There are numerous health benefits resulting from the use of Whole Body Vibration and it is recommended throughout the medical community, including rehabilitation and therapeutic centers, chiropractors and physical therapists. They are not only proven and diverse, but they can also be easily achieved. Regardless of your age, body type or physical condition, anyone can reap the benefits and enhance general well-being by using Whole Body Vibration. It is not difficult to do, but it can also be challenging – the degree of difficulty is entirely up to you.
One of the top reasons to use Whole Body Vibration as an addition to your normal exercise routine is that all the benefits can be achieved with minimal stress on the joints and ligaments. WBV stimulates your nerves, bones and muscles, with similar effects of weight training, while you are performing static or dynamic movements on the machine, including standing, sitting, and placing your hands or legs on it.
At iSWEATLODGE, we provide two premium WBV machines, located in a separate space, with hand weights, mats, roller balls
and a slideshow screen that shows different exercise options. We recommend 10-minutes of Whole Body Vibration prior to the infrared heat body wrap. By combining both in one session, the detoxification process is fully optimized.
BENEFITS OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION
Did you know that our body vibrates every single moment it pumps blood? Vibration is essential for our blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
WHAT IS LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE?
Your lymphatic system plays a vital role in maintaining your overall health. Linked to your immune system, the lymphatic system is a network of ducts and nodes that transports a beneficial fluid — called lymph fluid — via specialized vessels throughout your body, known as lymphatic drainage. Your lymph fluid contains minerals and proteins necessary for organ health as well as infection-fighting white blood cells that prevent illness. Lymphatic vessels also transport bacteria, viruses, damaged cells and even cancer cells out of tissue fluids to help prevent the development of chronic diseases and disorders.
Lymph fluid passes through lymph nodes that produce immune cells. These cells assist your immune system in keeping you healthy and illness-free
Unfortunately, the lymphatic system is not capable of pumping toxins out of these nodes by itself and heavily relies on muscle activity. Engaging in regular, heavy physical activity such as aerobic exercises or weight training may be one method of improving lymph drainage. However, most of us do not have the time to exercise regularly or may not be able to perform such strenuous exercises. Fortunately, you can replace vigorous exercise with whole body vibration and receive even more health benefits than you would by exercising.
Spending a 10 minutes a day on the Whole Body Vibration platform will make you feel lighter, looser and more relaxed. You can feel the aches and pains, stiffness and tightness of your muscles seem to drain away. This is the lymphatic drainage at work!
WHOLE BODY VIBRATION HELPS BY:
Reducing lymph edema
Improving circulation to the lymphatic system
Removes waste and bacteria from the lymphatic system
Whole Body Vibration automatically exercises and tones your muscles. The vibration 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 be exercised and toned. The vibration creates an unbelievable stimulus causing your muscles to tone and strengthen faster than any other form of exercise.
The advantages for Whole Body Vibration Machines for muscle training are two fold. First by forcing your muscles) to hold a position on the platform for a certain length of time, your body will begin to recruit and activate more and more motor points, to help maintain this contraction. Motor points that are rarely exercised within a particular muscle are now brought into use, perhaps for the first time. Secondly, while the vibrations continue, the motor points that are recruited are forced to contract continuously, time after time, with no decrease in force output. This allows your muscles to achieve a state of maximum contraction very safely and effectively. The end result is that the entire muscle matures very quickly.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) / Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis are often unable to exercise normally because the body (i.e. the brain) is no longer capable of controlling the muscles properly. However, muscles are activated in an entirely different way while training on the Whole Body Vibration Machine because it causes a stretch reflex without conscious effort. These reflexes are possible because these actual diseases affects the nervous system rather than the muscle tissue. Exercising on the Whole Body Vibration Machine will not cure individuals with these conditions, but will allow them to activate the muscles, thus greatly enhancing one's quality of life, as they tend to feel better and have more energy to cope with their everyday activities.
Whole Body Vibration enhances circulation by increasing the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to cells. With enhanced circulation, it also improves the delivery and removal of metabolic wastes in the blood. When waste products are removed at a faster pace with Whole Body Vibration, our body can recover more rapidly.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BETTER CIRCULATION?
