Fitness / Wellness

Is Vibration Therapy an Effective Workout or Holistic Hoax?

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you may notice I have a Power Plate vibrating plate. My clients and I love to use it pre workout to get the body ready for the workout, during workouts to turn up the intensity a notch as well as post-workout to prevent muscle soreness and get blood flowing! Whole body vibration is a form of exercise/therapy that involves standing, sitting, or lying on a machine that vibrates, transmitting energy to your body, causing your muscles to contract and relax multiple times per second. Whole body vibration has many benefits, and is certainly not a holistic hoax! Some benefits include:

  • accelerated fat burning
  • enhanced blood flow
  • strength and balance building
  • improved flexibility
  • reduce bone loss
  • improved lymphatic drainage

…and more! It can even lower cortisol levels (cortisol is that stress hormone that can largely affect our mental and physical health)!

It doesn’t require a huge time commitment, either! Researchers say that as little as 15 minutes a day of whole-body vibration three times a week may produce the amazing results above! The Power Plate that I have is an investment, but there are more affordable options on Amazon.

Vibration therapy is for everyone! Whether you’re looking to improve athletic performance or age gracefully, it can be effective for anyone from high level athletes to people in their 80’s. While it may not reverse the aging process, incorporating vibration therapy into your routine may promote overall health and wellness as you age. So, what do you think? Will you give vibration therapy a try?

You’ve got this!

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About Author

Heather Hausman is a dedicated and passionate fitness professional with expertise in personal training, corrective exercise, and yoga instruction. With years of experience in the industry, Heather has developed a reputation for her commitment to helping individuals improve their overall health and well-being. As a certified personal trainer, Heather possesses a deep understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. She specializes in designing tailored fitness programs that address specific needs and goals, taking into account individual strengths, limitations, and any existing injuries. Heather's approach focuses on functional movement patterns, corrective exercises, and strength training, aiming to optimize her clients' physical performance and reduce the risk of future injuries. In addition to her personal training expertise, Heather is a certified corrective exercise specialist. She has a keen eye for identifying muscle imbalances, postural deviations, and movement dysfunctions. By assessing and addressing these issues, she helps her clients restore proper alignment, enhance mobility, and achieve optimal movement patterns. Heather's corrective exercise programs are designed to promote long-term muscular balance, joint stability, and overall functional fitness. Furthermore, Heather is a dedicated yoga teacher, guiding her clients on a journey of physical and mental well-being. She combines her knowledge of yoga philosophy, breath-work, and mindfulness with her understanding of biomechanics to create well-rounded and transformative yoga experiences. Heather's classes focus on improving flexibility, strength, balance, and inner calm, fostering a holistic approach to fitness and overall wellness. Heather is known for her empathetic and supportive approach, creating a safe and encouraging environment for her clients to achieve their fitness goals. She believes in the power of education and empowers her clients with the knowledge and tools necessary to make sustainable lifestyle changes. Heather's genuine passion for helping others, combined with her expertise in personal training, corrective exercise, and yoga instruction, makes her a trusted and invaluable resource for individuals seeking to improve their physical and mental well-being.