Whole Body Vibration is a term you may have heard from time to time in the media, by celebs or personal trainers. So what is it? “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.
For more information on Vibration machines please refer to our website http://www.cardiotech.com.au/vibration-machines/index.html or call 1300 13 55 96