Wholebody Vibration Machines for Massage?
By: Dan Pelletier
Absolutely. Best Accessories – Foam Mat to dampen and Adjustable Step
One of my favourite applications for my Hypervibe machine is it’s ability to produce a variety of either gentle and rhythmic or powerful tonic pulses to stimulate deeply into the muscle(s) being applied. Platform acceleration rates vary greatly between machines so depending on your machine, experiences between rhythmic or tonic will vary. Also platforms come in many sizes and shapes some may not be suitable for these positions.
There are 3 basic positions used for massage depending on what area your trying to stimulate.
Standing, seated or laying down.
Standing – A great way to stimulate an indirect massage effect on calves, quads, abductors & hips. Pelvic Floor for the ladies. Notice slight bend at knees but not leaning forward or back. In balance. Heels planted not raised. Rhythmic frequencies range between 6-15hz, Tonic 16+hz. Note that excessively wide foot positions may cause discomfort for some individuals especially under 12hz. Not only is the pulse stronger when your feet are wider but your vertical travel is farther as well. This is commonly referred to as “amplitude or displacement”. The lower frequencies if your not prepared or unaware can cause similar symptoms to motion sickness. An uneasy, queasy type feeling that no one really desires. I often relate it to being on a boat in choppy water. Some are ok with it, some are not. The solution, in most cases is to either increase frequency into the tonic range and/or reduce displacement by bringing your feet closer together.
Laying Down – A variety of options can be used but to keep this article short lets look at the most popular and if you would like more information you can contact us directly.