What you might not know, the lymphatic system does not have its own pumping system. What is the lymphatic system? It is part of the circulatory system, comprising of a network of conduits called lymphatic vessels that carry fluid called lymph unidirectionally towards the heart. Lymphatic organs play an important part in the immune system.
How does Whole Body Vibration help with lymphatic drainage?
The movement of the vibration plates enhances the natural drainage of the lymph by increasing movements of the skeletal muscles and smooth muscle cells to push the lymph from tissues. Increased blood circulation means more oxygen and nutrients delivered to the tissues and cells, especially in areas where circulation is poor as a result of injury or disease. What we don’t realize, and maybe you do, our body continually vibrates all the while it is pumping blood. It makes sense that whole body vibration is essential for blood circulation and the subsequent oxygenation of cells and the resulting lymphatic drainage.
Simply standing on a Whole Body Vibration machine, your body will be exposed to multiple vibrations per second. The vibration machine generates the vibrations and transmits the intensity and the motion throughout your body. For vibration therapy to be effective, the appropriate speed of the plates must be used to obtain the required results for lymphatic drainage. For the Total Body Shaper, use the speed of 8 to 12, anything higher, it will be a setting that is for muscle toning.
There are other methods to promote lymphatic drainage; drainage specialist or a lymphatic massage. The benefit of using a Whole Body Vibration machine over traditional methods, you can do it in your own home with a minimal amount of time out of your day, 10 minutes.
Lymphatic drainage isn’t the only benefit to using whole body vibration, my personal reasons for using the vibration machine; decreases cellulite, decreases blood pressure and decreased recovery time from workouts at the gym. To see a more complete list of benefits, click here.
There are many vibration machines available on the market. The investment into vibration therapy is a personal choice for you and your body. I purchased the Total Body Shaper Sports model, I feel the benefits on a daily and ongoing basis.