WBV vibrates at various frequencies, causing your muscles to contract and relax multiple times per second. Treatment can increase muscle strength, improve balance, and reduce joint pain while potentially triggering weight loss and reducing the appearance of cellulite.

What is Whole-Body Vibration?

Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) involves standing, sitting, or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform. The vibrations the device produces are transmitted to the body, causing muscles to contract and relax several times per second. This type of exercise is often used by athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and people who want to improve their overall health and well-being.

The mechanism of action of whole-body vibration is believed to be related to the stimulation of muscle spindles and the activation of the stretch reflex. These vibrations cause the muscles to contract and relax rapidly, increasing muscle strength and power. Treatment can also improve circulation, increase bone density, and reduce inflammation.

Types of Whole-Body Vibration

There are two main types of whole-body vibration: vertical and oscillating. Vertical vibration involves vibrations transmitted up and down through the body, while oscillating vibration involves vibrations transmitted from side to side.

Vertical vibration is often used for strength training and muscle building, as it can increase muscle activation and force production. Oscillating vibration, on the other hand, is often used for balance and stability training, as it can improve proprioception and coordination.

Benefits of Whole-Body Vibration

Whole-Body Vibration has been used in various applications. Here are some of the benefits of whole-body vibration:


WBV can improve circulation and increase bone density. The vibrations can help increase blood flow to your muscles, improving overall circulation. Additionally, WBV has been shown to increase bone density, which can help reduce your risk of osteoporosis.


Whole-Body Vibration is also used in rehabilitation settings to help individuals recover from injuries or surgeries. It can be used to improve muscle strength, balance, and coordination. Some of the benefits of using Whole-Body Vibration in rehabilitation include:

  • Improved bone density
  • Reduced pain and inflammation
  • Increased range of motion

Fitness and Sports

When you stand on the vibrating platform, your muscles have to work harder to maintain your balance, which can lead to increased muscle strength. Additionally, the vibrations can help improve your flexibility by increasing the range of motion in your joints. Whole-Body Vibration is commonly used in fitness and sports settings to enhance performance and improve muscle strength. It can also:

  • Be used as a warm-up or cool-down exercise
  • Enhance circulation and oxygenation
  • Reduce muscle soreness and fatigue

Medical and Clinical

The vibrations stimulate the receptors in your feet and lower body, which can help improve your proprioception (the ability to sense the position and movement of your body). This can lead to improved balance and coordination, reducing your fall risk. Whole-Body Vibration has also been used in medical and clinical settings to treat various conditions, including:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Osteoporosis

It can be used to improve balance, coordination, and muscle strength. Some other benefits of using Whole-Body Vibration in medical and clinical settings include:

  • Improved bone density
  • Reduced pain and inflammation
  • Increased range of motion
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