Steven Hanks T-Zone Vibration

T-Zone Vibration

Our specialty is Whole Body Vibration - an exciting product that has revolutionized the health and fitness industry.

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About T-Zone

Our specialty is Whole Body Vibration - an exciting product that has revolutionized the health and fitness industry. It is heavily researched and demonstrably the most important product that has been produced in our memory.

T-Zone is one of the pioneers in Whole Body Vibration in Canada - we believe we are the largest in the country. Our machines are produced for the home and professional market and currently used by hundreds of outlets including chiropractors, physiotherapists, personal trainers, sporting clubs, nursing homes, retirement centers, and many more.

 

The History of Vibration Technology

Vibration therapy was discovered in 1857 by a Swedish doctor - Gustav Zander. He built 70 different exercise machines, some of which provided a type of vibration exercise. After exhibiting at two World Fairs, he started the Zander Institutes, (an early form of today's health clubs) which proved to be very popular throughout the world.

In 1895 Battle Creek, Michigan, the developer of Corn Flakes, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, invented a WBV machine. This was a unique chair design that shook violently and claimed to cure constipation, headaches and back pain. He eventually developed a standing platform.

By 1960, the beginning of today's standard of vibration exercise arose. In East Germany a technique called rhythmic neuromuscular stimulation was being used.

Russian scientists began studies of WBV in order to help rehabilitate their cosmonauts after returning from space - repairing muscles from atrophy and bone density due to the weightlessness and lack of resistance in a zero gravity atmosphere. Scientists reasoned that providing safe and calculated vibration therapy that focused on a gravitational force could yield an effective treatment.

In 1995, a Russian Cosmonaut (and medical doctor) named Valery Polakov set a world record for being in space for 438 days thanks to vibration technology. Because of the Russian's advantage of vibration technology, their astronauts were able to stay in space for 420+ days, while American astronauts had to return after 120 days.

The Russians also used this technology to prevent injuries to their Olympic athletes. In the event one of their athletes did injure themselves, they were put on a WBV plate to rehabilitate the damage.

After the fall of Communist Russia, WBV technology made its way east and west. In fact, vibration techonlogy has come full circle back to North America, over 100 years after it was first conceived!. In the past, WBV units were only found among the wealthy, the units usually costing $10,000 or more. After decades of research, NASA, sports' teams, medical centers, spas and health clubs have embraced this technology.