What is Sonix WBV?
It is important to first understand whole-body vibration in general. WBV allows the user to stand, sit or lie on a machine with a vibrating platform. As the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to the body, forcing muscles to contract and relax dozens of times each second. Varying frequencies/amplitudes/forces are transferred into specific body parts. There is an involuntary muscular response to vibration; the muscle contracts and relaxes at the same rate as the Hz set on the WBV unit. Specific WBV frequencies make muscles contract more often and to a greater degree. For example, if the unit is set to 30Hz for 30 seconds, the muscle will contract and relax 900 times.
How Does Sonix WBV Work?
Sonix Whole-Body Vibration (SWBV) employs a speaker system with magnetic circuits (PEMF), rather than a vibration spin motor. SWBV is positioned in a natural vertical plane of motion, has fully adjustable intensity, and is a true sine wave directional change. This combination results in a greatly enhanced and more efficient vibrational exercise experience. Mechanical WBV simply cannot function at the level that SWBV does. Only Sonix Whole-Body Vibration offers the optional frequency software which allows the user to activate 8 independent frequencies each ranging from 1 – 19,999Hz, not just 3-50 Hz. Reaction to vibration is dependent on the frequency, magnitude, duration and type of vibration — or how often, how much and how long the vibratory stimulus.
Benefits of Sonix Whole Body Vibration
The benefits of SWBV are numerous. The reason for this is because SWBV stimulation affects not only your musculature but also your internal organs and glands, including your brain.
Your muscle spindles fire secondary to the mechanical stimulation produced by the vibrating plate, and this rapid firing of the muscle spindles cause a neuromuscular response that ripples through your entire body, causing a wide array of physiological benefits including:
- NImprovement of muscle strength
- NIncreased flexibility and mobility
- NImproved proprioception and balance
Sonix WBV FAQs
What are the Contraindications & Effects of the Sonic Life machine?
A. This list below of contraindications is not absolute. If one of the conditions listed below applies to you we strongly advise that you consult with your physician before using the Sonix. If you have any known health concerns in addition to this list, consult your physician and advise them you wish to begin a sonic vibration exercise program which vibrates in a vertical plane between 3-50 Hz (vibrations per second) and has an adjustable intensity (rate at which the plate vibrates up and down). Your body may endure between negative and positive 3 Gs of force for up to 10 minutes. This can be equivalent to 1 hour of cardio.
- Acute thrombosis
- Serious cardiovascular disease
- Recent wounds from an operation or surgery
- Recent Hip and knee implants
- Acute hernia, discopathy, spondylolysis
- Severe diabetes
- Recent infections
- Severe migraines
- Recently placed IUDs, metal pins, or plates
- Electrolyte imbalance
Research is still being conducted on the effects of vibration on certain medical conditions. Very frail individuals and children should consult their physician and be accompanied by an adult when using the Sonix.
Children using SWBV
A. With young children, it is advisable to restrict use to under 3-4 min at a 50% or less amplitude. This would include the low intensity setting, or in the Manual mode at low frequency.
Should I take my shoes off before using the Sonix?
A. Yes it is recommended that you take off your shoes before using the Sonix. Shoes can absorb some of the good vibrations from going through your body. By removing your shoes you will also be in a more natural position. To get the best results from you Sonix experience you should be barefoot or wearing a pair of socks.
How should I be standing while using the Sonix?
A. While on the Sonix, hold your most perfect posture. Shoulders back, head up looking forward, breathing deeply. Standing tall places your body posture in a neutral weight distribution position for the best overall effect.
Is there anything I can do to increase the effects of the Sonix?
A. While on the Sonix flex and tense muscles in various isometric contractions. The stimulation of the fast twitch muscle response is the natural process of the Sonix using the weight of the cell in gravity. To get faster results from your 10 minute Sonic workout, flex and hold different muscle contractions. Also, Breathe, Breathe, Breathe, when you have all of your 100 trillion cells in motion, they are screaming for Oxygen to help burn the large number of calories being spent. Be sure and breathe deeply. Another consideration would be the addition of an oxygen concentrator for an incredible EWAT experience.
Should I ease my way into using the Sonix?
Yes, Start off slowly. In the beginning, stick with the 10 minute program, or even less, the body has been storing toxins for many years. The fluid movement generated by your Sonix exercise program is going to stimulate your body to detoxify and remove unwanted fluid. As you slowly adapt you can add in another 10 minute session, or use the machine several times a day with up to three 20 min session
Can I use the Sonix if I’m Sensitive to EMFs?
This issue has been researched and tested over the last 10 years. Incoherent EMF is made up of thousands of random frequencies (Like microwaves, and wireless phones ). Those are not so good…… A sound wave, a single tone, or a sound in itself, is a coherent frequency. Our Sonix emits a single waveform that is Coherent. Other forms of electrical equipment have Incoherent random waves that can affect the electromagnetic sensitive people.
What is the max G-force and amplitude for the Sonix?
The max G-force of the Sonix is 3Gs and the max amplitude is 22mm. Remember that the Sonix is sound actuated so it functions in a true sine wave, actually slightly decelerating before it changes direction. Mechanical and non-sonic machines are a saw tooth or square wave creating a very harsh, jarring, and cellular stress due to the change in the direction of the motor.
What Makes the Sonix better than the rest of the WBV machines?
The Sonix is the only vibrational plate available in the world that is truly sound actuated, with a precise frequency range from 3 – 50 Hertz in 1 Hertz increments. The base plate or motor, is actually a powerful magnetic voice coil or speaker. Since the introduction of the Turbosonic 10 years ago, and then the Sonix years ago, several other companies have been trying to capitalize on our patented sonic design by claiming to be sound actuated. What they actually have is a linear motor or several small linear motors that do respond to a sound frequency chip and that’s the end of the similarity. The motion is then transferred to the plate via mechanical actuation rods. I only know of 2 other devices with liner motors. If they are a true Sonic actuated like the Sonix they should be able to play music, or plug an ipod/Mp3 into the device.
Number of vibrational machines available in the world——about 60
Number of machines that are a strictly vertical motion—-about 6 (omni-directional plates can create a cellular stress response. O.K. For an elite athlete, not O.K. For someone with a health challenge or geriatric)
Number of machines that function below 30Hz——-about 3 ( earth frequencies, dolphins, mitochondria, healing effects, meditation, creative brain wave patterning etc. are all below 12Hz
Number of machines that are sound actuated—Sonix
Number of machines that have a range from 3-50 Hz in one step increments—Sonix
Number of machines that can adjust amplitude from 0 to max (22mm)—–Sonix
Number of machines that emit a coherent low frequency electromagnetic field—-Sonix
There is no vibration machine competition at this level. Most of the other machines are an exercise device at some level, but none have the exercise therapeutics, and exercise versatility of the Sonix.
How can I utilize Sonix in my business practice?
Many businesses such as Gyms, Wellness Spas, Chiropractic offices, etc….. are using Sonix. It is a great way to create revenue by selling sessions or monthly memberships to experience the Sonix.
How many calories can I burn in a 10 minute session?
In one ten-minute Sonix session you can burn up to 190 Calories.
Will Sonix exercise help to increase my flexibility?
Yes it can help improve your flexibility. Before you use the Sonix try touching your toes, after your session try touching your toes again. You will notice It will be much easier the second time. A better range of motion and flexibility is usually the first thing the users notice.
What if something goes wrong with the Sonix?
If you experience any issues with your unit give a call 1 (877) 684-7245 and we will get a technician out to your location. We use a third party service provider that have technician all over the US. It usually takes up to 48 hr for a technician to call to schedule an appointment.