“Whole Body” refers to all the body parts. Whole Body really means that – your muscles, bones, tendons, sinews, cartilage, nerves, and organs are all stimulated at the same time. A Vibration Machine is simply movement, that’s all. On some types of machines it simulates a safe natural walking motion, others jumping up and down, but with less impact than either types of exercise.
Everyone can and should use Whole Body Vibration therapy – from the sedentary to the professional athlete. Some of the users who most rely on Whole Body Vibration are people who want to spend only 10 minutes to do a full workout. Some well-known celebrities who have been reported to use Vibration include: Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Bridget Nickerson, Karl Lagerfeld and Natalie Imbrugila.
There are two main types available – Oscillating ( Pivotal ) and Vertical ( Lineal ). Both systems create an involuntary stretch reflex and similar results.
The plate offers a stimulus to the body and the body reacts with multiple muscle contractions. The body is offered a motion in quick smooth movements ( a vibration ) and it automatically reacts to them; this reaction stretches the muscle spindles, which send a signal to the spinal cord, then to the muscle, creating a muscle contraction. It is called “involuntary exercise”, simply because you do not have to “think” about it.