We have put together the top 24 FAQs that people have asked us, over the last 5 years of supplying cryotherapy chambers, just scroll down to read them all. We hope this really helps you, with finding the very best cryotherapy chamber for your individual needs.
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The main difference being a cryosauna (head out) has your head out and will always be for single person use. This therefore doesnt expose all of your body, and sadly misses out on acitivating the cold receptors in your head/brain.
A cryochamber (head in) is a closed space where your head wil be inside the cryo chamber, which provides you with a much better cryotherapy experience by activating the vegus nerve.
In a cryotherapy chamber, you also wear head protection and a respiratory mask, in addition to gloves, socks and underwear in a cryosauna.
The purchase of a cryochamber will cost more than a cryosauna, often two to three times the price. Though well worth it, if you have the budget.
The best way to present this information for you, is by using a table, which factors in different variables, such as, how many treatments per day, then the pay back per week, per month and per annum.
The below table shows you for the price point for £29 per cryotherapy treatment, so the below figures are the absolute minimum, you would be expecting to make:
Treatments a Day
We cover different price points in more detail in our “Buyers Guide to Cryotherapy Chambers”, that you are more than welcome to download for free by using the above and below contact forms.
First off and biggest consideration is, who is your target client?
If you are aiming at the budget end of the market, with a high number of clients every day, then I would suggest offering a price point of £29/$39 per cryotherapy treatment.
If you are operating on the other end of the spectrum, therefore the top, with high-end clientele, I would suggest around £49/$59 per cryotherapy treatment.
To really up your game, consider offering payment plans or longevity days, we cover this in more detail in our “Buyers Guide to Cryotherapy Chambers”, that you are more than welcome to download for free by using the above and below contact forms.
Yes, we would recommend this. Though of course for home use you wouldn’t need this.
There are a host of insurance providers, alternatively you may be able to add it on to any existing policy you may already have, depending on what treatments you are currently offering.
Cryotherapy chambers are typically made to order, though some manufacturers will have limited inventory in stock, you are generally looking at a manufacturing time of 8 to 20 weeks, due to the fact that each cryo chamber is custom made by hand for you, in our French and Italian factory.
This time frames is from paying your deposit to delivery and then finally installation.
When it comes to cryotherapy chambers, due to the number of variables, its often not just a one size fits all answer.
I will however start with the minimum space for the world’s smallest cryotherapy chamber, as this will give you a great starting figure. This takes up a floor area of 1m2. Therefore the dimensions to be working from, as am absolute minimum are:
Length – 1120 mm x Width – 900 mm.
You will of course need space around this in order to open the door, have access to the back for installation and connecting the liquid nitrogen when it needs replacing. Also let’s not forget about ceiling height.
Remember your head is going to be sticking out the top, if you go for a cryosauna, which starts off at 1780 mm (1.8m) in height, add in your head from the shoulders, approximately a foot, then to make the experience comfortable for yourself or your clients, I would be wanting at least another foot above my head.
So 2 feet or 60 cms above the cryosauna height of 1,780 mm, gives you a total minimum ceiling height of 2.4m or just under 8 foot.
The above is the bare minimum and for larger cryotherapy chambers, you will need to be speaking with your supplier for exact room specifications.
I answer this question in a lot more depth, covering minimum door widths for access, plus both electric cryo chambers and larger liquid nitrogen cryotherapy chambers in our “Buyers Guide to Cryotherapy Chambers”, that you are more than welcome to download for free by using the above and below contact forms.
These things are heavy, to give you an idea of the weight, I will again use the smallest and lightest cryosauna in the world, as it serves as a good starting point. This weighs 250kg.
Due to this weight, you will need to ensure your floor can support this, especially if your flooring is an old suspended wooden floor.
Also using the starting point figures for an electric cryotherapy chamber, these are a lot heavier, as the technology used weighs a ton! Almost quite literally a ton, coming in at 800kg! This is for a single user electric cryotherapy chamber.
We’ve covered the space you will need above, an obviously, if you don’t have enough space for the type of cryo chamber you want, then it’s simply not happening, even with the best engineers in the world.
