Have you heard of the Oscillating Gym Massage Fitness Plate or some-such as there are a few different variations available now?
It’s a form of exercising that is fairly new, amazingly quick and simple, over-riding the need for a gym membership, if that tickles your fancy, as it does mine.
It was recommended to me around 18-mths ago by the bio-energy healer Seka Nikolic. Seka is a Bioenergy Healer who was featured in one of Paul McKenna’s TV programs.
The two of them joined forces to work on a lady suffering with Multiple Sclerosis determined to get on a plane to attend her daughter’s wedding in Australia. In 2006 I visited her for a course of treatment for an ongoing lower back issue, at her practice clinic near Regents Park.
And her thinking falls in line with many great Yoga teachers that adhere to the less is more philosophy by stopping at the point of your resistance in every pose, or letting the machine take the strain while the body receives the full benefit.
Vibrating plate machine
The story goes that this piece of kit was developed by the Russian Space Program when cosmonauts, at zero gravity, experienced loss of muscle tone where prolonged periods in space sometimes led to loss in bone density.
Hence the vibration exercise equipment was born and now it’s gaining a wider audience, as a few years back it began to make an appearance in gyms throughout the UK. Some of us may be a little sceptical especially where we still believe in the adage no pain-no gain. After all how can 10-mins of standing or stretching (on a vibrating platform) possibly hold the equivalent benefit to an hour’s workout?
Is the gym outdated?
What if the idea of working-out for an hour for a minimum of three times a week was so last century 🙂 … are we ready to believe it. Perhaps there’s more of a psychological benefit to be gained from pounding the treadmill, believing that this punishment (or is that just me lol) somehow compensates for all our poor social habits. especially where eating and drinking are concerned.
Instead lets celebrate the arrival of such a wonder because of the overall effect in return for so little effort. The price of these machines as used by Madonna, allegedly, varies greatly and the updating this in 2017 the prices have changed, and looking around the net will help you find what you want.
The moon landings
My dad (sadly was no longer around by the end of the ’60’s when the moon-landings took place) would amuse us with his strange enthusiasm for a future where it was claimed that our nutritional intake would be in tablet-form (as depicted by astronauts) as he wasn’t much of a food fan (who guessed we’d have such an explosion of non-foods on the market). He would have loved the thinking behind this machine and in the words of Neil Armstrong:
One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind
Indeed these machines rock if you catch my drift. These two machines are very similar but are being marketed by different companies, and having used one i can say they are remarkable, in how unbelievable it feels to tick the exercise box for the day, quite so easily.
They are always on special offer showing a massive knock-down price, so this is the standard price of around £250.00, but its a good price compared with buying a similar machine at John Lewis (which was where I was recommended to shop at, it’s almost 3 times the price, so we can be thankful for Amazon and their suppliers.
I found two aspects that weren’t brilliant, one was getting started as it had to be assembled and threading the wiring through the body of the machine was a bit tricky, maybe it was the way I was holding my mouth. The second thing was the space it took up, even though there’s lots of space around and through it and the base takes up hardly any room at all the arms command an area. So you need somewhere out-of-the-way that you can house it, would be my recommendation.
But once that was sorted the base is so solid that it’s very stable, yet easy to slide into another space if it becomes necessary to move.
PS: I’d love to support you in getting rid of what’s not floating-your-boat, so that you can learn how to change what works against you and start tapping into your full potential.
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