What are the benefits of Whole Body Vibration ? October 16 2014, 0 Comments
Mechanical Vertical Vibration create stretch reflexes in your tendons thereby stimulating involuntary muscle contractions throughout your body via your nervous and musculo-skeletal system. These repeated oscillations stimulate repeated contractions, like repetitions of a weight exercise at the gym, resulting in increased muscle strength and work tolerance. WBV provides enhanced power training to principle muscle groups in less time.
Improves balance and coordination
The moving plate stimulates stretch receptors and tendon reflexes in your joints. This stimulates increased receptor activity in a safe environment, challenging your balance and coordination systems.
Increases bone density
Can reverse the effects of osteoporosis by increasing the mechanical stressors on the bones via the involuntary muscle contractions created by the machine as well as balancing the hormones within the body.
Reduces joint pain & inflammation while reducing ligamentous stress
The vertical movement creates a stretching in the joints, increasing space and replacing fluid between the bones as well as stimulating a dramatic increase of critical blood flow to these areas. It is especially good for spinal tightness. WBV improves mobility and flexibility of your joints and relieves stress to joints, ligaments and tendons while releasing tension throughout your body.
Improved pelvic floor function
Pelvic floor instability usually results from softening of connective tissue during pregnancy. Vibrational therapy quickly brings the hormonal system into balance, enabling connective tissue to recover its strength and firmness.
Speeds recovery from surgery or trauma
The improved blood and lymph circulation created by the vibration speed up healing time by the body. The serotonin release decreases emotional trauma effect by the patient and HGH release aids in body recovery as well. By increasing the overall balance of the body, Whole Body Vibration stimulates a more efficient rate of recovery starting at the cellular level of the body. WBV training also prevents loss of muscular strength from surgery due to lack of exercise during the initial recovery period.
Increased circulation of blood & improvement of cardiovascular system
Blood vessels are located between muscles that “pump” the blood throughout your body. The vibrations create muscle contractions, which in turn promote blood flow through to the next area, increasing cardiac output and overall circulation. This is great for people who are either inactive, starting to get active, have circulation problems etc. Scientists are comparing it to a full hour of cardiovascular workout.
WBV stimulates your nervous system’s proprioceptors, triggering your muscles and joints to remind you of where you are in space. Sort of like a work out for your nerve receptors. Muscle contraction is an all or nothing nervous response to stimulus so there you have it, instant nervous system stimulation. WBV can stimulate those muscles that the brain is unable to find, thereby minimizing lower body atrophy in spinal chord patients.
Increased lymph drainage & detoxification of systems
The lymphatic system is connected to every organ in the body and is absolutely essential in purifying the body to strengthen the entire immune system. Many consider the proper lymphatic drainage to be even more important than blood circulation. These fluids, however, require the pumping actions of movement and exercise, which is often severely limited in today’s sedentary society of increased toxins and poor nutrition. Vibration therapy stimulates lymph drainage to promote detoxification and strengthening of the immune system. As mentioned above, the lymph system is a primary way to dispose of toxins and keep our body healthy. Inactivity as well as over bombardment of toxins leads to stagnation of the Lymph system. WBV stimulates the lymph system to improve the rate at which toxins are disposed from our body, thus accelerating your body’s healing response. New cells are more resilient, vibrant, and function together more cohesively as a healthier, longer lasting body.
Relieves menopausal symptoms
Improved body efficiency and improvement of hormonal systems effects those at any age, especially those needing increased hormonal balance during body-life transitions.
Improved mood and energy level – Increased secretion of serotonin, a hormone which is used in many anti- depressants, is released into the body.
Increased Hormone Production
WBV increases the release of hormones that are important in the regeneration & repair processes of our bodies, such as:
- Human Growth Hormone, which increases up to %460.
- Serotonin, “the neurotransmitter of happiness, relaxation and well-being”
- Neurotrophine, a hormone that stimulates brain activity
- Testosterone, the male hormone that keeps men and women frisky and feeling young
- IGF-1, another growth hormone that slows the aging process and in many cases, even reverses its effects
- When you increase the number of optimal functioning cells, this promotes improved strength, stamina, coordination, mental clarity, as well as vitality and overall well-being. Users of the TSVS have also experienced accelerated recovery from injuries and disappearance of chronic symptoms.
Decreases Body Fat
WBV works several ways to dissolve excess body fat; it increases metabolism which burns calories more rapidly; increases blood circulation and lymphatic drainage thereby removing toxins faster. Human Growth Hormone secretion increases dramatically (460%). Excess body fat melts away effortlessly. People who use a Whole body vibration device for 10 minutes, three times a week, lose significantly more fat than those who engage in aerobic activity for one hour three times a week! Without sweating, bad body odor or even make-up smudging, a 10 minutes session of WBV is the equivalent of a 40-90 minute workout. The old fat deposits that have been stagnantly sitting in areas (you know where they are) are stimulated for use by the body again, thereby promoting fat metabolism and decreased body fat
Call it a natural face-lift. Your skin, being the largest organ in our body, is also stimulated to tighten up and become more elastic with vibrational therapy. Noticeable is the dissolving of cellulite areas and tightening of the facial muscles.
