Localized Vibration Therapy Research / Studies

Localized Vibration Therapy Research / Studies

Local vibration therapy has incredible benefits for the body, as we've explored in this blog. From pain and itch reduction, to improved muscle recovery and performance, to helping the body and muscles to relax by relieving tension and hormones.

As with all of our technologies, we ensure that we invest in your time and ours by reviewing scientific literature on the benefits, mechanisms, and nuances of the technology. There is power in information, and we provide what we have found to you here in this article.


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Vibration Therapy Mechanisms of Action

[1] Effect of vibrational therapy on muscle tissue - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alicja-Pasterczyk-Szczurek/publication/330245333_Effect_of_vibrational_therapy_on_muscle_tissue/links/5c66879745851582c3e9dea3/Effect-of-vibrational-therapy-on-muscle-tissue.pdf

[2] Vibration therapy - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2009.03418.x

[3] Acute effects on heart rate variability when exposed to hand transmitted vibration and noise - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00420-007-0205-0


[5] The Use of Vibration as Physical Exercise and Therapy - https://www.mdpi.com/2411-5142/2/2/17

[6] Vibration Therapy to Prevent Bone Loss and Falls: Mechanisms and Efficacy - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11914-015-0294-8

[7] Vibratory Stimulation: Part I. Neurophysiology of Motor Responses Evoked by Vibratory Stimulation - https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article-abstract/54/12/1273/4567109

Vibration Therapy and Pain, Gate Control Theory

[8] Clinical pain evaluation with intraoral vibration device during local anesthetic injections - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4368013/

[9] The Neuroscience of Touch and Pain - https://www.brainfacts.org/thinking-sensing-and-behaving/touch/2020/the-neuroscience-of-touch-and-pain-013020

[10] Gate Control Theory Springs a Leak - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5474310/

[11] Types of Sensory Fibers - https://docneuro.com/types-of-sensory-fibers/

[12] Nociception - https://www.physio-pedia.com/Nociception

[13] Gate Control Theory of pain stands the test of time - https://www.bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(17)37129-5/fulltext

[14] Pain alleviation by vibratory stimulation - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/030439598490808X

[15] Met-enkephalin and beta-endorphin are not involved in the analgesic action of transcutaneous vibratory stimulation - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/030439599290134W

[16] Comparing the Effect of Vibration Therapy and that of Muscle Relaxation on Nurses with Low Back Pain - http://cmja.arakmu.ac.ir/browse.php?a_id=481&sid=1&slc_lang=en

[17] The Effect of Vibration on Pain During Intravenous Injection of Propofol: A Randomized Controlled Trial - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33833179/

[18] The effect of vibration on pain during local anaesthesia injections - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1834-7819.2009.01100.x

[19] The pain suppressive effect of vibratory stimulation and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) as compared to aspirin - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/000689938491031X

[20] Effects of Adjunctive Swedish Massage and Vibration Therapy on Short-Term Postoperative Outcomes: A Randomized, Controlled Trial - https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/107555303321222964

[21] Using TENS for pain control: the state of the evidence - https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/pmt.14.13

[22] Comparative Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Different Pain-alleviating Methods before Local Anesthetic Administration in Children of 6 to 12 Years of Age: A Clinical Study - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34824494/

[23] Chronic Stress, Cortisol Dysfunction, and Pain: A Psychoneuroendocrine Rationale for Stress Management in Pain Rehabilitation - https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/94/12/1816/2741907

[24] Acute and cumulative effects of focused high-frequency vibrations on the endocrine system and muscle strength - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21063726/

[25] Effect of one bout of local vibration exercise with blood flow restriction on neuromuscular and hormonal responses in: Physiology - https://akjournals.com/view/journals/2060/105/2/article-p166.xml

[26] Oxytocin and Pain Perception: From Animal Models to Human Research - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306452217306942

[27] The interaction between the oxytocin and pain modulation in headache patients - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0143417912001321

[28] Foot massage evokes oxytocin release and activation of orbitofrontal cortex and superior temporal sulcus - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30469087/

[29] Revisiting the role of testosterone: Are we missing something? - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5434832/

[30] Testosterone effects on pain and brain activation patterns - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/aas.12908

Effects of Vibration on Muscle

[31] Acute effects of resistance training with local vibration - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23444091/

[32] A portable vibrator for muscle performance enhancement by means of direct muscle tendon stimulation - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1350453304002206

