Whole Body Vibration
Whole body vibration platforms compliment the Laser55 treatments. They stimulate the muscles to use the fat released from the cells as an energy source, and they also stimulate the lymphatic system for proper drainage from the tissue.
Whole body vibration works by vibrating the person’s body causing the muscles to contract many times a second. This is accomplished by standing on the vibrating platform. 10 minutes on the whole body vibration machine is equivalent to 60 minutes of high impact gym training.
You will see an improvement of circulation with Whole Body Vibration. The rapid contraction and relaxation of the muscles at 20 to 50 times per second works as a pump on the blood and lymphatic fluids, increasing the speed of the blood and lymph flow through the body. You might experience this as a tingling, prickling, warm sensation in the skin. You may experience vasodilatation (widening of the blood vessels) as a result of Whole Body Vibration.
Another important difference between conventional training methods and Whole Body Vibration, is that there is only a minimum of loading on the body. No additional weights are necessary, which ensures that there is very little loading to the passive structures such as bones, ligaments and joints. That is why Whole Body Vibration is very well suited to people that find exercise difficult or have physical challenges.
Some of the amazing benefits of whole body vibration training are:
- Increased muscle strength, especially explosive strength
- Increased hormone secretion: IGF-1, testosterone, and HGH (human growth hormone)
- Enhanced muscle and bone building
- Increased flexibility and mobility
- Increased circulation
- Pain reduction
- Increased lymphatic drainage
- Cellulite reduction
- Decreased cortisol levels
- Increased secretion of serotonin and norepinephrine