WHOLE BODY VIBRATION History: Whole Body vibration was developed in the 1960’s in Russia for the Space Program, and in Germany for Ballet dancers and for Athletes. The Russians realized that the Cosmonauts could only stay in space for a very short period of time due to zero gravity, where the bones degenerate and the muscles atrophy. They could stay in Space for 420 days and the Americans for only 120 days. Their athletes and dancers were superior due to this training. Physiology: Mechanical vibration causes the muscles to have a stretch reflex due to constantly having to stabilize. Muscles contract 30-50 times per second, and the participant has a feeling of tingling and relaxation. Benefits :( research based.) • Muscle strength • Muscle power • Bone density increase and Osteoporosis prevention • Pain reduction and healing (especially the Spine and Knees) • Arthritis relief • Relaxation and massage • Flexibility increase • Cellulite reduction • Reduction in Cortisol (stress Hormone) • Increases HGH and Igf1 Applications: o Sport’s applications – athletes,equestrians, golfers and racket sports. o Regular population o Overweight, De-conditioned and Sedentary populations Who USES Whole Body Vibration? Fitness centers, Sports teams (Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Mavericks and many others) NASA, Hospitals and Rehab Centers, Universities, Spas, Corporations, Individuals in their homes.