As a therapy, whole body vibration (sometimes abbreviated as WBV) was explored by Russian scientist Vladimir Nazarov, who tested vibration on astronauts in an effort to decrease the loss of muscle and bone mass in space (as there's minimal gravitational force in space, muscles and bones are not loaded as they normally are on earth). Astronauts in space lose their muscular strength very quickly, which is why they are not able to easily walk when they come back to earth. The decrease of bone density increases the risk of bone fractures, so it's not safe to stay in space for extended periods. The aerospace industry in the former Soviet Union worked with vibration training. Before their departure, astronauts were subjected to special training sessions so that the density of their bones would increase and their muscular strength would rise.
A specialist form of WBV is vibration training, which is becoming increasingly popular. Initially, vibration training was mainly used in the fitness industry, but the use of vibration equipment is expanding quickly. It is now widely used in physical therapy, rehabilitation and professional sports, but it is also increasingly applied in the beauty and wellness branches.
Whole-body vibration therapy is loved by peope everywhere for many reasons:
WholeBody Vibration exercise therapy accelerates the body's natural healing response, increases cellular oxygen circulation, stimulates cellular nutrient uptake, enhances cellular fluid movement and assists cellular waste removal. As a result, new cells are more resilient, vibrant, and function together as a healthier, longer lasting body.
Vibration workout machines are revolutionizing the fitness equation. Forget “no pain, no gain.” These machines make it possible for you to strengthen, slim, and energize without pain or sweat or strain. The only clothes you have to remove to use the machines are your shoes and socks. And all it takes is a minimum ten minutes a day, three times a week.
Vibration workouts are being used by professional hockey and football players, actors and actresses including Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Clint Eastwood, and more and more ordinary people across Europe and North America.