If you are interested in a franchise for sale that is in sync with Australia’s growing healthcare needs, then running a Cryotherapy studio could be the business idea for you.

With our ageing population and an increasing trend towards obesity, more Australians are searching for practical and effective solutions to looking and feeling their best. Acknowledging this, the Australian Government is making a significant effort to encourage Australians to adopt a healthier lifestyle, resulting in a greater demand for fitness products and services.

Cryotherapy is not just for elite athletes and this is the encouraging aspect of our business model. An increasing number of older people have the time to work on their fitness and want to remain fit so they can better enjoy their retirement. From weekend warriors to those wanting a faster weight loss program or innovative beauty treatment, Cryotherapy has wide-ranging appeal and benefits.

In particular, the health industry remains a major area of opportunity. According to Australia’s National Health Survey, in 2014−15:

  • 15.3% had arthritis (3.5 million people)
  • 4 million Australians reported having anxiety or a mood disorder
  • 63.4% aged 18 years and over were overweight or obese (11.2 million people).

The opportunities as a CRYO Franchisee are only limited by your imagination and we are dedicated to keeping the business model simple and the cost of entry reasonable.

If you would like to know more about how you can become part of this exciting and innovative business for sale, contact CRYO franchise management.

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Finding the right business for sale that offers extensive benefits in a growing market can be difficult.

The opportunity to open a CRYO studio gives you the chance to own a franchise business that uses one of the most exciting technologies in the healthcare sector. We are currently welcoming applications from like-minded people who will share our vision of delivering the benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy to people across our nation.

To become a CRYO franchisee, you will need to demonstrate a solid business background and excel in customer service. In return, you will have the chance to run a premium business with extensive and ongoing support. We offer:

  • Site selection advice: based on professional location and customer database analysis
  • Studio design and construction plans: full interior/exterior design/layout right down to furniture and signage
  • List of preferred 3rd party suppliers trained in CRYO requirements, e.g. builders, nitrogen suppliers, financial providers, insurance, IT, legal and security matters
  • Equipment sourcing, installation and technical support for your new Cryotherapy machine
  • Fully integrated, automated client and CRYO management systems, including booking and e-commerce capabilities ensuring efficient and seamless operation for minimal staffing costs
  • Training on all procedures and office technology
  • Marketing and PR: website/social media maintenance and strategies for new business.

The opportunities as a CRYO Franchisee are only limited by your imagination and we are dedicated to keeping the business model simple and the cost of entry reasonable – delete as this is repeated from above.

If you would like to know more about how you can become part of this exciting and innovative business for sale, contact CRYO franchise management.

our cryotherapy technology

CRYO is proud to have been the very first to bring Cryotherapy to Sydney following years of extensive research. We love that our stylish locations can provide our clients with a unique CRYO experience like no other! Importantly, our in depth research into Cryotherapy technology led us to be the first in Australia / New Zealand to install the safest and most technologically advanced Cryotherapy machine worldwide – the Cryocabin. Key advantages include superior design and structure, advanced safety features, very efficient on liquid nitrogen consumption and highly technologically advanced.

From a client perspective, the Cryocabin provides a safe and comfortable session delivering a very fine mist via patented vortex technology ensuring an overall distribution of cold is felt across the whole body. Clients can easily see details about their treatment including temperatures, time remaining and a heat map of their upper body.

The Cryocabin is manufactured by CTN in Finland who are known for developing equipment that are the best of their breed.

who we’re looking for

We are upfront in saying that we will be selective in our choice of business partner and expect you to meet certain criteria that aligns with the values and goals of the CRYO brand.

It is important to go through this process to ensure it is the right fit for both us and you. We will be looking for enthusiastic people who can demonstrate the following:

  • Passion for helping those with healthcare needs
  • Solid business background and demonstrated dedication to customer service
  • Adherence to strict safety standards
  • Maintain the highest standards of operational excellence and safety
  • Ability to follow systems and procedures
  • Adequate capital to invest in the business


Exposing the body to intense cold for a short period activates a powerful survival mechanism that causes the blood vessels near the skin to contract (vasoconstriction) and re-route blood to major organs to maintain your core body temperature. During this process, your blood fills with oxygen, nutrients and healing enzymes. Following your treatment, the blood vessels dilate (vasodilation) and the enriched blood rushes back to the skin and muscle tissues. Oxygenated blood is circulated and anti-inflammatories released to help relieve pain and soothe swollen joints. In addition to anti-inflammatories, the release of ‘feel good’ endorphins means you will leave CRYO feeling positive, refreshed and relaxed.

Below is a comparison table comparing the benefits of Cryotherapy vs an ice bath:

  Whole Body Cryotherapy Ice Bath
Treatment Delivery Extreme Cold Air (-110 degrees  – 150 degrees) Cold water (7 – 15 degrees)
Resulting Skin Temp 0 degrees – 2 degrees 7 degrees – 15 degrees
Treatment Time 1.5 mins – 3 mins 15 – 20 mins
Level of Comfort High Low
Response from Body Vasodilation; Internal Blood Cycle Warmed blood to peripherals
Enriches Blood YES NO
Increases Hemoglobin YES NO
Blood Temperature Change Increased Decreased
Improves Blood Circulation YES NO
Improves Immune System YES NO
Risk of Hyperthermia NO YES
Release of Endorphins YES NO
Time to Return to Exercise Immediately 12 to 24 hours
Improves Skin Health YES NO
Increases Collagen Production YES NO

When you arrive at CRYO you will be greeted by our friendly staff at reception and taken to your own change room to privately discuss your treatment goals, medical history and ask any questions you may have. You then have the opportunity to watch an introductory video to learn more about the CRYO experience and sign our waiver before preparing for your treatment. You will need to ensure you are wearing underwear (with no metal attached) and a pair of socks for your treatment. CRYO can provide you with ugg boots, gloves and a fluffy gown to wear. During your CRYO treatment, your highly trained CRYO Technician will be with you at all times. Your body will be briefly enveloped in a fine nitrogen mist and safely cooled to between -110 to -150 degrees for up to 3 minutes. Following your CRYO session, you can redress in your changeroom and relax at reception before moving on with your day!

Yes, we are very proud to be the first in Australia to have installed the safest and most technologically advanced cryotherapy machine on the market – the CryoCabin. The mist encircling your body inside the Cryocabin is nitrogen, a non-toxic gas that makes up over 70% of the air we breathe. Your head is above the top of the Cryocabin at all times and your hands and feet are well protected by insulating boots and gloves. A highly trained CRYO Technician stays with you throughout the session monitoring your body’s response. Oxygen monitors, alarms and other safe guards are also used to track your progress. You are able to leave the Cryocabin at any time. Rest assured, client safety is our highest priority.

This really depends on the reasons you are wanting to use CRYO and also dependant on how your body uniquely responds to the treatment. For this reason, we recommend that new clients trial CRYO over around 3 sessions. For general wellbeing, we recommend 1-2 sessions per week. For pain management, muscle repair and recovery and injury management, we recommend as often as your body feels you need the treatment. For skin rejuvenation, raising of the metabolism and accelerated injury recovery, we recommend 3 sessions per week.

Generally CRYO is a safe and effective treatment for most people, however it is not suitable for women who are pregnant or anyone who has:

  • Raynauds
  • A heart condition
  • A pace maker
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) and does not have their doctors written consent to undergo CRYO treatment
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy
  • Cold allergies
  • Cold activated asthma
  • Vascular conditions
  • Underactive thyroid and is not taking medication
  • Active infection

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