If I asked you to, I’d guess you could list a string of exercise and fitness gimmicks you’ve seen over the last several years. Remember the Ab Roller? What about the Thighmaster? I may have just given you a Suzanne Somers flashback. Sorry about that. While you may remember these things, what you may remember more is that they didn’t work that well. Most of these failed fitness designs have been based more on the inventor’s creative mind and less on science. Less on what we know works, and how the body works.
Let me introduce you to something better. Something different—and Suzanne Somers is nowhere in sight.
It’s called a vibration plate. It’s concept has been around for centuries and now a product that was once reserved for the wellness of the rich and famous is right here in our office.
What is Vibration Therapy?
Vibration therapy isn’t a new concept. Used by the ancient Greeks to improve muscle recovery in athletes, the process has evolved into a tool that has been used for years in Europe and was reserved only for the most elite in this country until recently. And when used correctly, vibration technology can help you gently ease into a better state of fitness and health—no matter how out of shape you may be to start.
Vibration plates are designed for the user to stand on or perform other exercises on (as they progress of course). Equipped with handles for stabilizing yourself, the machine looks like a more substantial version of a bathroom scale as it sends out gentle vibrations that cause you to tighten your body’s muscles for stabilization. In 10-20 minutes a few times a week, you can reap the many benefits of the vibration plate. This includes:
- Better flexibility
- Better mobility
- Lower blood pressure
- Manage and reduce stress hormones
- Tone muscles
- Strengthen bone mass (reduce osteoporosis)
- Faster recovery from muscle injuries
- Relieve joint and back pain, and much more
Is Vibration Therapy a Weight Loss Tool?
Yes and no. Most patients who use vibration therapy experience strengthening and flexibility benefits long before they notice any weight loss. Over time though, the more you use it, you will see your body change and weight loss is possible when combined with a healthy lifestyle.
Is Vibration Therapy Right for Me?
If you are able to exercise and your doctor says it’s safe for you to participate in cardiovascular activities (like walking, aerobics, swimming or running) or weight training, vibration therapy is safe for you. Even if you’ve spent more time on your couch in the last year or two than you have on your health, you can still reap significant benefit from this unique tool.
Fitness experts call it “the best underground fitness tool” because of its ability to support not just how you move and bend, but how your muscles and bones gain strength, how your mind relaxes, and how well you can feel from head to toe.
We are proud to offer vibration plate technology in our Forrest Hills, New York office. If you would like to find out more or have questions, please call us and make an appointment for a free consultation. You’ll get to see the vibration plate for yourself and give it a trial run. Then you can decide for yourself if you’re ready to regain your health, strengthen your mind and get started on the path to a better you. Call us today.