What is Whole Body Vibration?
The science behind Whole Body Vibration (WBV) has been around for over 40 years, and the effects of WBV are remarkable. Whole Body Vibration utilizes vertical, oscillating, and elliptical vibration to provide the right vibration for the right results. Medical research has shown that WBV is able to build bone mass, build muscle mass, improve circulation in the legs and brain, burn calories, improve overall sense of well being, increase flexibility, rehab injuries and even reduce stress.
Possibly the most striking are WBV effects on Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. One study done on Parkinson’s patients found a dramatic 25% improvement in stiffness and tremors with only 4 short treatments. In multiple sclerosis patients, one short session showed improvements one week later in markers of balance and stability. These indicate health benefits that cannot be obtained from any other treatment.
How does it work?
The body undergoes the stimulating changes of rapid acceleration/deceleration, similar to running or being on a trampoline. Standing for 5-10 minutes a day, while doing a few movements to transfer the vibration of the machine into various body regions, increases the flow of freshly oxygenated blood into the tissues, enhances lymphatic drainage and generally loosens things up. For people with injuries, WBV will enhance rehabilitation by increasing blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. WBV as a fitness routine helps improve muscle strength by contracting the muscles 20 to 50 times per second, which in turn will also give positive cardio effects.
What will you experience?
- Reduced pain sensation and pain-related disability in patients affected by chronic low back pain
- Enhanced balance/posture
- Bone loss counteraction
- Improved flexibility
- Increased muscle strength
- Stimulating the lymphatic system
- Muscle massage with low joint impact