What is Vibration Therapy?

Do you feel pain? Have you tried waves for your pain? And no, I’m not talking about the waves on a beach though that would be relaxing. There is another way to use waves, or vibration, to help your painful muscles find the same relaxation you do when you’re sunbathing seaside.


Waves. Light waves, sound waves, seismic waves. They are all energy, or more accurately, waves are a transmission of energy through a substance of some sort. It doesn’t matter what kind of matter we’re talking about, including you and your aching muscles, applying energy in the form of vibration creates waves. 


Vibration has been used for a long time as a form of therapy. Vibration therapy in varying forms has been found to have numerous benefits including increased blood flow, improved mobility, reduced pain, and even positive effects on muscle strength and power. (1)(2)

That’s why products touting vibration have been flooding the market. To feel your best, you have to give your body the best to work with.


Recovery from Exercise


Because vibration therapy helps stimulate your muscles, it can be a very effective tool in both your warm up and cool down. When used before exercise, the vibration helps to improve mobility, bodily awareness, and decrease the chance of injury. When used as part of your cool down vibration can help decrease the soreness you would feel the following days. (3) If you often find yourself sore after a workout, vibration therapy tools like the Meteor can help you get back on your feet quicker than ever before. One study conducted found that vibration therapy is effective as massage at reducing soreness after a workout even when measured at 1, 2 and 3 days post exercise. (4)


Pain Relief


There have also been many studies to support vibration’s effectiveness treating pain. (5) The way that vibration decreases your pain levels is actually quite amazing. Have you ever stubbed your toe? Or bumped your knee? Burned your hand? How about closing your finger in the car door? I’m going to guess that you’ve done one, if not all of these things at one time or another. Think back to the first thing you did after the pain began. It’s incredibly likely that you grabbed onto whatever your hurt body part was and maybe even rubbed the spot. If you did this you took advantage of what's called Gate Control Theory. Basically what happens is you disguised the pain signals to your brain with non painful feelings. Vibration Therapy is able to do this same thing to the pain you feel in your muscles and joints, so you feel better after only a few seconds!


Pain relief isn’t just temporary though. Through continued use of Vibration Therapy, you can help your body to recover and relax. This helps you experience long term effects that help you move more pain free. That pesky back pain from sitting in a chair all day? Or the tension in your neck from sleeping wrong? Vibration Therapy can help relieve pain and tension from both of those and many more issues.


What to do?


Now that we know what vibration therapy can do for us, what’s the next step? Well, as you probably guessed, not all vibration is created equal. There are varying ranges of vibration that have different effects. Some vibrations are therapeutic to our bodies, some are damaging, and some have no effect at all. MyoStorm’s team of engineers and doctors revolutionized vibration therapy by creating the most innovative recovery product that utilizes a range of frequencies that are optimized for your benefit. The Meteor has several levels of vibration optimized for pain relief and recovery to ensure that you get the best long term results from your personal vibration therapy.




Sources:

  1. https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/treatments/rehabilitation/vibration-chronic-pain
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6291875/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4127040/#:~:text=Vibration%20can%20apply%20either%20local,DOMS%20and%20regaining%20full%20ROM.
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3939523/
  5. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24689133/