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What Cryotherapy Chamber Is Best After COVID-19?

With wellness centers and gyms reopening many business owners are asking What cryotherapy chamber is best after COVID-19? With the entire landscape of health and wellness changed from the global pandemic many industry leaders are warning that all equipment must satisfy the post-pandemic customer. What does this mean for current cryotherapy chamber owners after COVID-19 and how can new businesses satisfy what the customer wants?

Four people standing in a cryotherapy chamber after COVID-19
Cryotherapy after COVID-19 will not be a group activity anymore, even with masks, according to a poll of 3500 CR readers.

The Best Cryotherapy Chamber After COVID Is…

Without endorsing any specific brand the best cryotherapy chamber after COVID is the one that makes the client feel safe. By and large most people will not want to participate in cryotherapy in pairs or groups. This has become a problem for electric based chambers such as the US Cryotherapy and Cryo Arctic.¹ Consumers want a personal experience where they are not exposed to another person’s germs. Chambers must now have an anti-porous interior. Some chambers I reviewed have antibacterial materials (such as the XR by Cryo Innovations). Others, such as the Juka have padded cloth interiors that do not allow wipe-downs effectively, and actually absorb liquids.

Is Head-out Cryotherapy The Best Now?

There has long been a healthy debate about whether or not cryo is best with the head exposed or not. While clinical studies are conclusive that it doesn’t not matter the debate continues due to marketing pressure. But cryotherapy and COVID have changed a lot. A Cryosauna Reviews poll of 3500 households (with 2965 people responding) the head-out cryosauna option is a clear winner. The reasons stated by respondents were telling: clients simply did not want to be in a chamber that could contain someone else’s breath even if everyone was wearing masks. The psychological effect of having one’s head out of the chamber was enough to make clients feel safer.

Is This The End Of Enclosed Chambers?

Enclosed cryotherapy chambers are here to stay, but with pandemic concerns now a regular conversation it may not be the time to invest in one. Clients are highly concerned about their immune systems and seek out cryo for its potential immune system benefits. Enclosed chamber owners should immediately address how they will sanitize the chamber and provide air-out times. For clients who do cryotherapy regularly it appears a definite shift is happening to choose cryosaunas instead of enclosed chambers.

  1. http://Louis, J., Schaal, K., Bieuzen, F., Le Meur, Y., Filliard, J. R., Volondat, M., Hausswirth, C. (2015). Head Exposure to Cold during Whole-Body Cryostimulation: Influence on Thermal Response and Autonomic Modulation. PloS one, 10(4), e0124776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124776
  2. Both the US Cryotherapy C1 and Cryo Artic are single person chambers by design; however, in practice this author has seen operators allow two people in these chamber at the same time.
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Cryomed Pro vs. Cryomed Mini: What Are Their Distinct Differences?

Are you thinking of getting into the whole-body cryotherapy business, but cannot decide between getting a Cryomed Pro or a Cryomed Mini chamber?

Making a decision between these two models can be difficult. So we’ve decided to go through them and compare them.

While distinctly different, both of these machines feature the following:

  • Wi-Fi and LAN connectivity that updates the software and optimizes the device features.
  • Remote control feature using a desktop, tablet or smartphone.
  • Active reporting system with the figures sent directly to email. 

Both chambers also come with a 3-year warranty.

So what are their distinct differences?

Differences Between Cryomed Mini and Cryomed Pro

Size

The Cryomed mini is smaller than a cryomed pro machine. The mini has compact dimensions of 1780 mm (70 inches) high × 1120 mm (44 inches) long × 900 mm (35.5 inches) wide, and requires only a 1-meter square area (or 10.8 sqft) to be installed.

The Cryomed pro on the other hand is significantly larger and has dimensions of 2440 mm (96 inches) high × 1600 mm (63 inches) long × 1016 mm (40 inches) wide. It requires at least a 6 square meters (64.5 sqft) of space on a solid surface for installation.

