“The Next Generation of
Health Equipment” – Whole Body Vibration
What is Whole Body
The Whole Body Vibration
Machine is a platform that you stand on which produces
vibrations offering a stimulus to the body. The energy is
safely and effectively transferred to your body,
stimulating every cell – your muscles, your bones and
your soft tissue. The body reacts involuntarily with
multiple muscle contractions in order to rebalance you on
the plate. The quick movement of the platform also
increases the “g” force of the body. As acceleration
increases, your body will feel like it weighs more thus
mimicking weight-bearing exercise. The result is less
stress on the joints, ligaments and tendons when compared
to regular resistance training.
History of WBV
Vibration exercise has been
researched and studied for over 50 years utilizing a
frequency range that has been proven both safe and
effective. The technology was originally developed by the
Russian space program to preserve muscle and bone mass in
zero gravity conditions. These researchers found that it
not only stopped the loss but strengthened muscle tissue
and increased bone density. They then began using this
technology to prevent injury to their Olympic athletes and
to rehabilitate them from injury.
In the early 1990’s,
after the fall of Communism in Russia, Whole Body
Vibration technology was introduced to the Orient and
Europe. It continues to be used extensively, studied and
enhanced. After decades of research, NASA, many
professional athletes, sports teams, medical centers, spas
and health clubs have embraced this technology.
Practitioners in the United States are becoming aware of
its systemic effects and therapeutic applications.
10 MINUTES OF VIBRATION
= 1 HOUR WORKOUT
When you workout you are
targeting one muscle group at a time. However, when
you are on a Whole Body Vibration Machine, 97% of all
muscles are engaged and forced to respond at once just to
keep you stable. Couple this with also working under
a much greater “g” force, your health and fitness
results are accelerated. Add weights, resistance
bands, etc. and your body is working much harder than it
would on stable ground.
The result… more benefits in far less time than
Who should use WBV?
There are health benefits
possible for everyone from the very young to the elderly.
WBV machines are also a great alternative for people who
enjoy an active lifestyle, but do not have the time for a
lengthy work-out three or more times a week.
However, you don’t have to be an athlete or in need of
physical therapy to benefit from using WBV machines.
What are the benefits?
The benefits range from an
immediate improvement in blood circulation, to a variety
of other measurable outcomes, such as increased muscle
strength and flexibility, better range of motion, better
core conditioning and stability, faster recovery, enhanced
metabolism, increased bone mineral density, reduction of
the stress hormone cortisol, elevation of Human Growth
Hormone (HGH), improved lymphatic flow, decrease in fat
and cellulite, and many more. It has also been used to
improve conditions of Osteoporosis, Diabetic Neuropathy,
Fibromyalgia, MS, Parkinson’s, Incontinence, Arthritis,
Knee, Back, and Joint Pain, Autism, Attention Deficit
Disorder and more.