Operating out of the Sarah Vande Berg (SVB) Tennis & Wellness Center in Zephyrhills, Florida, Negative Zero serves Greater Tampa area athletes and seniors alike. Unlike other cryotherapy centers, the SVB tennis center offers clients a one-stop shop for all of your non-invasive wellness needs, such as salt therapy, massage, Peak Performance Training, and more.
Should I do cryotherapy?
We often neglect the recovery aspect of a wellness regiment, leading to unnecessary soreness, pain and chronic disorders. After only 3 minutes in our Whole Body Cryotherapy Chamber, you’ll feel reinvigorated, re-energized and ready to take on your next challenge. Unless you suffer from one of the conditions below, cryotherapy is a safe, effective and quick recovery method.
The following conditions are contraindications to whole body cryotherapy:
Pregnancy, severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.
What does cryotherapy do?
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is the practice of using cold temperatures to promote natural healing and wellness which dates back to ancient civilizations. Developed in 1978 by Dr. Toshima Yamauchi to treat rheumatoid arthritis, whole body cryotherapy uses a temperature range of -90 Celsius (-130oF) to -120 Celsius (-184oF) to hypercool the body for 3-minutes — similar to how athletes use ice baths or how you would ice a sprained ankle.
What they are saying about Cryotherapy
“What can’t be denied is the way that [cryotherapy] makes you feel. You do three minutes in one of those cryotherapy places and you come out like ‘WOO.’ I’ll give a lot for that ‘WOO.’”“Joe Rogan
Host of the world’s most popular podcast
“It’s been phenomenal for me and my recovery. Now, I’m not sore at all during or after games because I’m doing the right things to take care of my body. There are so many benefits. It’s really cold when you’re in the chamber, but three minutes fly by quickly. Then, when you step out, it’s the best feeling ever. It’s almost like you never had any issues or soreness.”
“Exposure to cold has profound effects on many parts and functions of the body, including the brain, immune system, and metabolism, among others. Perhaps the most clear-cut examples of cryotherapy’s beneficial effects are observed in the brain, where levels of the hormone and neurotransmitter norepinephrine – responsible for vigilance, attention, focus, and positive mood – increase markedly when the body is exposed to extreme cold.“Dr. Rhonda Patrick