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3 Great Benefits of Whole Body Vibration

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Libert Myoskeletal Massage utilizes one of the best vibrating platform system on the market, the Noblerex K1, to provide the substantial benefits of whole body vibration technology (WBV). The K1 is the only vibrating platform to utilize a Triangle Oscillating System. This motion stimulates rhythmic contractions of muscles and muscle groups to maintain balance and equilibrium.

1. Fitness Benefits: WBV is an excellent addition or alternative to traditional exercise. Training sessions create hundreds of muscle contractions per minute, which tones muscles, increases lean muscle mass, and increases lymph drainage and circulation.

  • Improved balance and flexibility
  • Increased range of motion, muscle mass and overall mobility
  • Enhanced postural stability
  • Stimulates resting metabolic rate (RMR) for increased calorie expenditure

2. Health Benefits: By providing many muscle contractions per second, WBV also may help to clear toxins from the body by increasing blood circulation and lymph drainage. By rapidly alternating the contraction and relaxation of muscles, muscles are pumped fresh oxygen, more white blood cells are produced, and lymph flow is stimulated allowing more toxins to be released from the body.

  • Increases bone density
  • Increases white blood cells helps immune system
  • Stimulates lymph flow and blood circulation
  • Increases serotonin levels (helps create feeling of well-being)
  • Decreases cortisol levels (stress hormone linked to fat storage)

3. Therapy Benefits: Research has shown that WBV can be an effective method of neuromuscular reeducation for people with movement dysfunctions, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, after a stroke and other postural problems. WBV has also been shown to increase Human Growth Hormone (HGH) which decreases with age. HGH is correlated with the ability of the body to heal after injury or surgery.

The concept of WBV was originally developed by the Russian Space Program to increase bone density, decrease muscle atrophy, and lower the risk of blood clotting in the absence of gravity so cosmonauts could stay in space longer. Decades of research have been conducted indicating WBV produces effective results. In just a 10-minute session, many fitness, health, and therapy benefits can be obtained.

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