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Juka CryoSauna vs Cryo Chambers

Cryo sauna in action

Whole Body Cryotherapy locations are popping up all over the nation at a staggering rate and as it gains popularity, you may be wondering how each location may differ from others. One main distinction between them is the type of cryotherapy equipment they use. The two most commonly used types of cryotherapy equipment are the Cryo Chamber and Juka Cryosauna.

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Luka CryoSauna
Juka CryoSauna
Cryo Chamber
Cryo Chamber



How They Differ…

Cryo chambers are like your standard heated sauna, except that cold air surrounds you instead of hot air. Your body is fully emerged in the walk-in chamber and sometimes these rooms can hold up to 4 people. Because your body is fully submerged, there is a larger ratio of liquid oxygen to liquid nitrogen when compared with cryosaunas. The user wears socks, shoes, gloves, undergarments, masks and ear muffs as protective gear.

Juka Cryosaunas are more like a stand-up tanning bed except that the user’s head is exposed above the unit. Cryosaunas are made for one person only and the body, from the neck down, is surrounded by nitrogen gas. The user wears all the same protective gears as those using a cryo chamber except for the masks and ear muffs.
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A Common Misconception…

  • Some people claim that using a cryosauna is not in fact WHOLE body cryotherapy but instead partial body cryotherapy since the head is exposed and therefore cold air does not surround the entire body. However, although the head is exposed, cryosaunas induce a WHOLE body response to the cold which means it is in fact a whole body cryotherapy experience.
  • A Cryosauna will always be colder than a cryochamber. A cryosauna is a significantly smaller space.
  • Juka is the oldest and most trusted company in the world producing cryotherapy machines.
    • Each cryosauna is built with numerous safety mechanisms in place that make treatments not only safe but effective.

Why choose a Juka Cryosauna?

Firstly, with a cryosauna, you are not separated from the cryo-technician by a glass door, which means that there is easier communication between you. The friendly cryo-tech can coach you through the session and tell you how your body should and should not feel and you can inform the technician on how you are doing throughout the session.

IceHouse Uses The Juka Cryosauna by Cryo Science – they’re the oldest and trusted brand, offering the coldest and most consistent Sessions Possible.



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Secondly, if you are claustrophobic, having your head exposed in a cryosauna is the better option for you since you will never feel trapped inside a small freezing room like you would in a cryo chamber. Lastly, since you get the same body response from a cryo chamber but you don’t need to immerse yourself fully in nitrogen gas, choosing to use the cryo sauna is an easy decision.

All Cryosauna doors are on magnets that can easily be opened whenever the client feels necessary.


Your privacy is very important to us at Icehouse Cryotherapy. When you are inside our cryosauna your body is never seen to the cryo tech. When you are inside a cryo Chamber your full body is visible to the cryo tech who is standing with you. Cryo ChamberTo some people this may seem completely fine, but we try to keep our customers as shielded from us as possible. After all this is not a medical procedure.

Fun Facts!

Most commonly used cryochambers only go down to around -180 degrees fahrenheit compared to -300 with cryosaunas.

Cryochambers allow for multiple people to do the treatment at once, while this may seem like a positive as you can do it with a friend, the effect is not equal. You want your space to be as cold as possible, when you are standing next to a human who is emitting vast amounts of heat the temperature in the room falls substantially. You may think its not a big deal, but when you are talking about extreme negative temperatures a little bit of heat can cause the temperature to drastically change.

The inside of most cryochambers are metal. Which means at such extreme low temperatures the side walls of a cryo chamber become very cold and not recommend that you touch them for risk of frostbite!

For added safety, the Juka CryoSauna comes standard with with a non-locking pivoting door that can be opened at any time. The unit features a heated ventilating system to minimize moisture residues and to vent out used nitrogen gasiform air. The geometric design of the inner cabin optimizes convection of cryotherapy temperatures for improved session results.

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