Whole Body Vibration Therapy
Whole Body Vibration Therapy History
WBV was originally developed for the Russian Cosmonauts to minimize those effects of the weightless environment. Earths gravity works on the vertical plane of our body, so it is natural and more effective for the human body to work in a vertical direction. For example, running vertically causes all the body organs such as the brain, chest, abdomen and muscles to repeatedly contract and relax. This stimulates growth plates, improves blood circulation, activates the lymph system and even helps remove cellulite among many other benefits.
What these scientists developed not only succeeded in combating this degeneration, but actually increased and improved their muscle strength and bone density more than gravity could do alone and doubled the amount of time that cosmonauts/astronauts could remain in space without negative muscle and bone effects (240 days versus 120 days).
Researchers in Germany developed the first commercial whole body vibrational device.
WBV is now being widely distributed for use by Orthopedists, Physical Therapists, Trainers, Chiropractors, Senior Centers, Gyms and Athletic Centers, as well as by Olympic and top sports athletes and entertainers. Most recently it is available to be leased to buy for your home or office.