A cryosauna is generally easy to install, and in fact so easy, you can do it yourself in around 30 – 60 minutes. However a cryo chamber, requires alot more technical know how. I installed my own personal cryosauna at home, however when I upgrade to a cryochamber in the future, I will require the assistance of an engineer and I sell these chambers, so specialist helpis needed!
A cryo chamber, as described above, will require professional installation. This is not an issue though, as the company you buy your cryo chamber from will (or should) have the capabilities to do this all for you, as part of their package. However, be aware if you intend on moving in a year or two, this will then be an added hassle and cost, to factor in your move.
When it comes to electric cryo chambers, you may need to get three phase electricity in some instances before installation, we can advise you on this.
Expect a day or two for your electric cryotherapy installation, this is never an exact time frame either, due to the very different nature of every venue. Though we would expect this to be done in two days in most instances.
For those of you going down the liquid nitrogen route, whether cryosauna or cryochamber, there are a lot more variables to consider which we cover in the below FAQs and in a lot more detail in our “Buyers Guide to Cryotherapy”, that you can down now by using the form above and below.
This depends on whether you go for an electric cryotherapy chamber or a liquid nitrogen cryo chamber.
For safety reasons, basements are not allowed if using a liquid nitrogen cryotherapy chamber. Which is where electric cryotherapy chambers come into their own.
For years we had to turn business away as a lot of people, especially in London wanted their cryotherapy chamber in their home spa, located, guess where…in their basement!
We even turned down two superyachts, as having liquid nitrogen on board was too big a risk with the moving seas and ventilation.
On the flip side of this, electric cryotherapy chambers do weigh a lot, so if you are looking to have them above ground level, you will need to ensure your floors can take the weight.
You most certainly can!
With the rising popularity of home personal “longevity spas”, more and more people are deciding that having a cryotherapy chamber at home makes life a lot easier for them, as they only need to walk a few minutes down the hall.
This is very important as with all great (and bad habits), designing our environment to be conductive to what we want to achieve is key. If you can simply walk one minute, either down the stairs to your basement, or along the patio to your outbuildings where your home spa is, then there is low resistance to you having this treatment 3 to 6 days a week.
Whereas if you now have to jump in a car and drive for 20 minutes, then find a parking space, never mind getting stuck in rush hour traffic, then you are less likely to incorporate this into your daily/weekly longevity habits.
Another question we sometimes get asked, is are there any legal or planning aspects you need to consider? No, at this moment in time, however, please speak with us for an up-to-date perspective.
This is a very key question while also very simple to answer. Only those who want to have a cryotherapy session more than once a week, who don’t live near a cryotherapy centre.
People who need to use cryotherapy multiple times a week, defined as at least twice a week, make this a worthwhile investment for you.
Typically, this will include sports stars, high performing athletes, those with chronic pain, people suffering from depression, those with insomnia, then finally the enthusiasts like me, who is neither a high performing sport stars or in pain, I just love the treatment and intend to live to 120 year old, hence why we do, what we do!
If looked after which we am sure you will do, very little, if any maintenance will be required.
It’s always worth looking around your cryotherapy chamber once a month, like you would for your car, checking tyres, water, oil etc., for anything obvious and of course any funny noises that occur out of the blue, you would be wise to investigate further.
Nearly all cryotherapy chambers have the ability to remotely fault find and even remotely fix.
Plus a good cryotherapy chamber supplier will be at the end of the phone for you with a solution, if it can’t be rectified remotely.
Per treatment costs depends on how many treatments you’re having at any one time, as a liquid nitrogen fed cryochamber needs pre-cooling (the highest use of liquid nitrogen) before a treatment can begin. However, once it is precooled, it can deliver many treatments without further pre-cooling.
It will cost about £4/$5 per treatment, if you are having two treatments back-to-back.
Then for an electric cryochamber, you are talking peanuts, as you can run a full day of 6-8 sessions an hour, for just £13/$15 a day or 16 pence per treatment!
Warranty duration varies, depending on model purchased across the industry.
Warranties start off from 12 months for most of our competitors, with some also offering two year warranties. All models we supply have at least a two year warranty.
Then for our flag ship “The Rolls Royce” of cryotherapy, this comes with an unrivalled 5 year warranty.
All depends on the manufacturer, from both a quality of materials used and the expertise of the engineers building your cryo chamber.
