What is Sonic Vibration?
Sonic, or sound vibration has been around for a while and is probably one of the most expensive types of machine to own. They typically range from $13,000 to $16,000.
Sonic vibration employs a speaker system with magnetic circuits, rather than vibrating spin motors found in lineal, pivotal, or triplanar machines. Similar to triplanar machines but able to operate at a much lower frequency, sonic vibration is capable of delivering a wider frequency range, typically 3 to 50 Hz and the platform movement is only vertical with amplitudes from 0 to 10 mm. Because of their highly customized potential, the learning curve for sonic machines are significantly longer. You’ll need to learn to adjust the correct frequency and amplitude in order to achieve certain health benefits. There is a possibility of injuring yourself if you set it at a setting that is too much for your body to handle.
With a sonic machine, the only audible noise is a “humming” sound generated by the speaker assembly to power the sonic platform with sound waves that induce the vibration. If you have an electric toothbrush by SoniCare, the sound is very similar. These systems are more bio-mechanical of all machines, which basically means they provide a natural feeling and smoother exercise. However, they are extremely expensive and tends to be an overkill in a home setting.
If you are able to afford it, I think it is a great investment. However, pivotal and triplanar machines are sufficient for correcting health issues, and especially the newer generation dual vibration machines work well but at a more affordable price range.