“The Next Generation of Health
Whole Body Vibration (WBV)
What is Whole Body Vibration (WBV)?
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 Whole Body Vibration (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 OF WEIGHT BEARING EXERCISE!
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
The result… more benefits in far less time than conventional exercise.
WHO SHOULD USE WHOLE BODY VIBRATION (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 OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION (WBV)?
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.