Did you know that enduring stress for a long period of time can lead to anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder? For Law Enforcement Officers, this is increased as their job requirements are increasingly dangerous and stressful. In fact, “evidence suggests that policing provides unique sets of stressors that may place officers at particularly high risk for early deaths, heart attacks, and other health-related problems”. Irregular sleep patterns can also lead to health, safety, and performance issues, which is why it is imperative that Law Enforcement Officers take special care of their physical and psychological health to endure the stressors specific to their jobs.
Whole Body Cryotherapy Can Help!
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is the process of exposing the body to ultra-low temperatures (-90 to -120 C) in the controlled environment of a Cryosauna for up to 3 minutes. As the session begins your skin is cooled first, which stimulates your Central Nervous System, causing your body to send blood rushing to your core to protect the organs in a “fight or flight” reaction to sub-zero temperatures. While protecting the organs your blood becomes oxygenated and nutrient dense. Beneficial biochemicals such as endorphins, adrenaline, and oxytocin are produced and infused throughout the body. The release of these anti-anxiety hormones results in improved mood and lower anxiety levels. After your session, your body begins to rapidly reheat itself, causing increased circulation and decreased inflammation. During this process, toxins and metabolic waste are removed from your system, and the new supply of oxygenated blood stimulates cell regeneration. This allows the body to feel refreshed, renewed, and energized as it heals from within.
We are thrilled to be assisting Captain Vrooman, Murrieta Police Department, and other Law Enforcement professionals with their wellness goals. If you’d like more information on how cryotherapy may help you reach or maintain your health and wellness goals for 2018, call us at 951-394-COLD (2653) or stop by and visit us at 27901 Jefferson Ave., Temecula.