NASA and professional athletes have been using it for over a decade! Unfortunately, we are just now seeing the vibration machines hit the mainstream and a slow pace at that! You may remember the outrageous fat shaking belts from the 1960’s (of course we don’t that would age us, but of course we have search engines as a reference for those of us too YOUNG to remember ;)). Then in the 1990’s we saw the electrical pulse ab belts hit for primarily abdominal workouts. The newer more advanced technology has been designed by NASA to target the muscle loss and problems with Astronauts when returning from anti-gravity conditions. What this has created for us is a machine that anyone from the obese to the elderly can use to improve circulation, joint movement, balance, and muscle tone and more.
“NASA-funded scientists suggest that astronauts might prevent bone loss by standing on a lightly vibrating plate for 10 to 20 minutes each day. Held down with the aid of elastic straps, the astronauts could keep working on other tasks while they vibrate.”https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2001/ast02nov_1
In 1995 Russians discovered the benefits of the vibration technology when solving the problem of muscle generation when in space for too long of times. Using their technology, they increased their stay in space from 120 days to a whopping improvement of 420 days! It wasn’t long before NASA followed designing a product you see similar to mainstream machines today.
“Vibration therapy may have some benefits for treating certain conditions, such as muscle weakness, muscle soreness, or Parkinson’s disease. It may also be helpful for older people who are unable to exercise regularly.”https://www.healthline.com/health/vibration-therapy
The vibration machines being a zero to low impact exercise it benefits a wide spectrum of individuals needing exercise but cannot maintain a strenuous routine. The vibration machine main benefits are seen in INCREASE MUSCLE STRENGTH, IMPROVING BALANCE AND COORDINATION AND CIRCULATION. With these benefits other resulting benefits follow such as muscle pain, joint pain, stability, post-menopausal bone density, overall mood, lymphatic drainage, sinus congestion relief and more. The main thing we love at Evolution Health Spa is everyone can benefit from just short sessions and healthy diet choices.
The vibration machine works by contracting your muscles more than 50 times per second using over 90% of your body muscles in a short session without any real stress on your body. A normal routine contracts an average of two times a second. After a 30-minute session the impact on your body is not anywhere as strained as normal cardio routine yet you have just worked 90% of your muscles!
If athletes and astronauts have the advantage of vibration technology, why shouldn’t you? Stop in to Evolution Health Spa and try a session to see for yourself. Our EHS assist team can help you set up a schedule that works for you. Complete your fitness routine with a healthy diet and lifestyle choices including hitting our hydrotherapy room to see how this NASA approved technology can do for you!