This makes the Cryomed pro suitable for business use as a standalone while the Cryomed mini would be perfect for integration into another business.

Mobility

The cryomed mini, given its smaller size, weighs around 250 kg (551 pounds) and can be easily moved from one station to another. It also takes roughly 10 minutes to install, which makes it one of the most portable Cryomed machines.

The Cryomed pro, being larger both in size and weight, is less portable with the lightest pro machine weighing about 350 kg (771 pounds). Due to its weight, the pro should be installed on a solid surface like concrete or a well-tiled floor and not on wooden panels.

Price

The Cryomed mini is less inexpensive, easy to install, and transport, reducing the installation and maintenance costs. It also has low operational costs as it uses less liquid nitrogen.

On the other hand, the Cryomed pro is more expensive. It is also more expensive to install and maintain and increases the operational costs of a business.

Type of Business Suitability

The size and cost of the Cryomed mini makes it suitable for small businesses that have a limited budget and limited space. Nowadays cryotherapy is being adopted as a treatment option for sports-related injuries1 and can be integrated into businesses like spas, tanning salons, sports wellness centers, and beauty businesses.

Larger businesses should however invest in the Cryomed Pro, and get the best out of the machine especially if they have a larger number of clients.

Busy gyms, sports teams, and large medical facilities would most benefit from this machine.

Cryomed Pro vs. Cryomed Mini: Which One Should You Buy?

Both cryotherapy machines can be used for commercial purposes but with one major difference: the model being adopted.

If you’re starting a dedicated cryotherapy center then the Cryomed Pro would be the go-to option while the Cryomed Mini would be perfect for smaller businesses.

Links to sources used

  1. Whole-Body Cryotherapy in Athletes: From Therapy to Stimulation. An Updated Review of the Literature – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5411446/
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Nitrogen-Based Vs Electric Cryo Chambers: Which Ones Are Better?

Cryotherapy is gaining popularity and the industry projections have it growing by more than $176 million in 2025.

Whether you are thinking of starting a cryotherapy center or need a cryo chamber for individual uses, there are 2 main options for you to choose from nitrogen-based cryo chambers and electric cryo chambers.  Which type of cryo-chamber should you buy? Here’s a quick overview of both types.

Differences Between Nitrogen and Electric Cryo Machines

The main difference between the 2 types of machines is in the cooling process. Nitrogen-based cryo chambers turn liquid nitrogen into cold gas which is then pumped into the chamber while electric cryo chambers use electricity to compress air and decrease its temperature.

1. Recommended areas of use

Nitrogen-based cryo machines would be perfect for entrepreneurs whose start-up costs are limited. They are ideal for small businesses, start-ups or for those looking to integrate cryotherapy into an existing business since they are cheaper than electric cryo chambers.

Electric cryo machines are a bit expensive and would be ideal for businesses with an established clientele and high frequency of booked cryo sessions.  Hospitals or wellness centers would benefit from this machine.

2. Efficiency

A nitrogen cryo machine takes about 3 minutes to cool down and get ready for a session. Most electric chambers take an average of 2-3 hours.  The high amount of time it takes for the electric cryo-chamber to get ready makes it uneconomical for small businesses with few daily sessions.

After a session, a nitrogen chamber cools down in less than a minute but you will have to wait longer for the electric chamber to resume normal temperatures. On the other hand, you may spend more on liquid nitrogen than you might spend on electric bills.

3. Type of therapy

Nitrogen chambers are used for partial cryotherapy while electric chambers offer full-body cryotherapy. On average, nitrogen chambers use about 7 liters while an electric machine can use up to 250kwh.

4. Other features

  • Mobility – Nitrogen chambers are mobile. They often come on wheels, making them ideal for anyone looking to offer mobile cryotherapy.  Electric chambers are fixed and are ideal for brick and mortar businesses.
  • Yearly maintenance – Electric chambers need yearly maintenance while nitrogen chambers don’t.
  • Repairs – Nitrogen chambers are fairly easy to fix when they break down but electric chambers require onsite technical assistance. This can result in higher down times especially if you have to wait for parts to be imported.
  • Size – Nitrogen chambers are considerably smaller than electric chambers. If space is a concern, start with nitrogen.

