A healthy diet and regular exercise are essential for strong, healthy muscles and bone, especially as we age. As the body ages, men and women lose bone density and lean muscle mass, which can increase the risk of injuries, make it harder for the body to heal and recover from physical exertion, and increase the risk of common age-related problems like balance issues, falling, and conditions like osteoporosis.
Vibration therapy is a non-invasive, therapeutic technique used to help support muscle and bone strength. At Complete Wellness, our team of specialists offers a range of chiropractic and holistic wellness treatments at our office in Calhoun, Georgia.
What is vibration therapy?
Vibration therapy has been in use in some form for well over a century. Today, vibration therapy is used everywhere from the NASA space program to help train astronauts, to physical therapy practices and even gyms. Localized vibration therapy is applied to smaller, targeted areas of the body. Whole body vibration targets the entire body either standing or lying down on a vibration platform.
Several studies have looked at the effects and benefits of vibration therapy in several health-related areas, including fitness, weight loss, reducing bone loss, and even managing certain illnesses. It can even help improve your strength and physical performance.
How vibration therapy works
The vibration plate (whole body) or handheld device (localized) sends low-frequency pulses throughout the body causing the muscles to contract and relax. The intensity and direction of the vibrations vary, and the research into the effects and benefits of vibration therapy is ongoing.
Common applications of vibration therapy include:
Build muscle and soft tissue strength
Improve bone density
Manage arthritis and joint pain
Relieve stress and anxiety
Boost metabolism and weight loss
Back pain relief
Researchers are also studying possible benefits of vibration therapy for conditions that cause tremors, including Parkinson’s Disease and multiple sclerosis. In athletes and the physically active, vibration therapy may help to reduce or limit the levels of muscle soreness and fatigue after a workout.
Vibration therapy isn’t right for everyone, and you should always consult with our team before starting any new exercise, diet, or a therapeutic program like vibration therapy to make sure it’s safe and suitable for your health and wellness needs. Vibration therapy is generally not recommended if you are pregnant or experiencing certain underlying health problems like cardiac or circulatory issues.
For more information about vibration therapy, contact us today to schedule an appointment with our office in Calhoun, Georgia, or make an appointment online.