When vibrations are transmitted through the body, either by a therapist using a vibrating device or by a massage chair/pad, the muscles start contracting and relaxing, making the whole body produce osteoblasts, which are cells that synthesize bones. In other words, along with relaxing the muscles and promoting blood circulation, vibrational massages actually increase bone density. This is probably one of the most important benefits of vibration massages, regardless of the technique used.
Besides this, a vibrational massage is able to provide relief from pain, no matter its root cause. One study conducted by researchers at the Ohio State University Medical Center even suggests that the vibrational massage can be used as a means of pain relief that doesn’t involve medications. This is possible because vibrations create numbness akin to anesthesia in the painful area while helping relax the tense muscles surrounding it. This is especially useful for joint and back pain, as well as general muscle pain.
Interestingly, a study that was published in NeuroRehabilitation suggests that vibration therapy may have significant benefits for people with Parkinson’s disease. Although short-term, these benefits may help reduce tremors and improve flexibility.
To sum it up, the benefits of vibrational massages are diverse and numerous. If received regularly, they can help you:
- Increase your bone density
- Decrease muscle, joint and back pain
- Relieve stress and reduce its negative effects on the body
- Boost digestive health
- Increase flexibility
- Improve circulation
- Promote relaxation.