TurboSonic® consists of a sonic (sound) vibrating platform that the user stands on or performs exercises on which stimulates bones, muscles, blood vessels and cells in a manner that promotes their rapid development and circulation.
The sonic vertical movement of the plate stimulates the body's natural "stretch reflex" which causes a spontaneous muscle contraction to instinctively stretch and contract: both movements occur at varying rates between 3-50 times per second. (3Hz to 50Hz) This movement produces mechanical oscillations with an average cycle length of about 40 msec, which is the time required to induce a natural monosynaptic stretching reflex in the respective muscle via the muscle spindle during one up and down vertical movement. The neuromuscular system reacts to this stimulation by a chain of rapid muscle contractions which result in entire-body vibration.
Exercise causes the body to tire; rest allows the body to recover. By repeating this process, the body adjusts to the level of effort, resulting in an increase in physical performance. This phenomenon, called super-compensation, similarly occurs when training on the TurboSonic® platform. However, compared with traditional training methods, greater results are achieved and hormonal production is increased in much less time when training on the TurboSonic®.
The therapy consists of standing upright on a TurboSonic® platform that produces sonic vertical vibrations from 3Hz to 50Hz with variations of amplitude from 0 to 100. These sonic vibrations are transferred to your body, stimulating absolutely every part of your body, from your cells to the blood vessels, to your organs and muscles.
These muscle contractions stimulate a dramatic increase in critical blood flow to joints and their connective tissues throughout the body. The result is reduced muscle/tendon/joint-related pain with an increase in bone/muscle mass, strength and flexibility.
What started out in the Russian space training programs to combat the effects of the gravity-free environment encountered by astronauts in outer space has evolved into a very effective human growth hormone (HGH) releasing machine. Sonic whole body vibration training encourage the release of key wellness, recovery and rehabilitation hormones such as serotonin, human growth hormone and testosterone.
Whole-body-vibration offers a host of benefits:
• Provides benefits of both anaerobic and aerobic exercise
• Increases physical strength, dexterity, and endurance
• Increases balance and coordination
• Increases flexibility, range of motion and mobility
• Reduces arthritic pain, joint and ligament stress
• Enhances critical blood flow throughout the body (oxygenation and lymph drainage)
• Increases secretion of hormones that are important in regeneration and repair processes, such as HGH (Human Growth Hormone), IGF-1, and testosterone
• Increases bone density
• Improved pelvic floor function
• Relieves menopausal symptoms
• Increases the "happiness" hormones serotonin and neurotrophine, substances that support our thinking process
• Decreases the stress hormone cortisol
• Rehabilitates injuries and ailments
• Enhances explosive strength and fast twitch muscles
• Enhances conventional training results
• Speeds training recovery
• Accelerates weight loss
• Enhances pain reduction
• Improves collagen production
• Reduces appearance of cellulite
• Tightens Facial Muscles
• Eliminates the effects of stress
• Relieves tension and chronic pain in ankles, knees, lower back and neck
Excess Body Fat: TurboSonic Vibration Therapy works several ways to dissolve excess body fat; it increases metabolism which burns calories more rapidly; increases blood circulation and lymphatic drainage thereby removing toxins faster. Human Growth Hormone secretion increases dramatically (460%). Excess body fat melts away effortlessly. People who use the TurboSonic Vibration Trainer for 10 minutes, three times a week, lose significantly more fat than those who engage in aerobic activity for one hour three times a week!
Stress: Modern life is stressful, causing the release of toxic stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine, which throw the immune system out of balance and destroy brain cells by the millions. Sonic Vibration Therapy increases human growth hormone and serotonin (the "happiness, relaxation and well-being hormone") secretion, lowers cortisol and epinephrine secretion 31%, and enhances circulation, all of which counteract the effects of stress on the body and spirit.
Clinical studies have shown that whole body vibration substantially improves muscle strength, performance and flexibility. It has also been proven to enhance blood and lymph circulation, which is critical in regenerating damaged tissues. WBV is also being utilized to assist the circulatory system's ability to deliver vital nutrients and hormones throughout the body.
• Strength and power training for athletes
• Ligamentous knee injuries and repairs
• Acute back problems
• Neuromuscular disorders
• Obesity (via hormonal effects)
• PVD/Diabetes (to improve circulation)
• Incontinence (via muscle strengthening)
• Postural stability
WBVT has been shown to deeply enhance strength, performance and power capabilities, even in well-trained individuals. Other long term benefits of WBV include increased muscular growth, increased testosterone, improved bone density and strength, motor control, balance, relief of chronic pain and increased blood circulation.
TurboSonic Trainers are a viable alternative for the sedentary, injured or elderly, as no effort is involved and there is no complicated technique to master. Certain individuals seem to benefit even more from WBVT. For example, unilateral, chronic stroke patients are shown to improve postural stability and heart transplant patients can use WBVT with no adverse effects. WBVT is also a non-pharmacological intervention for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.