Feeling more energetic
Faster recovery from injuries
Fewer joint problems
Decrease in foot and ankle swelling
Healthier, more nourished skin
Reduction in cellulite
Increase in metabolism
The Journal of diabetes science and technology showed that low-frequency, low-amplitude whole body vibration exercises can be successfully and safely used by diabetic patients for improving blood flow in the lower body, while decreasing the risk of ulcers.
WHOLE BODY VIBRATION IMPROVES THE CIRCULATION OF BLOOD BY:
The body responds to gravity (G-force) by causing the muscles to work. As the contractions of muscles are activated, they pump blood through the body, increasing circulation without straining the heart.
The rhythmic contractions of the muscle also encourages the blood circulation in your capillaries to become enlarged, allowing blood to flow into even the smallest capillaries. It increases the number of functional red blood cells in the capillaries, and the presence of white blood cells.
The rapid up and down movement of Whole Body Vibration stimulates blood flow and provides an increase and decrease of G-force, which creates waves of movement through the soft tissues of the body. These movements increase the flow of fluids, including blood and lymph, which rejuvenates muscles, joints, bones and skin.
One of the easiest ways to introduce balance training into your everyday workout routine is to experience Whole Body Vibration. Through WBV, you combine strength and balance exercises in one routine with minimal exertion.
The human brain is built to keep our bodies in a state of equilibrium, balance, and stability. If someone pushes you, your brain responds by telling you to lean back against the push, so you don’t fall over. This is a similar reaction you have when standing on the Whole Body Vibration machine. The WBV platform moves 20 – 60 times per second. Your brain automatically responds by triggering certain muscles to contract and others to relax so that you maintain your balance. The brain is forced to respond to the rapidly moving surface under you or you would fall over.
Your continual exposure to these movements on the Whole Body Vibration machine enhances your ability to maintain your balance. By incorporating balance exercises into your work-out routine, you can improve mobility and overall strength.
Whole Body Vibration can help you develop better bone density, also called bone mass. The reason why WBV is effective in strengthening bones is because of the vertical vibrational force that is applied to them. Whole Body Vibration machines are the only vibrational platforms on the market that can generate vertical vibrations. These vertical vibrations directly impact your bones and muscles and help to stimulate bone remodeling, thus making them stronger and denser.
Both your bones and your muscles need to work harder while you experience Whole Body Vibration. Muscles are attached to your bones and when they contract, it also pulls on your bones. The harder your muscles work while on the Whole Body Vibration machine, the more stress is placed on your skeleton. Overtime, you develop better bone health. Your bones actually get stronger on the inside, because bone mass is growing.
WHOLE BODY VIBRATION CAN HELP TO PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS
Osteoporosis, which means “porous bone” is a disease that occurs when your body starts to lose bone mass and become more vulnerable to breaking or fractures.
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, nearly 54 Americans have low bone mass, placing them at risk for osteoporosis. For people over 50 years old, the chances of experiencing a broken bone due to low bone density is one in two women and one in four men. There can be serious complications too, mainly because the bones that break are in the hip, spine or wrist.
Whole Body Vibration can play an important role in fighting osteoporosis and preventing bone fractures and breakage. The same way that we can build muscle strength, we can build bone strength through Whole Body Vibration. Strong bones enable you to have an active and healthy lifestyle, leading to a longer and happier life.
Since WBV movements can be static or dynamic, it’s a gentle exercise for all people and the more you use the machine, the stronger your bones will get.
Whole Body Vibration lowers your stress! It has been clinically demonstrated that Whole body Vibration training has a positive effect on the production of hormones and neurotransmitters. The massaging vibrations of the Whole Body Vibration machine increase dopamine and serotonin levels, which can help decrease stress levels and depression.
Exercising with weights or even just relaxing on the Whole Body Vibration Machine is a great way to reduce tension and stress. Stress can cause the release of Cortisol. Cortisol is terrible for the body, causing inflammation levels to raise, lack of sleep, and it wipes out your adrenal glands. Exercising on the Whole Body Vibration machine helps your body reduce the levels of Cortisol and replaces it with the release of endorphin, the “Feel Good” hormones.
After training on the WBV machine, even for one session, you feel relaxed and stress free.