Whole Body Vibration Massage
The whole body vibration machine utilizes therapeutic vibration technology that provides low impact, pure vertical whole body massage with easy one-touch operation. The patented calibration technique compensates for the user’s weight to ensure a consistent experience every time. Whole body vibration is the purposeful exposure of the body to controlled vibration of specific frequency and strength in order to achieve health benefits.
Whole body vibration assists in reducing bone and muscle loss, improves flexibility and strength, promotes weight loss, and aids in treatment of diseases as a drug-free, non-invasive method. The whole body vibration machine has numerous settings, which target the body’s natural healing response by increasing cellular oxygen intake, stimulating cellular fluid movement, and facilitating cellular waste removal. As a result, the new cells are more resilient and vibrant, and function together more cohesively as a healthier, younger body.
Benefits – Whole Body Vibration Massage
- Improves blood and lymphatic circulation
- Increases bone density
- Aids in weight loss
- Tones muscles, tightens skin, and reduces cellulite
- Speeds recovery from surgery and trauma
- Relieves chronic pain
- Stimulates neurological system and production of human growth hormones
- Increases flexibility, range of motion, and mobility
- Reduces joint and ligament stress
- Assists in preventing osteoporosis
- Improves balance
- Removes toxins and improves immunity
- Relieves menopausal symptoms
- Tightens facial muscles
- Provides benefits of both anaerobic and aerobic exercise
- Improves overall well-being
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Recommended Usage of Whole Body Vibration Massage?10 minute sessions 3 times a week
Will more powerful vibration result in greater health benefits?In terms of vibration force, as long as the following considerations are observed:
It must be possible to be completely relaxed (no tensing to resist the vibration)
User must feel comfortable and at ease
Everyone should start low (around 15%), and gradually work up over a couple of weeks in order to acclimate the body and provide a reasonable time for any possible contraindications to surface
Vibration force should be limited to 1g (The unit does this automatically).
Is there any special preparation before or follow-up after Whole Body Vibration Massage (WBVM)?TWBV provides a tremendous boost to the circulation system, and the body’s response is to use this to aid elimination. Hence it is important to drink a glass or two of water after a TWBV session. This water will also aid the natural detoxifying effect that TWBV has on the body. Drink a modest amount of water before your TWBV session, especially if you are feeling dehydrated. TWBV improves fluid balance in the body, so it should have ample fluid for this purpose. Do not drink excessively prior to TWBV.
It is best to wait at least an hour after a big meal or drinking large quantities of fluids before TWBV. Although TWBV stimulates the internal organs and digestion, food sitting in the stomach may cause some physical discomfort, lessening an otherwise enjoyable experience.
Relax for a few minutes after TWBV to allow the body to assimilate the benefits of the session. The golden rule is to listen to your own body. Nobody knows it like you do.
Do I need to do anything special during WBVM?Relax! Relax the muscles, relax the joints, and breathe evenly and deeply through the session. Deep breathing means breathing into the lower areas of the lung, using the tummy muscles. If you find at any point that you are unconsciously tensing or resisting the vibration, then reduce the strength of the vibration using the control panel. Tensing interferes with the process and hence diminishes the benefits. Specifically, the results are much greater when relaxed at a low setting than when tense at a high setting.
Never lock the joints. When standing on the vibration platform, ensure that you don’t lock your knees. In other words, if you can still straighten them a bit more then you have got your stance just right. Bending the knees too much causes the vibration to be absorbed by the muscles of the legs and prevents the vibration from traveling through the whole body. While this is useful for strength training of the legs, it diminishes the all-round wellness benefits.
Do not slouch. Keep the chest open and breath full and deep into the lungs. Sometimes called diaphragmatic-breathing or tummy-breathing, air is drawn into the lungs and swelling the stomach. There are two reasons for this. First, keeping the chest open helps lymphatic circulation by allowing an open return path. Second, tummy breathing improves the oxygen concentration of the blood. When coupled with the improved blood flow resulting from TWBV this provides even higher levels of cellular oxygenation.
How can WBVM play a role in exercise?TWBV stimulates muscle fibers and has been shown through many studies to cause an increase in lean muscle mass. The amount of muscle development will depend upon how much work the muscles are doing. TWBV can be used for exercise by combining regular resistance or stretching exercise with TWBV.
TWBV reduces muscle stiffness after a workout. For this purpose TWBV can be used directly after the workout. TWBV is also an effective way to prepare the muscles for resistance training.
How should I get started with WBVM?TWBV may be an unfamiliar experience and you may have sensitivity to even very low levels of vibration. Hence we recommend that you always start at very low strength, increasing gradually to the normal setting of 50% over the course of the first two weeks.
Depending on one’s state of health, the body will react differently to the first few sessions of TWBV. If your body is in serious need of cleansing, then the effects of the first session or two will be deep detoxification. Detoxification can result in discomfort in the day following TWBV. Be sure to drink plenty of water after the session is complete.
Should I check with my doctor before using WBVM?Yes, although the strength of the vibration needs to be taken into account. For example, if the vibration is reduced to where it is almost imperceptible, then there are few, if any, contraindications. The contraindications below are typical for average vibration settings and are necessarily conservative. It is always recommended that you check with your healthcare provider.
- Acute thrombosis
- Serious cardiovascular disease
- Recent wounds from an operation or surgery
- Hip and knee implants
- Acute hernia, discopathy, or spondylolysis
- Severe diabetes
- Recent infections
- Severe migraine
- Recently placed IUDs, metal pins, or plates
- Electrolyte imbalance
- Phlebitis or other risk factors associated with of pulmonary embolism
- Gall bladder problems relating to lymphatic drainage
- Existing retinal detachment or any predisposition to retinal detachment.