We owe many everyday things to space research: UV filters for sun glasses, solar cells, water filters, dental braces, infrared ear thermometers and also the highly effective vibration training which has found its place in therapeutic training for a few years now. One completely new product is the vibration roll for neuromuscular stimulation of muscles and nerves.
The vibration roll combines two innovations in one device: fascial training and vibration training. The importance of the fasciae was underestimated for a long time. Today they are known to be an important part of the connective tissue, coating muscles and organs in a white layer. It is the fasciae that make it at all possible for force to be transferred by the muscles. Fasciae have very few blood vessels but all the more nerve ends and receptors.
People who exercise regularly have nothing to fear from the fasciae which remain elastic and fully functional. What the fasciae don't like is a lack of exercise. This makes them stiff and sticky. Small tears and wounds may even be caused. The muscles will cramp and be painful. The back in particular is frequently affected. A fascial roll helps to restore the elasticity of the connective tissue coatings.
The results can be particularly effective if vibrations act on the body at the same time, as impressively confirmed by numerous studies. Besides restoring the fasciae, neuromuscular stimulation therapy with a vibration roll also triggers numerous other processes: the metabolic rate increases, the osteoblast cells that are so important for bone formation are activated, the central nervous system is stimulated and the lymph system activated, while involuntary muscular contractions boost stamina levels.
This applies particularly to the deep back muscles. The authochthonous muscles in the back can be one of the causes of backache as they are responsible among others for the position of the spinal column. Unfortunately they are frequently overstretched so that the vulnerable spinal column is out of kilter. It is difficult to train these muscles with conventional weight training. Vibrations impact particularly on this deep layer of muscles and help to bring the spinal column into balance again.
The advantage of a vibrating fascial roll is that it can be used practically anywhere: when lying, standing or kneeling and even sitting at the desk in the office. It produces rolling movements in at least two directions. Different degrees of pressure can be applied with many different exercises. Verifiable success can be achieved with just three sessions of five minutes each day.
Possible uses are not just limited to a pain-free back. They can also treat stiff joints and muscular atrophy. Regular use of the vibration roll in physiotherapy can achieve positive effects for muscular injuries and pelvic floor insufficiency, impaired physical perception or nervous illnesses, such as restless legs syndrome.