Whole-body vibration can help you lose weight and build muscle without stepping foot inside a gym. At Chirowell in Tempe, Arizona, holistic health specialist Jae Chang, DC, uses whole-body vibration to help adults look and feel their best. The relatively new treatment can relieve pain, strengthen your core, and help you achieve a slimmer physique.
Whole-body vibration is an outpatient procedure that uses a machine or a special platform to transmit energy through your skin and into your body.
Directing targeted energy at specific areas of your body causes your muscles to contract and relax thousands of times a second. At the beginning of treatment, Dr. Chang stands on the vibration platform. Once you’re in position, the machine does the rest of the work.
At Chirowell, Dr. Chang uses whole-body vibration to treat various issues, including:
You might also be a candidate for whole-body vibration if you’re trying to lose weight. When your muscles contract rapidly, you burn calories, promote lymphatic drainage, even if you aren’t consciously controlling the movements.
Receiving whole-body vibration at Chirowell may offer various benefits, including:
Whole-body vibration can even complement your body’s recovery process. Whole-body vibration can reduce muscle soreness and inflammation if you play sports, run, or work a demanding job.
Before recommending whole-body vibration, Dr. Chang reviews your health charts, asks about your goals, and completes an exam. You qualify for treatment if you’re experiencing musculoskeletal pain or want to lose weight.
Dr. Chang asks you to stand on the whole-body vibration machine. Once you’re in the position, it’s important to remain completely still. Dr. Chang activates the machine, and it vibrates rapidly for 10-15 minutes. After treatment, you can return to your normal routine right away.
How often you need whole-body vibration depends on your age, health history, and treatment goals. Often, minor injuries, like whiplash, improve with one visit. But a series of treatments might be necessary if you have a herniated disc or another issue that causes chronic pain.
If you’re trying to lose weight, Dr. Chang recommends starting with three treatments per week during the first month. At that point, he can assess your progress and make adjustments as necessary.
Call Chirowell to learn more about the benefits of whole-body vibration today, or click the online booking feature.