It sounds too good to be true: can you really get all kinds of health benefits from standing on a vibrating platform? Is that the only exercise you need? Can you quit working out? Well, not exactly, but there are many benefits from participating in whole body vibration therapy.
Vibration therapy is taking the world by storm and we’re here to tell you about the amazing benefits that come along with it.
Whole body vibration machines have been around for a while. We’ve seen them at gyms and other places in the past – but what are they good for? In the past, people believed that they were a weight loss or body fat loss machine that helped easily get remove those unwanted pounds, however, more recently, vibration therapy machines have been used to increase physicality and offer pain relief to those suffering from injury or serious conditions like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s.
Where Did Vibration Therapy Come From?
Getting its start in Russia’s space program, vibrational platforms have been implemented to prevent astronauts from losing bone and muscle mass while in space. NASA-funded scientists have suggested that astronauts might prevent bone loss by standing on a vibrating plate for up to 20 minutes each day. Held down with elastic straps, the astronauts are able to continue working on other tasks while they lightly vibrate.
As word began to travel, other countries began to experiment with this concept. Before too long, this therapy was taking the world by storm because of its revolutionary benefits for things like chronic pain and posture.
What Does Vibration Therapy Help With?
Vibration therapy has been looked into as an option to improving physicality and reducing the negative effects that aging has on the body. This kind of therapy is able to reduce swelling and pain, build muscle, increase stamina and energy, and also balance out your hormones. Studies have shown that it can also help patients who haven’t responded well to conventional methods of treatment. Overall, the benefits include:
- Increase bone density
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Promote immune response
- Increase healing
- Promote joint flexibility
- Decrease stress
- Increase energy
- Aid in detoxification of the body
- Improve posture
Another perk of vibration therapy is their ability to help retrain our brains to correct posture. We call this neuromuscular reeducation. Overtime the sitting, standing, walking, and exercising we do puts stress on our bodies and takes a toll on our postures. It can also result in pain, tissue damage, and more. By retraining your brain to correct your poster and bio-mechanics, you’ll lower your risk of recurring pain in the future.
How Does it Work?
When you come in for vibration therapy, you’ll stand on the vibration platform and then your muscles have to make multiple rapid adjustments, sometimes as many as 50 times per second, to keep your body balanced. It’s also been proven that exercises performed on these platforms can be up to three times for effective than if they were done without it. We use body weights along with the machine to help workout your brain’s natural reflex to stand straight and tall. By doing this, your brain comprehends a healthier way to control your postural muscles. Using this technique also allows us to strengthen damaged posture muscles. Your posture will thank you for vibration therapy!
How Often Should You Use This?
Advocates from Mayo Clinic say that doing vibration therapy for 15 minutes three times a week can help improve things like flexibility and blood flow.
What Should I Be Aware of?
Hypervibe notes that vibration therapy can be harmful for certain users. If you have implants, fractures, conditions like epilepsy, or are pregnant, you should consult your doctor before trying vibration therapy. We can talk with you about your current state of health and whether or not we would recommend this kind of therapy to you.
While vibration therapy has many benefits, it’s not a cure-all therapy. It’s important that if you want to improve your health and fitness that you continue to enjoy a healthy diet with physical activity each day.
Good Vibrations with Spine Correction Center
If you want to see if this technique is right for you, call now for a free consultation (970)-658-5115. If other therapies have failed you, this could be what finally provides you with the help you’re looking for. The cutting edge of neurology and musculoskeletal treatments is happening right here with Spine Correction Center, come by today!