Decreases Stress levels
Daily life is stressful, causing the release of toxic stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine. These chemicals through the immune system out of balance as well as destroy brain cells by the millions. WBV increases human growth hormone and serotonin secretion, thereby lowering cortisol and epinephrine secretion up to 31%. This plus the increased circulatory effects of WBV positively counteract the effects of stress on the body as well as the spirit.
To understand how Whole Body Vibration Technology works on a cellular level, we need to remember the age old truth that everything has a natural vibration – from the ground we walk on – to the air we breath – to the water we drink – everything is vibrating. The cells in our body, likewise, have their own optimal individual vibrations as well. Liver cells vibrate different then heart cells, which vibrate at a different rate then brain cells, etc. All of these vibrations go to make up our particular frequency. Good health is nothing more then our cells, and subsequently our energetic systems, vibrating at the rate they were designed to vibrate and in harmony with each other.
Generally, vibrations are negatively effected by imbalances in our bodies. These imbalances are created by the following:
- Toxic substances we eat or drink (sugar, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, drugs, low nutritional foods, heavy metals in our foods)
- Environmental toxins and pollutions we inhale (smog, pesticides,lead)
- Exposure to a negative energetic environment (high stressed job, toxic relationships)
- How we process information in our bodies (negative attitudes or conditioning)
As we age, the speed of our cells being able to keep up with all the work of constantly cleaning out the toxins introduced to our bodies slowly decreases. Cells struggle with poor nutrition, low oxygen levels, environmental toxins, and stagnation of lymph fluids. I am referring to the vibration rate of the cells themselves. Most diseased conditions can be attributed to your body’s inability to “clean up” fast enough all of the toxins our current world presents (optimal cellular waste removal). The above mentioned conditions feed into the slowing down of cell vibrations. This results in decreasing the individual metabolism and functions of our cells. Low vibrations then lead to buildup of toxins because the cell is unable to metabolize as fast resulting in immune system deficiencies, muscle and joint degeneration, cancers, and a multitude of illnesses.
Vibrational therapy produces a chain reaction whereas all the cells in your body respond to the different frequency vibrations of the machine and thereby increase their own vibration & metabolism. This is a powerful way to ensure that you cells keep up to speed with the speed in which they receive all these negative toxins, to be able to metabolize and secrete back out of the body that which is harmful and detrimental. When you increase the number of optimal cells, tissues and organs will lead to improved strength, stamina, coordination, mental clarity, as well as vitality and overall well being. Think of a garbage truck always dumping out 5 bags of garbage a day and now can only dump out 3 bags a day, but are still receiving 5 bags a day of trash to dump. By increasing the rate of cellular absorption and activity, you are stimulating those garbage trucks back up to 5 dumps a day.
WBV training is a great passive way to create a more active cellular body. This extremely safe device is helpful to: the elderly; weak and fragile population & overly obese who don’t have enough strength to do the cardio they need or have balance issues that prevent long walks on uneven surfaces; those with a sedentary lifestyle; those too busy to find time to exercise; patients in rehabilitation and athletes looking for that extra edge. Everyone can benefit from this comprehensive exercise system that is now available to the masses.
WBV stimulates the body’s own healing response as well as stimulating the regeneration of healthy cells. Using the platform also prevents loss of muscular strength from surgery due to lack of exercise during the initial recovery period. Athletes use the WBV training to maintain higher levels of overall fitness and to hasten recovery from injuries.
The following are more specific clinical uses of WBV:
Emphysema: Under normal circumstances, it is nearly impossible for patients with emphysema to undertake any kind of physical exercise. WBV enables these patients to achieve most of the benefits of a regular workout and help them to do cardio fitness training such as walking, or even running.
MS/ALS and spinal chord injury: Patients with multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are unable to train because the nerves are no longer capable of controlling the muscles properly. WBV activates the muscles directly without relying on the nervous system. Patients then feel better, have more energy to cope with everyday activities, experience less pain and are less dependent on others.
Osteoporosis: Millions of Americans, especially women are at risk of developing this disease, which results from the decalcification of the bone due to hormonal imbalances. Bones become fragile with a tendency to break easily. WBV increases bone density, usually reversing the effects of osteoporosis by increasing the mechanical stress on the bones via the involuntary muscle contractions created by the machine as well as by balancing the hormones within the body.
Arthritis and Rheumatism: WBV therapy can reduce the pain and discomfort of these conditions. It has been proven to increase blood circulation in the joints and dramatically improve flexibility and range of motion.
Lower back pain: WBV can strengthen the lower back muscles that cause back pain. Patients with acute back hernias should not use vibration therapy.