How It Works
How It Works
Is it safe?
Yes. VBX Wellness distributes Oscillating Vibration Technology, which is considered the safest form of Vibration. Whether you’re physically fit or a non-exerciser, overweight, suffering from stiffness, aches and pains or recovering from an injury, almost anyone can enjoy the benefits of this machine.
Is it good for the heart?
Yes. Whole Body Vibration raises your heart rate slightly along with blood oxygen levels. There is scientific data that tells us overall heart rate will improve over time.
Can I reduce cellulite?
Yes! Studies have shown that cellulite may be significantly reduced through Whole Body Vibration. This is achieved through improving the body’s ability to drain toxins and lymphatic waste by promoting better circulation. This in turn reduces undesirable swelling in those areas of the body affected by cellulite. Note: being properly hydrated will help this process.
Will I sweat during the workout?
Yes. Any exercise or physical activity may cause an increase in body temperature and metabolism. This in turn may cause you to perspire so you may sweat during your Vibration workout.
Is it like a treadmill?
No, it is a gentle workout that is not hard on your joints. Instead of walking, you simply stand or perform simple exercises on a moveable vibrating plate that encourages muscle contractions using your body’s own weight.
Can I do it more than 10 minutes?
Ten minutes a day on this machine is like a one-hour workout in the gym. Doing this every second day is enough to see great results! Depending on the speeds you are using and your health profile, you may be able to endure some extra time.
Can I use it everyday?
It is advisable to take at least a day or two off a week, just to let your muscles recover from the workouts. Again, this would depend on the intensity and duration of your workouts, and your individual health.
Is VBX Wellness credible?
Absolutely. From NASA to professional sports’ teams to chiropractors and physiotherapists, Whole Body Vibration has been accepted and is being employed throughout the world. Its proven benefits are detailed in medical journals.
What does the machine do for me?
Tone and firm
Hundreds of muscle contractions per minute create an effective workout to tone muscles.
Lose weight and increasing lean muscle mass
Increasing lean muscle mass makes the body more fuel efficient by burning more calories throughout the entire day; not just during a workout. The more calories the body is able to burn, the higher the potential is for dramatic weight loss.
Improve flexibility, range of motion, balance, and mobility
The vibration causes your muscles to react to imbalance, strengthening muscles while increasing flexibility in muscles, joints, and ligaments.
Toning muscles and increased lymphatic drainage can help fight off cellulite.
Firm and tone the skin
Tighter muscles and an increased circulation can help to tighten the skin.
Increase bone density
Increasing bone mineral density while using the VBX is a viable solution to prevent further bone loss and to help combat osteoporosis.
Increase circulation and lymphatic drainage
Helping to cleanse toxic buildup from the body and increase oxygenation in the blood.
Reduce pain and stiffness
Increased circulation, lymphatic drainage, and increased muscle strength may alleviate symptoms of fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other pain.
Elevate HGH and serotonin while decreasing cortisol (a hormone produced by stress)
Elevated levels of HGH can help the body heal and repair after injury or surgery. Elevated levels of serotonin helps to create a feeling of well being. Decrease in cortisol can reduce belly fat caused by stress.
Neuromuscular re-education when applicable
Such as with MS, CP, or after a stroke.
Rehabilitation from injury
Re-strengthening muscles after injury, illness, or surgery.
Triangular Oscillation Vibration
The Triangular Oscillation System (T.O.S.) vibrates at the correct megahertz(s) from a medical and body toning standpoint, and uses a lift mechanism along with vibration. It vibrates in the 30HZ - 60Hz range. The T.O.S. system used by the VBX WBV WHOLE BODY VIBRATION MACHINE generates systematic involuntary muscle contraction with less G force than the “piston” systems. This stimulates receptors in the Achilles tendon called golgi bodies that stimulate nerve receptors which track up to the cerebellum (the part of the brain that is responsible for balance). This pleasant rocking and rolling action causes the brain to tell the muscles of your body to actively contract to maintain its equilibrium, thus creating a therapeutic and muscle toning workout.
Beware of “research” (these days, research begins with a G and ends with an oogle) Most machines on the market are violent, inexpensive (to make) machines and have wonderful websites touting terms such as G-Force, Level 1, 2 and 3 machines etc, with wonderful websites and wonderful reviews written by the company itself; with a convenient link at the bottom of each “expert article” to their specific brand.
Exposing the Myth's Of High G-Force
Some whole body vibrations machines claim that more G-force is better boasting upwards to 17.4 g's of acceleration and beyond.
Before we dispel this potentially harmful myth, lets briefly define G-force and look at international safety standards along with common sense.
One “g” is equal to earth’s gravitational field, or an acceleration of 9.8 meters per second per second. Frequency corresponds to the number of cycles delivered per second.
Levels of vibration are typically considered as a function of magnitude (G-force), which depends on the frequency (Hz), amplitude (usually measured in millimeters) and the weight of the person. Plus the duration of exposure (time) and type of vibration (pivotal/oscillating, linear/vertical, etc.) is an important factor. Pivotal or oscillating motions are much gentler and beneficial than the pounding of an "up and down" vertical or linear machine which can be hard on the back and joints.
Is Vibration Therapy Safe?
There is mounting scientific evidence, through both animal and clinical studies, that low-level, mechanical signals, delivered via whole body vibration machines, can stimulate bone formation, assist in weight loss, reverse back and joint pain and arthritis, and assist in overall increased strength and mobility.
However, just because some vibration may be beneficial, not all vibration is the same and more vibration is not necessarily better. One should always be concerned that “too much of a good thing” may be true in mechanical stimulation such as whole body vibration as well. Just because one aspirin is good for you, doesn’t mean that you should take 50 aspirin per day.
The Dangers of High G-Force Whole Body Vibration Machines
The acceleration magnitudes used in some whole body vibration machines can be as high as 17.4 or even 22.0g which is well beyond the limits recommended for human tolerance by ISO 2631 and OSHA standards, and can be considered dangerous to use, especially for the elderly or young. These ridiculously high G-forces are even beyond the safety limits set by NASA and the U.S. Air force. Consider for example that the space shuttle is calibrated to stay close to only 3 g's on the takeoff and re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. Fighter pilots need special anti-G suits to withstand G-forces over 8 or 9 g's to prevent the pilots from fainting. And its generally considered that the average person could not survive a sustained G-force of over 15 g's (for even a few minutes). It simply defies safety standards and even common sense to use such high g -forces.