Sonic Whole Body Vibration
Health through Harmonic Resonance
What is Whole Body Vibration
Whole body Vibration (WBV) is a platform that vibrates while the user stands, sits, etc., on it. The vibration creates an involuntary muscular response; 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 than activity without vibration. This is how you get the benefits of 60 minutes of exercise with 10 minutes of WBV.
What is Sonic Whole Body Vibration
The Sonix (the only WBV we offer at Luminance) 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 sonic energy is delivered to the human body, stimulating muscle fibers in a manner stronger than the earth’s gravity. It exercises muscle fibers to repeat fast and strong contraction and relaxation actions, which strengthens the body faster than traditional exercise. SWBV is in a natural vertical plane of motion, has fully adjustable intensity, and is a true sine wave directional change. All of which results in a harmonious vibrational exercise experience.
The Sonic (also know as Sonix) in10 minutes offers improvements of:
- Optimization of Training Results and recovery
- Rehabilitation of Injuries
- Drainage and clearing of Lymphatic Fluids
- Appearance of Muscle Tone and cellulite reduction
- Facial Muscle Tone and Collagen Production
- Physical Strength, Dexterity, Balance and Endurance
- Secretion of Hormones such as Human Growth Hormone
- Acceleration of Weight Loss
- Production of “Happiness” Hormones Serotonin and Dopamine and Norepinephrine that Support Thinking Processes
- Bone Density and Muscle Mass
Sonic Vibration Pricing Options
Single Session $20
5 Sessions $80
10 Sessions $140
Private Consultation (1 hour) $95
Sonic Membership Packages
Monthly Membership with auto renew $80 – up to 5 sessions per week
Monthly Membership with auto renew $99 – up to 5 sessions per week includes unlimited Luminance Yoga Classes
Monthly Membership no contract $120 – up to 5 sessions per week includes unlimited Luminance yoga classes
- Sessions limited to 30 minutes
- All packages are non-refundable and non transferable
- 5 and 10 session packages expire in 3 months after purchase
- Waiver must be signed by everyone using the studio
- Auto renew contracts are for a minimum of 2 months and will continue until you ask us to discontinue it.
The Sonix at Luminance is available by appointment on these days:
Please note that there may be a few weeks during the year, and some Saturdays when Luminance is closed and the Sonix unavailable.
What are the Contraindications & Effects of the Sonic Life machine?
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 heath 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 -. 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?
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?
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 affect.
Is there a weight limit for using the Sonix?
Yes. The maximum weight for the Sonic Pulsation model at Luminance is 286 lbs. Anyone weighing over 286 lbs can still receive the benefits of the Sonix by sitting on a chair and placing feet on the platform, and by standing next to the machine with hands on the platform.
Is there anything I can do to increase the effects of the Sonix?
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 20min sessions.
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 its self, is a coherent frequency. Our Sonix emits a single wave form 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 stressor 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 liner motor or several small liner 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 viberation 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 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.
Can I get one of these for my home?
Yes. Once experiencing the benefits of The Sonix some people decide to purchase one for their home. I can help you make the purchase and even deliver and set up your Sonix (in and around Portland, OR). If you live further away we will have it shipped to you.
Links to Research on the use of Vibration
- The Effect of Low-Magnitude Low-Frequency Vibrations (LMLF) on Osteogenic Differentiation Potential of Human Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells
- Acute Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Rate of Force Development and Electromechanical Delay.
- Case study: Use of vibration therapy in the treatment of diabetic peripheral small fiber neuropathy