In a world where technology is becoming more and more intrusive, is there a limit to how far technology in wellness will go? So far there does not seem to be a limit – and the level of technology available has moved far beyond Fitbit wearable devices, and Virtual Reality (VR) Headsets. Massage chairs and Foot Massagers can be experienced in homes and airports around the world and are manufactured by multiple companies globally. Today wellness technologies include everything from The Biohacking Orbs to Rasha.
So how to take wellness technologies out of the home or retail environment into the professional spa and wellness sphere?
Gharieni have arguably done this with their Spawave system, born of a need at a U.S. Military Veterans Hospital in Florida in 2005, the brainwave entrainment technology used has been tested and researched by the U.S. Army, the Miami VA as well as other behavioral health, addiction treatment, and acute care facilities. The technology employed enables the bed to be used for a therapist free treatment experience.
Other touchless technology devices include the Prism Light Pod whose red light therapy is used to accelerate the natural healing process of the body, help to strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation and chronic pain, soothe arthritis, shrink fat cells, and boost collagen production amongst other claims.
The Biohacking Orb
One of the new-kids-on-the-block (and arguably one of the most exciting) is The Biohacking Orb a customizable, sacred geometric chamber for enhancing physical and mental performance and improving overall well-being
The Biohacking Orb is a platform designed for today’s sophisticated – and typically time-challenged – wellness seeker, delivering evidence-based modalities via the latest and greatest high-tech biohacks to enable users to realize personal development and wellness goals in minutes versus hours. High-tech, evidence-based wellness modalities of the Biohacking Orb are combined to help users overcome the limitations and constraints that nature and aging can impose on our bodies and minds.
You can build on one of the four base-model ORBs – the Energy ORB, Healing & Recovery ORB, Blissful Sleep ORB, and Detox ORB – and customize with additional modalities including:
- Aromatherapy/halotherapy inhalation.
- Red light treatments Chakra Mandala (The Tree of Life).
- Infrared chakra mandala (The Tree of Life).
- Color therapy chakra mandala (The tree of life).
- Compression air massage.
- EMF built-in mattress.
- Vibroacoustic built-in mattress.
The zero-gravity sleep position design of the Biohacking Orb makes an ORB a comfortable chamber for self-administered treatments.
Sound & Vibration
Focusing on total body well-being with thousands of preset frequencies and programs for a multitude of health issues including weight loss, fatigue, insomnia, depression, chakra balancing, brain entrainment, pain, and injury recovery is the Cell Tunes Software a sound frequency software designed to be used with quality speakers and headphones! Includes an on-line training session for optimal use, and instructional videos for easy reference!
For those seeking a more vibrational experience, the VibraSonic ProX is claimed as the ultimate no sweat workout. A passive exercise machine that can improve your lymphatic health and provides the means to exercise nearly one hundred trillion cells in your body simultaneously through sonic vibration, achieving in ten minutes what an hour of cardiovascular exercise does. The whole body vibration machine has an audio speaker in the base that has a frequency range of 0.1 – 100,000 Hz. to enhance your passive exercise experience and create ‘Music for Your Cells and Body’.
Combining sound and vibrational frequency, The Rasha purports to promoted Mind Harmony by providing a relaxing and healing experience through vibrational frequency, and achieve stress release and relaxation to reclaim our innate ability to self-heal. The system is a scalar-plasma-sound technology with a resonant frequency that harmonizes the autonomic nervous system (ANS) to relieve stressors, transmute negative habitual patterns, support relaxation, cellular detoxification, and healing from stress and inflammation. Harmonization of the autonomic nervous system, brain hemisphere synchronization, emotional trauma release, and systematic chakra realignment are the claimed outcomes from this technology.
Ratcheting this up a bit is the Huber 360® Evolution a medical device that exercises the entire body gently and safely. With its multi-axis motorized platform and force sensors in the platform and handles, the Huber 360® exercises the entire body gently and safely. Using a complete performance assessment, the patented technology breaks down a patient’s workout into the four fundamentals of movement:
- Flexibility and mobility – Targeted exercises will help you quickly increase your range of motion, mobilizes joints safely, and soothes pain quickly.
- Dynamic Strengthening – On-screen feedback enables to intelligently improve strength and better coordinate movements – strengthening superficial muscles as well as core muscles.
- Posture and balance – Balance games help to support oneself and become more confident in the movements to correct posture and improve balance.
- Resistance – Dynamic exercises that are adapted to the physical condition increase resistance, change BMI, and improves the cardiovascular system.
The device integrates a functional assessment with seven reference tests and proposes a complete and personalized report.
Entering the high-tech science world and trying to understand how devices that use pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) such as PEMF-Devices can be daunting. Sometimes it is easier to experience the results and not worry about trying to understand the science behind how it works. PEMF therapy is also known as low field magnetic stimulation (LFMS), and uses electromagnetic fields for a therapeutic benefit. The intensity, field gradient, duration, and placement of the magnet will determine the degree of benefits to be achieved. Available in wearable, mats, whole-body systems, and high-intensity machines.
Pulse & Flow
For those more active members of society, Normatec offers high-tech equipment which a clinically proven method to increase circulation, and reduce soreness, as well as aid athletes to perform at their best. Initially created to enhance blood flow and speed recovery, the NormaTec PULSE Massage Pattern employs pulsing, gradients, and distal release as its key techniques:
- Pulsing – dynamic compression (pulsing) is used to transport fluid out of the limbs, more effectively mimicking the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs.
- Gradients – veins and lymphatic vessels have one-way valves that prevent fluid backflow. Normatec uses hold pressures to keep fluids from being forced in the wrong direction.
- Distal Release – special pulse technology releases the hold pressures once they are no longer needed to prevent backflow. This zonal release of pressure as soon as possible ensures the limb maximizes its rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.
And don’t forget the SpaTx technology which answer all your KPI questions
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