Nitrogen-Based Vs Electric Cryochambers: Which One Should You Buy?

Despite both cryo machines having distinct differences, it all boils down to your project requirements. Which chamber do you feel would suit your unique business or individual needs? 

Before making a purchase, analyze each cryo-chamber deeply to ensure that it is within your budget, it is safe, secure, and easy to use and that its maintenance won’t result in high downtimes.

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Cryomed Mini vs CryoSauna Aurora: Which one is more efficient?

Whether you are starting a cryotherapy business or are integrating it into an existing business model, there are several factors you have to consider before making a purchase and efficiency is one of them. 

If you have settled for a 3L cryochamber, there are two great options: Cryomed Mini vs CryoSauna Aurora. Based on their features, which model is more efficient?

Cryomed Mini overview

This cryosauna is a smaller and more affordable version of the Cryomed One cryochamber.1 It was designed for people looking to own a portable cryotherapy unit or start a small cryotherapy business. It is perfect for businesses that only require few features of the Cryomed one chamber.

CryoSauna Aurora

This cryo chamber has water-resistant fabric on the inside that comes in 12 different colors while the exterior is made of fiberglass and is available in 180 different colors. It also comes with an additional accessory kit consisting of step pads and fur boots.

Cryomed Mini vs CryoSauna Aurora features comparison

Size

Both models are compact but have varying sizes. The CryoSauna Aurora is 4 sq. feet and can easily fit through a doorway while the Cryomed Mini is only 1 sq. foot. This makes the Cryomed Mini a great option for home usage while the CryoSauna Aurora would be fitting for a business.

Installation for both cryo chambers is relatively easy.

Reliability

The Cryomed Mini comes with two nitrogen feeds: one for pressurized tanks and the other for non-pressurized tanks while the CryoSauna Aurora offers these features but in two different models. 

Both models have low nitrogen consumption, come with a 2 year warranty, and are CE certified.

Price

Both models are cost-effective and the prices vary based on the preferred features. If you are looking for a cryo-chamber and are on a budget, either model would do. They are both customizable in terms of color and additional features and the quotes are often personalized for your unique needs.

Additional features

The Cryomed Mini comes with a Bluetooth audio system that enables the user to listen to their favorite music during the session. The manufacturers also offer the option of a tablet to keep the user entertained with videos or where you can showcase your promos and step pads for height adjustment.

The CryoSauna Aurora allows for remote maintenance or diagnostics using the internet and a control panel that has a touch screen feature (10 inch). It also gives you the option to alter the size (width or height) and allows for customization of the outer shell with your logo.

Cryomed Mini vs CryoSauna Aurora conclusion

The Cryomed Mini and CryoSauna Aurora are both compact, have a two-year warranty, and are efficient in terms of nitrogen consumption. However, they do have varying features. The Cryomed Mini comes with a dual nitrogen feed while the Cryosauna Aurora offers the same feature but on two different models, the Cryosauna Aurora is however bigger in terms of size.

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A Quick Comparison of Cryoness Cryosauna vs Cryo Arctic

Whole body cryotherapy has become famous for its therapeutic benefits as well as aesthetic ones. Celebrities and athletes are embracing this treatment option, accelerating the growth of the cryotherapy industry. 

The cryoness is a cryosauna machine while the cryo arctic is a cryochamber. While the idea is still the same, they both have profound differences. Here is a quick comparison of Cryoness Cryosauna vs Cryo Arctic.

Cryoness cryosauna Overview

This cryotherapy machine is a whole body cryosauna machine and is a product of Cryoness Devices.1 It is a great option for business owners looking to get into the cryotherapy business without incurring high equipment costs.

