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Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on age and physical condition, before beginning any exercise program, an evaluation by a physician is recommended to rule out potential health risks. Once health and fitness levels are determined and any physical restrictions identified, the individual's SWBV exercise program should begin slowly. Children and the elderly should be under the supervision of a trained professional.
What is WBV?
WBV is a platform that vibrates while the user stands, sits, etc., on it. Exercises can be performed while on the platform, which will have a different effect on the body compared to performing these exercises while on solid ground. The biological 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 is. 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.
What is SWBV (Sonic whole body vibration)?
Many types of intermediate sports, like walking, power walking, horse riding, etc. are all performed at low frequencies, between 1 ~ 8 Hz. It is now possible with SWBV to exercise at these ultra low frequencies. The movements are only vertical, which is the direction we experience through most of our physical activities.
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-
Serious cardiovascular disease
Recent wounds from an operation or surgery
Recent Hip and knee implants
Acute hernia, discopathy, spondylolysis
Recently placed IUDs, metal pins, or plates
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.
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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 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 20 minute 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-
The max G-
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 -
Number of vibrational machines available in the world-
Number of machines that are a strictly vertical motion-
Number of machines that function below 30Hz-
Number of machines that are sound actuated-
Number of machines that have a range from 3-
Number of machines that can adjust amplitude from 0 to max (22mm)-
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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 can I utilize the 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-
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.
If you are interested in purchasing a Sonix machine, contact the Diabetes Support
Services headquarters at 503-
We maintain files on scientific and medical research on the benefits of WBV as well as testimonials from DSS clients.