FBE Holistiic Health & Fitness Spa was featured on a very special episode of daytime television's new hit The Doctors. On the show FBE demonstrates how their popular Whole Body Vibration Machines burn calories, strengthen bone, build muscle, improve posture, etc. etc. Fran Drescher was a special guest on this episode. Watch her vibrate! For more information please visit www.fbespa.com  

Vibration can do more harm than good when used improperly. Learn more about the research behind whole-body vibration therapy in this 21st Century Health television feature!

Whole Body Vibration

The immediate predecessor of modern vibration training is Rhythmic Neuromuscular Stimulation (RNS). In former East Germany Dr. Biermann was experimenting with the use of cyclic oscillations and their effects on the human body back in the sixties (Biermann, 1960).

 

In that same era the Russian scientist Nazarov translated these findings into practical uses for athletes. He observed a substantial increase in flexibility and strength after the application of vibrations in the athletes he studied (Kunnemeyer & Smidtbleicher, 1997). The Russians also carried out experiments with "Biomechanical Stimulation" for the benefit of their athletes as well as in their space program.

 

The Russian Space Institute (RSI), the European Space Agency and NASA are experimenting with various types of vibration training systems in order to get the ultimate benefits from the vibration stimulus. Due to the lack of gravity in space, astronauts and cosmonauts exhibited muscle atrophy (muscle impairment) and bone loss, which forced them to return to earth rather quickly. For rehabilitation after prolonged space flights, Russian scientists experimented with biomechanical stimulation. Once the Iron Curtain had been dismantled, the West could finally profit from the information and experience that had been gained in the previous years.

 

Whole-body vibration platforms enable the user to train various skeletal muscles, and trigger other body reactions. The effects are used in sports, fitness, aesthetics, rehabilitation and medical therapies. Several hundred peer-reviewed papers have been published on the effects of WBV, and the number of research studies conducted every year is accelerating.

 

Effects described in the studies include: muscle strength and toning, cellulite reduction, improved bone density, heightened secretion of hormones associated with exercise, and depressed response of hormones associated with stress.

 

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