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WHOLE BODY VIBRATION - 'The latest buzz in the athletic training world'

Whole-body vibration can offer some fitness and health benefits. With whole-body vibration, you stand, sit or lie on a machine with a vibrating platform. As the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to your body, forcing your muscles to contract and relax dozens of times each second. The activity may cause you to feel as if you're exerting yourself. Advocates say that as little as 15 minutes a day of whole-body vibration three times a week may aid weight loss, burn fat, improve flexibility, enhance blood flow, reduce muscle soreness after exercise, build strength and decrease the stress hormone cortisol. Some research does show that whole-body vibration may help improve muscle strength and that it may help with weight loss when you also cut back on calories.


The Vibra-Trim uses an innovative unique technology using Oscillation & Spiral vibration, called Orbital, similar to a 30 min. workout in only 10 minutes.

• Improves muscle flexibility, strength, & toning
• Improves coordination & balance
• Helps w post ACL repair
• Enhances body posture
• Enhances body's circulation & oxygenation
• Helps w blood pressure
• Boosts HGH and Testosterone levels
• Decreases Cortisol levels (stress related hormone)
• Increases tendon strength and bone density
• Increases weight loss
• Helps with neurological conditions i.e. Parkinson's
• Reduces stifness & back
• Reduces stress effects
• Increases production of collagen
• Reduces cellulite
• Improves injuries
• Works all the major muscle groups
• Improves drainage of lymphatic system


Below are studies for Whole Body Vibration and it’s Effects with the Body

The references listed below are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. These studies listed are for informational purposes only. The FDA has not evaluated these studies. Most of the studies are from the National Center for Biotechnology Information website.

Arthritis Studies
Natural Treatment for Arthritis with Whole Body Vibration
Effect of whole body vibration exercise on muscle strength and proprioception in females with knee osteoarthritis
Influence of Whole Body Vibration Platform Frequency on Neuromuscular Performance of Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Whole body vibration compared to conventional physiotherapy in patients with gonarthrosis: a protocol for a randomized, controlled study
Does Acute Whole Body Vibration Training Improve Physical Performance for People with Knee Osteoarthritis?

Blood Circulation Studies
Whole-body vibration exercise leads to alterations in muscle blood volume
The effect of whole body vibration on lower extremity skin blood flow in normal subjects
Whole-body vibration dosage alters leg blood flow

Bone Density Studies
Anabolism – Low mechanical signals strengthen long bones
Adaptive responses of human skeletal muscle to vibration exposure
Effect of 4-month vertical whole body vibration on performance and balance
Effect of 6 Month Whole Body Vibration on Hip Density Muscle Strength and Postural Control in Postmenopausal Women
Estrogen and Bone-Muscle Strength and Mass Relationships
The anabolic activity of bone tissue, suppressed by disuse, is normalized by brief exposure to extremely low-magnitude mechanical stimuli
The effect of weight bearing exercise with low frequency whole body vibration on lumbosacral proprioception
Transmissibility of 15-Hertz to 35-Hertz Vibrations to the Human Hip and Lumbar Spine
Low-frequency vibratory exercise reduces the risk of bone fracture more than walking
Whole-body vibration can reduce calciuria induced by high protein intakes and may counteract bone resorption: A preliminary study
Low-level mechanical vibrations can influence bone resorption and bone formation in the growing skeleton

Cerebral Palsy Studies
Vibration Intervention to Improve Bone and Muscle in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Whole-body vibration training compared with resistance training: effect on spasticity, muscle strength and motor performance in adults with cerebral palsy.
Preliminary results on the mobility after whole body vibration in immobilized children and adolescents
Vibration treatment in cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled pilot study
Vibration Intervention to Improve Bone and Muscle in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Diabetes Studies
Efficiency of vibration exercise for glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients

Fall Prevention Studies
Controlled whole body vibration to decrease fall risk and improve health-related quality of life of nursing home residents

Fibromyalgia Studies
Six weeks of whole-body vibration exercise improves pain and fatigue in women with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia and Whole Body Vibrations

Fitness Studies
Acute changes in neuromuscular excitability after exhaustive whole body vibration exercise as compared to exhaustion by squatting exercise
Acute Effects Of Whole-Body Vibration On Muscle Activity Strength & Power
Whole body vibration exercise are vibrations good for you
Whole body Vibration vs. Walking
Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Posture and Kinesthetic Perception

Flexibility/Mobility/Balance Studies
Effect of 4-month vertical whole body vibration on performance and balance
Effect of vibration exposure on muscular performance and body balance
Effect of whole-body vibration exercise and muscle strengthening, balance, and walking exercises on walking ability in the elderly
Effects of whole body vibration training on postural control in older individuals: A 1 year randomized controlled trial
Suppressive mechanism of gastric motility by whole-body vibration
The Feasibility Of Whole Body Vibration In Institutionalized Elderly Persons And Its Influence On Muscle Performance, Balance And Mobility
Whole-body-vibration training increases knee-extension strength and speed of movement in older women

Hormonal Response Studies
Effect of 6 Month Whole Body Vibration on Hip Density Muscle Strength and Postural Control in Postmenopausal Women
Effects of vibration and resistance training on neuromuscular and hormonal measures
Hormonal responses to whole-body vibration in men
Suppressive mechanism of gastric motility by whole-body vibration

