Whole-body vibration therapy or localized specific spot vibration treatment is a method for continuing your therapy at home that you have been receiving from a chiropractor, massage, or physical therapist. Localized therapy uses hand-held vibrating units that you can place on your thigh, calf, and other areas of your body.
Vibrational therapy puts an emphasis on health and wellness and that all collective matter vibrates through natural energy. When our body is injured it can become out of balance and possibly be immobile. When using vibration, the body cells become stimulated to regularize every cell to its natural spirited tempo similar to music that is in tune.
You sit, stand, or lie on a vibrating device that sends energy causing your muscles to relax and contract many times each second with whole-body vibration. You might feel as though you are working the muscles yourself and feel fatigued. These vibration units are available at a fitness center, gym, sports center, or you can purchase them for using at home by yourself or with a friend.
Athletes think it’s a wonderful way to speed their injuries and have better strength. Positive input is attested to by people using vibrational devices. When using the units regularly, glands produce lubrication for joints to reduce joint and back pain. Vibration causes muscles to have contractions for reducing fatigue and boosting suppleness and dexterity.
Stress, anxiety, tension, and depression can be relieved during vibrational treatment. Your body sends out testosterone to reduce the body’s stress hormone, cortisol, to encourage muscle growth. Cortisol causes damage and harmful effects to your body.
Vibrational therapy supports weight loss to increase your metabolism by approximately 18%. Therefore, as you watch a movie or read a book, you will be burning calories better than before you started vibrational therapy. It effectively improves lean muscle mass when you eat nutritional food and exercise and you will not feel hungry or tired.
For improving balance in older people, reducing back pain, and reducing bone loss, these devices require no drugs. Early bone loss is known as osteopenia that can lead to osteoporosis. To decrease bone fractures, vibration therapy, and exercise is helpful. Vibration massage is beneficial for fractures, strains, sprains, muscles tightness and knots, and other problems. It is also helpful for losing weight and improving fitness.
By using vibration, nerves are fired to help with some neurological issues such as sciatica. If the condition is infrequent, stimulating muscles and nerves let them think they are firing. This can improve nerve pain problems.
Doing a whole-body vibration three times each week for 15-minutes each day is encouraged for improving back pain, fat burning, weight loss, improved flexibility, increased blood and lymph circulation, strength building, reduced muscle soreness after workouts or exercise, and a reduction of cortisol, the stress hormone, and increasing glucose metabolism. Higher cortisol levels interfere with memory and learning. Vibration reduces inflammation and pain and encourages the body’s immune response, strengthens joints and the flexibility at joint areas, increases energy levels, and removes toxins from your body.
Even with doing whole-body vibration, it is still important to exercise by walking, biking, swimming, dancing, and aerobics. Benefit from a well-balanced diet with lots of water to remove toxins from your body.
How Vibration Therapy Works
The devices work on amplitude and frequency of the energy waves. These can be regulated for your needs. The vibrations are transmitted to your body by direction and intensity that you choose.
Some devices create up and down, sideways, front, and back vibrations that produce fast muscle contractions on small muscle groups with hand-held massagers. It is thought that vibration might encourage the core of cells to release cells called osteoblasts to form bone.
Cautions and Warnings
Be sure to check with your healthcare provider if you have any health conditions or are pregnant or nursing, are elderly, have skin allergies and inflammations, blastomycosis, mycosis, epilepsy, infectious diseases, circulation problems, heart conditions, tumors, taking blood thinners or have advanced diabetes. If you have taken or are currently taking osteoporosis medication such as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, etc., consult with your doctor before using vibration therapy. Children should not use vibration devices.