Whole Body Vibration Technology


Whole body vibration (WBV) is a mechanical stimulus, characterized by oscillatory motion that is delivered to the entire body (usually while in a vertical position). Bio-mechanical parameters include amplitude, frequency, magnitude and duration. Such stimulus safely and effectively replicates exercise of musculoskeletal structures.

Research on WBV began in the 1960’s to enhance the performance of Soviet athletes and studies continued in Israel. Through the years, research continued throughout the world, including Italy, Germany and the USA. Although whole body vibration technology has been around for decades, it is only in the past few years that the technology has become available for medical, sports science and aesthetic purposes, rather than just for astronauts and professional athletes.

Whole body vibration training (WBVT) has been shown to produce obvious, metabolic responses similar to other forms of exercise. Studies seem to indicate that WBVT may represent a mild form of exercise for the cardiovascular system. This is very beneficial for elderly people when other solutions are not possible. Cardiovascular risk for this exercise with the elderly was considered “negligible.†Other reported benefits include reduced lower back pain and significantly less chronic pain. It is, therefore, a viable alternative for those who cannot run or lift weights.

Conditions treated in Europe with WBV include:

  • Strength and power training for athletes
  • Ligamentous knee injuries and repairs
  • Acute back problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • 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.

When used properly in the prevention and treatment of medical conditions and rehabilitation, “WBV can be used as an effective exercise intervention for reducing the actions of the ageing processes of skeletal muscles.†A. Viru, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.

The whole body vibration theory was originated from the concept of human body movement under Earth's gravity.

The movement of individual organs in the human body is always influenced by Earth's gravity. The Earth's gravity works in vertical directions. Therefore, it is natural and more effective for the human body to exercise in a vertical direction. Running vertically causes all the body organs such as the brain, chest, abdomen and muscles to contract and relax repeatedly.

Vertical movement stimulates the growth plates, improves blood vessel circulation, activates the lymphatic system and helps eliminate cellulite. Vertical movements also cause the muscle fibers to contract and relax repeatedly, which enhances muscular strength.

Because the TurboSonic is so easy to operate, it can be used by anyone, regardless of age or sex. In particular, athletes, overweight people (who experience difficulty exercising over extended periods of time), office workers with inadequate levels of physical activity, people who cannot find the time to exercise and patients requiring rehabilitative therapy stand to benefit the most from this novel, comprehensive exercise system.

Powerful Exercise System

  • Increase in muscle relaxation
  • Increase in flexibility and range of motion in muscle and joints
  • Increase in muscle strength (by recruiting and activating more motor units)
  • Motivation of interest in exercise (10 minute workout sweat not required!
  • Improvement in coordination and stability

Healthier Body

  • Helps to improve and prevent many joint conditions
  • Assists in preventing and reversing osteoporosis, by increasing bone density
  • Relieves tension and chronic pain in ankles, knees, lower back and neck
  • Effective in treating geriatric conditions
  • Relieves menopausal symptoms
  • Improvement in blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Speeds recovery from surgery and trauma

Greater Beauty

  • Reduces body fat
  • Dissolves cellulite
  • Increases skin tone and elasticity of muscles
  • Provides benefits of both anaerobic and aerobic exercise
  • Regional body shaping through various posture
  • Enhances ones sense of well-being

Pain Reduction and Rehabilitation

  • Prevention of osteoporosis (Increases bone density)
  • Improvement of various musculoskeletal disorders
  • Reduction of chronic pain in main joints
  • Stimulation of recovery and muscle strength following surgery



Applications for Better Life


Through TurboSonic exercise, you can improve your strength, endurance, stability, and flexibility without the constraints of conventional exercise. TurboSonic can be effectively and popularly used in fitness centers, rehabilitation centers, total beauty concept salons or spas.

General Training: Improving body balance, flexibility and circulation

Using TurboSonic, the same effect of regular aerobic exercises can be accomplished with a maximum effect of exercise with a minimum amount of time, compared to other exercise methods.

Strength Training : Increasing muscle strength

TurboSonic stimulates fast twitch muscle fiber to produce powerful muscles. Proportion and ability of such fast-twitch muscle fiber acts as an element that helps to decide the outcome of a race for athletes requiring extra power for a short amount of time, such as athletes at running, jumping and throwing sports. Exercise using TurboSonic also improves endurance of muscle, which is caused by stimulating the production of growth hormone to improve the function of slow twitch muscle fiber.

Diet and Beauty Clinic: Easy-to-use and effective for people who dislike exercising

TurboSonic accelerates blood circulation and lymph drainage, strengthens collagen and stimulates the release of growth hormone (GH), ultimately, helping in the fight against cellulite. Whole body vibration prompts intestinal movement and improves the overall function of the intestinal tract. WBV also reduces excessive body fat by increasing the recruitment of body fat during exercise and maintains the elasticity of the skin by enhancing the function of the connective tissues and the body’s circulatory system.

Rehabilitation : Minimizing stress on the body

TurboSonic prevents the loss of muscular strength that occurs after surgery, which is generally due to lack of exercise during recovery period. WBV maintains the physique and improves lymph and blood circulation to promote recovery. TurboSonic is being widely used by many athletes in their rehabilitation process to maximize their recovery and because it also enables a total body workout, for a maximum rehabilitation treatment.

Revitalization : Anti-aging