The Technology Battle: Electric Vs Nitrogen Cryotherapy Machines

One of the most distinctive features of a cryotherapy machines is the technology involved in order to produce cold air.

The following table sums up most differences between the three technologies that power cryotherapy chambers and saunas the three cold generation technologies available on the market (Nitrogen, Electric, and Hybrid technologies) in terms of Technical Specifications, Customer Experience, Operational Requirements, and Financial Cost.





How it worksTurns liquid nitrogen into gas then pushes it in the cryo chamber.Uses liquid nitrogen to reach temperature and electricity to maintain it.Uses electricity to compress air and trigger a decrease in temperature.
Recommended forLimited startup cost. Ideal for new businesses or to introduce cryotherapy.Premium customer care and high-end experiences such as spa or cure resorts.High frequency and number of existing users. suitable for sports complex and hospitals.
Average footprint4’90 » X 2’95 »
900mm X 1450mm
3’28 » X 5’90 »
1000mm X 1800mm
 13’12 » X 26’24 »
4000mm X 8000mm
Installation requirementsNitrogen chamber installation requirementsNitrogen chamber installation requirements Electric chamber installation requirement
TherapyPartial bodyPartial whole body cryotherapyFull bodyFull body cryotherapyFull bodyFull body cryotherapy
MobilityOn rollersNeed dismantlingFix
Bug fixingFairly easy / DIYRemote manufacturer assistance requiredOnsite technical assistance needed
Yearly maintenanceNot requiredNot requiredRequired
MonitoringNitrogen cryotherapy required session monitoringHybrid cryotherapy required session monitoringElectric cryotherapy required session monitoring
Price rangeUS$42k ~ US$60kUS$70k ~ US$85kUS$130k ~ US$700k
Variable costNitrogen 
~ 7L per sessionNitrogen 
~ 10L per sessionElectricity
 ~ 250 kWh per day
Maintenance cost$$$$$$

There is no good or bad, it all depends on your project requirement.

Whether you choose a cryotherapy chamber powered by nitrogen, electricity or hybrid technology, manufacturers offer a multitude of options.

Our team of experts can help you narrow down your choice to the most suitable machine for your specific venture, get preferential pricing and financing.