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Vibration & Weight Loss

There is only one form of Exercise that Engages all muscle fibers and that is Whole Body Vibration... Stretch Reflex Therapy & Training.

Click on the link below to view over 130 Clinical Studies performed on Galileo Oscillating Machines:

Whole Body Vibration simply explained!

It goes like this, a voluntary reflex is what we use to walk, jump, run etc. During this movement you use about 40% of your muscle fibres. You think about it and you move, simple right? But think about this, when someone pushes you, you automatically push back to stop yourself from falling over. How does that happen? As with most things that are normal, we seldom look at it closely. It's called an “Involuntary Stretch Reflex” and it's what we use to balance. Our body has an automatic response built into it to try and equal the force being pushed against it (an eccentric contraction). The important thing to note here is your body will recruit approx 100% of you muscle fibres during this moment, no expense is spared to stop yourself from falling over. And your muscles are also able to move a lot quicker in this response mode than you ever thought possible.

Three Forms of Whole Body Vibration

Vertical Vibration

(aka Vertical Uniform, Lineal)

The Heavy platform moves straight up and down with no horizontal movement. 

This mimics jumping onto a hard surface but in a controlled manner, you can feel vibrations through the top of your head when standing straight. Imagine jumping up & down 03-50 times a second. Our Vertical machines are the most advanced Therapy Machines available. 

Oscillating Vibration

(aka Triangular Oscillating, Vertical Alternate Vibration, Pivotal, Toggle)

One side of the platform elevates up, while the other side lowers down, alternating like a “teeter-totter.”

You feel a “back and forth” movement focused on your hips, pelvic region and lower back. It feels like you are taking 01-30 steps a second. Our Oscillating Machines are the Best Money Can Buy, we use Galileo (over 130 clinical studies have been performed on the Galileo) CV9 & the Most Capable Machine available in Canada Gravity Revolution.

Elliptical Vibration

(aka Tri Plainer, High-Intensity Vertical, Horizontal)

Elliptical platforms move similarly to vertical units but with a little horizontal movement.

You feel the vibrations through to the top of your head. It creates 30-45 vibrations per second. (these machines are NOT the dangerous Dual Motion/Spiral Machines)

Whole Body Vibration sessions last ten minutes and when combined with dynamic movements or deep muscle bearing positions, have been reported to provide you with approximately the same benefits of a one hour workout at the gym. It is fast, convenient and you won't be stiff and sore.

Here's what WBV will do for you:

  • Rapid inch loss 

  • Builds and tones muscles

  • Helps to build bone density

  • Drains the lymphatic system

  • Increases circulation

  • Increased flexibility and range of motion

  • Increases HGH by 360% & decreases stress hormone cotrisol by 32% 

  • Better posture

  • Improved balance

  • Improved sleep patterns

  • Improved mood and more!

Who Can Benefit from Whole Body Vibration?

Anyone that is wanting to increase their energy levels, strengthen muscles and improve general health.

Athletes

Whole Body Vibration is used by athletes, trainers and coaches as part of their training. It has been adopted by sports teams including the Toronto Blue Jays, Calgary Flames, New York Giants, Toronto Maple Leafs, San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, Dallas Mavericks, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Braves, and Philadelphia Flyers. In 1998, Dutch Olympic trainer Guus van der Meer adopted vibration technology for Olympic athletes, since then it has been used by dozens of Olympic athletes including some Canadians.

Muscle Tone & Strength             
By engaging 97%-100% of the muscle fibers through the involuntary stretch reflex response, you can expect Whole Body Vibration to target the Stabilizing Muscles and create over all Muscle Tone & Strength, conventional exercise is reported to engage approximately 40%-50% of muscle fibers!

Link to one of several WBV Muscle Strength studies:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Int+J+Sports+Med.+2011+Oct%3B32(10)%3A781-7.+doi%3A+10.1055%2Fs-0031-1277215.

Inch & Weight loss
Whole Body Vibration works in several ways to help dissolve excess body fat. It increases metabolism, It increases lean muscle tissue, It increases blood circulation and lymphatic drainage there by removing excess fluids and toxins, Human Growth Hormone secretion increases dramatically (360%) and Cortisol levels are reduced by 32%. People who use Whole Body Vibration for 10 minutes three times a week lose significantly more body fat than those who engage in aerobic activity alone and another factor that cannot be ignored is that Vibration Users tend to be more compliant than the average Gym user!

