Feeling Stressed? Consider Vibra Therapy

When you’re in the midst of a challenging or demanding situation, you may feel stressed. This reaction is normal and improves how your body reacts and handles out-of-the-ordinary circumstances. 

Unfortunately, with the demands of daily life, you may always feel stressed. Chronic stress isn’t good or helpful. In fact, always feeling stressed is bad for your health and your weight. The good news is that there are many effective tools that can help relieve your stress and improve your health. 

Here at Symonett Weight Loss Center in Colton, California, we see the negative effects stress has on our patients and their weight. To improve health, support weight loss, and alleviate stress, our weight-loss expert, Dr. Elmer Symonett, offers vibra therapy

Though we include vibra therapy as part of our 10-week program for weight loss, we also offer this innovative therapy for general health and well-being. We want to share how vibra therapy relieves stress and benefits your overall wellness plan. 

Chronic stress and your health

Stress is normal and positive when it’s short term. For example, you may feel a surge of adrenaline before a big exam or a job interview. Once the demanding or challenging situation is over, your stress goes away.

However, many people experience stress on a regular basis due to juggling between the pressures of work and family. With chronic stress, you may feel anxious and on edge all the time. This type of long-term stress isn’t normal or healthy. 

Whatever the cause, your chronic stress may lead to health problems such as high blood pressure or depression. 

Additionally, the hormones your body releases to trigger the stress-response may have a negative effect on your weight. These hormones may increase your appetite or stir up cravings for unhealthy foods. 

Many people also turn to food to cope with stress. But there are healthier ways to reduce chronic stress, improve health, and manage your weight. 

About vibra therapy

Vibra therapy is a painless, noninvasive treatment that vibrates your entire body. The therapy tool emits low-level vibrations that transmit energy throughout your entire body. This energy forces your muscles to contract and relax multiple times every second. 

Though you’re not physically exerting yourself during vibra therapy, your body feels as though it’s getting an intense workout. 

At our practice, most patients only need about 10 minutes of vibra therapy three days a week to get benefits. 

Vibra therapy for stress relief

You may be wondering how vibra therapy can alleviate your stress. Well, it works a lot like physical exercise.

When the low-level vibrations travel through your body, they trigger the release of feel-good chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins boost your mood and energy and reduce your stress. They also act as a natural pain reliever.

In a randomized clinical control study first published in August 2013 in Rehabilitation Nursing, researchers found that short periods of low-intensity vibrations had a positive effect on the stress hormone response. 

The authors of the study concluded that vibration therapy is a safe and effective stress management treatment. Though, it should be noted that this was a small study that included only 20 participants with highly specialized medical issues (severely disabled).

Other benefits of vibra therapy

Though we encourage you to take advantage of your soothing vibra therapy to help you gain control over your stress levels, that's not the only benefit of the treatment. 

As noted, we include vibra therapy in our 10-week weight-loss program. By repeatedly contracting and relaxing your muscles, our vibration therapy treatment may help you build muscle. Adding more muscle to your body boosts your metabolism.

Vibra therapy also improves bone health by stimulating the production of bone-building cells called osteoblasts.

Finding healthy outlets to help you manage chronic stress is an important part of your wellness plan. To learn more about how our vibra therapy can help you feel less stressed, call our office or book an appointment online today.

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