Cryo arctic overview

This full body cryo chamber is a product of CRYO Science2 and uses state of the art technology to simplify cryotherapy. This makes it a great option for business owners looking for an easy-to-operate cryotherapy machine.  

Cryoness Cryosauna vs Cryo Arctic features comparison

Size

Both machines can only accommodate one user at a time but the Cryo arctic is more spacious. This extra room allows the client to move around the chamber freely without feeling like they are in an enclosed space. 

The cryoness sauna, on the other hand, is smaller in size making it easy to integrate onto an existing business with minimal space. It also has a weight limit of 500lbs and can accommodate people with a height of 6’7”.

Whole Body Cryotherapy

The cryo arctic and the cryoness cryosauna are both designed for full-body cryotherapy. However, the Cryo arctic comes with an adjustable window that makes it possible to offer either full or partial body cryotherapy. This makes it perfect for a business setting as it gives clients alternatives to pick from.

The cryoness cryosauna comes with a touch screen display that makes the whole cryotherapy experience more interactive.

Safety

Both machines have safety features in place. The cryoness cryosauna has an automatic circulation system that ensures the cryo cabin is cool before a session begins. It also comes with a nitrogen exhaust system that gets rid of leftover nitrogen from the capsule.

The Cryo arctic machine ensures that users only come into contact with breathable air and not the nitrogen. It also has a smart tech feature that’s Wi-Fi enabled and allows operators to provide technical assistance when needed.

Design

Both machines provide you with customizable options and are easy to assemble. The cryoness cryosauna has an efficient and innovative design with a modern touch to it while the cryo arctic is more luxurious. It comes with a premium sound system that allows a user to listen to their favorite jams while still in touch with the operator.

Cryoness Cryosauna vs Cryo Arctic; which one is the best option for your business?

The Cryo Arctic would be a great option for a business owner using a standalone business model while the cryoness cryosauna is easily Integretable into an existing business due to its ergonomic design. Both machines have a 2 year warranty.

Links to sources used

  1. http://www.cryoness.com/cryoness-devices
  2. http://www.cryosc.com
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What’s Your Cryotherapy Chamber Worth?

Is your Cryo a Porshe…or a Toyota?

Have you ever thought about what your cryotherapy chamber is actually worth? If your business simply did not work and you had to sell your chamber how much of your investment could you recover? While this is not a comfortable subject it is a necessary one. What if your cryotherapy business fails?

What's your cryotherapy chamber worth?  Logo with frost on it.
What’s your cryotherapy chamber worth?

Do you have an asset or liability?

Spending 40 to 100 thousand dollars on equipment is a big decision. When your business is doing great and you can sell a lot of cryotherapy sessions your chamber is an asset. But what if business stops? Will you be able to sell it, or end up with it in your garage at home? The financial education guru Robert Kiyosaki has taught for over 25 years that “an asset puts money in your pocket, and a liability takes money out of your pocket.” Once you stop making money in cryo your expensive chamber becomes an instant liability.

Best Resale Value – what is your backup plan?

As a consultant I often ask entrepreneurs what plans they have in place if they lose their business. The number one answer is always “I’ll just sell my chamber.” But is it that easy? A quick search on eBay reveals an average of 25 chambers for sale at any given time, and many have been there for months. My search today found (in alphabetical order):

  • Active Cryo (multiple units)
  • CryoMed (two)
  • CryoUSA
  • Impact (multiple units)
  • Juka (multiple units)
  • My Cryo (two)
  • Mobile Cryo units in trailers (three for sale)
  • Revo Mobile

The market for used chambers is already saturated, and none of the units are selling for even half of their original purchase price.

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A used cryotherapy chamber is not worth much these days….

What’s Your Cryotherapy Chamber Really Worth?

Your chamber is only worth what someone will pay for it, and right now nobody is buying used chambers for more than 50% of the retail price. Chamber pricing models are similar to automobiles: it’s only new until you buy it, and it must be a quality or unique vehicle to hold its value. Once it becomes used the inherent value plummets. The question you need to ask yourself is if your chamber is a quality machine that holds value.

