therapy.

Though retired as a competitive athlete in Olympics, his amazing abilities in sprinting have often caused many to ask what type of training and therapy he utilized to stay on top of his sport. It is nearly an impossible task to take on that dedication to a sport over decades without finding exceptional training and competition recovery type physical therapy.

It became a well known fact, that Usain Bolt chose cryotherapy sessions as one way to recover from the strain and body stress of sprinting. He used a mobile cryo-chamber at the 2012 Olympics to help aid with a back injury. Deemed faster and more effective than traditional ice bath treatments, the freezing cold temperatures knocked out the joint and muscle pain and created the perfect physical internal environment for recovery to happen quickly. For the intense professional athlete, cryotherapy has become a widely used recovery modality for individual athletes and sports teams alike. Benefits that athletes commonly experience include: Fast and long lasting pain and inflammation relief, boosted circulation and blood system rejuvenation, increased mental and physical energy, relief from fatigue and the ability to return to intense training much faster, along with efficient injury healing.

Athletic Agility Advantage

Road to recovery: Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win the 200 meters in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Tuesday. | AP

You may not be ‘Usain Lightning Bolt’ but workouts and competitions deplete any athlete’s core and injuries can slow down your whole body workouts and competition preparation. Cryotherapy has effective post workout and training benefits that work on inflammation and injury, as well as help to facilitate workout recovery. The advantages of cryotherapy include being able to have whole body cryotherapy sessions on a regular basis to keep the body performing at its peak.

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The Cold Facts: Shaquille O’Neal’s Comradery with Cryotherapy

The Superstar basketball athlete and fun celebrity that is THE famous Shaquille O’Neal, very publicly shares about the ways that he has worked on his body and any sustained injury, the way he challenged himself physically, as well as his personal pressure to keep himself at the top of the game for so many years. Training, therapy, fitness products and techniques were all part of his experience and helped him to become the ultimate all-star player. One such choice he has shared- his great affinity for cryotherapy. Over time, he discovered that going from traditional ice bath treatments for post game recovery and injury issues to the modern sophistication, speed and direct benefits of cryotherapy made a marked improvement in his ability to push his body to the limits.

Performance and Exercise Recovery- Breaking it Down and Building Up

Shaq has been an outspoken proponent of cryotherapy across the media and web. His famous cryotherapy chamber sessions[1] have been seen by millions and created a buzz among athletes as to the powerful recovery that it can offer. It has become a mainstream athletic lifestyle for a large range of professional athletes including Shaq, who are taking to cryotherapy in regular sessions for the incredible benefits to up their game and help to improve their workout recoveries.

Cryotherapy chambers are available in spas, gyms and athletic training centers all across the US, with hundreds of locations for anyone to experience a session. Athletes like Shaquille have discussed the many health benefits that cryotherapy can offer and all the ways that it has changed their workout routines.

What it is and what are the benefits

Cryotherapy began as an ancient practice that involved the use of ice baths to reduce inflammation, help in injury and inflammatory illness recovery. Today, with the advanced technology of a rapid deep cooling cryotherapy chamber, the temperature is reduced to a deep cold up to minus 200 degrees or more for several minutes by utilizing liquid nitrogen, and within the chamber, the body is encapsulated in a short term cold session that reduces pain from muscle and joint inflammation as well as endocrine and lymphatic system support.

The cryotherapy chamber systems are technologically advanced and provide for a quick, healthy treatment. Whether one uses cryotherapy for injury or intense workout recovery, the session provides a rush of blood from the organs to the extremities when stepping out of the chamber, providing healing nutrients and oxygenated blood to the muscles and tissues. The cold effect reduces pain and swelling and releases endorphins which elevate mental clarity, often lasting for days, according to users.

The lasting effects of inflammation reduction allow for tougher workouts and the ability to sustain in a competitive sports game when dealing with a tired body or an injury. Cryotherapy has become an invaluable tool for professional athletes and a mainstream treatment for anyone in competitive sports.


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Cristiano and Cryotherapy – How a Few Minutes a Week Can Change the Game

Considered as a top player in the world, Portugal’s National Team Captain Cristiano Ronaldo is an incredible example of athletic football (soccer) talent. As an international star on and off the field, Cristiano has kept no secrets from his huge fan base when it comes to how he takes care of his health and maintains his ongoing talent.

While in Madrid, Ronaldo tried a cryotherapy session and it changed his view on workout and game recovery. He realized the incredible benefits for his body after strenuous games and knew it was something that he wanted to have in his daily life.

Cryotherapy was so effective for a fast recovery time, helping his body to be pain free, energize his muscles and restore the nutrients and oxygen flow to his body that he decided to purchase a cryotherapy chamber for his home. He uses the chamber at least twice a week and the benefits show in his incredible performance on the field.

The Cold Facts for a Fiery Performance on the Field

A cryotherapy chamber session only takes 2-3 minutes, and drops the body temperature rapidly. The hands and feet are protected, and men wear a bathing suit. The extreme cold of the nitrogen is a ‘dry cold’ which stimulates the body’s immune system and improves muscle regeneration, while reducing injury inflammation. Upon stepping out of the chamber, the blood system returns the flow in a rush to the extremities, bringing with it the highly oxygenated blood, the lymphatic and blood nutrients and charges into the sore muscles and tendons. Many people have mentioned the energetic effect of a positive mental state after cryotherapy sessions, that lasts for some time.

The body recovers from depletion and strain from intense workout or competitive sports, with a fast and lasting energy, helping athletes like Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo to have longer or more frequent training workouts and improve their game.

Goals- Body, Mind and Sport

The benefits of cryotherapy sessions certainly show on the field, when a footballer can lead in his sport with the endurance and talent that Cristiano Ronaldo shows. Professional athletes across the globe are embracing the use of cryotherapy as a safe and effective way to improve their recovery times, heal from injury and aid in their performance. Reaching goals, staying healthy and achieving superior performance in sports takes the right kind of therapy for the body and mind. Cryotherapy is one valuable avenue to athletic performance that professional athletes choose to be at the top of their game.