[33] The Muscle Spindle - https://www.firstclassmed.com/articles/2018/muscle-spindle

[34] Alpha motor neuron - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_motor_neuron

[35] Effect of localised vibration on muscle strength in healthy adults: a systematic review - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0031940617300780

[36] Effect of vibratory stimulation training on maximal force and flexibility - https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Effect-of-vibratory-stimulation-training-on-maximal-Issurin-Liebermann/adbc3784da36e1559e0a7c4a6b7a76063f883aed

[37] Effects of a Six-Month Local Vibration Training on Bone Density, Muscle Strength, Muscle Mass, and Physical Performance in Postmenopausal Women - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25992656/

[38] Acute and residual effects of vibratory stimulation on explosive strength in elite and amateur athletes - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10362384/

[39] The Acute Effects of Hold–Relax Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation With Vibration Therapy on Glenohumeral Internal-Rotation Deficit in - https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/jsr/25/3/article-p248.xml

[40] The Acute Effects of Local Vibration Therapy on Ankle Sprain and Hamstring Strain Injuries - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3810/psm.2009.12.1739

[41] Localized vibration: effects on flexibility - https://scholarworks.utrgv.edu/som_pub/294/

[42] Local Vibration Therapy, Oxygen Resaturation Rate, and Muscle Strength After Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage - https://meridian.allenpress.com/jat/article/57/5/502/469514/Local-Vibration-Therapy-Oxygen-Resaturation-Rate

[43] To Compare the Effect of Vibration Therapy and Massage in Prevention of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3939523/

[44] Exercise Inducible Lactate Dehydrogenase B Regulates Mitochondrial Function in Skeletal Muscle - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27738103/

[45] A prophylactic effect of local vibration on quadriceps muscle fatigue in non-athletic males: a randomized controlled trial study - https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jpts/31/3/31_jpts-2018-357/_article/-char/ja/

[46] Vibration therapy reduces plasma IL6 and muscle soreness after downhill running - https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/44/12/888.short

[47] Histamine and the Exercise Responsome - https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/handle/1794/25235

[48] Regulation of neutrophil function during exercise - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8009138/

Relaxation, Massage vs Vibration, Hormones

[49] MASSAGE THERAPY OF MODERATE AND LIGHT PRESSURE AND VIBRATOR EFFECTS ON EEG AND HEART RATE - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207450490249446

[50] Effects of low-frequency vibration relaxation treatment on heart rate variability - https://trepo.tuni.fi/handle/10024/124974

[51] Effects of a brief mindfulness meditation intervention on student stress and heart rate variability. - https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2015-46676-001

[52] Effect of integrated yoga on stress and heart rate variability in pregnant women - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0020729208005158

[53] Heart rate variability related to effort at work - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0003687011000147

[54] EMG Biofeedback: What Can it Actually Show? - http://edge.rit.edu/edge/P08027/public/IRB/Papers/EMG%20Biofeedback%20-%20What%20can%20it%20actually%20show.pdf

[55] The Interrelationships Between Anxiety, Motor Performance and Electromyography - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00222895.1976.10735075

[56] A Comparison of EMG Feedback and Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training in Anxiety Neurosis - https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/the-british-journal-of-psychiatry/article/abs/comparison-of-emg-feedback-and-progressive-muscle-relaxation-training-in-anxiety-neurosis/78725B2FC8938C8FEFC20C8555BC7FF6

[57] Effects of various forms of relaxation training on physiological and self-report measures of relaxation. - https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1976-00357-001

[58] Vibration Effects on Three Measures of Relaxation - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2466/pms.1982.54.3c.1071

[59] Relaxation measured by EMG as a function of vibrotactile stimulation - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01001169

[60] The Effects of Intranasal Oxytocin on Neural and Behavioral Responses to Social Touch in the Form of Massage - https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2020.589878/full

[61] The role of oxytocin in social bonding, stress regulation and mental health: An update on the moderating effects of context and interindividual differences - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306453013002369

[62] Baby Love? Oxytocin-Dopamine Interactions in Mother-Infant Bonding - https://academic.oup.com/endo/article/151/5/1978/2456493

[63] Oxytocin linked antistress effects--the relaxation and growth response - https://europepmc.org/article/med/9401603

[64] Oxytocin, motivation and the role of dopamine - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23850525/

[65] Deficits in plasma oxytocin responses and increased negative affect, stress, and blood pressure in mothers with cocaine exposure during pregnancy - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306460304000395

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