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Whole Body Vibration

Whole Body Vibration

We use whole body vibration therapy as an option to help enhance your fat loss experience. If you are unable to use vibrational therapy, alternative forms of exercise, such as walking 30 min per day can be substituted.

How it works

When using WBV machines, the body will be exposed to a level of vibration that promotes blood flow and lymphatic drainage. Most machines have a platform where you can stand on. This platform generates the vibration and transmits the intensity and the motion throughout the body. The intensity and the direction of this motion are crucial to the effects it can give you.
Whole Body Vibration increases the production of the regenerative and repair hormones. It also improves the blood circulation, increases the basal metabolic rate, strengthens bone tissue and improves lymph drainage. The net result is more strength, stamina, speed, increased flexibility, mobility and coordination, rapid recovery of muscles and tissue, improved collagen production and fat reduction. This is achieved with minimal stress on the joints and ligaments. You can perform static or dynamic movements including standing, sitting, kneeling, lying, and placing your hands on it. Almost any exercise from a typical gym workout to passively sitting on a chair and resting your feet can be done on a Whole Body Vibration Unit.

Oscillating: Oscillating (pivotal) movement generally supported by the medical community as a healthier type of vibration as it can handle more weight, have much less vertical impact on the body, reduce stress on the organs, and help keep the spine more flexible and loose. When using oscillating whole body vibration equipment, the engaged muscles contract alternately as in normal walking motion, so the same muscle groups on both sides of the body are not contracted at the same time. This is the style that is used by this office.

Automatically Exercising and Toning Your Muscles

You are familiar with the patellar or knee-jerk reflex (when a Doctor hits the tendon below the kneecap). This stretch reflex (myotatic) is an automatic muscle contraction in response to stretching within the muscle. When you are using whole body vibration, the vibrating plate provides the stimulus for a similar type of reaction for your entire body. The various exercise positions will require those particular muscles to respond affecting all of its muscle fibers, ligaments and tendons. Using a variety of exercise positions the entire body can exercised and toned. The plate by moving very fast creates an unbelievable stimulus causing your muscles to tone and strengthen faster than any other form of exercise.

Increases Your Lymphatic Drainage

Our body vibrates every single moment it pumps blood. Hence, vibration is essential for our blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. But what is lymphatic drainage? The lymphatic system is a network of ducts and nodes that drains toxins out of the body tissue and muscles in the body. These nodes help in conveying antibodies into the muscles, making our bodies stronger and resistant to fatigue. Lymph nodes play a significant role in our immune system, which most people forget to pay attention to. The Red Light therapy releases fat into the lymphatic ducts to be carried out like other toxins. Unfortunately, the lymphatic system is not capable of pumping toxins out of these ducts and nodes by itself and heavily relies on muscle activity. When you stand on the whole body vibration unit, it stimulates this muscle activity and allows the lymphatic system to flow and eliminate the released fat along with other body toxins.

Is it safe?

Yes. The VibraTrim is safe for everybody that wants to improve his or her fitness and health. From the physically fit to the sedentary, almost everyone can enjoy the benefits of this therapy. You can be overweight, have chronic pain, stiffness, or even be recovering from an injury, and still get benefits from the VibraTrim.

Who cannot use the VibraTrim?

Most adults from the physically fit to the sedentary can use the VibraTrim. While the following list of medical conditions is not complete, we strongly advise that you consult with your physician before using the VibraTrim if any of the following conditions applies to you. This does not mean that if you are suffering from any of the conditions on the list, you could never use the VibraTrim. In a number of cases, it is highly recommended to integrate vibration training in a treatment plan under medical advice of a doctor, specialist or physiotherapist.

  • Pregnancy
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Pulmonary embolism
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Acute hernia, ruptured discs, spondylolysis
  • Acute Thrombosis
  • Severe diabetes
  • Known neurological conditions
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Frequent Migraines
  • Epilepsy
  • Pre-existing deep vein thrombosis
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Recent infections
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Pacemaker & Implantable Cardioverter
  • Defribrillators
  • Cancer or Tumors
  • Known retinal conditions
  • Poor somatosensory receptor sensitivity on the plantar surfaces of the feet
  • Recently placed IUD’s, metal pins, or plates.

If you are experiencing other symptoms, brief or long-term conditions, or are on medication, consult your physician before beginning vibration therapy.