For a quality cryotherapy chamber, an absolute minimum would be a decade. I would expect even longer, if your cryo chamber is well serviced and maintained.
For those performing more than 8 to 12 treatments a day, it works out both cheaper and easier to operate for you, plus saves you time!
Though not often, it is possible.
We have a cryosauna that can do just that. This comes into it’s own if you are looking to move venues in the future and/or looking to scale your business over time on a fixed budget.
This all depends on the number of treatments you are doing per day/per week? And also, the size of the storage area you have.
You will need to speak with your liquid nitrogen supplier, who can advise you on delivery schedules for your area, which in turn will dictate the size of the liquid nitrogen pressurised vessel, you will require.
In addition to this, you will also need to consider external and internal storage factors, which can also in some instances limit the size of liquid nitrogen vessel you can have on site.
Size for liquid nitrogen pressurised vessels range from 100 litres all the way up to 5,000 litres for the very busiest of cryotherapy centres.
Air is mostly nitrogen, which is not flammable.
Nitrogen is also non-reactive in general, so it doesn’t support the combustion of other materials, either. After nitrogen, the most abundant gas in our air is oxygen.
That being said, liquid nitrogen is very dangerous and needs to be treated with the uttermost respect. For this reason we go into it in a very high level of detail in our “Buyers Guide to Cryotherapy”, that you can download now by using the form above and below.
A liquid nitrogen dewar will range in size from typically 30 litres to 50 litres, anything over this then becomes a pressurised vessel generally.
If we take a typical 40 litre liquid nitrogen dewar, a few factors will affect the number of treatments you can get out of each full dewar, such as age of dewar and how long since you last filled the dewar up, as daily, a very small amount of nitrogen will be lost.
You will typically use 4.5 litres pre-cooling and 2.5 litres per 3 minute treatment.
However on average if you are doing treatments back to back you would expect to get 12 treatments out of each full dewar.
This really depends where in the country you are.
Liquid nitrogen suppliers are very abundant around the London area and other large cities such as Manchester and Birmingham.
That being said when it comes to other areas of the UK, it really is a postcode lottery. Hence why electric cryotherapy chambers are such a breath of fresh air for our customers.
As it means you can have a cryotherapy chamber absolutely anywhere in the country! Then not be dependent for liquid nitrogen deliveries and trust me, I get fed up the amount of times I run out of liquid nitrogen and then have to wait a few weeks until they visit my area again!
We currently have 3 suppliers that can provide you with all your liquid nitrogen needs.
The good news, very little.
It’s on average just £1 per litre plus delivery charges, which of course vary depending where in the UK you are.
They don’t need to…
As a lot of the national gas suppliers chose years ago not to supply the majority of cryotherapy chambers available in the UK. In turn, they only supply certain models (this list changes regularly) that are indirect feed i.e. the liquid nitrogen is not fed directly into the cabin.
The only independent national liquid nitrogen supplier decided back in 2021, that they would no longer supply cryotherapy chambers. This was a major blow to the UK liquid nitrogen cryotherapy chamber market.
Outside of London and a few of the big cities, liquid nitrogen supply is very difficult now, though not impossible, as I know of some people managing to still get their hands on liquid nitrogen, even in small regional towns.
What does the future hold for liquid nitrogen supply for cryotherapy chambers in the UK? Who knows exactly; however I would really consider where you live to be a big factor in an uninterrupted and continuous supply of your liquid nitrogen in the future. As of course without liquid nitrogen, you can’t use your cryochamber and you then don’t have a business.
That being said, all you need is for one accident to happen in a cryotherapy chamber and the worlds media comes crushing down on the liquid nitrogen industry, forcing governments to implement quick and drastic bans.
You have been warned…
Adding a lot of nitrogen to the air reduces the relative amount of oxygen. This can result in an asphyxiation risk.
Cold nitrogen gas is heavier than air, so the risk is greatest near the ground. Which is why liquid nitrogen needs to be used in a well-ventilated room.
Also very dangerous when it comes to liquid nitrogen, is that it is cold enough to cause severe frostbite upon contact with living tissue. Think losing a finger or toe, quite literally.
Always ensure you wear proper safety gear when handling liquid nitrogen to prevent contact or inhalation of the extremely cold vapor. Cover and insulate skin to avoid exposure.
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