Vibration machine health benefits
Updated: Dec 30, 2020
Try our new vibration machine and enjoy its benefits
There’s a wave of interest in whole body vibration machines. We feel it has amazing overall benefits for health, alongside its low impact on the body, especially vulnerable joints. Whole Body Vibration machines help strengthen the body, enhanced circulation, promote whole body relaxation, and increases bone density, to name a few.
Vibrations can really do all that? The vibrations cause stretch reflex where muscles contract and relax, which is the body’s way of responding to stimulation. This is why it can feel like a workout, depending on the intensity and length of time on the vibration machine.
The benefits are vast:
It helps reduce pain associated with chronic low back pain and sciatica. As it improves muscle function, it also helps with proprioception (also called kinesthesia), which is the body’s ability to move without consciously thinking about our environment. This is really important to maintain and keep healthy in years later in life.
It is a champion for cellular respiration - it increases oxygen and vital nutrients that are constantly being delivered to cells all over the body, and removing waste products no longer required by the cell in order to be eliminated. This, in turn, helps boost and maintain a healthy immune system.
It helps to increase bone density and reduce bone loss, especially improving strength and balance in older adults. It naturally increases key hormones in the body that prevents further development of osteoporosis, as well as helping to build muscle and boost the metabolism. Interestingly, Russian scientists tested vibration on astronauts in an effort to decrease the loss of muscle and bone mass in space. Russian athletes also used whole body vibration machines in the 1980s given it's benefits regarding performance enhancement.
Because it feels like a workout, there are positive side effects in terms of reducing visceral fat (excess fat stored around the organs) merely from the vibrations and stretch relax response. Exercise helps regulate the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, and the vibration machine is a whole body workout.
It helps everyone - from high performing athletes to those suffering from low mobility. Most machines on the market have various speeds and levels, which can be catered to everyone.
It’s easy to use as we are right alongside you at the start. Also, rather than investing in a machine and taking up valuable space in the home, or taking the chance of using it without an alignment assessment from a health care professional, stopping by Infinity Chiropractic & Wellness means you will have someone there to assess your needs and walk you through the whole process.
Is it safe? The platform of the vibration machine stabilizes the body and moves based on the recommendation of our in-house mobility experts to ensure optimal stability. For example, if the massage therapist or chiropractor notices there is a rotation in the spine or hips, often the vibration machine is not recommended to be used. The beauty is that there’s no guessing for our clients, because our health care providers can inspect the alignment of the body and provide recommendations based on the care plan to make sure it’s safe to use.
There are several options based on the care required and the timeframe you have for your visit at the clinic. So, patients and clients have been trying it on its own or adding five to ten minutes before an hour long massage or after an adjustment. Our health care professionals will be able to guide you and provide recommendations that suit your individual needs.
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