Link to one of several WBV Weight Loss studies:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20484941

Osteoporosis                                                 
WBV is recommended by HEALTH CANADA and the SURGEON GENERAL of the United States* as one of the therapies that can be used in the fight against Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that affects over 1.4 million Canadians. Bones become fragile and more likely to break if left untreated. Bone density can increase significantly if whole body vibration treatments are taken three times per week over the course of twelve months.

Link to one of several WBV Osteoporosis studies:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Bone%2C+2010%3B+46(1)%3A+137-47%2C

Seniors and Others Unable to Exercise Regularly

Whole body vibration is a low impact, non strenuous activity that provides multiple benefits. Age and illness related exercise challenges can be expedited through the use of Whole Body Vibration. By increasing circulation throughout the body without any cardio strain, the client is developing muscle strength, flexibility and assists in the recovery and regeneration of damaged tissues.

Link to one of several WBV Fall Prevention studies:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Arch+Phys+Med+Rehabil.+2005+Feb%3B86(2)%3A303-7

Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatism

Whole Body Vibration is proven to help increase blood circulation, flexibility and range of motion without putting stress on the joints. It is a non strenuous form of exercise that has been reported to dramatically ease the pain and discomfort of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatism.

Link to one of several WBV Arthritis studies:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22130389

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Whole Body Vibration increases blood circulation and improves flexibility and range of motion and has a dramatic effect on those suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Clients have reported increased energy levels, reduced aches and pains and better moods.

Link to one of several WBV Fibromyalgia studies:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=J+Altern+Complement+Med.+2011+Aug%3B17(8)%3A723-8

Back Problems

Weakened back muscles respond very well to the benefits of Whole Body Vibration. By engaging and activating the muscles, they become stronger and less prone to injury. Whole Body Vibration also significantly strengthens the core stabilizer muscles which assist in reducing strain on the weakened back muscles.

Link to one of several WBV Back Pain studies:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Spine+(Phila+Pa+1976).+2002+Sep+1%3B27(17)%3A1829-34

Multiple Sclerosis

Individuals with MS are unable to exercise or train properly because the brain is no longer capable of communicating with the muscles. Without proper exercise the muscles will eventually atrophy and cause the person to become reduced in their ability to function. WBV allows these individuals to experience strengthening of the muscles, improved balance and coordination.

 

Link to one of several WBV Mutiple Sclerosis studies:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21992525

Diabetes

Through the engagement of the Stretch Reflex and therefore 97% of the muscle fibers, Whole Body Vibration has shown to rapidly increase circulation, as all Diabetics know lack of circulation is a major concern and can lead to life threatening conditions.

Link to one of several WBV Diabetes studies:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=2014+Jul%3B8(4)%3A889-94

Stroke

Complications after a stroke affect not only individual muscles, but also their interaction, which is critical for posture and movement. In addition the loss of muscle strength and muscle power causes an altered perception of the body. Movements and muscle tone are disrupted, with little to no control over partial movement. Using Vibration the muscles can be trained and spasticity and muscle tone can effectively be controlled. Due to the high number of repetitions during Vibration Training residual functions are rapidly activated.

Link to one of several WBV Stroke Studies:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A++17875558

Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes (mutations) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscle. Side-alternating vibration therapy is a rehabilitation intervention that has shown promise in a number of different neuromuscular disorders, and has the potential to preserve strength, functional mobility, and bone mass.

Link to one of several WBV Muscular Dystrophy Studies:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Pediatr+Neurol.+2014+Jul%3B51(1)%3A126-9

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. Disease progression in cystic fibrosis (CF) leads to muscle wasting and loss of muscle function, WBV can improve muscle function in CF patients.

Link to one of several WBV Cystic Fibrosis Studies:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Int+J+Rehabil+Res.%2C+2008%3B+31(3)%3A+253-6%2C


Before You Engage in Whole Body Vibration

We recommend consulting with your physician. We invite you to join us at our Calgary studio to experience Whole Body Vibration. We will be unable to offer you Whole Body Vibration if any of the following contraindications apply to you:

Acceleration Training

Acceleration Therapy

  • Pregnancy

  • Epilepsy

  • Pacemaker

  • Acute thrombosis

  • Serious cardiovascular disease

  • Acute hernia

  • Recent hip or knee implants

  • Severe diabetes, severe migraine

  • Recent wounds from surgery

  • Tumours

  • Phlebitis

  • Recently placed IUDs (6 weeks), metal pins or plates (12 months)

  • Active Kidney or Gall stones