Did you buy a Porshe or a Toyota?

From my personal experience with vehicles I discovered the hard truth of inherent value. I have owned a brand new Porshe 911 and a brand new Toyota Camry in my adult life. When I traded in the Porshe I only lost $14,000 from the original purchase price. But when I traded in my Camry I didn’t even receive half of its original value. The Porshe it turns out is a superior vehicle with a constant market demand, although it was impractical after I had my first child. The Camry was a great family car but for resale it is just too common and simply not a special car.

Compare your cryotherapy chamber with the laundry list of chambers for sale on eBay. There are some models that are noticeably absent simply because they have kept their owners in business or they kept their resale value high and sold quickly.

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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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Best Cryotherapy Machines of 2019

The best cryotherapy machines of 2019 is a tough call. I have done a cryo session everyday for over two years now. I have only missed my cryo on days when I was traveling. In total I think I have enjoyed a crotherapy session about 4 days per week for the entire year. How did I afford all of this? Ironically most companies offered me cryotherapy for free for a “positive review.” I always tell them that I will write a positive review only if my experience is positive, and it often is. But you may notice that I have never officially endorsed a cryotherapy machine for a reason: I want to remain as impartial as possible.

The Best of the Best Cryotherapy Machines of 2019

For the most part what makes a top performing cryotherapy machine? In my humble opinion it meets three criteria:

  • The session is not interrupted by a system failure
  • The temperature reaches below -200°F
  • I feel safe

Those are three easy goals for becoming one of the best cryotherapy machines of 2019. Nonetheless many machines and cryotherapy providers just cannot meet all three. Sometimes my session is started only to suddenly stop and I have to get out, wait, and start again. This wastes my time and gives me concerns that I am not safe. I also want the temperature to reach colder than -200°F. This often means I am drawn to use liquid nitrogen machines because electric cryotherapy machines cannot reach below -160°F. For the record I am not opposed to electric machines, I just feel they do not provide as effective therapy because electric cryotherapy machines cannot reach below -160°F.

The XR by Cryo Innovations

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The XR cryosauna by Cryo Innovations with door open and woman standing inside.  Cryotherapy machine.  Liquid nitrogen based cryotherapy machine.
The XR is a pro-athlete favorite

First place for 2019 is the Tesla-looking XR by Cryo Innovations. This cryotherapy machine immediately looks impressive. Solid and sturdy with illuminated blue lights this cryotherapy machine is hands-down different from anything else. Comfortable inside I always felt VERY safe as it has 8 safety features running at the same time. It even has an earclip that measures my pulse and blood oxygen levels which was actually fun to watch. I also quickly realized that the machine was ready to go almost instantly. The “pre-cool” time was faster than I could get undressed, and before I knew it the temperature was -230°F.

The Impact by Impact Cryotherapy

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The Impact Cryosauna in black color with door closed.
An Oldie But Goodie

The Impact Cryosauna is popular for being such an old model. Made in the USA like the XR gives the Impact a feeling of reliability. Many foreign made cryosaunas concern me. If a part breaks it may take awhile to have it replaced. The Impact made my “best of” list simply because it is a popular machine and I see it all across the country. Like the XR it gets cold, often below -210°F. I am comfortable in it as a consumer; however, if I were to buy one I would have the following requests for the manufacturer:

  • Make the walls sturdier. They are thin walls and it seems that they could be thicker for longevity.
  • The head-hole makes me feel trapped. It somewhat feels like a cigar-cutter and that my head and neck stick out like I am in a guillotine. The lid-with-a-hole feels weird, so why have it? It also forces the nitrogen gas towards my face, making me constantly worried I am inhaling it.

Onward to 2020!

This year is bringing huge advances to the cryotherapy world. New technology will enhance safety and bring cryotherapy to nearly every city in the country. Look for:

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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?

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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.