Whole Body Vibration Research and Benefits

Whole Body Vibration stimulates reflex contractions which can assist in muscle strength, coordination, balance and bone strength. It also has been known to aid in weight loss, increased circulation, improves mood, and overall well being.

Clinical Research & Benefits

Scientific research on the effects of vibration therapy has been conducted all over the world. The results suggest that people with debilitating conditions such as Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke victims, and many other conditions, may achieve the many benefits of exercise while working within their personal limitations and minimizing stress on their joints and ligaments. Here are just some of the many clinical research studies that have been performed.


Weight Loss

Vibration plate machines may aid weight loss and trim abdominal fat.

Amsterdam, theNetherlands: New research suggests that, if used properly, vibration plate exercise machines may help you lose weight and trim the particularly harmful belly fat between the organs.

In a study presented at the European Congress on Obesity, scientists found that overweight or obese people who regularly used the equipment in combination with a calorie restricted diet were more successful at long-term weight loss and shedding the fat around their abdominal organs than those who combined dieting with a more conventional fitness routine.


Blood Circulation

Bone Density


Fall Prevention

Flexibility, Mobility


Hormonal Response


Neurological Condition


Pain Management

Multiple Sclerosis


Other Medical Conditions

Other Scientifically Proven Health Benefits

Whole body vibration has been researched for more than 100
years and has been proven to have the following benefits:

  1. Increased muscle strength, flexibility, and range of motion
  2. Improved balance and coordination
  3. Posture is enhanced and strengthened overall
  4. Improved circulation and increased blood oxygenation
  5. Diastolic blood pressure decreased
  6. Levels of Testosterone and natural HGH boosted by up to 360%
  7. Decreased Cortisol levels (stress hormone)
  8. Enhanced athletic performance due to improved muscle strength and tone
  9. Important muscle groups are worked
  10. Using simple adjustments in posture and body positioning, produces the effects of 80 different exercises
  11. Decreased recovery time after workouts
  12. Increased tendon strength
  13. Increased basal metabolic rate
  14. Accelerated weight loss
  15. Increased bone strength, density and fights osteoporosis
  16. Increased lumbar proprioception
  17. Reduced back pain and stiffness
  18. Positive results seen on neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s
  19. Reduced effects of stress and stress incontinence
  20. Rehabilitates injuries and ailments
  21. Stimulated lymphatic drainage
  22. Cellulite reduction due to stimulated lymphatic drainage
  23. Tones and tightens skin
  24. Improved collagen production

Disclaimer: The studies listed are provided for general information only and for self-education purposes. The independent studies reference the years of research into the use of vibration therapy and training, and the research contained therein is independent of Kick With Kim LLC.  Most of the referenced studies are listed on the National Center for Biotechnology Information website.

Who cannot use Whole Body Vibration (WBV)? Most adults from the physically fit to the sedentary can use WBV. While the following list of medical conditions is not complete, we strongly advise that you consult with your physician before using WBV if any of the following conditions apply to you. This does not mean that if you are suffering from any of the conditions on the list, you could never use WBV. In a number of cases, it is highly recommended to integrate vibration training in a treatment plan under the medical advice of a doctor, specialist, or physiotherapist. These cases include, but are not limited to: pregnancy, pulmonary embolism, acute hernia, discopathy, spondylolysis, acute thrombosis, severe diabetes, known neurological conditions, migraines, epilepsy, pre-existing deep vein thrombosis, cardiovascular disease, recent infections, pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillators, those undergoing cancer treatments (chemotherapy/radiation) or who have tumors, known retinal conditions, recently placed IUD’s, metal pins or plates, recently recovering from an operation or surgery such as a hip or knee replacement, recent operative wounds, poor somatosensory receptor sensitivity on the plantar surfaces of the feet. If you are experiencing other symptoms, brief or long-term conditions, or are on medication, consult your physician before beginning a vibration therapy regimen.