Multiple Sclerosis Studies
Effects of whole-body vibration in patients with multiple sclerosis
How can Whole Body Vibration Exercise Help with Taming MS Symptoms?
Whole Body Vibration Therapy in Participants With MS Related Balance Deficits

Osteoporosis Studies
US Dept. of Health & Human Services – Agency For Health Care Research and Quality – Technical Brief: Whole Body Vibration Therapy for Osteoporosis
Effect of 6-month whole body vibration training on hip density, muscle strength, and postural control in postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled pilot study
Effect of whole-body vibration exercise on lumbar bone mineral density, bone turnover, and chronic back pain in post-menopausal osteoporotic women treated with alendronate
Low-Level, High-Frequency Mechanical Signals Enhance Musculoskeletal Development of Young Women With Low BMD
Whole body vibration exercise: are vibrations good for you?
Effect of 6-month whole body vibration training on hip density, muscle strength, and postural control in postmenopausal women
Low-frequency vibratory exercise reduces the risk of bone fracture more than walking:
Whole Body Vibration for Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention
Whole-body vibration as potential intervention for people with low bone mineral density and osteoporosis
Vibration exercise makes your muscles and bones stronger: fact or fiction?

Pain Management Studies
The role of paraspinal muscle spindles in lumbosacral position sense in individuals with and without low back pain

Parkinson’s Disease Studies
Effects of random whole-body vibration on postural control in Parkinson’s disease
One session of whole body vibration increases voluntary muscle strength transiently in patients with stroke

Performance Studies
Acute & Residual Effects of Vibratory Stimulation on Explosive Strength in Elite and Amateur Athletes
Acute effects of whole-body vibration on muscle activity, strength, and power
Effect of 4-month vertical whole body vibration on performance and balance
Effect of vibration exposure on muscular performance and body balance
Effects on leg muscular performance from whole-body vibration exercise
Electromyography Activity of Vastus Lateralis Muscle During Whole-Body Vibrations of Different Frequencies
Improving strength and postural control in young skiers: whole-body vibration versus equivalent resistance training
Influence of vibration frequency amplitude and external load
Influence of vibration on mechanical power and electromyogram activity in human arm flexor muscles
Oxygen uptake in whole-body vibration exercise
Strength increase after whole-body vibration compared with resistance training
The effects of a whole-body vibration program on muscle performance and flexibility in female athletes
Vibrations and their applications in sport
Whole-body-vibration-induced increase in leg muscle activity during different squat exercises.
Will Whole-Body Vibration Training Help Increase The Range Of Motion Of The Hamstrings?

Rehabilitation Studies
OSU Researchers to Shake-Up Hip Replacement Therapy
Preliminary results on the mobility after whole body vibration in immobilized children and adolescents
Short-Term Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Postural Control in Unilateral Chronic Stroke Patients: Preliminary Evidence
The effect of weight bearing exercise with low frequency  whole body vibration on lumbosacral proprioception


Whole Body Vibration therapy started with a Swedish doctor, Gustav Zander, in 1857. He designed several types of vibration exercise. He started the Zander Institutes after exhibiting at 2 Worlds fairs.

In 1895 Battle Creek, Michigan, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, inventor of corn flakes, invented a whole-body vibration machine which was a chair design that shook and claimed to cure constipation, headaches and back pain. He also developed a standing platform for stimulating the organs.

In 1960 began what would be today's whole body vibration exercise devices that began in East Germany using a technique titled rhythmic neuromuscular stimulation.

Then Russian scientists began studies of Whole Body Vibration and furthered the technology. They used this vibration technology in rehabilitating their astronauts when returning from space to help increase bone density and repair muscles that had atrophied. These scientists believed a form of therapy that used hyper gravitational force could yield as an effective treatment. A Russian researcher, Vladimir Nazarov, found it increased bone density and strengthened muscle tissue. They also used the whole body therapy to prevent injuries for their Olympic athletes.

NASA, professional athletes, medical centers, spas and health clubs have incorporated this technology.


The VibraTrim unit has adjustable vibrations from 10-50 Hz by a oscillating vibration. The VibraTrim generates muscle contractions with less G force than other types of systems that use a the "piston" style design. The piston style uses a straight up & down motion similar to a jackhammer. This "up and down" piston motion is known to cause problems resulting in bad backs and other various body areas.

Science has learned that the human body adapts to various stressors and stimuli. The Whole Body Vibration produces amazing results as a result of that adaptation process. When you stand on your VibraTrim, the vibration energy is transferred to your entire body. This first stimulates receptors in the Achilles tendon that stimulate nerve receptors, which track up to the cerebellum (the part of the brain that is responsible for balance). This pleasant vibrating 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.

    • Automatically Exercising and Toning Your Muscles

    • Increases Bone Density

    • Increases Your Lymphatic Drainage

    • Increases Your Circulation

Muscles contraction requires oxygen and glucose. By increasing the number of muscle contractions, so does your need for oxygen and glucose. Your body responds naturally by increasing the heart rate to provide those vital elements to your muscles. As a result, your VibraTrim is automatically increasing your blood flow.

    • Lowers Your Stress

Stress creates Cortisol. Cortisol causes inflammation, disrupt sleep, drains adrenal glands and exhaustion. The VibraTrim helps reduce the Cortisol levels and releases endorphins.

    • Improves Your Balance


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